Confused

If I had to pick one word to describe our culture, I would pick confused.

So many lies which are reported as truth.

Constant messages that may or may not be true – who has the time to research it all?

Some of us believe a lot of the half-truths flying around.  Others of us become cynical and don’t believe anything we hear – even when it is true.

This is nothing new.  The people living around Ezekiel were very confused.  They were being told lies from men who claimed to be prophets of God.

False visions.

Prophesying out of their own imaginations.

Through Ezekiel, God called them out and exposed their deceit.

God exposes lies of our culture to us as we read and study his Word.  When my mind and heart are open to his truth, he transforms my thoughts and lines my heart up with his.

The lies become much more obvious when I know the Truth.

Thank you for your truth, Abba Father.

 

False Words

Wrong interpretations.

Using scripture out of context.August 17 2015 false words

Changing one word in the verse which changes the whole meaning.

Using an interpretation of a Hebrew or ‘original word’ which is not accurate.

We’ve all heard or read these words that are false.  They are not true.

But do we know scripture well enough to know they are false when we hear them?

Or do we believe everything we hear from pastors, prophets and teachers?

Ezekiel had a hard time getting people to listen to him because there were so many false teachers at that time who were sharing messages they said came from God.

God told Ezekiel that these people were prophesying out of their own imaginations.

Their own imaginations.

Scary.

The reality is that people are still prophesying and teaching out of their own imaginations today.  If we don’t personally know God’s truth, we are open to believing these phonies.  We could believe their lies.  Their false words.

Please give us wisdom and discernment, Abba Father.