Trust in the LORD (not your own self or own power or own strength) with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge HIM (not yourself or others) and HE (not you or anyone else) will make your paths straight.
The LORD God’s word is TRUTH and this is what will set us free. HIS TRUTH in HIS WORD alone.
SO, so, so, so many false religions and false teachers are surrounding the “so called” Christian today. They are telling us to trust in our own inner power, our own spirit self, our own strength, our own forgiveness.
Well, the truth is that our own spirit is DEAD. We are completely dead and unable to do anything of any worth without the HOLY SPIRIT.
Read Gen. 2:7 and how Adam was dead dust until HIS BREATH, HIS HOLY BREATH breathed life into his body. Our own strength is worthless to save, our own forgiveness does not provide us salvation only HIS DOES. It is GRACE alone people!! We can’t wash our history or past away. We are unable to forgive our past… that is something only the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY is able to do and only HE can cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Only He has the power to make us alive. Read in Romans 8 where his truth tells us that the Spirit (Holy Spirit) of life sets us free from the law of sin and death. It is not my own inner strength or my own inner spirit.
His word WARNS US about the false religions that will try to persuade us and lead us on a road to destruction and dependence on human efforts instead of HIM for EVERYTHING.
His word is full of warnings:
But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves.
When one would deny the power of our sovereign LORD and HIS complete power to do all things for the good of those who love him and when we begin to trust in our own abilities and strengths and wisdom and spirits we are no longer holding GOD in complete authority of our life and he is taking a backseat and we have gods before Him.
We are not to boast in our wisdom, we are not to trust in our understanding, we are not to boast in our strength nor are we to depend on it. We are to completely depend and trust HIM with all things for HE will take care of us and give us everything we need.
Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.
Many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.
For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect—if that were possible.
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
What is so discouraging to me is to see how quickly people within the Christian family are being persuaded by these false teachers, healers, medical persons, spirituality cleansing clinics and books when there is only ONE true GOD and only ONE true HEALER.
We are to have NO OTHER GODS before HIM. NONE … this is surely including our self which is who so many are now depending on for their own survival and personal spiritual strength. Training them self to be able to survive in times of hardship instead of leaning not on their own understanding and completely trusting in the truth of HIS HOLY WORD that says … “DO NOT WORRY.”
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
RUN – RUN – RUN the other direction when you sense or see a false teacher or prophet and do not get pulled into the web of lies and lifestyle of deception.
When we are weak…than HE is strong. Weakness isn’t honored today and neither is humility… the ability to admit we are nothing and can do nothing without him, yet in HIM I can and will do all things as HE is the one who strengthens me, the one who teaches me, the one who heals me, the one who saved me from ALL unrighteousness. To GOD be the GLORY!!