Counterfeit

1”The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.” 1 Timothy 4:1-2 NIV

There is a ton of counterfeit faith out there.  It seems like new twists pop up every day. Some are old and obviously not godly.  Others take what we know and subtly take the gospel truth out of our faith story.

Now is the time to test everything by the Word of God and prayer.  As Christians, our most central relationship has to remain in our relationship with God our Father.  It is easy to get distracted by the latest flashy and trendy thing.  Test everything so that you will not get taken off God’s path for you.

As a mature person in Christ, understand the power and authority that has been granted to you in the spirit.  This very thing – understanding who we truly are in Christ – is a very scary thing for Satan and his demonic forces.  We are a threat.

Look how Jesus was tempted in the wilderness (Matthew 4). Satan knows the Word of God and he knows how to twist it.  We must also know the Word of God so that we can tell the difference between the truth and the counterfeit.

Father God, please keep me tucked so deep in Your Word that anything that is not of You is easily seen and distasteful to me in every way. Walk with me and protect me from those that wish me harm.

James 1:2-4, Ephesians 6:12, 18; Proverbs 16:9

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