Saturday, 30 November 2013

THE ESSENCE OF DISCERNMENT


Hello again folks! People [and nations] are deceived by the false. The false can be assumptions, presumptions, half-truths, lies, misinformation, lack of and even too much information. You can't help but notice the volume of news, opinion and information out there on the Internet on, for instance, the subject of Comet Ison or the folly of long ages based evolutionary theory.

A [some would say rare] thought crossed my mind this morning. And that thought was that deception is oft discovered too late and the best way to hide it is to present the masses with too much information. The advantage of this is that [a] people get turned off by it and go into bunker mentality and [b] that the truth - or "the narrow way" - is hidden amongst the many other streams of  assumptions, presumptions, half-truths, lies, misinformation, lack of and too much information. Rather like a needle in a haystack.

So the only way forward is to find a third party or a known basis of fact by which one can discern what is really going on. If we base our decisions and choices on the opinions of men [and not forgetting that some have well-intentioned but misguided motivation], we are most likely to be deceived.

And the name of the game in these last, troubled days is - as I have always stated - DECEPTION. Too much information is a certain mask. What all of us need is the essence of discernment. And that discernment comes not solely from reading [and knowing] the Word of God - it comes in tandem with the inspiration and leading of Holy Spirit.

Whether it be Comet Ison, the mark, the identity of antichrist, the timing of the Tribulation, debunking evolutionary thinking, the timing of the rapture or even cessationism, we must know and be certain of Truth to expose the false. And only knowing the LORD Jesus Christ personally is the guarantee of Truth.

Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!

God bless you and God bless Israel ... KJS ... 30-Nov-2013

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