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"I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better." Ephesians 1:17 (NIV)

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Friday, May 25, 2012


1 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." NIV

"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils."KJV

Most of us believe that we would never be a part of the "falling away" from the faith. If we really wake up and open our eyes, we will see that it is not a sudden change of mind that will cause this abandoning of the faith. It is a long subtle process that began really close to the truth, but gradually veers of course, making it seem right, reasonable, and true. Remember the story of putting a frog in hot water, he jumps out. Put him in cool water and gradually heat it up. He remains and boils to death because he didn't realize the water was getting hotter. That's how it will be. If we do not stand strong in our faith, immersed in the Word of God, and being in communion with our Lord daily, we just might be one of those who become deceived.

Heavenly Father, Oh how we pray for hunger to stand firm in our faith, in the Truth, the Word of God, full of the Holy Spirit, so that we do not get seduced by Satan and his evil schemes. Help us to understand how real the dangers of falling away from the faith can be. We pray in the name of Jesus, Amen.

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Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC
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