I have not arrived, but I am definitely not a novice concerning the things of God. And yet, God is still showing me how easy it is to be deceived. Let me give you one secret in how to not be deceived. Here it is: DON’T REJECT WHAT GOD HAS SAID.
The quickest way to be deceived is when we don’t want to accept what God has ALREADY REVEALED. Each time we reject God’s will, it opens us to more and more deception. Let me share my own story.
In 2011 the Lord showed me the death of my father. It was confirmed, and it was about to happen. My mother’s death was so traumatic for me, that I asked God to please warn me before any other deaths and God did. I knew my father was going to die. Over the summer of 2011, we found out he had cancer metastasized on the liver and that pretty much sealed that he would not live that much longer. He was an old man and it was his time to go.
Well here comes the lady who I now live with saying that she had a dream that he was healed. She kept saying it so much that it started to influenced me. The only problem was she had misinterpreted her dreams. Then here is the clincher. Once I started believing her, I seemed like I started getting what seemed like confirmations that God was going to heal him. I remember watching a minister talk about an 80-year old woman being healed of cancer. Yes! Surely this was a confirmation that God was going to heal my Dad too! Well it was not because God has already spoken.
Whenever you continue to entertain what others are saying when it’s contrary to what God already told you, you are going to end up with a FALSE REVELATION.
I took it so far as to sharing with my whole family about the healing. I wouldn’t even allow the hospice nurse to give him too much pain medicine thinking that I didn’t want it to affect his healing (yes, I did). Finally my sister, who is a hospice nurse stepped in and told them to make our Dad comfortable and that is what they did and shortly after that he died.
Now I was not embarrassed for sharing about healing with family. I was annoyed that I let someone else influence my thinking against what God had already said. But guess what? It was a lesson that I needed to learn and boy did I learn it. And I see why. Right now I am dealing with something that seems like it’s impossible. But I heard God and I’m not budging!
I later learned that the lady that I live with had dreams about people when they die! She didn’t even understand her own gift and here I was listening to her. But again, I learned from that.
Listen, don’t keep rejecting what God already told you. That in itself is going to bring a lot of heartache. But I suspect, some of you are just like me. You are going to have to learn this lesson on your own.
Numbers 23:19 New International Version (NIV)
19 God is not human, that he should lie,
not a human being, that he should change his mind.
Does he speak and then not act?
Does he promise and not fulfill?
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