Sunday, February 19, 2012

Cracking a Counterfeit

Cracking the Counterfeit
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A local Connecticut news story reports, “State police…cracked a counterfeiting operation.”  I thought this only happened in spy movies. Suddenly, I am more aware of money that passes through my hands, looking carefully at the serial numbers.  The last thing I want is to be fooled into taking fake bills, and even more, I don’t want to use one myself by mistake.


People who are trained to identify counterfeit money need to know the real thing. But, instead of studying the counterfeit, they analyze the real currency.
God’s Word says that Satan is a fake; he is anti-Christ. And, though he presents himself as an angel of light, if you know the Light of the World, the enemy’s attempts at counterfeiting it will stand out. 

Satan tries to counterfeit so he can dupe us into trading God’s way into one that leads us astray. 

Some discoveries I have made include:

  • Jesus is the Truth; Satan is the father of lies.
  • Jesus is the Lion of Judah; Satan is the roaring lion who seeks to devour.
  • Jesus gives life. Satan is the harbinger of death.
  • Jesus opens the eyes of those who believe; Satan blinds the unbelieving so they won’t see the Truth.
God’s Word is full of these black and white examples for us to see the truth about the enemy’s desire to trick us. 

Cracking the Counterfeit
Image courtesy of Morguefile.com
God offers love in what Jesus did for us on Calvary

The enemy dangles a worldly love that never satisfies and most often destroys. 

Jesus promised the filling and presence of the Holy Spirit, the one who comforts and gives us spiritual understanding. 

The enemy offers misunderstanding, spirituality and false comfort through cults, mystic and new age practices.

God knows our future and tells us we can trust Him to know what is best and for Him to be with us, yet the enemy will entice us to seek answers through mediums, astrology, tarot and other means.
To know the difference between what is good from God and what is meant to distract us away from Him, we need to become so familiar with who God is in Scripture—His character. And, we need to trust that He is working in us, for our best. 

To embrace the counterfeit will leave us wanting, hungry and thirsty but never satisfied.
So, the best way to crack a counterfeit is to know the Real Thing. Don't be duped! Dig into God's Word to discover Who He is, so when faced with the enemy's lie you can stare him down and choose the Truth.
How have you identified the counterfeit? In what way have you come to know what is true about God so that you are more aware of the enemy's lie?

Jeanne



2 comments:

  1. Great reminder, Jeanne! He is the only Truth! Anything less is counterfeit.

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