The Antichrists are among us ( part 1 )
I feel like it's important that parents are aware of the dangers of intellectual predators our children are exposed to. Knowledge is good but knowledge without wisdom is dangerous. Knowledge without wisdom, accountability and not led by the Holy Spirit can lead to evil or is evil.
1 John 4:1-6 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. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. 4 Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. 5 They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. 6 We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
There are many ways to test teachers to see if their message is truly from the Lord. 1. Test their teaching to see if it is biblically correct. 2. Their commitment to the body of Christ or the body of believers. 3. Their life style 4. The fruit of their ministry or fruit of their life. 5.Do they believe and teach that Jesus is fully God and fully man.
Some people believe everything they read or hear. Unfortunately, many ideas printed and taught are not true. Christians should have faith, but they should not be gullible. Verify every message you hear even if the person who brings it say it's from God. It must be consistent with Christ's teachings.
The antichrist will be a person who epitomizes all that is evil and he will be readily received by an evil world. Wickedness is frightening and all around us and can be overwhelming at times. Evil is strong however God is even stronger He will conquer all evil. His Word and His Spirit lives in the true Christians heart.
False teachers are popular with the world because, like the false prophets of the Old Testament, they tell people what they want to hear. John warns that Christians who faithfully teach God's Word will not win any popularity contest in the world. People don't want to hear their sins denounced they don't want to listen to demands that they change their behavior. A false teacher will be well received by non-Christians. We must bath our children with truth and in prayer everyday because Satan doesn't take a day off.
2 Timothy 3:15
And how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
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2. Dad, Son & Daughter Devotion
Proverbs 19:8-9 Verse 8 He who gets wisdom loves his own (soul); he who cherishes understanding prospers. 9 A false witness will not go unpunished and he who pours out lies will perish.
Have a great day, tell your children you love them and are proud of them. Pray for them and with them everyday before school and call them champions. It will change their whole day. You have a chance to get it right take advantage of this opportunity. It's not too late if you start today. Spend time in the Word with your kids in the morning, God will honor it. It shows that It matters. The important thing is to focus on God's Word before the day begins. “I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.”