I Timothy 4:1 ” The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.”

“In later times…” is not a future period of time right before the Second Coming of Christ, rather in keeping with the overall perspective of the New Testament, it’s the era inaugurated by Christ coming as a baby and will end at His return. This end-time tribulation is here, today, now, and will only get worse as the very end draws near. (II Thessalonians 2:3-7) And as we get closer, godlessness will increase, even within the four walls of the Church. II Peter 3:3 warns us that in the last days scoffers will come saying, “Where is this Coming He promised?” There will be the deception of many as false teachers with their false doctrines infiltrate the pulpits…causing many to forsake the faith and rebel against the truth of the Gospel Message. But the Spirit of truth, the Holy Spirit, can guide the simplest of us if we only allow Him. We also have the example of Jesus and His Ministry to follow as a blueprint for holy living in a very broken world today. Combine this all with God’s Word, and I assure you that it will be easier when you hear something… to discern whether it’s from God or not. (I John 4:1)

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

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