TODAY'S MANNA  for Tuesday Feb 28, 2017
Are you hearing the Word of Faith?
      As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in Him:   Rooted and built up in Him, and established in 'The Faith', as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.    Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after CHRIST.
Colossians 2:6-8              King James Version
      Paul is warning the church at Colossae to beware of anything or anyone that is not of the Word of God, that is not of the faith of God in Christ Jesus.    He is telling them to make sure they are built up and rooted in the things of 'THE FAITH' in Jesus Christ and the Faith of God, not a faith, not in worldly wisdom or policies.  There is nothing wrong with with being called a ‘Word of Faith’ church, actually that is a compliment!  Paul here sternly warns them to beware of those who will come in and seeming to be Godly men (but lacking the power of God), try to deceive you with their philosophy, their doctrines of men (really the devil in disguise), and their vain deceit.  Teachings garnered from some seminary that didn’t rightly divide the Word of God through revelation of His Word by the Holy Spirit’s guidance but instead relied on man’s so-called wisdom and knowledge.  Beware they will even quote scripture to you, but double check the Word and how they are using it! They will try to bring in their traditions and history and other things of the world that don't line up with the Word of God.  Many will come speaking of bringing unity to the churches.  But, he says, beware of these, Is it truly the unity of faith in Christ Jesus that they are trying to bring or is it some other type of unity (you’re okay, I’m okay, we’re okay).   Filter everything through the Word of God and Jesus Christ and Him Crucified.  Anything that doesn't line up 100% with the Word of God and Jesus Christ and Him Crucified, throw it out (that’s the bad doctrine they bring).    If they are against a Word of Faith church, they are against God’s Word!  There is only one Faith (Christianity) and it is based on the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus by the power of God through the Holy Ghost and then you receiving of that grace into your lives by faith in God. There is NO other way!
       Father, thank You for providing us Your Word as our Guide in life.  Thank You Lord for the strength and wisdom You provide us through Your Holy Spirit to see through these attacks on our faith.   Father help us each and every day to put a guard on our hearts to protect us from the philosophy, vain deceit, and the traditions of men   Thank You Lord for sending me Jesus to show me the way, the only way!  Lord I pray that those who come by any other means or for any other reason will be revealed.  That their plans will be openly displayed before us that we might be able by our faith to withstand them and remain firmly rooted and built up in the true Word of God.  In Jesus' precious name I pray. 


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Pastors Duane & Laura
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