Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. 1 Timothy 4:1-3
Have you learned how to discern the truth about the plans of the enemy currently swirling globally? Or are you so driven to stay in the ‘flow’ of the latest narrative of what everyone believes? Have you taken the latest experimental drug? How did they they convince you to do that? Are social media influencers more important than the truth to you? Are celebrity musicians filling your ears with their latest ballad, instead of the music by the Spirit of God? Can you discern the difference, or is the latest popular music just too enticing? Have all the latest stories of having god-like powers seduced you into wishing you had them too? How are you doing currently with the powers that you do have? Have you stewarded them well? How many times has the Holy Spirit come to you and pricked your conscience about a sin in your life and you just ignored Him, because you thought that ‘thought’ wasn’t God? How many times has He pointed our where you have compromised what He asked you to do, and you just dismissed Him?
Have you jumped on the “meat is bad” train? That to ‘save the planet’ everyone now has to eat bugs? That there is inherent ‘goodness’ in anyone who abstains from eating any type of meat? That somehow eating only plants is the best thing for everyone?
What about the latest lies told about men and women? Men are toxic, and women aren’t women? And that there are 1567 different genders now?
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Genesis 1:27
Do you believe that there are no longer any sexual boundaries that are bad? That ANY type of sex is good? With anyone, anytime? That sex outside of marriage is acceptable — because marriage is a ‘white male supremacy’ lie to secure slavery? That having sex with children is fine? Or having sex with animals is your right? How about denying your God given gender and mutilating yourself in defiance of Him? That sodomy is now perfectly reasonable and acceptable for everyone to participate in, and that it needs to be taught to children. Who is the arbiter for you on which sex is acceptable?
How far down the ‘path’ of lies have you allowed yourself to go? That murdering the innocent is okay? Who is the most innocent? The baby in the womb? Or murdering someone because of their skin color is justified? Or slandering anyone is fine and justified because they don’t believe or agree with you? It’s fine if you do it online, because you’re anonymous? God isn’t really keeping track of everything you say and do and there is no ‘afterlife’ where you’ll have to account for everything you wrote, said, and did.
My suggestion is … get a ‘checkup’ with the Holy Spirit. Where have you left Him behind in your beliefs? What areas in yourself have you been infiltrated by the lies of the culture and enemy of today? Where have you compromised against His plan for you? Have you asked Him? Are you able to hear Him? Or has your conscience been ‘seared with a hot iron’ against Him by your own doing?
The fulfillment of this top scripture is playing out across the world right now. If you’ll notice …the Spirit is talking about who? “…some shall depart the faith,” Who would that be? Someone who actually had some kind of ‘faith’ in God previously? So this isn’t written to those ‘outside’ of the faith, but those sitting inside the ‘four walls’ of that cushy ‘social club’ church.