Practical Living through Biblical Principles

Keep Me From Deception

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By Yolanda K. Edwards

Matthew 24: 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.

We see many turning away from the church.  People leaving because they’ve been caught up in their emotions and not focusing on the work and the will of God.  Whenever you join a church, it should be because God has led you there and has work for you to do there. Likewise, whenever you leave a church, first and foremost, it should be because your work in that particular branch of Zion is done and God is calling you to work and fulfill His will for you at another branch of Zion. Second, you should always have a church where you will continue to grow in the faith when you leave.

Something to think about: It’s time to do a heart check! Will you be one of the many that are deceived and that will turn away from the faith?

Prayer Starter: Lord, it’s in the name of Jesus that I come, first asking for forgiveness of anything that I’ve done against you and others.  Lord in your word, you said that when I am weak, you are strong.  I need you to help me be strong in you in the midst of all the turmoil going on all around me. Give me the strength to remain in your word and to continue to walk out my faith. I ask for a spirit of discernment to distinguish the false prophets from the genuine ones…

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