No one likes to be deceived, but it happens. Often it is so subtle that you are way in over your head before you realize what has taken place. And you wonder how you got there. Deception is slick and crafty. Often there is enough truth mixed in with the falicies so that only the very astute figure out early on that they are lambs being led to the slaughter. Consider if you will on this day mega ministries and their mega ministers. I will not name names but you know who I am reffering to. They have large churches with several services each Sunday. They have television broadcasts and books galore at your local book stores. They razzle and dazzlre and seem larger than life. And operate like Hollywood celebreties with their enterage of assistants and body guards. They appear on talk shows and while they claim to be promoting the Gospel of Jesus Christ, they actually are giving a plug for themselves. A common thread is that they tell you that if you read their books, buy their video and audio tapes, give money to their minitry then you will be guaranteed the same financial success that they have. How many men and women have purchased the books and tapes, followed these people weekly on television traveled all over the country to attend their seminars, conferences, convocations and conventions yet have not experienced the promised change in life circumstances? Consider this if you will. When Satan tempted Christ in the wilderness, he offered Him the entire world if Jesus would just bow down to him. If an individual is purporting to be a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ yet suggests you follow them, contribute to their particular ministry, emulate their actions do their 10 step plan, purchase their book ot tape and imply or even guarantee your success, they are the spawn of Satan. A true believer/minister will always point you to God's word and to a personal relationship with the Savior. Do not be deceived by the wolves in sheeps clothing. There is not a human being on earth who can guarantee you anything, unless they have been given a specific prophetic word from Almighty God for you. No one can promise your best life now or that your later days will be better than your former days because they do not even know if they will take their next breath in the land of the living. Be careful, because all that glitters is not gold. Pray for the spirit of discernment. Pay close attention as to whether Jesus is being lifted up or thrown in at the end like a consolation prize. If a preacher tells jokes and tickle people's fancy for an hour, what has he or she done that anyone would want to come to salvation at the end of their message? If you are listeing to someone tell their life story or brag on personal posessions this is not the gospel. Please my brothers and sisters learn the difference between a feel good pep talk, philosophy, psychology and sociology and the true pure unadulterated gospel of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Colosians 1:9 amplified bible: For this reason we also from the day we heard of it, have not ceased to pray and make special request for you asking that you may be filled with the full deep and clear knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom, in comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God and in understanding and discernment of spiritual things. Please pray this scripture for yourself your loved ones and spiritual leaders. Desire to be on God's page and know His will. He will give you revelation knowledge and strength to walk away from false ministers and ministries. Don't be taken in by razzle and dazzle, glitter and glamour. Learn the difference between entertainment and the true presence of God. Do not be deceived. Be ye separate and come from among them. Thanks for your time and knowI love you with the love of Christ.