“IF YOUR NAME IS NOT GOD . . . ” Wednesday Minute

“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.”  Matthew 7:15 NIV


Read:   Matthew 7:15-23


If your name is not GOD or your actions and words are not from HIS grace, then all you do or say are nothing but clanging symbols and do not matter.  Thoughts, actions and words that are taken from this evil world are deceptive inputs from Satan.


Only by reading and studying GOD’S word can you grow in righteousness.   There is no righteousness in the taunts, suggestions or direct instructions of this world.   You may be listening to a very smart and well educated person, but they may have no wisdom.   They may be totally ignorant in knowing GOD and all HE has for you.  Without wisdom from GOD…GOD alone…avoid all you see and hear from these misguided people.


Be careful of those you who offer directions.   They may know how to bake a cake, build a house or fix your car.  But, they may not know JESUS as their LORD and SAVIOUR or are not strong in their faith.  If their name is not GOD or their words and actions are not from HIM, then pay no heed to their advice.  There are a lot of ‘nice’ people who do not know GOD.  If they do not know GOD, even without their understanding or knowledge, they are on Satan’s payroll.


But, not all is lost.  These are the people JESUS told you to tell about HIM.   These are those who are lost and need to know the power of GOD.  You are not GOD, but your words and actions can be from GOD’S grace.  HE has given you HIS strength to tell the world about HIS love and to warn others of the deception of this world.


GOD’S name is GOD.  There is only one GOD.


Today’s prayer:  “Thank YOU, LORD, for being GOD and for protecting me from those who would lead me astray.  Help me identify and beware of those false prophets.   Amen.”