River of Deception

Picture yourself for a moment floating in a river of sewage. It’s brown, thick, and the stench is unbearable. As you look around, you see no shore line as the river is flowing between two very high canyon walls.

As you gag and try desperately to not vomit, the bodies of tiny babies begin floating by. Many have no head and some are missing limbs. As you gaze at them. some appear to be looking back at you with eyes that ask, why?

Streaks of blood cover the river sticking to you like glue. You hear the screams and cries of the those who have been tortured and murdered for no reason. Their only crime, to tell you, and others, the way to be saved from the river.

As you try to wipe the river from your eyes, you begin to see all of the others that are floating in the river with you. Some are crying, wanting desperately to get out of the river, but they do not know how. Others appear to be deranged and are drinking the sewage water feverishly as if they hunger for it.

Struggling to stay afloat, you see many grasping to other things floating in the river. Curiously, there is a name written on each item floating in the river. Each of those items only appear to float for a short amount of time. Some shorter than others. As they begin sinking, that person would look for another item to grab onto. They appear to always grab onto the item with the same name.

You then begin noticing that each time a person grabs a hold of another item, they appear to become weaker and struggle to hold on. Eventually, to your horror, you see each person sink into the river holding onto their item.

Some grab onto other people to help them float. They also become weak, are pulled down, with all of them sinking into the river to never to rise again.

Immediately, you find yourself high above the river, as you look down, you see a horrific sight that shakes you to your core. The river ends. It not only ends, but flows into a bottomless dark abyss that all of those in the river do not see or know is coming.

Let me ask you, what temporary god, pleasure, or drug are you holding onto that satisfies only for the moment, but will ultimately lead to your eternal death? Have you believed the lies of Satan as he throws you sinking items, one after another, telling you he can save you?

There is One who’s hand is above the river. He loves you and has made a way out of this river of deception. His name is Jesus Christ. Grab His hand and he will pull you out, clean you off, give you new white and beautiful clothes, and place you in a boat that rides above this river. When the end of the river arrives, we will be taken from the boat to the shores of our eternal home feeding off the crisp , clear, cool, refreshing, and living water flowing from the throne of GOD.

You were made in the image of GOD, not Satan. Reach up, grab His hand!

May GOD bless you and open the eyes and ears of everyone on this planet to His truth.

Scripture _____________________________________________________________________

Rom 10:8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim);
Rom 10:9 because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Rom 10:10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.
Rom 10:11 For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.”

Rev 21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.
Rev 21:2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
Rev 21:3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.
Rev 21:4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
Rev 21:5 And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
Rev 21:6 And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment.
Rev 21:7 The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son.
Rev 21:8 But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

Rev 22:1 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb
Rev 22:2 through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
Rev 22:3 No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him.
Rev 22:4 They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.
Rev 22:5 And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.

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