Monday, April 7, 2014

Elect: Watch.

A lot of people get hung up on this thing. Including me. 

"For there shall arise false Christ's, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect."

Whats this deceiving the elect thing about, anyway? Seems impossible. 

Topic of many a conversation. Source of much perplexity. Seems we can't wrap our minds around what sort of deception it would take to deceive the very ones who are aimed for the Kingdom. 

I'm not scratching my head much any more about this one. It's making all kinds of sense to me...

While we're sitting here trying to figure out how the enemy will deceive the most unlikely suspects, I happen to suddenly awake and see how it happens. 

He doesn't necessarily come with some sort of stunning personage, or amazing new doctrine. (although those are certainly both possibilities...)

No, I've watched him come in with simple stuff. Like money. Or fame. Or you name it, he's bringing it. 

And God's very elect are falling for it, hook line and sinker. 

And I'm starting to realize that deception means it's not really something that smacks you upside the head and makes you do what the deceiver wants you to do, but instead grabs you at your weakest, most vulnerable point. 

As I sit and watch my friends leave the church, one by one, without even realizing what they're doing, I find a whole new meaning for this verse:

"Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober."


  1. Truth... Thanks for all the uplifting posts on here. I've been blessed by reading them. My brother and I wanted to come and introduce ourselves in real life at OKFR, but we were so busy. (busier than I've ever been at a retreat before). Next time. :) Glad you were able to be there though.

    1. I'm glad I was able to make it as well! Didn't decide to come until the morning before. lol. No problem! I understand about being busy... :) God bless you all in your ministry!

    2. Last minute for sure. :) I guess you'll just have to come to another one somewhere... :) We have one in WA this year, but it's at the same time as YD so I imagine there will be a fair few who don't make it.