Hi everybody 🙂 I come to you today with what I believe is an important message from the Lord!
First of all I have to mention how seriously BIG and STRONG His love is for you. He is all encompassing. He doesn’t miss a thing about you, you are open and laid bare before Him. In His greatness He sees you as you are, and He knows your sensitivities and what makes you smile and what makes your heart leap or pound with anxiety. He is the answer to all of your problems. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. He is the one who knows your heart’s deepest longings. He is so awesome!
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After that beautiful exhortation (which I feel very refreshed now after writing!! Thank You Lord You are so good, Your truth is amazing!) I go on to another!
I was at a Beth Moore Bible study last week, and she was talking about knowledge and what God shows us in His Word and how important it is to know it. There is so much information that the Father wants to impart to us. Much of it (I think it’s safe to say all of it) is already in His word, ready for us to read, ready for us to read & receive revelation on.
Since we have this wonderful tool, —whoa I am coming to another understanding, praise God! Okay! So, (lol, hope I haven’t lost you yet!) —God has been teaching me this past year about how to use the Bible as a “sword”.
Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
“…the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. “
So the Bible is our sword. Earlier this year I asked God what that means. Here I see He is giving me another answer!
So look at these verses about the end times: “Jesus answered and said to them, ‘See to it that no one misleads you.” Matthew 24:4
2 Timothy 3:13 “But evil men & imposters will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.”
Luke 21:8 “See to it that you are not misled“!!!
With warnings like these, it’s clear that Jesus must have made it possible for us to not be misled. “See to it” that you are not deceived. “See to it” that you not misled. It’s our responsibility to make sure that we know the truth so that we may not be led astray! Wow. And one of the signs of evil men and impostors is that they will go from “bad to worse” “being deceived”. Whoa! I was surprised to see here that being deceived is the mark of an evil man or an impostor. It’s not just deceiving, but by being deceived you are taking part in evil.
Surely, we must “know the truth and the truth will make [us] free.”
The Lord has given us His word to guard us from falsehood, to protect us from being deceived. We have to use it as a sword to cut through any lies that we hear or see. We have to start believing that God still does miracles, the gifts of the Spirit are true, prophecy is real and God still physically heals! Our churches must walk in understanding, wisdom, and knowledge of the Scriptures while we also walk in the Spirit! We must not be deceived! We must know & understand that there is a lot we do not currently understand, but Jesus says that we are able to make sure that we are not deceived, so let’s do it, with His help.
Father, I bless the Church! I pray for Your power and Your word and Your love to be known among Your peoples. May we not be deceived, in Jesus’ Name! There are so many heresies to watch out for–both when people add to Your word and when people take away from Your word and say that something isn’t true. Father I pray You will give us Your spirit of wisdom and understanding so that we know the truth and spot lies! I pray for Your protection to be on and around us. Give us eyes to see and ears to hear that we may walk in the truth, without adding to it or taking away from it! Thank You Jesus that You said we can prevent ourselves from being misled. May we know the truth and may it set us free!! Thank You! In Jesus’ name, Amen!