by: M.E. Townsend
Spiritual darkness and counterfeit connections loom bigger and brighter in churches and meeting rooms across our nation and around the world. Heretical teachers filled with goody gospels offer little hope for the hopeless, with truth too often, nowhere to be found. False prophets speak messages they claim come through inspiration of the Holy Spirit – their words ring true, yet never come to pass.
Remember according to scripture - a prophet must be 100% correct 100% of the time.
We have become a nation of perplexed and bewildered pilgrims trudging through life the best we can; so many without hope, without joy, without fear or reverence for God. We are ships without a rudder; we are boats without an oar.
Many a weary pilgrim has forgotten that our LORD told us:
“You are the light of the world, a city set upon a hill...”
He spoke clearly saying: “You are salt of the earth…” Matthew 5
We must grasp and hold tight the Truth – weighing all that we hear and see with the Word of God. We must put our faith, our hope our future in the Hand of our Creator. Who better would know the creation than the Creator?
Is what we are hearing what God has spoken or has man twisted and turned the message to fit his own program and agenda? Do not be deceived; remember that whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. Lies breed lies, deception produces more deception – but when we know the Truth, the Truth will set us free.
Jesus the Christ prayed for all who would believe on His Name –
“I have revealed You to those whom You gave me out of the world. They were Yours; you gave them to Me and they have obeyed Your word. Now they know that everything You have given Me comes from You. For I gave them the words You gave Me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from You, and they believed that You sent Me. I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those You have given Me, for they are Yours. All I have is Yours, and all You have is Mine. And glory has come to Me through them. I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to You. Holy Father, protect them by the power of Your Name—the Name You gave Me—so that they may be one as We are one. While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that Name You gave Me. My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in Me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as You are in Me and I am in You. May they also be in Us so that the world may believe that You have sent Me. I have given them the glory that You gave Me, that they may be one as We are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that You sent Me and have loved them even as You have loved Me." John 17
Read carefully the Words of our LORD. Lean not upon your own understanding. Do not trust in the teachings of man but trust in the faithfulness of HE who is faithful. Hold fast to the hope that is within you and mark well that -
“There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God—having a form of godliness but denying its power.
Have nothing to do with them.” 2 Timothy 3