Mark Affleck

My Dance With Delusion Was NOT Faith

July 11, 2019
Spiritual Growth

Faith in the WISDOM OF MAN is a dangerous dance with delusion.
I know this because I performed it myself. But God is using my painful experience to tell the story of how “FAITH IN MAN” leads to a counterfeit life bloated with pride and hubris.
FAITH IN MAN has been in play for over 2000 years, but today’s version presents itself through a “sophisticated” lens of technological wizardry and mind-numbing advances in every aspect of life on earth.
It is behind this curtain of modernity that prideful man has been deceived by darkness that produces a false sense of self-sufficiency.
A surprise? No way.
If faith in a crucified Christ blows up our infatuation with individualistic pride, then it makes sense that Satan would hijack its definition for his evil purposes.
Faith in man corrupts. Faith in God assassinates pride and muzzles a boastful man so he can proclaim Christ.
The Apostle Paul knew that if human power was his platform, confessions of faith would NOT be conversions to a crucified Christ. Instead, they would create a “FALSE POSITIVE” that invites Satan’s offer of a “successful life” without having to submit our heart.
If we accept that deal, it does not take long before we lose our chance at experiencing GOD’S SUPERNATURAL FAITH that ONLY comes when we lay prostrate in submission to him.
If we refuse Satan’s offer, we will receive GOD’S SUPERNATURAL FAITH that attaches to our born-again spirit and WILL NEVER LEAVE US.
This is not a question of LACKING FAITH. It is a matter of not UNDERSTANDING FAITH.
Many Christians will spend an entire lifetime looking for REAL FAITH when they already have it!
I want to live out Romans 12:3 and never think of myself more highly than I should. That I be modest in my thinking. That I judge myself according to the amount of faith you have given me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Are you embracing GOD’s faith and rejecting MAN’s faith?
“So that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.” 1 Corinthians 2:5

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