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Browse through our online catalog of resources including video, audio and books containing messages and sermons by Hermano Pablo and Carlos Rey.



 
 

Our yearly devotional booklet consists of English translations of some of our Spanish messages. The applications have been changed to be suitable for Christians, while our Spanish messages are targeted to non-Christians. Mondays through Saturdays you will find a daily message below. If you've missed a day, click the corresponding date on the calendar to the left to see the message for that day. If you would like to see the actual Spanish message that is being broadcast today, visit conciencia.net.


KNOWING THE REAL THING
Psalm 119:72/Jonah 2:8/John 6:27

It could have been the perfect robbery. The thieves disarmed the alarm, put four dogs to sleep, took a door off its hinges, cut telephone cables, and entered the art gallery of Franceschi, in Milan, Italy.

Working hurriedly, they took more than 25 oil paintings. But because they didn't know anything about art, they took paintings of inferior quality that had been done by students, and left masterpieces by Van Gogh, Picasso, Monet and Chagall.

"If they had only known the masterpieces," said Enzo Bianco, the police inspector, "these thieves could have gotten away with a vast fortune." People who are not schooled in art appreciation can easily confuse imitations with the real thing. For them, all that glitters is gold.

So it is in many situations of life. The real, the authentic, the original, is often confused with a cheap imitation.

A young man, and sometimes one that is not so young, seeks happiness, desperately wanting to find a life without problems, so he tries drugs. For a time the euphoria that he experiences makes him believe he has found paradise, but sooner or later he finds out that it's all a passing illusion. By the time he realizes he has been deceived, he is enslaved.

A young lady believes the loving words of a slick man with ulterior motives, thinking she has found her knight in shining armor. Too late she realizes what she has found is not genuine love, but seduction.

A husband begins to look through the eyes of sensual passion at his secretary, and confuses real love with lust. By the time he comes to his senses, his home is destroyed.

Anyone who seeks spiritual reality in religion alone wastes years of life before discovering that religion in and of itself is nothing more than an illusion; God and religion are not the same thing. Religion is the counterfeit for a real and personal relationship with God.

Let’s determine not to mistake religion for God. Only He is real, and the authentic is too priceless to squander on cheap counterfeits. So let’s not risk our spiritual welfare on worthless facsimiles, our eternal salvation on useless imitations. We can have a personal relationship with God Himself. Jesus said, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me" (John 14:16).


Pray today for the more than 50,000 listeners who can hear our program in Barranca, Peru. It is broadcast twelve times per week there. This secular station can be found at 94.3 FM.

 
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