Do Not Believe Every Spirit

1 John 4:1-3 ESV “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and … Continue reading Do Not Believe Every Spirit

Preserving the Truth of the Gospel

Galatians 2:4-6 ESV “Yet because of false brothers secretly brought in—who slipped in to spy out our freedom that we have in Christ Jesus, so that they might bring us into slavery— to them we did not yield in submission even for a moment, so that the truth of the gospel might be preserved for … Continue reading Preserving the Truth of the Gospel

Those Who Tempt Others to Sin

Deuteronomy 13:1-3 ESV “If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or wonder that he tells you comes to pass, and if he says, ‘Let us go after other gods,’ which you have not known, ‘and let us serve them,’ you … Continue reading Those Who Tempt Others to Sin

Look Out for False Teachers

Philippians 3:2 ESV “Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh.” A dog is considered to be someone despicable, who is a spiritual predator who feeds off others. “Dog” is often used as a term describing a false teacher, but it is also describing the … Continue reading Look Out for False Teachers

Are You in the Midst of Liars?

Psalms 57:1-3 ESV “Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by. I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me. He will send … Continue reading Are You in the Midst of Liars?

Defiled Minds and Consciences

Titus 1:7-9 ESV “For an overseer, as God's steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be … Continue reading Defiled Minds and Consciences

With None to Quench Them

Isaiah 1:21-23 ESV “How the faithful city has become a whore, she who was full of justice! Righteousness lodged in her, but now murderers. Your silver has become dross, your best wine mixed with water. Your princes are rebels and companions of thieves. Everyone loves a bribe and runs after gifts. They do not bring … Continue reading With None to Quench Them

For Dogs Encompass Me

Psalms 22:11,16-22 ESV “Be not far from me, for trouble is near, and there is none to help.” “For dogs encompass me; a company of evildoers encircles me; they have pierced my hands and feet— I can count all my bones— they stare and gloat over me; they divide my garments among them, and for … Continue reading For Dogs Encompass Me

Don’t Play Games with God

For all hypocrites and liars Don’t you play games with God, Giving Him a cursory nod. He’s not impressed with you, For He sees you all through and through. You may fool other folks, When you tell them your lies and jokes, But God sees all, you know, And He’s not impressed with the show. … Continue reading Don’t Play Games with God

Look Out for the Evildoers

Philippians 3:2 ESV “Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh." A “dog” is often a symbol of a false teacher, and figuratively speaking is a spiritual predator who feeds off others. So, a “dog” is anyone who uses manipulation, trickery, lies, fear tactics, and … Continue reading Look Out for the Evildoers