Saturday, 13th August, 2022
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time" (1 John 2:18 KJV)
The Bible is facing a lot of attacks today from different quarters. We know that these attacks are inspired by the spirit of antichrist that is already in the world: “…and this is that spirit of antichrist whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is in the world” (1 John 4:3).
The spirit of antichrist is responsible for motivating different individuals and organizations to portray the Bible as untrustworthy and undependable. That is the spirit that propels them to publish books and promote films that seek to discourage faith in the Bible.
2 John 1:7 says, “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.” Some of these people surprisingly claim to be Christians. But remember that in the Book of Job, the sons of God, referring to angels, came to present themselves to God on a certain day, and Satan also came among them (Job 1:6). It is still happening today.
When God’s children gather before the Lord in churches and fellowships, you will find others who join them that are not of God. These have opened themselves to be used by Satan to attack the Word of God so that people will lose faith in the Bible; but their efforts will fail as God’s people pray and preach the truth.
Do not pay attention to those who say the Bible is old-fashioned and should be done away with. The Bible is still as relevant today as it was at any time in history. It is God’s document of truth, and it is trustworthy and dependable. Let your faith in it be unshakeable.
"Dear Father, thank you for the power of your Word, its consistency, reliability, dependability and trustworthiness from age to age, and its capacity and ability to take me through any situation in life victoriously. I am a doer of your Word! As I look into the Word, I am transfigured in the glory of the realities that I see: pictures and visions of glory, success and excellence, in Jesus’ Name. Amen."
2 Timothy 3:16-17; James 1:22-25; Hebrews 4:12
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Romans 15:5-13 & Psalms 94-98
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Philippians 2:12-18 & Isaiah 64