Yesterday, I had a conversation with a friend after church who expressed her tentative approach to writing and teaching again through her blog. She stated: “I don’t want to mislead anyone, especially since the punishment for false teachers are so harsh!”
And I agreed.
I am thankful The Holy Spirit is with me. If not, I’m not sure where or how far away I would have been carried away from the truth.
I’m not saying those who teach the word of God do not make mistakes. We are human. We miss it. However, I do know now accepting the call to minister, whether it be through social media or a physical pulpit brings about harsher consequences.
That is why I have to be so careful in what I say, and how I deliver, The Word of Truth to the masses.
In this time, I’m learning that God does not only want me to be rebuilt on a solid foundation but other Christ followers around the world.
Correct Teaching brings about correct thinking and correct thinking brings about right living.
There are so many false representations, teachings and of course beliefs of Christ. So….
We have to be careful.
“Then if anyone says to you, ‘Behold, here is the Christ,’ or ‘There He is,’ do not believe him. 24 For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect. Behold, I have told you in advance.” —Jesus, Matthew 24:25-27
Regardless if they are the most popular, most trendy, hip or in demand preachers of our day–we must stay true to the gospel and heed the words of Christ–watch and pray. Be careful. And give God your attention every day. Don’t let what you see and hear sway your opinion. Not everything you see or hear is what it seems.
False teachers are real.
Wolves in sheep’s clothing.
Be on the lookout, study the Word, look up scriptures used in messages, understand what God is actually saying, and judge rightly according to God’s Word. If you are truly seeking divine correction and wisdom–God will protect you.
“From time to time, we’ll encounter smooth-talking people who “advise” us while denying God’s power. That isn’t God’s voice. He speaks to us through His Word. He guides us with His Spirit. His hand is on those who follow Him, and He will never abandon us.
Teach us to discern Your voice, Lord.
God is always trustworthy” – from “Not What it Seems” by Tim Gustafson, Our Daily Bread Ministries
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This not only confirmed, but revealed to me what is missing in our world today, and what I can do, and others do to correct it.
By first correcting ourselves.
God, help us seek your face at all times. And protect us from being deceived. We thank you, Father, for showing us these things ahead of time and making it plain to us so we can see, change our hearts, and avoid those who are false.
In Jesus Name, we pray,
Remember, to everything, there is a season,
A time and purpose under heaven.
I pray we grow through this season of life, together.
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