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Crafty For Sure!

March 22, 2017 — Leave a comment

serpentGenesis 3:1 says, “Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”

As I’ve said at many Love Heart Ministries engagements, you have an enemy, my friend, who will use any technique necessary to cause problems in your life.  Don’t skip over the word crafty in the scripture.  Let me give you an example.

Debra was my evaluator for a speech I gave at our Toastmasters club meeting.  One of her comments said, “Gwen, you’re too smart for that.”  I was stunned by the bluntness of the statement.  In fact, it hurt my feelings!

After a few days I decided I would ask her exactly what she meant.  As it turns out, it was two comments inadvertently linked together!  She had started a sentence with “Gwen you’re…” and then stopped in mid thought to capture a quotation I had made in the speech…”too smart for that.”  Incredible.

Four points here.  1.  Debra meant absolutely nothing ugly to me.  2.  I took offence at something I shouldn’t have.  3.  I should have gotten clarification immediatley.  4.  The devil will use friendship-breakupANYTHING to disrupt the work of God!

What if I had let that innocent comment get out of hand and ruin our friendship?  What about Love Heart Ministries and the readers who come to our website to get encouragement from God?

When I say that you have an enemy, I’m not lying.  Be on guard, Love Heart.  Keep a watchful eye.  Don’t be deceived by the evil one. Gwen~

 

Truth or Dare

November 21, 2016 — Leave a comment

Do you ever question if faith in Jesus in the only way to be saved?  Satan is very crafty.  He lies and twists God’s word to confuse us!  He would have everyone believe that sooner or later everyone will make it to heaven.  Is that what scripture tells us?

We have a choice to reject or accept Christ’s gift of salvation.  “God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.  He who believes in Him is not condemned; he who does not believe has been condemned already, because he has not believe in the name of the only begotten Sod of God” (John 3:17-18, NIV)     

The scripture clearly states that …”whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16, NIV).  We only have this time on earth to make that choice.  There are no second chances after death!

Why not make sure of your salvation today, and ask Jesus into your heart as your personal Lord and Savior. God promises eternity for those who make that decision and wrath to those who don’t.  “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; but whoever rejects the son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him. ” (John 3:36, NIV)

Do not be fooled by the lure of a second chance.  Remember, there are no second chances after death.  We have this life to accept or reject Christ!

What is your decision?  Deb~