STAND FIRM

STAND FIRM


Now the Holy Spirit tells us clearly that in the last times some will turn away from what we believe; they will follow lying spirits and teachings that come from demons.1 Timothy 4:1
Everything going on around us points to the fact that we are living in the last days. All around us, we see prophecies being fulfiled before our very eyes that Jesus and the prophets gave us. The Bible warns that in the last days things will go from bad to worse. The Scripture also warns that one of the signs of the last days will be that many people shall fall from the faith.

 The question is, can you or I ever fall away from the Lord? Without question, we have the potential, even the inclination, to turn away from the truth. We have the potential to drift away from the Lord. This is why we must give careful attention to the potential pitfalls that can easily trap us and take us away from the Lord. We must be aware of the schemes and strategies of Satan as we are living in the last days. As the Bible said, "The night is almost gone; the day of salvation will soon be here. So don't live in darkness. Get rid of your evil deeds. Shed them like dirty clothes. Clothe yourselves with the armour of right living, as those who live in the light."  This is not a time to be playing games with God and living in half-hearted commitment to the things of God. The only way to survive as a Christian, and even flourish in these last days, is to be completely committed to Jesus Christ.  Otherwise, we will be easy targets for the tactics, strategies, and flaming arrows of the devil. Father, keep me from falling and preserve me holy and blameless until the day of Christ.
Scriptural Reading: 1 Timothy 4:1-11
1     Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, 
2     speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron,
3     forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. 
4     For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; 
5     for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer. A Good Servant of Jesus Christ 
6     If you instruct the brethren in these things, you will be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished in the words of faith and of the good doctrine which you have carefully followed. 
7     But reject profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise yourself toward godliness. 
8     For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come. 
9      This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance. 
10      For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. 
11     These things command and teach.
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