Angels of light

Beware of the angels of light that invade and inhabit your world and your soul. These are the evil beings that appear beautiful and attractive, but they only wish to devour you.

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These angels prey upon the weak. Those who desire a world devoid of suffering are drawn to these false angels who promise a new age of glitter and joy but no substance. There is no effort to develop character, only illusion.

For others, the angels are the obvious deceits of power, sex, money or drugs.

But the most dangerous are the angels of light that dwell among the religious. If your religion is devoid of mercy, you are being seduced by a demon in disguise. Does your doctrine blind you? Do not be deceived.

Christ came to show us that life is always messy, always bloody – yours, mine, everybody’s. You are not guaranteed any special treatment or privilege if you follow him. On the contrary, you might end up being hated or persecuted or – depending on where you live – you might even be killed.

The Messianic promises are much greater than we realize. But to see them clearly we must get down from our spiritual high horse and sit at the Lord’s feet.

Do you judge the homosexual or the atheist? Do you condemn the adulterer, the addict or the criminal? Or do you present Christ to them?

True mercy understands others at their level. This miracle only occurs if we let God work in us and through us thus allowing our righteousness to exceed that of the scribes and pharisees (Matthew 5:20).

What is it that should outrage the Christian? That someone has never heard of the triumphant work of Jesus Christ upon the cross for all of mankind.

How well we transmit this message depends on knowing these keys to perfection: You are not better – you are forgiven. You are not exalted – you are loved.

Romans 3,24

 

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6 comments on “Angels of light

  1. I love this post so much, especially these words: “Do you judge the homosexual or the atheist? Do you condemn the adulterer, the addict or the criminal? Or do you present Christ to them?” I’ve always thought it is much easier to judge than to teach.

    I often think of what Jesus said to the rich man in Mark chapter 10. When the man addressed Jesus as “good teacher,” Christ replied “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.”

    If Jesus didn’t want to be called good, how can any of us think of ourselves as good,or better than anyone else? I got over that crazy notion long ago.

    As Bob Dylan says, “I was so much older then. I’m younger than that now.”

    Peace be with you, Brave Fish.

    “Sister Olive”

    • Vince Chough says:

      Thanks Sister Olive. The secret is that we are all sinners. The only way out of our mess is through Jesus.

      I can not condemn, and I have no right to withhold the Good News from anyone. It is not about condoning any sinful behavior — it is about focusing on the solution rather than the problem.

  2. I think sometimes we get in the way of other people’s redemption..

    Blessings to you!

  3. I am an addict. i am a sinner.. I have struggled with lust and alcohol and every other sin…I have broken every command God has made. Yes I have even judged others. Thank you for this Vince. You are good at making us look at ourselves and our sinfulness and then turning to the lord for forgiveness and missing everyone else as we turn to him. I pray that we would all just turn to him and then point others to him without condemnation – that is his job not ours.

    • Vince Chough says:

      Thanks Ryan… I can only bring light to this problem of judging others because I am guilty of it. Nothing impedes my walk with Jesus more than this mistake.
      God bless you and your family!

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