so it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. their end will correspond to their deeds. 2 cor 11:15
we are either serving the Lord or we’re serving the enemy. there is no other option.
there are many people in the Church that either explicitly or inadvertently disguise themselves in their relationship with the Lord. some have a minor in Biblical studies or grew up in the church, making for a clever disguise.
“we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.” hebrews 2:1
they use the Sword as a weapon against other people instead of the one true enemy.
“for we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”
they only acknowledge sin when they’ve been caught but aren’t repentive of it.
“no one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him.” 1 john 3:6
their lives don’t produce fruit of the Spirit.
“but the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. “ galatians 5:22-23
at the end of the day, we only have one enemy, but the enemy uses people to do his work. we must pay very close attention to not be deceived and lead astray.
the thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. john 10:10
– natalie schmidt