telling the difference

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telling the difference

Deuteronomy 18:21 You may say to yourself, ‘How can we recognize a message Yahveh has not spoken?’
Deuteronomy 18:22 When a prophet speaks in Yahveh’s name, and the message does not come true or is not fulfilled, that is a message Yahveh has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously. Do not be intimidated by him.

telling the difference

I woke up early this morning, and did not have access to my computer, so instead of writing my devotions (which I usually do first thing) I decided to watch a sermon on my tablet. The sermon was from a preacher I had never listened to before, from a tradition I am not always comfortable with, so I didn’t know what to expect. But after a few minutes, I looked beyond all that and asked myself

“Is it biblical?” I would have to answer “Yes.”
“Is it relevant?” “Yes.”

I concluded that this preacher was speaking to me, and that God had orchestrated my life so that I could hear that message. I am so thankful for events like this, where God uses something out of my ordinary to encourage, strengthen and sometimes challenge me.

The Israelites would encounter true prophets, and false prophets. They would be able to tell the difference. So can we.

Thank you Lord, for the times when you speak to us, and we know it.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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