I can't explain this journey I've been on over the last 2 or 3 days. It has been scary and incredible to say the least. But most importantly it has definitely given me the blessed assurance that I've been needing to grow and mature in the Lord.
I won't go into specifics but I will say this. God has stretched me, BIG TIME!!!
One of the biggest lessons that I would like to share with you from this journey would be that of seeking the Lord.
We have to seek the Lord in everything!
There are many ways to find out if the Lord is in something or if He isn't. And one of those ways is to listen to and test if what someone is saying is backed up by scripture. If you hear someone misquoting scripture entirely, let me warn you, that is a RED FLAG!
God told us to beware of teachers and false prophets of every kind, in fact he tells us to test them.
1 John 4:1
1 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.
One of the ways to test this is to see if what they preach or what they are teaching is biblically sound. If for instance someone is misquoting scripture entirely that is surly a sign of the fruit that person bears and a solid way to tell if this is indeed someone you should be learning from.
Again, the Bible tells us in the end days to make ourselves aware of these kinds of people and to not fall for the wolves in sheep's clothing.
Read your Bibles. And when you hear someone quoting the Bible, READ IT with them. If what they are saying doesn't match what is in your Bible, that should be a RED FLAG!