Love you all, praying for you.
What is the greatest threat facing this country and this world right now? The lack of truth. Those that don’t recognize it, those that suppress it, those that claim it’s something it is not. I just love God’s Word. It is truth in an ocean of lies. It is God’s truth. All truth is God’s truth. He is truth, the devil is a liar and the father of lies. God’s Word creates belief. But only if it becomes your word. Only if your word doesn’t say something different. Have you ever thought something, and said that thought, and it came out in a catchy rhythm or phrase, that sounded so cool you repeated it, and even began to believe it must be true? It’s easy to do... “God helps those who help themselves.” “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” “Money makes the world go round.” How silly. But what you say you believe. What you repeat the most you will believe the most. Even God’s word cannot overrule your word. It will eventually, but not right now. That’s why Proverbs admonishes – My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding… then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. That means you need to recognize God’s Word, distinguish it from something different, and choose to believe what He said, over what someone else says – even if it’s you. If you accept and agree – it becomes belief for you. But if you say something else – that becomes belief for you. That’s how people get deceived, tossed by the wind of whatever they hear and say. Their discernment becomes dulled. That’s why the devil is always trying to get you to hear something, or say something that is not true, or only part true, or true, but with wrong motive. Anything He can do to twist what God said, and make you believe differently – he will do it. Some people are guillible, others become willingly gullible. And the most gullible are those who are vehement in perpetuating false truth. Rarely do people perpetuate lies, most often they perpetuate what they falsely believe to be true, or good or right. Isaiah 5:20 – Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight. God wants you to be very careful with idle words, with the things you say or repeat. Better not to say anything. Better to humble yourself and just say – I don’t really know yet, or I haven’t fully considered. And if something comes out of your mouth, or someone else’s – be sure to use your New Information Filter - #1 Is It True? #2 Where is the evidence? #3 What’s In It For Them? #4 What Does God Say? And the best thing to make sure you are creating belief, and not mis-belief. Stay in God’s Word. Your PRISM Time is important! God wants to grow you, and prepare you for the deception attempts that are coming. When it comes to wisdom vs. deception – you can’t cram for it like a high school exam. Your best defense is a steady diet of Truth from God’s Word. Proverbs 19:27 – If you stop listening to instruction, my son, you will stray from the words of knowledge. (You will turn your back on knowledge – that means you will embrace ignorance, deception, and delusion). PRISM is important – if you’re word-starved, you’re wisdom starved, you are effectiveness starved, and success starved. Proverbs 4:10 – Listen, my son, accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many. John 12:47 – Jesus said, “If anyone hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge that person. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; the very words I have spoken will condemn them at the last day. Praying that you will guard your idle words – and eliminate them. That you won’t have idle words anymore. Praying that every word you say will be truth and right, that builds you up, and encourages obedience, not perversity – a turning away. Praying that your diet will always be God’s Truth. He will give you what you need for each day!
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!