My sister’s church is small in size but packed with people so although the pastor or worship leader is not far from the congregation there are 3 large screens projecting their images.
One Sunday when I was there visiting, I was only in the 4th or 5th row so I wasn’t far from the front and I could easily see the pastor on the platform, but over and over again I found myself drawn to the larger-than-life image on the screen. I was struck by this simple analogy:
I thought to myself…that is how Satan works. He presents a lookalike. Sometimes it is difficult to discern the real from the lookalike. It can seem larger than life so our attention can be drawn away from what is real, what is genuine—that is…God.
“For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.” 2 Corinthians 11:13-15
We need to be ever so diligent to keep redirecting our attention back to the One True God. We don’t want to settle for anything other than He who is Genuine.
So often God’s love notes come in simple situations when He whispers an analogy to our hearts. Are you ready to receive it?
After serving 16 years full time on the staff of America’s Keswick, Diane and her husband moved to North Carolina where she continues to serve part time as a contributing writer and Partner Care Consultant. She is also a Biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at email@example.com.