Monday, December 11, 2017

Deception or Truth: Who Do You Permit to Talk to You

Deception or Truth: Who Do You Permit to Talk to You, Matthew 16: The Charm of Home

16 One day the Pharisees and Sadducees came to test Jesus, demanding that he show them a miraculous sign from heaven to prove his authority.
He replied, “You know the saying, ‘Red sky at night means fair weather tomorrow; red sky in the morning means foul weather all day.’ You know how to interpret the weather signs in the sky, but you don’t know how to interpret the signs of the times![a] Only an evil, adulterous generation would demand a miraculous sign, but the only sign I will give them is the sign of the prophet Jonah.[b] Then Jesus left them and went away.
Matthew 16:1-4
Just like in Jesus' day, today people can interpret the signs in things such as the weather but they aren't looking for the return of Jesus Christ.
No one knows the day or the hour but he will come soon.

Yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees

Later, after they crossed to the other side of the lake, the disciples discovered they had forgotten to bring any bread. “Watch out!” Jesus warned them. “Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”
At this they began to argue with each other because they hadn’t brought any bread. Jesus knew what they were saying, so he said, “You have so little faith! Why are you arguing with each other about having no bread? Don’t you understand even yet? Don’t you remember the 5,000 I fed with five loaves, and the baskets of leftovers you picked up?10 Or the 4,000 I fed with seven loaves, and the large baskets of leftovers you picked up? 11 Why can’t you understand that I’m not talking about bread? So again I say, ‘Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.’”
12 Then at last they understood that he wasn’t speaking about the yeast in bread, but about the deceptive teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.  Matthew 16:5-12
Many teachers out there are teaching false doctrine, you have to discern and listen for the word of God.

Peter’s Declaration about Jesus

13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”[c]
14 “Well,” they replied, “some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say Jeremiah or one of the other prophets.”
15 Then he asked them, “But who do you say I am?”
16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah,[d] the Son of the living God.”
17 Jesus replied, “You are blessed, Simon son of John,[e] because my Father in heaven has revealed this to you. You did not learn this from any human being. 18 Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means ‘rock’),[f] and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell[g] will not conquer it. 19 And I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. Whatever you forbid[h] on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit[i] on earth will be permitted in heaven.”
20 Then he sternly warned the disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.
Matthew 16:13-20
When the voice of God is given to you it will match scripture. 
Listen to it.
Through this voice God is leading you home.

All glory and honor to my Lord Jesus Christ,

I will be linking up with these parties:
Mommy Moments at Life of Faith- Sun evening
The Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims
Moments of Hope at Lori Schumaker
Breakthru Linkup at Breakthrough Homeschooling
Tell Us His Story at Jennifer Dukes Lee- Tues eve
Grace Moments at Journeys in Grace
Thought Provoking Thursdays at 3-D Lessons for Life
Grace and Truth at Above the Waves
Fresh Market Friday Crystal Twaddell
Faith and Friends at Counting My Blessings

The Homemaking Party at Classical Homemaking

Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups


Anonymous said...

My word for the year is voice so I enjoyed reading your thoughts here. It is important to learn to tune into God's voice in the midst of all the other voices we hear around us each day. Visiting from Tell His Story.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

My little granddaughters stayed with us this past weekend and we had a great discussion about this very thing! They were surprised to hear me say that we can actually hear God speak to us. We talked about all the other things we hear in our heads, both good & bad. It's so important to know the difference sometimes when growing up. Especially in these times. Thank you Sherry for the Word of God today!

Christmas blessings, Sherry @ Edie Marie's Attic

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

So many are listening to deceiving spirits "tickling their ears." It must match with scripture. Thank you Sherry!

Bernideen said...

I try to remind myself everyday that this could be the day that the Lord returns. As we go about life it is easy to have our mind on other things...but.....this could be the day. Thanks for sharing Sherry.