#22 – Counterfeit or Real?


Any-one or any-thing that draws the eyes of my heart away from Jesus is a worthless counterfeit. However, it can still have the power to cheat me out of the priceless gifts of righteousness, peace and joy that are mine in Christ.

But how do we know when we are being deceived? Well, how do bank tellers or turnpike toll collectors* learn to recognize counterfeit money? “Banks equip tellers to detect counterfeit money by exposing them to genuine currency. That way, any variation is suspect.” (urbanfaith.com)

Many American Christians are confused and fearful today because they have been deceived and have taken their eyes off of Jesus. They have been tricked into thinking that the counterfeit will make life better for them, than God and His ways do.

But things are about to change. America’s God-given freedoms and opportunities have been a blessing, but can also draw our eyes away from Him. One strategy that He will use to refine us is to take away some of the counterfeits that we’ve been setting our eyes upon. Some Christians will become angry at Him but others will run toward Him.

Those who now recognize what is real and what is counterfeit will repent, and will embrace the newly awakened, Spirit-led Body of Christ, the Mt. 16:18 Church. It could cost us everything including our life, but we’ll do it cheerfully as we join the saints of Heb. 11:13-16.

I pray that you have eyes to see and ears to hear.

Ken Stoltzfus, Kidron, OH – FACEBOOK: Ken Stoltzfus – Kidron
Jan. 18, 2021

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*Ask me what happens when you give a counterfeit $20 at a toll booth on the WV Turnpike. Ooooh Baby – – I’ve never been so close to cuffs!

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  1. Bulldog on January 18, 2021 at 7:05 am

    Play money in WV, That has to be an interesting story. ¿You broke a fifty at the local jerky store??? : )

    Amen to eyes fixed. I remember seeing a painting of Peter walking on water, but his eyes were looking at the water and was sinking and his arm was stretched out. I don’t remember the painters name?
    That’s to often the case, we can look elsewhere and the next thing you know you are reaching out for answers, help or comfort from your unmet hopes or dreams.

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