*WISDOM FOR TODAY.*
*I AM NOT THE CHRIST.*
John 1:20 *And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.*
*Insight and Highlight.*
Some people have 'taken' the place of Christ.
No one is the Christ.
There are people who have put themselves in the place of Christ.
These people call themselves Christ, and some believe they are. They take the place of Christ in the lives of their gullible victims.
How could people believe that a fellow human could be God?
When people believe a fellow human could give them what God could not give them.
People often believe in what they see rather than God they can not see.
People's hard heartedness to believe the word of God. They refuse the truth, and falsehood becomes their hallmark.
God says we must not bow to any image, and there is no God besides Him, Exd 20:3-6, Is 45:5.
The following will help us to avoid falling into the deception of false Christ.
First, believe that no human who does what other humans do can never be God.
If he sleeps, using a most common and day-to-day human functional abilities as an example, he can never be God.
They may cite Jesus as an example that He slept, but that was Jesus, and no one can be like Him but can only conform to His image.
We will only be like Him when He shall appear. 1 John 3:2 *Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.*
We can not carry away sins like He did.
Therefore no one can claim to be Christ because though he/she says Christ hungered, thirsted, slept while He was on earth, he/she can not die to take away anybody's sin talk less the sin of the world as Christ did.
The gospel has been 'punctured' with many holes. The activities of false prophets travel farther now than before with the help of the social media.
Second, Jesus warns us that if anyone says he is Christ, we must not believe! Matt 24:23 *Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.*
To believe or not is a choice. Simply decide not to believe such lies.
Jesus is saying there can be nobody like Him!
If anyone says he is Christ, such a person is saying so by a spirit that is not the Spirit of God and people who believe him could have only believed by witchcraft.
Any spirit that is not of God is witchcraft. Such spirit has not confessed that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh, so it is not of God, 1 John 4:3.
Becareful, there can never be another Christ or other Christ.
*Call to Word action.*
1 John 4:1 *Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.*
*The Christian clarion duty.*
Test if they are of God's Spirit by who they say they are. If they say anything contrary to His word or say what the word of God says but they do not do so, they can not be of God.
Lord, help me to believe the Spirit of God, in Jesus name.
Good morning all and have a blessed day today.
God bless you.