How do you know? EASY!
John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
John 14:17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
The key words in the scriptures above are “whom the world cannot receive”!
“The world” doesn’t mean “the planet”, nor does it mean “all the people on the planet” because that is simply not so. There are millions of people who HAVE received the Truth already!
So, who are “the world”? Well, who gives “the kingdoms of this world” and who does he give them to? And seeing as he is “a liar from the beginning”, “the father of lies” it is clear that those “in power” in this world are on who’s side?
It might sound simplistic, yet it is the truth!
Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Jesus told us that He is “the way, the Truth, and the life”! And “the Truth shall make you free”!
The opposite is true of the lie – it enslaves you!
There is coming a time, soon, when “every eye shall see him”, so in a sense EVERYBODY is going to believe in Him then. However, the question is WHAT DO YOU DO IN THE MEANTIME?
If you want to get through “the Great Confusion” (already under way), if you don’t want to fall prey to “the great deception” (more on this below), and if you do not want to succumb to the “falling away” (from the Truth), then the wise choice would be….? (See the opening scriptures)
God is Love (which is the only and ultimate Truth). Jesus is the ultimate manifestation and proof that Love (which sets us free), and the Holy Spirit (which is like a mother, comforting, nurturing, guiding in Love and the female part of the Trinity – As God said “let US make man in OUR image, male AND female created He them”. Go figure, it’s EASY!)
When you know Jesus, and receive the Holy Spirit, you are able to be “guided into ALL Truth”! The lie(s) stand out so clearly! You can “abide in Him” (the Truth) “and He in you”. You can “ask” Him ANYTHING “and ye shall receive”, you can “seek and ye shall find”, you can “knock and it shall be opened unto you”! EASY PEASEY! ABC! 123! DOH RAY ME! ABSOLUTELY!
Psalm 118:8 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
Psalm 118:9 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.
(Read the whole Psalm if you want a boost!)
AND NOW ABOUT THAT “GREAT DECEPTION”…
There is certainly a LOT of deceit and plenty, an abundance, of lies all over the place these days, yes? With all the “info” around it’s like having to pick your way through a minefield, right? (Just remember Who you can trust to tell you the Truth!)
“The News” is anything BUT and is pretty much the mainstay and source of “the Great Confusion” (“Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots”, along with all her ilk!)
But what is the “great” deception now?
Well, personally I’m flabbergasted at the amount of “flat earth” BS flooding the internet now! Why is it happening?
I mean, the purpose of “the news” is to get us distracted, diverted, fighting amongst ourselves over EVERYTHING, and I mean EVERYTHING – just pick ANY topic!
However, if you can get the world’s whole population to change their belief in an ABSOLUTE (scientifically PROVEN, OVER MILLENNIA!) by LITERALLY DESTROYING THEIR “FOUNDATION” (the PLANET) then they are OPEN to A FLOOD of lies, about just about ANYTHING and EVERYTHING!
IT IS THE ULTIMATE ATTACK ON GOD’S CREATION! “Yea, HATH GOD SAID…?” – The ULTIMATE initial DOUBT, thrown at man from “the father of lies” at the very beginning! Remember, he is also “the destroyer”, NOT your buddy!
“Flat earth” is the ULTIMATE attack on ALL faiths and peoples, but ESPECIALLY belief in God’s own Word! (READ IT!)
If you try building on a bad foundation, or in this case NO foundation, your house will fall! (“for anything”)
There is a warning…
Ephesians 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
Don’t you be their next meal!
The TRUTH is WISDOM and…
James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
James 3:18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.
NOTE VERSE 18 and judge “the powers that be” by THIS standard, and YOU WILL KNOW WHO’S SIDE THEY ARE ON, and HOW and WHY they ARE LIARS! THEIR PURPOSE? – TO ENSLAVE YOU FOR THEIR MASTER!
In closing, one commentary by a reasonable person…