BE NOT DECEIVED
“Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth,” Ephesians 6:14
The epistle to the Ephesians is one of Paul’s most masterful penning. Clearly this was a church with some theological depth and so Paul doesn’t engage in the usual arguments and debates to get his point across.
Instead He goes headlong into laying down doctrine. However, as with all his other epistles, he closes the letter with general counsel and advice. In this case, he sets out to discuss an important subject; the subject of spiritual warfare.
Unfortunately, many Christians get into extremes on this subject. Some act as though there’s no enemy at all thinking that those who believe these are just being superstitious. Then there are those who have their thoughts filled with fear and an over-estimation of the power of the enemy.
Here’s the point: We have an enemy. It’s not flesh and blood but principalities, powers, rulers of darkness and spiritual wickedness in the heavenlies.
Here’s the conclusion: We have the victory in Christ. The believer however has the responsibility of enforcing the victory of Christ as the enemy is a lawless fellow who won’t give up without a fight.
Notably, the very first item in the armor of the believer is the belt of truth. Truth is the very first and most foundational item in the believers armor.
Interestingly, Jesus and Paul spoke extensively about deception in the last days. It is actually the number strategy of the enemy against believers.
“And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.”
“But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”
2 Timothy 3:13
Deception is Satan’s’ last days strategy. This is the end time war and it’s on! Unfortunately not many believers are aware. It’s an ideological fight. Satan is sponsoring ideas, philosophies and opinions that exalt itself against the truth of the Word. Steadily you find people, sadly believers, questioning the relevance of the scriptures in the twenty first century.
Your first responsibility as a believer in the last days is to hold on to truth.
The basic practice of reading the scriptures is the most important for believers today. Save that you read the word for yourself, you are a candidate for deception.
Truth is a person. Truth is Jesus. The written word is given to us to know the living word.
Give yourself to the Word today like never before and see your life soar!
Thank you, Dear Holy Spirit, for I mount guard over my heart, allowing only the Word of God to grow and prevail. By the Word of God, i walk in victory, success and advancement, every day. I cannot be deceived because I’m acquainted with your Word, which is my light and my salvation, in Jesus’ Mighty Name, Amen.
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
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