1 John 2:26-27: I write these things to you about those who are trying to deceive you

26 I write these things to you about those who are trying to deceive you. 27 But the anointing that you received from him abides in you, and you have no need that anyone should teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about everything, and is true, and is no lie—just as it has taught you, abide in him.  1 John 2:26-27

John’s letter of first John is a letter to deal with false teaching.  John says that he writes these things about those who are trying to deceive you.  It is important for us to understand the importance of abiding daily in the Lord.  We live in a world filled with lies and deception and they only way to navigate through this world of darkness and deception is to know the truth of God’s word.

God has given us an anointing.  It is the Holy Spirit who will lead and guide us into all truth.  As we develop deep intimacy with the Holy Spirit each day, it is the Holy Spirit who will teach us and help us to discern truth.  Many have been deceived because they have simply accepted the words of mere men.  But we have God’s word for a reason.  It guards our hearts against the schemes of the enemy.  Every thing the enemy does is based upon lie and deception.

God has given us a freewill and given us a responsibility.  To simply make a decision to follow Christ is only the beginning.  We are called to be disciples and a disciple walks with the Lord on a daily basis.  May we heed the warnings of God’s word and understand the seriousness of sin and the destruction that follows.  So many today don’t believe in God nor believe in sin.  But when a person opens their heart up to sin and continues to indulge in it, it will destroy them from the inside out.  Here what the Spirit of the Lord is saying this day.  Flee from the darkness of this world and draw near to the Lord with all your heart.

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