Back in December I came across a video of the President giving a Merry Christmas speech at the White house. I was excited to take a break from all the gloom and doom news and hear something uplifting and positive, so I played the video. That speech is only 2 minutes and 35 seconds long and is located here: T_R_U_M_P 2020 Merry Christmas Speech.
I was feeling all warm and fuzzy until I heard something that made me rewind the video to listen again. It was the words “At Christmas we give thanks to God and that God sent his only son to die for us and to offer everlasting peace to all humanity.” Now when I heard that, my deception detection radar perked right up. Did he actually say God sent his only son to offer everlasting peace to all humanity? But didn’t Jesus say in Luke 12:51 “Do you suppose that I came to give peace on earth? I tell you, not at all, but rather division”.
And isn’t peace only available to those who are saved and walk in God’s ways and follow His precepts? Those who have turned away from sin and embraced righteousness? The wicked are excluded from this promise. The Word says that there is no peace for the wicked.
Notice how there was much truth in the speech but just a sprinkling of deception mixed in. That is how the enemy deceives – with a mixture of both truth and lies. But any amount of lies, no matter how small the percentage, contaminates. Doesn’t it say in the word that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?
Also notice how wonderful it sounds ‘that Jesus was sent to offer everlasting peace to all humanity’. If I hadn’t read the Bible, I would have wholeheartedly embraced those words hook, line and sinker. I mean, seriously, who is against peace? Doesn’t everyone want it?
But if what is said does not line up with the Word of God, it is deception. That’s why it is critical to stay in the Word of God daily and to be a Berean and search out the truth in all matters. Hold up everything you hear and see against the Word of God to see if it passes muster.
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There is actually a backstory on the above post. You see, I actually wrote “Deception Made Pretty” back in December of 2020. I submitted that story twice to 444Prophecynews.com. Each time, crickets. When I realized the screener on the old website was not going to post it, I relegated it to the reject pile.
But I knew the Lord wanted that message to go out. So what I did was to incorporate the deception message of the rejected story into the last paragraph of my story “Spoons & Forks”. Fortunately, the screener posted that one, so the message eventually got out. So if the last five sentences sound familiar, that is why.
Amazingly the Lord confirmed that He wanted this story posted here through a comment posted by Mem on my story “Dilemma” on April 19th. She wrote “Very amazing Dana. I have had similar dreams where it was my voice/mouth was stuck and I could not speak. I really think God is reaching out to us and leading us through these dreams to help us grow with Him.”
I cannot tell you how many dreams and visions the Lord has given me where I try to speak but cannot. So many, that I have lost count. Those dreams mean that the enemy is trying to muzzle my mouth and silence my voice. And what better way is there to do that than to just not post a testimony? Fortunately James Bailey has provided a platform here on Z3News.com where free speech, truth, and the Word of God are still valued.
LUKE 12:49 “I came to send fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! 50But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am till it is accomplished! 51Do you suppose that I came to give peace on earth? I tell you, not at all, but rather division. 52For from now on five in one house will be divided: three against two, and two against three. 53Father will be divided against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.”
MATTHEW10:34 Do not assume that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35For I have come to turn ‘a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. 36A man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’ 37Anyone who loves his father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me; 38and anyone who does not take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me. 39Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.
ISAIAH 48:22 “There is no peace,” says the Lord, “for the wicked.”
ISAIAH 59:6 Their webs will not become garments, Nor will they cover themselves with their works; Their works are works of iniquity, And the act of violence is in their hands.7Their feet run to evil, And they make haste to shed innocent blood; Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; Wasting and destruction are in their paths.8The way of peace they have not known, And there is no justice in their ways;They have made themselves crooked paths; Whoever takes that way shall not know peace.
ACTS 17:10 Then the brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea. When they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. 11These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.
THE REAL REASON GOD GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON:
JOHN 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
THE REAL REASON JESUS CAME TO BRING DIVISION ON EARTH:
MATTHEW 13:24 Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; 25but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. 26But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared. 27So the servants of the owner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’ 28He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us then to go and gather them up?’ 29But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them. 30Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.”
Author: Dana R
The Lord began drawing Dana to Him about six months before she was saved. By January of 2015, the urgency to make a decision about God was so strong, that it was all she could think about, but she was clueless how to even get saved. One day in her bedroom, she cried out to God telling him she really wanted to be saved, but she didn’t know how. Then she had the thought, maybe she could Google it. And that’s what she did. She found instructions on the Internet and said the Salvation prayer out loud.
In 2017 the Lord led her 600 miles away from her family, friends and home to a place she had never been and did not want to go – Missouri. Then in April of 2019 the Lord gave her a vision of a woman sitting at a desk, writing on paper. That’s when she knew He wanted her to write, but what on earth could she possibly write about? Then in July of 2020 the Lord gave her a vision of an eyebrow pencil outlining a woman’s eye. She interpreted that to mean “I OUTLINE”. And that is exactly what He did. And that’s how the Lord got her to pick up her pen.
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