SUNDAY, AUGUST 26
Scripture: 2 Peter 2:1-3
2 Peter 2:1-3 says, “But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber.” There are going to be false prophets and teachers among us in the last days. But the good news is that they will come to ruin, however, many will follow them and the way of truth will be slandered. Because of their greed and ambition, they will twist God’s Word, inviting deception. There is a war! There is a violent clash of cultures in the last days between two groups of people that consistently grow more and more polarized, with each one resembling the God they worship. Most of the church has been absent from this war because the church has been steeped in passivity and kindness and shallow-love. The turn–the-other-cheek relationship toward evil has caused great freedom for expansion of darkness. It is time for courageous, relentless warriors to arise and be zealous for truth! It all starts with commitment to relationship with God, and that should compel us to grow up in our Sonship Gifts! God is waiting on us to grow into the fullness of the gift of holiness that He has already given us. We have some judgments to participate in in order to gain a harvest! Let’s not expect victory without the judgments! Let’s run with determination toward God’s fullness and His best! After the demise of Ananias and Sapphira thousands were added to the church. If the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, it should not surprise us that God will use awe-inspiring events to bring salvation! Let’s pray for guidance and then move forward at His leading!