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Spirit and Truth

Spirit and Truth: The weapons to mass destruct the enemy.

In the darkness, the enemies hide. In the darkness, we are deceived by sweet talking and huge promises. Those in darkness pretend to be holy. They twist the Word as if they are into the Word but they are the world, dictated by lust.  They adapt the Word of God only to entice the powerless.  

Now, are we responsible for our action to be deceived or are we vindicated for being too much carried out every time we hear the Word is from the Lord? We have to be very careful and thorough in examining what we are hearing is the true and correct gospel.

In Matthew 7:15 it says: “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.” Wolves are used for those playing a role contrary to their real character, with which contact is dangerous. We can be easily deceived if we lack knowledge of the words, but since the earth is full of the knowledge of the word of God, as Skies cover the whole earth. The well will never run dry to continue the life-sustaining water of salvation.

Jesus while talking to a Samaritan woman said and recorded in John 14:4, “whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”  Jesus was talking about the living water.

Jesus continues: “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews.  But the hour is coming and is nowhere when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

Spirit and Truth the enemy hates. The enemy does not speak about the Spirit of light but of darkness. Even the claim that they have fellowship with God, uses the name of God, we must not ignore the discerning power given to us in lightness that they are the deceiver that walk in darkness.

Lies covered by lies and the only weapon we use is not to live out the truth, for the truth will set us free. The Spirit combines with the Truth of the Word is from God and the Spirit with a combination of Lies is of darkness.  
In 1 John1:5-7 “This is the message we have heard from Him and announces to you, that God is light, and in Him, there is no darkness at all.

If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin…”

The enemy will never sleep until it does an evil thing. The days are not over until someone submits to His attacks. We have to be still with our faith and believe that we are not alone from the attack and once we submit ourselves to the power of God to withstand the assault,  who will aggressively charge with a massive sound like a lion, will flee like a dog with the tail covering his behind, the sign of cowardice who only strike and devour the helpless people.

Peter stated that we are not alone: “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world.

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.” 1 Peter 5:7-11

We must not involve complicated circumstances from which it is difficult to escape. “Don’t link up with unbelievers and try to work with them. What common interest can there be between goodness and evil? How can light and darkness share life together? How can there be harmony between Christ and the devil? What business can a believer have with an unbeliever? What common ground can idols hold with the temple of God?

For we, remember, are ourselves living temples of the living God, as God has said: ‘I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they shall be my people’.” We are not alone God is with us all along. 2 Corinthians 6:14-16 (PHI)

We have a secret weapon and Paul recorded it in  Romans 6:11-13 (Wey) . “You must regard yourselves as dead in relation to sin, but as alive in relation to God because you are in Christ Jesus. Let not sin therefore reign as king in your mortal bodies, causing you to be in subjection to their cravings; and no longer lend your faculties as unrighteous weapons for sin to use.

On the contrary, surrender your very selves to God as living men who have risen from the dead, and surrender your various faculties to God, to be used as weapons to maintain the right.”

Do not, then, allow sin to establish any power over your mortal bodies in making you give way to your lusts. Nor hand over your organs to be, as it were, weapons of evil for the devil’s purposes. But, like men rescued from certain death, put yourselves in God’s hands as weapons of good for his own purposes. For sin is not meant to be your master—you are no longer living under the Law, but under grace. Roman 6:12-14 (Phi)

We have to be aware to whom we are fellowshipping, transparency, motivation, dedication, practicing true servanthood, and careful stewardship may strengthen our relationship with the power of the light and may lead to the growth of the congregation.  

Partnership with fellow believers may result in true bonding and true brotherhood and sisterhood relationship. We may check and double-check the person that leads us.

The dark can pretend that he is the real person that does not compromise the member’s faith, saying that he is accountable to God for anything wrong but in truth, he is a tongue-twisting master of deceit, who doesn’t care whatever happens to his own soul.  

The leader with two masters is definitely not a leader for it will compromise our soul. The leaders with two sides of the same coins depicted his double nature or personality, and only favored his possession and protect it from A to Z or up to the last straw of his life, then a true leader who will protect his followers no matter what the circumstances, he is the kind of leader that will save your soul first before his own.

Friends, we have to look after one another to avoid the pit of lies, to save the poor in spirit and especially those that don’t know the right and the left hands. We do not want them to be rooted in a false gospel, for they will not inherit the Kingdom. Avoid the leaders that play hit or miss, avoid the leaders who pretend to be nice but evil in thought.

Scriptures after Scriptures are warning us about darkness, and at the same time telling us that with God we will never go wrong.  As James said: “If anyone appears to be “religious” but cannot control his tongue, he deceives himself and we may be sure that his religion is useless. Religion that is pure and genuine in the sight of God the Father will show itself by such things as visiting orphans and widows in their distress and keeping oneself uncontaminated by the world.” James 1:26-27

“But every good endowment that we possess and every complete gift that we have received must come from above, from the Father of all lights, with whom there is never the slightest variation or shadow of inconsistency. By his own wish, he made us his own sons through the Word of truth that we might be, so to speak, the first specimens of his new creation.” James 1:17-18.

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