2 Peter 2:1
But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
Are you taking the time to know God for yourself?
If you truly want to be equipped for battle, your life experiences will send you to the word. You will be looking for answers to everyday problems. It is a part of your training. It is so important and necessary to go to the word because that is how you come to know the God you believe in and serve. You have to study, pray and be in continual communion with the Lord. If you do, when someone who is deceitful and crafty comes to draw you away from the truth you will know it and you will be able to resist.
1 John 2:26-28 I also am writing to warn you about some who are attempting to deceive you. 27 You have an anointing. You received it from Him, and His anointing remains on you. You do not need any other teacher. But as His anointing instructs you in all the essentials (all the truth uncontaminated by darkness and lies), it teaches you this: “Remain connected to Him.” 28 So now, my little children, live in Him, so that whenever He is revealed, we will have confidence and not have to hang our heads in shame before Him when He comes. (The Voice)
Do you understand what happened to Eve in the garden? The Bible says she was deceived. It does not say she disobeyed. ( 1 Timothy 2:14). The devil preyed on her ignorance and on her insecurity. She was not sure what the Lord said, and she was not content with what the Lord had done. She wanted more, which is amazing because she already had more, she just did not know it. Had she been sure of God’s plan, provision and promises, she would not have fallen into transgression. Many say she sinned. For more information on the difference between sin and transgression, click here
Don’t allow ignorance and insecurity damage your destiny. Those two by themselves are bad enough, but the both of them together are dangerous at another level. You don’t want to be in a place where the enemy can say to you, “Did God really say ….” You want to be able to say to the enemy, just as Jesus did, “It is written.”
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, I thank You for wisdom. Your word instructs me not to be ignorant of satan’s devices and to be alert and aware of his activity. Your wisdom allows me to accomplish what You have commanded. I will remain steadfast in my study. The devil will not be able to trick me and deceive me through questions I don’t know the answer to. I will continue to spend time with You. Thank You Father God for calling me to a place where I seek the scriptures for answers and not man. Where my answer is not, “that is what I was told, that is how it has always been done, or I am not sure why I do this , I was just following what everyone else was doing. I spend time with you so I am able to give a reason for the hope that I have, for the walk that I walk, and the faith that I place in You. I know that the enemy is crafty, but my desire is that ignorance and insecurity won’t be his way into my life. I don’t want to fall prey to the enemy…