Riches will deceive you – Mk 4:19 – our country’s problem is not an economic problem – it’s a righteousness problem – righteousness exalteth a nation – your problem is not an economic problem – it’s a righteousness problem, seek ye first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto thee – riches have deceived the church {Laodicea} and the word is well nigh choked out –

Sin will deceive you – Heb 3:13, Rom 7:11 be not deceived God is not mocked, whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap – you cannot sin without paying the cost – you can’t just try it [Lay’s potato chips] – you can’t even sit around and just think about it without there being a consequence

The devil will deceive you – Rev 12:9, 2 Cor 11:13-14 he is the master deceiver – in Revelation he deceives the whole world and he deceives nations –he is the author of religions, of evolution, of many scientific theories, of mythology, of modern translations, he’s in charge of commerce, of governments [the authority has come from the Lord but the devil has usurped the kingdoms] – of most churches, of most communication, of the world – truly he is the god of this world

The most trouble I seem to have had from the devil thus far is in the area of deception [he’ll deceive you through education, relationships and occupations; be careful when choosing  hese] – not in the area of temptation – the Lord has been more evident than the devil by always trying to magnify the way to escape – temptation has been more at the hands of my own lust Jas 1 and at the hands of the world 1 Jn 2 – not to say that the devil hasn’t been involved but rather to say that its been mostly my fault

Men will deceive you – Matt 24:4, Eph 5:6, 2 Thes 2:3 – this political campaign stuff is just a liars club – all you are trying to decide is which liar you like the best – these men could not be elected by simply telling you the truth – thank God that there was one man on this earth who never told a lie – not Abe – Jesus Christ – put it down, everything he said was  a absolutely true – and if you want to find out the truth about anyone, just go to the Bible and check him out – I checked out my religion and I found out two things – one, it was deception – it used the Bible to reinforce its doctrines but it was not Biblical – the truth had been twisted [I saw it for myself] – two, it had to have a supernatural author because of its “hold” on people, yet it was being propagated by men – men who were deceiving and being deceived – that’s true of all the religions of the world – the devil is behind them and men are out front pushing them – and I’ll give you a little warning “quit looking for some new fangled way of handling your problems or your spiritual life – You are not going to find some new extraordinary doctrine or “gimmick” without opening yourself to something really bad

You will deceive yourself – 1 Jn 1:8, Jas 1:22, Gal 6:3 the heart is deceitful above all things – you’ll be deceived about your motives, judgment, and your will versus His

  • You have to be wise as serpents – because your adversary is a serpent
  • To avoid deception, you have to step back and see the thing the way that God sees it
  • The thing you may be deceived about has to fit the Bible not just one or two verses in the Bible
  • You have to have reliable, sound, doctrinal counsel
  • You have to be willing to admit that you are wrong
  • You have to remain humble

Now you don’t want to deceive yourself about salvation – if you are here today without Jesus, there is NO WAY you are going to heaven without him – PERIOD – you have to receive  Jesus as your Savior by faith – if you are deceived about something, pray and ask God to make that plain and get away