I recently wrote that the number one problem facing humanity in the 21st century is widespread spiritual deception–affecting billions of people.
That sea of deception is rising. It emanates from the unseen demonic world–ensnaring unsuspecting people in lies that ultimately hurt them and nations.
Spiritual deception produces another insidious form of deceit.
Political deception. It’s also growing.
Some years ago I read an article in which George Verwer, the founder of Operation Mobilization, was asked a critical question: “What is the greatest NEED in the world today?”
Verwer replied: “Spiritual revival in the church.”
In the next two articles I’d like to flip that query around and ask a second question for those of us who live in the 21st century: “What is the greatest PROBLEM in the world today?”
Spiritual deception–and its temperature is rising.
Thanksgiving is a uniquely American “holy day” that arose out of the deep faith of our spiritual ancestors–the Pilgrims–who came to these shores in November of 1620. Other nations celebrate it (like Canada to the north), and Israel enjoyed many holidays that were used to give gratitude to God.
But our American Thanksgiving is different. It came from a community of New Testament believers who not only grasped the importance of thanking God in all things, but experienced a providential act they never forgot.