Be On Guard
“You can do whatever you want, all you have to do is believe in Jesus!” With such declarations, ‘children’ of God are told to do whatever they want after all He is the God of the second, third, tenth, twentieth etc chance! ‘As many chances as you want dear, He is all that’. These teachers forget Hebrews 12: 16-17. Grace, love and mercy of God have been turned into licenses for sin and a licentious life-style! These strange teachings being churned out from pulpits, if one is not careful such will be swept away by this evil tide. If you listen carefully you would notice that the teachings of Christ have been so simplified and watered down to the point of error and sacrilege! The proponents of this ‘anything goes’ gospel argues that the Kingdom has been made wide open so that many hitherto would not have had the opportunity because of the ‘judging sermons’ can now come in. This question then readily comes to mind: ‘if this is working why is sin commonplace in the house of the Lord?’ Things that are frowned at in Scriptures are being excused away and instead of Churches Discipling men, they are growing fan clubs. Friend, Jesus Christ saw these times and warned us in Luke 21:34-36 to be watchful and on our guard. We must not allow our minds to be dulled from carousing, drunkenness and the worries of life. Look around you from the pulpits to the world scene, teachings and principles all geared towards dulling the mind. In the process of telling the congregation not to worry about life, they are then introduced to outlandish prosperity and self-aggrandizement teachings that dull the mind to the true teachings of the Word of God. Such a mind thinks he has been brought into the world to please himself! This is not true! Thus any teaching that challenges or points his mind back to the true teachings of Christ is rebuffed. Jesus Christ’s return is already here and He warns us not to let the day come upon us like a trap. Meaning there will be no way out as so many will be caught unprepared. He admonishes us to be alert, attentive, discreet and ready at all times. We must be like the Berea Christians that always go back home to find out if what they had been taught is in line with the Scriptures. We must do the same so that this DAY will not close in on us like a noose. Friend, once what we have been taught is not in line with the word of God we must discard them immediately. We must continually pray for the Strength of God to escape these things and to stand before the Lord on that day, because without God’s strength, we cannot stand against the wave of strange teachings being churned from the pit of hell to distract and finally sidetrack the child of God from the grace, mercy and love of God. The grace to discern, stand and remain standing is released to you in Jesus Christ name. God bless you.