THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Do you know how the FBI learns to spot counterfeit?
They study and learn the REAL THING!
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto
him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what
shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them,
Take heed that no man deceive you.
Jesus sat down on "the mount of olives," and the disciples gathered round Him as they often did.
They were ready to sit at His feet and gather in the informative teaching of the Master.
This is the difference between those who are saved and those who are not.
Those who are saved are continually sitting at the feet of the Master, learning to live according to His will.
But this time was different.
The disciples had three questions: "WHEN" would be the end; "WHAT" would be the sign of Jesus' return;
and what signs would point to "the end of the world."
I think it is very important to begin with Jesus' FIRST statement: "Take heed that no man deceive you!"
Deceit is the trickery of the devil.
Satan is condemned to the "lake of fire and brimstone" where he shall be "tormented day and night for ever and ever." (Revelation 20:10)
And that ole devil wants company!
Satan will do anything he can to deceive people!
Those who have not Christ, those who believe not the Word of God, can easily be led astray.
But through faithful study, diligent prayer, and determined effort ministering for Christ, His people CANNOT be deceived!
((See Mark 13:23-24))
At times, Christians may become wobbly, but by taking heed they won't fall down!
The truly converted are "born again" by the "incorruptible Word of God" ( 1Peter 1:23), and "sealed in the Spirit" ( Ephesians 1:13).
And they shall not be deceived by the trickiness of the devil!
However, Christian, remember Jesus said "TAKE HEED!”
Be LEARNING and LISTENING!
And the FIRST thing to "take heed" of is IMPOSTERS!