“Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of Him in peace, without spot, and blameless. And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is Salvation; even as our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him hath written unto you; As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction. Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.” 2 Peter 3:14-18.
The word “wrest” means to twist or pervert. This scripture says the unlearned and unstable will twist or pervert the scriptures that are hard to understand, just as they do the other scriptures, all unto their own destruction. Furthermore, it warns us not to be led away with the error of the wicked and fall from our own steadfastness.
Don’t ever be so foolish that you think you cannot be led astray. I personally was led into the word of faith doctrine and never knew it until one day I asked the Lord to reveal to me if I was sitting under false doctrine and that day during the sermon, God was faithful. The preacher started telling us how to pay tithes that didn’t line up with scripture. The Lord then brought Cane and Able’s sacrifice to my mind. After the sermon, I immediately jumped in the car and told my husband. Once we got home from church, we started studying the scriptures ourselves – in context. We began to see the Word of God was about Jesus from Genesis to Revelation. When we started to look for the Truth of the Word of God, the Lord revealed It to us.
My point is, do not ever think that you are beyond being led away by the unlearned and unstable. Growing in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ is to learn of Him, Who He is and what He has done, not pythons, blood moons, shemitahs, feasts, breaking soul ties, family curses, etc….that is all a bunch of works designed to keep one busy and distracted so they will never come to the knowledge of Jesus and HIS finished work. Everything I just named is religion not a relationship taught by the unstable and unlearned who twist (wrest) the Word of God to fit their scheme.
“Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace.” Galatians 5:4. When we fall from grace, Christ has become of no effect unto…do not be led away with error. Ask God to reveal His Truth to you. He is alive and active in His Church. Try the spirits, whether they are of God or not. Seek Him – Jesus Christ.
-Donna Clark Warren