Devotional: Know Christ from Counterfeit

Devotional

Isaiah 9:6 – For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Revelation 1:8 – I am Alpha and OMEGA, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
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1 John 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

To recognize a counterfeit, first one must know full well the details of the original. Let us know and pass along to our children, how to familiarize ourselves with the Lord so well that with His discernment, we and they will be able to understand and identify the difference and avoid it at all costs!

From the website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_claimed_to_be_Jesus, this is a partial list of some crazies claiming to be Christ. Of course, sadly, this is far from an exhaustive group, it is merely meant to show a tidbit of the world’s madness! Which is more disturbing, the one making the claim, or those believing and following?

Cults are alive and well. The Bible speaks of the remnant remaining. Romans 11:5 – Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. “Brainwashing” and “falling away’ are all part of the “wide gate” so many will tragically and blindly go through, willingly.
Matthew 7:13 Enter in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be who go in there.
It is critical that our children learn about Jesus! At some point, they will go out on their own. If the children do not know who Christ is, it makes it easier for the enemy to confuse and lure them into his trappings.

Let’s pray for the children, youth and young adults who are persecuted by other students and instructors for their beliefs. Pray, please, that they will be able to persevere and grow in their walk rather than concede and fold to pressure. We so want them to stand complete one day before the Throne of God and hear “Well done, My Good and Faithful Servant”.

21st century (see the website, going all the way back to the 18th Century)
Apollo Quiboloy (1950–) is the founder and leader of a Philippines-based Restorationist church, the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, The Name Above Every Name, Inc. He has made claims that he is the “Appointed Son of God.”
Alan John Miller (1962–), more commonly known as A.J. Miller, a former Jehovah’s Witness elder and current leader of the Australia-based Divine Truth movement.[44] Miller claims to be Jesus Christ reincarnated with others in the 20th century to spread messages that he calls the “Divine Truth.” He delivers these messages in seminars and various forms of media along with his current partner Mary Suzanne Luck, who identifies herself as the returned Mary Magdalene.[45]
David Shayler (1965–) was a former MI5 agent and whistleblower who, in the summer of 2007, proclaimed himself to be the Messiah. He has released a series of videos onYouTube claiming to be Jesus, although he has not built up any noticeable following since his claims.[46][47][48]
Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez (1990-). In November 2011, he fired nine shots with an assault rifle at the White House in Washington D.C., believing himself to be Jesus Christ sent to kill U.S. President Barack Obama whom he believed to be the antichrist.[49][50]
Lightning Deng, a woman whom the Chinese Eastern Lightning cult believe to be the reincarnation of Christ.

PRAYER

Father God
Please show us Who You Are
Draw us into a desire
For a deep
Intimate relationship with You
O Lord

Merciful One
Please let us display
To our children
How to know You better
Through prayer
And studying Your Word

We praise You for the
Beautiful children
Who believe in You
Strengthen them, we pray

May we remain close to our
Precious Father
Beneath Your Wings

Lend our ear to the Truth
And our hearts to obedience

Protect all represented here
From misleading and straying from
You

May we love You
Follow You
and
Realize our total dependency upon You
In the Name of the One and Only Christ
Jesus
Who was born of a virgin, suffered and died
But conquered death and rose
and
Stands in victory
Waiting for the Father to call us Home
When we will live in Eternity
Amen

About voicevessel bwc

First, and most importantly, I love Jesus Christ and I trust in Him as my Lord and Savior. I was raised in a Christian home by a godly dad and mom (who planned and had me in July before turning 42 in August), and 5 older siblings. My father passed away when I was 7 and my mother (who went to be with the Lord in 2005 at 81) never remarried. As a child, I was bullied at school, so I did not have many friends. I didn't want to tell my mom this because I knew she had enough worry being a widow at 50. I know what it is like to be lonely. As an adult, God showed me the value of His Friendship and has blessed me, too, with rich relationships with dear friends who also love the Lord. My husband and I (married 31 years as of 2020), have three wonderful, adult children and son-in-law as well as three darling grandchildren. Along with many others, my husband lost his job, but we refuse to be fearful or angry. The Lord has provided for us and we are so thankful for the opportunity to express gratitude through personal contact and occasional memories I share through writing. I believe the Lord has given me a venue to engage with others and a means to share His Word. Thank you for checking out my page. I hope you enjoy what you read. If there is anything positive or insightful in the devotionals (NOT CALLING MY WRITING "INSPIRED" by any means!), I give all credit and glory to Jesus Christ! On the other side of that, when something makes no sense, that's all me
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