"…hold that fast which you have, that no man take your crown" - Revelation 3:11b
We are in an hour where many believers are face with a strong temptation to believing the doctrines of false teachers and the declarations of false prophets for prosperity, success, easy living and consolation (II Peter 2:1, Matthew 24:11, Jeremiah 5:31). We have been warned through the scriptures that these times would come.
False teachers and prophets are very crafty and artful in their words, to where you may not be able to detect their teachings and prophetic declarations are not according to the teachings of Christ, and the Words of our Father in Heaven - a good reason why you must search the scriptures in order to know the truth (Acts 17:11, I John 4:1).
Satan's strategy through his servant leaders is to get you to disbelieve the truth you have received, and to uproot you from the foundation you have been brought up on, thereby succeeding in his ultimate purpose, which is to take complete control of your life - but don't let him.
Hold on to what you have and hold on to it tight. Keep the word of God with you and in you at all times. Be on constant guard against those who would pervert the teachings of Christ, in order to win you over with enticing words.
Keep pressing toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus, and finish your course in victory. You've sacrificed too much, worked too hard and come too far to give it all up.
By Gale Henderson. All rights reserved.
Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture passages quoted are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.