A raven saw a Swan and desired to secure for himself the same beautiful plumage. Supposing that the Swan's splendid white color arose from his washing in the water in which he swam, the Raven left the altars in the neighborhood where he picked up his living, and took up residence in the lakes and pools. But cleansing his feathers as often as he would, he could not change their color, while through want of food he perished.
Right from the fall of Adam and Eve deception and disguise are the two major tools employed by Satan in different areas and ways of life with only one aim to steal, kill and destroy. Satan always rises up an echo of discontent and rage against God in the hearts and minds of the people at large with only criteria to lead mankind in the path of sin and eternal destruction. Bible declares that Satan is a liar and is father of all lies and It's through all sorts of " Ism's & Ion's" through which Satan have bounded, fooled and spiritually blinded mankind for many millennia’s, centuries and years.
Humans have come up with different sorts of religion and ritual practices to get to heaven but have seldom understood that the same cannot cleanse them from their sin nor can promise them life eternal. Religions, rituals and sacrifices that of animals cannot make a person's heart pure nor it can cleanse the conscience of a person nor it can forgive the sins of a person for if it would have been able to do it then the need to offer those sacrifices year after would have been ceased but since its not ceased its clear that in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins year after year. But there is the Holy Blood of Lord Jesus Christ who alone cleanses our conscience and forgives us all our sins- for Jesus Christ is the Son of God who being God himself came upon this earth, led a sinless life and was crucified on the Cross of Calvary for the sins of the entire human race, rose back from the dead on the third and at present is seated at the right hand side of the Heavenly Father as a High Priest of our Faith intercessing to the Father for the salvation of our Soul and He is coming back to bless with eternal life to all those who have confessed and repented their sins in His name and have received Him as their personal Lord and Savior.
Just like the crow above we the humans have also been decieved and lured by the things of this world which look attractive and good but are vicious and destroying in their very nature. Raven tried to change its natural course by doing what the swan did but in the end he perished; so is the case with mankind it has been trying to seek salvation through religion, rituals, ones karma's and acts of self righteousness but mankind have failed to give glory, honor and praise to the Lord God their creator for they have exchanged the glory of the immortal God for an image resembling mortal human beings or birds or four-footed animals or reptiles and exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served the creation rather than the Creator Himself.
Bible declares that Lord God Almighty has revealed himself in His Son Jesus Christ for He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation, for all things in heaven and on earth were created by him – all things, whether visible or invisible, whether thrones or dominions, whether principalities or powers – all things were created through him and for him. He himself is before all things and all things are held together in him. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in the Son and through him to reconcile all things to himself by making peace through the blood of his cross – through him, whether things on earth or things in heaven. So we humans should stop conceiving God is like gold or silver or stone, an image made by human skill and imagination- For God who made the world and everything in it,who is Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by human hands, nor is he served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives life and breath and everything to everyone.
It shall be mere foolishness on our parts if we ignore the love of God Almighty that He has revealed, established and fulfilled in and through the sacrifice of His begotten Son Jesus Christ who came in this world to save the we the sinners. Apart from Christ theirs no Salvation for Christ who knew no sin became sin offering for us so that we may life in abundance through Him. You can have forgiveness of your sins and redemption of your soul only if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is the Lord and believe from your heart that Lord has raised Christ from the death- For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. God has gifted each one of us with free will and its unto you now what shall you choose eternal life or death? Blessings or Condemnation? Deception or Enlightment? The call is yours.....but remember whatever you shall choose it shall have eternal consequences! For Bible declares: See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them; I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land.
May God give each one of us the grace of His understanding, knowledge and wisdom so that we can know the truth and truth will set us free for eternity.
L.S.P.M thanks and praise God for enlighting us with knowledge and wisdom through His Spirit and bless us with His grace to share this article with you all for the glory of His Son our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.