Friday 1 April 2022: The Day of Deception

The Day of Deception

The Day of Deception

My Month of Cultivating Godly Character for Excellence Col 3:9-10.9: Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices. 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. NIV

Today is known worldwide as April Fools’ Day or April fool’s Day.  It is an annual custom on April 1 consisting of practical jokes and hoaxes. Jokers often expose their actions or jokes by shouting “April Fool” at the recipient. Those who are involved in this practice range from individuals, to companies / institutions. Mass media can be highly involved in this. Social media, especially facebook and whatsApp are also involved. 

This day is not a public holiday in any country except in Odessa, Ukraine where it is an official city holiday. Some historians speculate that April fool’s Day dates back to 1582, when France switched from Julian calendar to the Hindu calendar, the New Year with the spring equinox around April 1. People who were slow to get the news or failed to recognize that the start of the new year had moved to January 1 and continued to celebrate it during the last week of March through April 1 became the butt of jokes and hoaxes, and were called “April fools.” Information on April 1 is usually deceptive. 

Watch out for deception on April Fool’s Day. Calm down when you receive messages or anything called news from friends or from media outlets. Make sure you verify any and every information before acting on it. You may receive messages telling you so and so friend or close relative has had an accident. Be careful, and don’t just start acting. On this day, the spirit of lies telling is activated. But then should children of God engage in this practice? The answer is NO.  Psalms 120:2 (NIV) is a prayer we must pray, “Save me, O Lord, from lying lips and from deceitful tongues. Lies telling is a sin and must be avoided. Don’t lie to anyone on this day and verify messages you receive.

  1. Thank you Lord for a new day, new month & the Word of God.
  2. Dear Lord, we pray against the spirit of deception today.
  3. We commit this month to you Father, let it be an awesome month.

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