Archive for the Category »False Prophets «

Jun
13


God’s Word: Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, 2 to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone. Titus 3:1-2

Encouragement Shared: We Have the Tools: Discernment via the Holy Spirit…
Ever get that uncomfortable feeling around certain people in a conversation or circumstance? … The word of God gives us the wisdom, knowledge and understanding to share those things of God correctly, lovingly and respectfully. There are circumstances where I have personally experienced that godless conversation, critically cynical that shoot their piercing reckless words like a sword. The Proverbs state; Reckless words pierce like a sword; but the words of the wise brings healing. I know that I want to always be that individual that uses God’s word of truth wisely and approved to bring healing. I want to be that woman that gives a timely word like apples of gold set in silver.

• Proverbs 12:18 – The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
• Proverbs 15:23 – A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word!
• Proverbs 25:11-12 – Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a ruling rightly given. Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is the rebuke of a wise judge to a listening ear.


Encourage by Paul:
Beloved, Paul’s encouragement warns – avoid needless arguments about the law, this is useless and ineffective … avoid godless speech because those whom hear it will become more ungodly… There are those in the faith that slay with their reckless words. That cause confusion, and discourage others in the faith and keep those not in the faith from trusting God to receive the gift of salvation. The saddest part of this circumstance is when they call it working in the name of Christ. That is why we must be in fellowship with God the Father through Christ Jesus through the wisdom of the word in order to recognize this un-godly behavior. If you find you lack wisdom God is faithful, he will give it abundantly without finding fault. [James chapter 1]

Warning through Love and Respect:
Beloved, we are to warn a divisive person once, twice – if they do not receive the warning then have nothing to do with them. These persons are working to divide; they are led by pride living in sinful disillusion and they will be self-condemned. We are recognized by our love… It is by the grace of the loving God we serve we are saved. If we are not displaying love through the truths of God’s word … the bible states we are useless and unproductive; therefore our works are futile. Jeremiah 48:30 – I know her insolence but it is futile,” declares the Lord, “and her boasts accomplish nothing.

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
In Christ Love
Love-Excellently ~ Jennifer Pettiford

Here is the wisdom of the word –

Titus 3
New International Version (NIV)
Saved in Order to Do Good
Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, 2 to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone.
3 At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. 4 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. 8 This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone.
9 But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless. 10 Warn a divisive person once, and then warn them a second time. After that, have nothing to do with them. 11 You may be sure that such people are warped and sinful; they are self-condemned.

2 Timothy 2
Dealing With False Teachers
Keep reminding God’s people of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen. 15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. 16 Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly. 17 Their teaching will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, 18 who have departed from the truth. They say that the resurrection has already taken place, and they destroy the faith of some. 19 Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.”

Jun
16

God’s Word – May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.  2 Thessalonians 3:5

God’s Purpose:

… is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 4I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments.  Colossians 2:2-4

Encouragement Shared:

The wisdom of God brings the encouragements that strengthen our hearts through word of God sown into the tablet of our hearts.  The wisdom of the word brings the godly knowledge that leads to understanding the mystery of Christ that is the hidden treasure found.
The riches of God are Christ.   In order to keep our eyes on the prize namely Jesus Christ we must throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father,

We rejoice at how excellent your name upon all the earth.  We thank you for the glory of Christ the hidden treasure found.  May you Father direct the hearts of your daughters into your love and Christ so that your daughters may recognize and know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whe are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge so that we may not be deceive you by fine-sounding arguments. May we recognize the blessed hope through the word of truth.  Thank you for the mercy and love you exhibit toward your daughters.  Thank you for the gift of Jesus… and the answer to prayer … Amen!
Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
Love in Christ,
Jennifer Pettiford

Jun
15

Faith comes by hearing the message, and the message is every word of God. Romans 10:17

God’s Word …and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people… Matthew 24:11

Encouragement Shared:  God’s word states many false prophets will appear and deceive many.  As daughters of the King, we must not despair at all the wicked and evil that we see these are the signs of the end of the age…  Jesus warns us; “Watch out that no one deceives you”  … many will come in my name, claiming; I am the Christ.  [Matthew 24] yes Jesus tells us in Matthew Chapter 24 there are wars and rumors of wars… nation against nation and false prophets.  These things are the beginning of birth pangs… And some of us know that the beginning of birth pangs leads to the event of our child entering the world.  In the biblical perspective Jesus will return.  The truth of God’s word gives us the assurance of the word of God is the manual for living- His word is a lamp to our feet and light for our path.  Use the bible as your standard for living and test everything.  We do not live according mans standard but the standard set according to the word of God. 

Prayer:
Heavenly Father, 

Thank you for your perfect and flawless word of truth that brings faith…Thank you for the gift of Jesus that is the word that became flesh.  Paul writes in your inspired word of truth how much he was struggling for the saints in Colossae and for those at Laodicea, and for all who have not met him personally. We rejoice at the victories you bring through the blessings of obedience displayed by the saints that suffered for the purpose that we may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that we  may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that we may know the mystery of you God our Father, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.  Thank you for the many treasures through Christ that you bring.  Let us hold unswervingly to the faith that comes by hearing your truth, so that no one may be deceived by fine-sounding arguments. Thank you for the word of truth that we would be filled through the wisdom of your word, gain knowledge through your word, and have the godly understanding in order to have discernment to recognize false prophets that seek to deceive, disillusion, and dissuade from the faith with empty words.  In Jesus name we pray…Amen!

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
Love in Christ,
Jennifer Pettiford