There is a great apostasy happening in the church today. People are falling away from their faith in God, they are giving up on God because they have come to believe that their is no God, there is no Devil, there is no heaven or hell.
II Thess 2:3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day (the return of the Lord) will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition,
Why is this happening? How can it be prevented? What will happen to people who renounce their faith in God?
There are many many reasons why this is happening, first it is a spiritual demonic, secondly the testing of your faith and thirdly the lust of the flesh,
The spiritual warfare you are in was never about your health or your possession it was always about your soul. The enemy attacks what you have in the natural to gain access to your soul. His job is to kill to steal and to destroy. One of the reason we are so defeated in this area is because we have become attached to the things of this world. You must understand that the things of this world though precious and necessary for life are not eternal.
We must endeavor to build our faith on things eternal because that is the only thing that is going to last. Yes we need natural things to enjoy while we live and walk the earth but we must never set our hearts upon them. God gives us all things to enjoy and we can enjoy what we have on level we are at. It becomes difficult to enjoy the level we are on because we are always looking for the next big shiny object and refuse to enjoy what we have in front us.
When you come under attack from the enemy this is no time for you to turn away from God. This is a time for you draw closer to God than ever before. He is your shield and hiding place, He is your refuge and your strength, He is your shield and rampart. He will cover you in the midst of the storm.
When you are going through a storm this is no time to abandon ship. This is a time for you to dig your heels in and activate your faith, speak to your storm and let your storm know that you know the God of the storm and the wind and the waves still obey him.
I live in Dallas TX and just a few weeks ago a monster of storm came squalling through in the middle of the night. I was awakened by this terrible squall outside my window, I got up looked outside and it was horrendous. I prayed and laid back down then I was awaken half an hour later, now I’m annoyed because I’m tired and want to sleep. I got up looked out that window again and began to speak to that storm. I bind Tornadoes from touching down near me and or even in my neighborhood l. I declare that no lives will be lost in this storm and went back to sleep and slept until morning. Several Tornadoes did touch down that night and extensive damages were done but none touched down in my neighborhood and the greatest miracle of all no lives were lost. You may say that was just coincidence but I call it the power of prayer. I call it speaking to my storms.
How does this apply to your personal life? You may be going through a tough situation, illness, financial needs, family issues, job issues but I’m here to tell you if you activate your faith it will work for you. Speak to it!! Take it to God in prayer. Ask a friend to pray with you. Do not roll over and play dead for the enemy. Have faith in God!! Your faith is in the wrong place take back and put it in the Lord. Stop believing that the Devil has more power to harm you than God’s Power to deliver you.
Only believe and all things are possible. The weapons will come but they will not prosper. Do not give up on God in this battle because he is your only defense from the enemy.
I hear you asking well if God loves me so much why am I going through this? One good thing to note is that you are going through, you not overcome by it. In this life we must take up our cross daily and follow him if we are going to know him in the fellowship of his suffering and the power of his resurrection, there is no crown if there is no cross. We want to hear well done thou good and faithful servant but we do not want to do anything. We want to hear enter into my rest.. rest from what if we don’t want to go through anything? We want to hear these are they that have passed through great tribulation and have washed their robes in blood of the lamb, the problem is we do not want to pass through any tribulation. We want to hear you fought a good fight, you finished your course, you have kept your faith now receive the crown of life eternal. The only problem here is this we don’t want to fight, we don’t want to finish our course we want keep the faith but the problem is if you do not make up your mind to fight for what you believe in you cannot keep your faith.
You cannot receive a honorary crown of life. You must put on the whole armor of God and wage war against the enemy. You are either going let him destroy you or you destroy his work through Christ who lives in you.
Some of the things in you that causing this great apostasy is selfishness. Too selfish to see that it was never about you, lift up your eyes and see that it’s not about you boo. You think you are the only one going through stuff.. you think God must not love you because you are going through stuff.. it’s all a lie from the pit of hell designed to pull you out of the loving arms of the father.
A great divorce took place when Jesus told his followers to eat his flesh and drink his blood. Some turned away from following him because it was too hard to live up to that requirement but I think it’s much harder to live without it. His flesh represents the bread of life and his blood represents spirit of life. In these last days Jesus is still requiring His people to eat his flesh and drink his blood. He saying to take eat this is my body that was broken for you, take drink this is my blood which was shed for you. It is complete payment for your debt of sin. Come unto me and I will give rest. Your power to overcome trials and tribulations is in my finished work of Calvary.
People who renounced their faith in God will find it difficult if not impossible to return to the Lord.
“For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, if they fall away, to renew them again repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.” Hebrews 6:4-6
Let me explain, this is not talking about the recurring sins but about a deliberate willful renunciation of your faith in God. The difference is recurring sins are just that, you are tempted and you commit an act of sin. You didn’t renounce God. The enemy tempt you and you yield to it but you didn’t turn away from your faith in God. Remember the scripture says when you sin, you have an advocate with the father, Jesus knew you were going to sin and has already paid for your forgiveness.
The will deliberate renunciation of your faith took place over a period of time. You became the judge of God and decided that Jesus’s work on the cross was useless, you decided there is no God, you decided that there is no Devil, you decided that there is no heaven or hell, you decided to curse God and die. Do you see the huge difference?
I implore you by the mercies of God to stand in your faith. Trust in God in those tough times. Gird yourself in the whole armor of God. Pray, seek His face, fellowship with other believers, love the Lord with all your heart and you will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.