"For many will come in My name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and will mislead many.

Matthew 24:5

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Deb Kenes

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Truth. What is it? How can your truth be anymore correct and righteous than mine? We live in a world that is at constant odds over what is true. We have been warned that in the end days that “another” will rise up and proclaim that he is Truth. How will we recognize what is true and what is designed by Satan to mislead us all? It’s hard enough in our day to day life to determine what is real and what has been made up. Romans 16:17-18 tells us. Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them. For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting. We certainly don’t want to be deceived so what do we do? 2 Peter 3:17 reminds us You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness. The best way to arm ourselves against untruth requires some dedication. Read and know what the Word of God says. Fill your heart and soul with it. Join bible studies and small groups to expand your knowledge. Serve others and you will find truths that you can find nowhere else. Surround yourselves with other lovers of Christ and rely on each other for support and accountability. Be in prayer with the Creator constantly. Turn to the Holy Spirit for guidance. And when you do your best, you will find “In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation--having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise”. Ephesians 1:13

Father God, we believe! We believe you alone are in control. That you are the truth and the life. We believe that our uncertainty is what comes as a result of fear. We spend so much time worrying about things that we create a framework for evil to creep in. We pray that you will help us fill up our truth tanks. Surround us with reminders of who you are and what you have promised. Drive out our demons that we may be filled with you, sweet Jesus! Deliver us from ourselves. We ask it in your son’s name. Amen.

Let’s pray together for our deliverance from untruths. Join us as we surrender our fears. The Prayer Team meets every third Monday of the month at 12:30P (10/21/19) in the Lounge. Written by: Deb Kenes

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