Monday, July 29, 2013

Genuine or Counterfeit?

Genuine—we sometimes use this word in funny ways. I was in the grocery store a while back and saw a sign advertising “Genuine Imitation Crabmeat.” Excuse me? How can it be genuine and imitation at the same time?

The phrase “genuine imitation” can also apply to the spiritual lights that draw our attention.

2 Corinthians 11:14 says, "And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light." He’s an imitation light that appears to be genuine. He uses his fakery to confuse us and to lead us astray.

Praise God, there is a Genuine Light that exposes the imitation and outshines it. We might be momentarily confused, but “While I am in the world, I am the light of the world" (John 9:5 ) .

Jesus overpowers Satan until he casts but a weak glow.

Now that Jesus is at the right hand of the Father, we’ve been filled with the light of the Holy Spirit. We might be assaulted by confusion, doubt, or temptation, but be confident.

The light of the Spirit never dims, it forever shines brightly to guide us and to assure us of His presence. 

Rest in the Light. Be confident in its radiance.

Has Satan tried to distract you with his imitation light?
How did the Holy Spirit’s light reveal Satan’s darkness and guide you back to Him?


  1. Exactly! Genuine imitation? Do these advertisers think we're idiots? ??? Great post and so thankful our God is not a genuine imitation.

  2. I've been told they use some other fish besides crab and add crab flavoring. So it's genuine fish but imitation crab. Seriously?

    Praise God, we can trust Him to be the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow!