Weekly Devotionals by Brother Amartey
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1. DO YOU HAVE TRUST ISSUES?
“It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes” (Psalm 118:8-9).
Many of us have issues with trust. It is hard to trust people these days, because many of us have been betrayed by friends, family, loved ones, co-workers and even in the church. But the question is this: Are we ourselves trustworthy? Are we honest with ourselves? Can we be relied upon to deliver, to keep our word? We may fail, we may fall, we may disappoint, but there is One who does not fail, One who does not disappoint, One who always keeps His word. And it is better to trust in Him alone.
It is better to trust in the Lord, than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes.
We cannot be disappointed when we put our trust in the Lord and not in people. And when our trust is in the Lord, we cannot have trust issues. Even when things don’t work out the way we expect, we know that our trust is not in people or our circumstances but in Him,“for we walk by faith and not by sight” (2 Cor 5:7). And no matter how things appear to be,“we know that all things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose (Rom 8:28).
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths (Prov 3:5-6).
2.TAKE HEED THAT NO ONE DECEIVES YOU!
“…..And as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, tell us, when shall these things be and what shall be the sign of your coming and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said to them, take heed that no one deceives you……and many false prophets shall arise and shall deceive many…..believe it not……if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before…..He is in the secret chambers, believe it not” (Matt 24:1-26).
“Take heed that no one deceives you”!
This is a warning, and we must take this warning seriously! Warnings are always given to keep people out of danger and Jesus was warning the disciples (and us), about endtime deception to avoid being deceived. When asked about the signs of His coming, the first thing Jesus spoke about was deception! And why is that? Because Jesus knew that there will be massive deception in the end times and many people will be deceived. As a result, he cautions the disciples (and us), against this massive deception so we can be on the alert and not be deceived. Remember, Jesus was speaking to His chosen, the elect, and not to the multitudes because He knew they were in danger of being deceived (Matt 24:4-5; 11). Two times, He warned them not to believe a secret coming (Matt 24:23; 26). And He tells them, “Behold, I have told you before” (Matt 24:25). That means, He has warned them ahead of time before it happens! Why do you think these warnings are necessary if the disciples or the elect cannot be deceived? Why should anyone receive warnings when there is no danger?
It horrifies me when I hear a preacher say that “it is not possible for the elect to be deceived.” What? This is very pathetic and shows that such preachers and their followers are already deceived. I mean, people are being deceived everyday by people, by the government, by the news media and even by science that is supposed to be true to facts. Do you remember how “science” and unscrupulous doctors deceived the whole world with Covid? Well, we all can be deceived and that’s why Jesus warned us to be on guard against false prophets and teachers and messiahs in this discourse (Matt 24:1-26).
Beloved, do not think you are too smart to be deceived. Do not think the elect cannot be deceived. We have been warned, and let the word of God be your guide. We are already in that stage of massive deception where millions have been deceived by false teachers and doctrines. Abide in His word to guard yourself against endtime deception. Let no one deceive you!
3. GOD WILL SEND THEM DELUSION!
– Brother Amartey
“And for this cause, God shall send them a strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they ALL might be DAMNED, who believed not the truth……(2 Thess 2:11-12).
Now, my brethren, if you have ears to hear, then listen to the word of the Lord. God says He will damn them! And why would a loving God damn anyone? Because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved (2 Thess 2:10). That is why! Do you have itching ears? Do you love your ears to be tickled with sweet and smooth lies from lying preachers? Then you are in danger of damnation!
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but having itching ears, they shall heap to themselves teachers in accordance with their own lusts” (2 Timothy 4:3).
When you put the word of man above the word of God, then you are setting up yourself for damnation! It is your responsibility to search the Scriptures to make sure every teaching is in accordance with the word (Acts 17:10-11). And if it doesn’t align with the word, it means there’s no light in them (Isaiah 8:20), and must be rejected!
My beloved, you have heard that Antichrist is coming, but there are many antichrists already in the world and in the pulpits (1 John 2:18). And these false pastors and teachers and prophets are teaching doctrines of demons (1 Timothy 4:1), and misleading people.
See that you abide in His word and don’t be deceived (2 John 9; Matt 24:4; 11; ). We live in an age of massive deception, and if you think you cannot be deceived, then you’re already deceived. Yes, it’s possible for the elect to be deceived, and many are deceived already by the government, by the lying media, by people and by false prophets, pastors and teachers. The Lord Himself says many false prophets, pastors and teachers will arise and deceive many people.
And how do we avoid deception? Abide in His word, that is how! Don’t take my word for it, but believe in His word and you will have life and save yourself from damnation (John 8:31-32).