What is a union without communion. How often should we repent of our sins? What is the advantage of meeting with Christ as often as we can? Please listen to the Communion of the Union by David Boxton for the answers to these questions.
How can believers avoid being deceived? Deception has infiltrated every nook and cranny of our culture today. Listen to this lesson to hear a number of lies that are widely believed and see that Satan is the "father of lies". Find out the importance of transforming our minds to biblical truth through studying the Word of God and by walking by means of the Holy Spirit.
Does what you have been taught line up with what you read in your Bible? Do you fully understand what you read or do you just rely on what someone has taught you? Many Christians have been deceived and blinded by Satan to the Gospel of Grace and seeing how to "Rightly Divide" the Word of Truth per Apostle Paul's instruction in 2 Timothy 2:15. Tradition can be dangerous to your spiritual health.
What transformations will come, in the great work of the Lord? Isaiah 29:15–24 prepares us for the first serial reading in public worship on the Lord's Day. In these ten verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that in the great work of the Lord, His transformation of the creation will correspond to His transformation of His people.
Join us for "Watch Out! Part 3" where we explore 2 John 9-11, focusing on guarding against deception and risky connections. Learn how to discern and support trustworthy teachers, and steer clear of involvement in wickedness.
The Darkness of Darkness
Ponder the following...
"Too often people embrace their reality, as truth, but never receive the truth about their reality."
Pharaoh was in the dark.
I encourage you to reread that statement and think about the following.
Just because someone experienced a little something, doesn't mean the little something they experienced is true. I do recognize that's somewhat hard for us to grasp. That something can be real, even an undeniable fact, but at the same time, it can be a lie. And, with that being said, for way too many...their whole life experience, which is a collection of little things, will sadly be in the end, one big lie. Why?
THEY EMBRACED THEIR REALITY, AS TRUTH, BUT NOT WHAT WAS TRUE ABOUT THEIR REALITY!
Why? Because they never received a love for the truth... and they now live a life of unfiltered deception and lies.
There are, THEY EMBRACED THEIR REALITY, AS TRUTH, BUT NOT WHAT WAS TRUE ABOUT THEIR REALITY! There's a difference. As Paul would say, "Let God be true and every man a liar." It's not that we or they have to get everything right. What is it then? The testimony of Jesus unquestionably reveals we can't ever get it right and He never gets it wrong… therefore, through this revelation we cast our trust upon Him, believing that not only did He get it right for us, but through His grace, but by His grace He alone will lead and shepherd us rightly. Having this light and wonder can't be stifled, stopped, or stripped away. As much as in us will be what gets out of us. Light in light out. No light of the gospel within means no light of the gospel shining from a person.
Fighting For Their Rights
But not what is right or seekin
The great joy of the Christian life is realized in ever-increasing conformity to Christ. And this includes sharing in his sufferings and death, for the world has never stopped hating Jesus. But God promises abundant comfort for those who suffer for imaging his Son character into the world. The danger is that we may react to suffering by compromising our faith by accepting another gospel and a different view of Jesus which the world will accept, and thus avoid suffering. The end of that road is eternal destruction. Don't go there. Instead, rest in the God of all comfort.
We heed to warning found in this Proverb, in addition to separating ourselves from local church Christian fellowship (as discussed in our previous devotional) but also the warning against intermeddling 'with all wisdom".
Also Reference: 1 Corinthians 3:18-20, Colossians 2:8