BE AT ALERT, BE VIGILANT (3)
Updated: Jan 6
Acts 20:29-31 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.
Insight and Highlight
Release yourself to defend, fight for the faith, protect the truth of the faith you have been taught. Do not depart from it.
The Apostle Paul warns us that, not everyone who comes into God's presence is a child of God, ref Acts 20:29. Satan was recorded in Job 1:6 to be in the same gathering as the people of God.
The Apostle warns us to be careful of people who are influenced by self greed, self-centeredness, love of money, popularity, and an ambition to build their own kingdoms, imposters will mingle to divide, disorganize to distort the gospel.
By their smooth talk and false claims, they have disengaged many who fell to their falsehoods.
Many are no longer in the faith having been persuaded there are "better" ways of receiving from God through spiritism, natural and traditions of men, obscure beliefs, philosophies, etc.
Anyone who undermines the gospel, rejecting apostolic teaching, the peaceful coexistence of believers fall into the sphere of wolves as mentioned by the Apostle Paul.
Strong and virile discipleship starts with you, be vigilant, do not be used and dumped by people who have no direction. Be alert, be watchful.
Jude 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
Call to Word action
Acts 20: 32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
The Christian clarion duty
Isaiah 37:31 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall again take root downward, and bear fruit upward.
Jeremiah 17:8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
Lord, let me be like a tree planted by the waters. Let me take root downwards and bear fruit upwards. Let me not cease from bearing fruit, in Jesus name.
Good morning all and have a blessed day.
God bless you.