Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 10/27/13

This week’s scripture is from 1 Timothy:

Open Bible 2008 rev“Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons…”   (1 Tim. 4:1).

If we but look around it is clear that the faith is under attack from without and within. Wolves have moved in against the flock and have scattered or taken many. There has been and continues to be a falling away from the Word, from the very truths that our Lord taught His disciples and from the gospel message that has been at the center of the faith since the Lord returned to the Father. Apostasy has taken hold like a serpent and has poisoned the message. Satan whispers, “Did God really say…?”  Deception has given birth to doubt, and doubt has lead the unwary astray. Speak truth to the lies of the enemy. Set your heel down hard on the serpent’s head. Take up the sword of the Spirit and strike with the Word of God.

May the Lord bless you to stand strong in the faith and to speak the truth.

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