The moral decline of the modern church is the result of spiritual deterioration. Many will claim to be spiritual and they indeed are “spiritual” but they receive their information from demon spirits and not the Holy Spirit. With their mouths they draw near to God, and honor Him with their lips; but their heart is far from Him (Matthew 15:8). They worship the Lord AND serve their own gods.
Sadly, pride has taken them to a place where they believe the Lord will not deliver them unto Satan for the destruction of their flesh (1 Corinthians 5:5-6) because of their position in the church. The Lord will never abandon us when we are serving HIM seeking His Will and learning HIS statutes according to the Word of God…not methods of man from the vanities of man’s mind or the latest fad. The Lord can not abide in sin. God will not abide in those who worship Him and serve others…just ask Israel.
“And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:” 2 Thessalonians 2:10-11.
If we have not received the love of the Truth, the Lord will see to it that we get what we seek…a strong delusion.
“Examine yourselves, whether you be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know you not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except you be reprobates?” 2 Corinthians 13:5.
We should all examine ourselves. Have we received the love of the Truth according to the Word of God? Is Jesus Christ the source and His Cross the means by which we overcome the world, the flesh and the devil? Are we worshipping the Lord and serving another? Prayerfully consider.
“These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the Word with all readiness of mind, and searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 17:11.
-Donna Clark Warren