Counterfeit – Pretend, sham, fake, dissemble, deceive, fabricate, forgery.  Truth – Reality, trueness, fact, authenticity, actuality.

You may have to connect the dots here but do what you can to follow me. Matter of fact you can not have a counterfeit version of anything without a real version already being in existence. Lets take money for instance, art work and/or jewelry. Without a valuable real to life version there is nothing to counterfeit.

Galatians 2:20 My old self has been crucified with Christ. *It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Commonly I hear that people struggle to believe that God is real, that the Holy Spirit is truly alive. I began asking myself how such ideas could actually still be credible in some peoples minds. Knowing that this idea of God not being real is one of the enemies best tools, so he thought. Funny thing about the enemy is, he did not realize that the cause and effect of inserting doubt would create certain types of people to create a counterfeit experience of God in order to profit off of the weak. Counterfeit experiences with God, people playing church, and the good old hypocrites that we all too often see in the media as representatives of the church. Counterfeit experiences have become big business; some of the things commonly used are big beautiful churches, nice lights, and entertainment style shows which can be used to create a counterfeit of an authentic experience with God. I am not saying that those things in themselves are bad or always represent counterfeit experiences, what I am saying is that the enemy tries to get the church to blend in with the world in order to numb the true experience with God.
To truly comprehend this, the lie has come full circle. The very existence of evil means that there has to be good. Nobody can look at this world and say that there is not evil. That same statement in reverse, is nobody can look at this world and say there is not good. God is good, God is real. The devil has gone to great lengths to instill this idea of doubting a God actually exists. Let me leave you with this, a counterfeit anything requires an authentic something. To have a fake version of anything requires that somebody has modeled a fake version off of the real version. God is waiting for you to reach and grab a hold of a real relationship with him. The devil will continue to tell you lies in order to keep you in darkness. The choice is yours for the time being, soon enough the time will come when there will be no more choices.

Matthew 6:5 When you pray, don’t be like the hypocrites who love to pray publicly on the street corners and in there synagogues where everyone can see them. I tell you the truth, that is all the reward they will ever get. 6: But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your father in private. then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you. 

-Branson James 

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