They’ve been testing out a new spam email service at work. We were getting a lot of junk mail arriving in our inboxes. Some spam senders are very adept at making emails look official. Try as the IT department could, people were clicking on the links and following the false information inside the emails. It was wreaking havoc on the entire email system. With the new program most of the spam mail is now captured in their web mail. What once was a huge problem has now become easier to deal with because for the most part all the emails are now in the junk files or captured away to the other system.
The best way to tell how to deal with something you’re not sure about in emails is to hover over the sender’s email. It may say important message from “Joe@the right email system.com” but when you hover over it, take a little extra time, the true sender is revealed, “bad @nowaytoreadthis.org”
The truth is, there is a lot of fake information circulating through the world these days. Some of it is just plain trash and is easily caught in the discernment of our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Other things are more subtle and delusional. The information we are exposed to can cause great harm to our spirits. It can get in our thinking system and wreak havoc in our lives. There have been times when I was sure something was very true only to find out that I had been lied to. Sometimes it’s information, other times it’s people but the result is the same – snookered. And snookered means that I took in what I thought was truth and discovered it was not the truth at all.
What is the hope for us? How will we know the truth from error? How can we protect our “system” from corruption of things that want to tear us down and make us ineffective as salt and light in the world? Is there hope for the believer? Can we find a program that will help us discern right from wrong, truth from lies, fact from fiction and escape the trap of misinformation?
God speaks to my heart. If you will read the manual, the Word of God, and spend time in My presence you will learn how to dispatch the misinformation you encounter straight to the junk file. The more you know about Me and My Word, the easier you will see the lies that come against you, threaten to harm you and send you in the wrong direction. But it takes time in My Presence. I AM beckoning you into My presence every single day. I woo you and call you. When you listen and respond I can teach you the Truth. Hover over the things you wonder about and compare it to My Truth. Discard it quickly and move on into My blessings. The more you follow Me, the closer you examine My Word the easier it will get to see the errors and avoid the problems. Eventually you will know the Truth so well that you will be totally set free from error. My Spirit will capture errors and whisks them out of your mind.
Oh beloved, God is calling you in love and summoning you to sit in His presence. Everything that has ever come against you, every situation you are now facing, every fear you have of the future can be cut off at the pass before it gets a hold on you by spending time with the Lord. He is no mere benefactor, He is your King. He is your Warrior. He is your Truth Bearer. He is your staunchest ally and your greatest advocate for Truth. If you will learn His Truth, you will discover that worldly error has less effect on your life because you know the Truth. And beloved, the Truth of God is what sets you free and gives you great blessings. He knows what you’ve been through and the things that got through that mean to harm you but He’s with you right now. He’s speaking love words into your heart. He says in His Word that every day is a new day to start new and fresh in the Light of His glory and grace. Stop berating yourself for the things that got through and rejoice in Him for the things you will learn that will keep your heart and mind running smoothly!
God loves you and He’s for you. That’s why you can trust His Word over any other system or message in the world today. Agree with Him and watch as your life unfolds blessings and honor and peace and joy as you live in the Light of His Word!
John 8:32 And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
Psalm 119:9 How can a young person stay pure? By obeying Your Word.
2 Corinthians 10:5 We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ
Psalm 143:10 Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
Psalm 16:11 You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.