The Biggest Deception

Society has been sanitized.
Cleansed from vital information.
Our culture contrives to conceal
Two critically important facts:
Our Creator and our enemy.
The King of glory,
Creator, Designer, and ruler of all,
In whom justice and mercy
Perfectly balance,
Full of grace and truth,
Seeks to restore, heal, empower, and guide
Every individual who surrenders.
Yet at every point the enemy seeks
To twist, distort, hide, and ignore
The reality of our Creator
And His absolute love for us.
The enemy tempts with counterfeit pleasures.
Feed our appetites;
Feed our desires.
Seeks to obliterate knowledge of God,
Through lies and deception,
Starting with the very young.
The enemy leads us to follow
Our own lusts and passions;
Distractions abound;
Desensitization to his methods
From earliest childhood.
By any and all means,
The enemy of our souls
Seeks to keep us disconnected
From our Creator.
He may lure with wealth, success, satisfaction
Yet hates us with a
Malignant malevolent furious contempt.
Don’t be fooled.
He is a deceiver.
Correctly understanding these
Two essential foundational realities
Changes everything.
Reframes our reality
In its true context.
My life, for the glory of God alone.

I reflect on these things with thankfulness knowing that through Jesus, I have been “rescued from the dominion of darkness and brought into the kingdom of the Son He loves, in whom I have redemption the forgiveness of sins.” (Colossians 1:13-14)

Thanksgiving 2015

Author: Becky Hastings, wife, mother, grandmother, passionate follower of Jesus and truth. As a breastfeeding counsellor for over 23 years Becky is devoted to helping parents make wise decisions for the long-term health and wellbeing of their babies. As a member of a Vaccine Safety Education Coalition, Becky writes and speaks on the topic of vaccine safety.

2 thoughts on “The Biggest Deception

  1. So true!
    “Desensitization to his methods
    From earliest childhood.”
    As a mom of young children I see the lies around every corner, seeping through seeminly innocent cartoons, in lies that were formed during our own childhood that we have to swim upstream against. I pray for His wisdom to navigate the mine field, to help them walk in the light. I pray for the Holy Spirit to lead.

    Watching how my peers have reacted to the recent political events it becomes clear to me that we need to teach our children the value of being different, of prayer and listening for God to guide us so that when the time comes to stand for truth they will not be afraid to stand. If they need the approval of their peers and believe what the tv tells them is important, then they will listen to the media and pop culture more than what they read in their Bibles.

    • Very insightful Jill!

      Thanks for adding your comments. We all need great wisdom as we seek to navigate to serve the living and true God in the midst of the lies of our culture.

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