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Greg Laurie daily devotion - June 9, 2014

The Ultimate Imitator

And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.” - (Matthew 24:4–5)

It seems as though everyone has a cell phone these days. Everywhere you go, people are talking on their cell phones. And now there is actually a cell phone for dogs, which is a collar with a little speaker that allows you to talk to Fido.

How did we ever survive before cell phones?

I remember when the first cell phones came on the market. They were heavy and had a very short battery life. Then came the Blackberry, which was very popular. But the industry was turned upside down in 2007 when Apple released the iPhone. Walk into any store today where cell phones are sold, and you will find that most phones resemble the iPhone. This template, this prototype of sorts, changed everything.

Whenever something is popular, whenever something is successful, whenever something is effective, you can be sure there always will be imitations.

The ultimate imitator is Satan, who has his cheap imitations of all things that are true. For all the real Christians who believe in Jesus, he has his fake believers out there—posers who pretend to be something they are not. We have real miracles performed by the hand of God, and Satan has his fake imitations of those as well. God has His Son, Jesus. And one day Satan will have his son, his own imitation of Jesus, the Antichrist. This man will be history’s vilest embodiment of sin and rebellion.

Here is your choice: Are you going to be for Jesus Christ or the Antichrist? Either it is God, or it is Satan. If you make the right choice, then you can know with certainty that your name will be written in the Book of Life. But if it is not written in the Book of Life, then you are doomed.

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