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Morning Rundown: How You Can Avoid Being Deceived

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Shelby Bowen

Here’s a quick summary of the top stories on charismamag.com:

How You Can Avoid Being Deceived

Don’t be fooled by the enemy’s tactics. Don’t ignore your spiritual discernment. Don’t let others tell you that you are misinterpreting the Bible.

Demons are influencing the minds of many people today including those who possess power, money and fame. Even Christian leaders are bowing down to cultural influence.

Demons can and will drive people to lie, cheat, compromise and do evil. The devil uses the most prominent individuals and effective mass means of communicating to promote his lies and agenda.

A Pastor’s Miraculous Supernatural Encounter on Skid Row

After serving in the Marines and facing traumatic events, one veteran fell into a life of drugs and homelessness. It was in his last moment of greatest despair that he had a supernatural encounter with God that radically altered the course of the rest of his life.

That man is Troy Vaughn, pastor and CEO of the Los Angeles Mission, one of the nation’s largest service providers to the homeless. His story is one of great heartaches—but also many triumphs.

“My father was found dead in a porta potty in the city of Inglewood in a park, with a needle in his arm,” Vaughn says in the Charisma magazine interview.

The Only Power to Overcome Sin, Struggle and Addictions

We boast about amazing grace when it comes to our salvation. But when it comes to addressing the sins and struggles that arise as we live our faith, people often turn to various means of performance.

That usually comes down to more Bible memorization, more prayer, more fasting, or more adherence to a set of rules.

The problem is, as the apostle Paul revealed, discipline and rule-keeping “provide no help in conquering a person’s evil desires” (Col. 2:21–22). In fact, he warned that those kinds of things tend to only empower sin more (1 Cor. 15:56).

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