“Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!”  Matthew 7:23 NIV


Read:   Matthew 7:13-23


With the widespread counterfeiting by criminals, stores are more and more skeptical of cash.   Special pens are being used by cashiers to determine if the bill is legitimate or not.   The situation is so bad, that local Goodwill stores are verifying larger denomination bills into optical scanners.


Counterfeiters are now ‘washing’ the ink out of small denomination bills in order to obtain the real currency paper.  Then, they reprint the blank real paper with counterfeit ink of larger denomination bills.


Just as some money looks real but is not as it appears, there are also counterfeit people.   Identifications are being stolen and identities are being counterfeited across the country.   This is now a trillion dollar problem.  Not million, not billion…but trillion!

There are also counterfeit Christians…more than we might imagine.   JESUS told us of the narrow road and small gate.   Those who will be considered counterfeiters will never enter through HIS narrow road and small gate.   Only those who are real believers who have really given their lives to GOD will be admitted.

Is your faith real or counterfeit?   Ask GOD.  HE knows the real thing!


Today’s prayer:   “LORD MY GOD,  Thank YOU for trusting me to have real faith, to know YOUR desires for me and for me to be the person YOU want me to be.  Amen.”