Noticing the Cracks in the World’s Smooth Deceptions


“Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits”
–Isaiah 30:10

Deceiving the unwary with SMOOTH stories is NOT a practice which began only recently.

Satan and the world have attempted FOR CENTURIES to tell stories with NO rough edges: stories which are VERY smooth and over which the listener’s ears just glide.

HOWEVER, as a liar does NOT think of every contingency when constructing his lie, it is been observed on more than one occasion that a person can see through stories, tales and other lies by watching for small inconsistencies.

That is: by watching for small ripples or cracks in the smooth surface of these tales.  IF the reader is alert, these inconsistencies can alert him to the fact he is NOT being told the truth.

These cracks may be small differences between what one is being told NOW–and what one was told LAST WEEK.

These cracks may be small differences between what the reader is being told NOW–and what the reader learned in school.

These small cracks may be the inconvenient parts of the story which DO NOT MAKE SENSE, IF one takes a few minutes to examine closely what he has been told.

[NOTE: If the reader finds himself saying, “That doesn’t make any sense!”, the reader is trying to reconcile the truth with a lie–or more commonly, to reconcile ONE lie with another.  OTHERWISE, it would make sense.]

These cracks are not hard to spot.  Many moderns see that there are cracks in the stories they are being told–BUT THEN, they rush to manufacture EXCUSES WHY the person telling the tale supplied such an unbelievable story.

“He was probably in a hurry and just made a mistake.”

“Maybe he has been working too hard?”

“He probably meant to say something else.”

Man may claim he wants the truth, but in reality, man will rather enjoy being lied to–so long as a FEW things are kept in mind.

1- Man likes his comforts.  If the truth disturbs the comfort of man, that man will usually try and cover for the one telling him lies.

2- Man likes his ROUTINE and tries to avoid upsetting it.  IF getting at the truth of a matter upsets his apple cart, almost ALL men will excuse being lied to.

The circumstance of a person occasionally seeing the cracks in a story, yet having a propensity to make excuses for the liar was remarked upon some years ago by Winston Churchill.

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.’

[As one of the grandest of world’s grand poobahs, Winston Churchill knew a few things or two about all of the deceptive stories which are told.  Churchill also excused the liars when he felt they had a good reason to lie.  One of Churchill’s most famous quotes involved excusing lying “for a good reason.”

“In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.”]

The wicked have no great desire to be righteous.

That is one thing Isaiah 30:10 alludes to.

That is a BIG reason, the people want the prophets to LIE to them.

“Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits”
–Isaiah 30:10

The wicked would prefer that any gravy trains keep rolling, rather than have the truth of a matter slow them down–or even stop them.

The reader has surely come across more than one media stories which has some cracks and rough edges he has noticed.

What did the reader do?

Did the reader try to dig even further to discover the truth of the matter?

OR, did the reader make excuses for the cracks he discovered in the story?

Satan is a tricky fellow–but he often makes mistakes.

Which is why it is so important that Satan be an accomplished liar.

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

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“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: March 1, 2021.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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