Don't believe everything

…….Or read without checking for truth.

Acts 17:11 Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.

{Ya’ll know I love you….right. Well something is really pressing on my mind that I need to share with you.}

The scripture above was one of the first scriptures that really caught my attention early in my walk with the Lord. I have based my life’s study of God’s word on it.Don't believe everything 3

WHATEVER YOU HEAR OR READ ADDRESSING THINGS IN THE BIBLE…CHECK IT OUR FOR YOURSELF!!!!!

I hear MANY people quoting preachers, teachers and public speakers and many of these people follow different doctrines. My husband has taught me that whoever I listen to that I should go to their statement of faith, check out their church or ministry and check out where they got their credentials. I have discovered many things by doing this that are contrary to what I believe.

There are also questionable things that these people say that are backed up by audio or video recordings. I know that nobody can present the gospel 100% all the time…but if there are too many questionable things that are not scriptural or out of context…I won’t listen to that person or follow their ministry. I can’t allow wrong information in my spirit because I’m going through too much and life is too hard for me to play with truth.

I’m not going to name pastors or ministries I don’t follow because I feel if people search the scriptures for themselves for truth and not just follow what is being said or taught…they will figure it out.  Ask questions, search, study, discern, use wisdom and pray about all you receive into your eyes, ears and spiritman.

There are a few really good bible teaching ministries out there and some very good bible commentaries. The bible is an incredible supernatural book all on its own and the Holy Spirit is also there as our helper to bring understanding.

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Would you go to a questionable doctor for your brain or open heart surgery? Heck no!! You would want that specialist to be as exact and on point as they can be!

It takes time and work to study the bible. The spiritual demonic forces of this world will try to get you off track. They will doctor stuff up so that it sounds correct and very spiritual….but beware of this deception!!! Search the scriptures for yourself. Your spiritual life depends on you using your free will to follow his will and God said study the word, search for truth and hide it in your heart.

If you do this you will not get a diploma or degree…but you will:

  1. Have power to overcome and get the victory.
  2. Know how to walk with God.
  3. Know exactly the plans God has for you and what He requires in your life.
  4. Be secure in God’s love for you.
  5. Have assurance of what Jesus did for you on the cross.
  6. Have knowledge and wisdom over right and wrong in your life.
  7. Know where you’re going and have hope to hang in there for your great future with God.

This is a time of great persecution for the church. There are many catastrophes happening in people’s lives and on this earth. This is no time to be weak in your knowledge of God’s word. This is a time to obey God’s word. His word says we should be out here spreading the good news of Jesus Christ and making disciples…but how can we do that if we are not having personal revivals because we don’t know God’s word or His will for ourselves. WE ARE THE CHURCH….WE ARE GOD’S ADOPTED AND CHOSEN PEOPLE!   We owe God everything! We owe God us! We are not our own. Our whole life is all about Him. We will know Him when we know God’s word rightly divided. Not man’s interpretation about Gods word but Holy Spirit guided truth of His word scripture by scripture and cross referencing text.

Start fresh today. Make a commitment to reflect on where you go to church and what is being taught.  Also who you are listening to and what you reading.  Are you on the right track for your spiritual development and growth?  Is that word being rightly divided?

2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

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