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“Take heed that no one deceives you”, Jesus says in response to the disciples in verse 5. The New Testament is filled with warnings against deception & false teachings.

In Colossians 2:8, the apostle Paul writes “Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.”

1 John 4:1 states “do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world”

This passage in Mark describes the sign of the times and seasons of great deception. As we read through these verses, it would seem as if they were written today, for today, yet they were written two thousand years ago. Understanding these warnings, written for us, gives a great perspective on the love and grace of God. God so loved (John 3:16) us that He was willing to warn us, and show us clearly the signs so that we can avoid deception. Why? It is not His will that any would perish (also John 3:16). There is so much hope in Jesus! Verse 13 give a great promise of hope, “he who endures to the bend will be saved.” This includes you and I, and all who call on the name of the Lord and trust fully in Jesus for salvation.

 

In 2 Corinthians 6:2 He says: “In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you. Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.”

What is the Holy Spirit speaking to you through this passage? Pray on it, ask Him. Sit and listen. Receive His Word for you today. Receive Him.

 

Hebrews 3:15 Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.

Do not be deceived.

Isaiah 30:21 says “This is the way, walk in it”

In John 14:6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.”

Jesus is the way. As we continue on, lets understand the days in which we are living, and that Christ has shown us in advance. Lets live and walk as children of the day, hearing and following the voice of God and His Word. Lets “Take heed that no one deceives you.”

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