And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you (Matthew 24:4).
Today's Morsel: Deception is a subtle thing and can destroy many if they aren't careful. Jesus and the apostles often used the word "Beware." In other words, be careful, be cautious, and take notice of what is taking place around you. Satan knows that most Christians will be alert to some words and terms, and will avoid participating with them or using them, as many folks will quickly grasp their term and meaning. He knows that most churches are cognizant of the term, "One World Government" and " The Universal Church." The other day I was reading a "World Magazine" and I saw the term "Economic Globalization," which means the increasing world integration through trade, financial flow and knowledge or process by which the people of the world are unified into a single society and function together. And then I asked myself, "Do people in the church, understand when we use the term Globalaization? Do they really understand the difference in meaning? Has leadership done a good job in really explained this term so that there is no confusion among the saints of God, that they begin to think that we are becoming a part of some world's system?" You see from the church stand point, the term "Globalization" means taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the whole world by the whole church. It means that we are impacting our world with the truth of Jesus Christ. But from the article I read, the term "Globalization" is being used to bring the world's systems together under the one world governmental system. So again, I asked myself, when the people of the world get an understanding of the term "Globalization" will it be from the church view point or from a worldly view? Will this term and its use affect the church's? Will the true church be seen as part of the universal church system, catholic? What changes will the true church have to make when this happens to ensure that it isn't seen as part of the one world church system? I say that the church must be proactive by ensuring that every member understands what we mean with any new word usage in the church to advance the gospel, and to ensure that the church isn't seen as part of any world's system.
Sing: It's the old ship of Zion, it's the hope for the lost and dying, it's a soul saving station, it's the tower of salvation, well it's the Church triumphant, O Lord, and it's built by the hand of the Lord. I'm talking about the Church in the Book of Revelation, it's built on the Rock, it's got a firm foundation, it's been through the flood, and it's been through the fire, but one of these days the Church is gonna move up higher. It's the Church triumphant, O Lord, and it's built by the hand of the Lord!