“But I have this against you, that you tolerate the woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, and she teaches and leads My bond-servants astray so that they commit acts of immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols” (Revelation 2:20).
She considers herself empowered and the sheep believe it. This has played out over and over as the false teachers ply their lies. “But we love them and they’ve been here forever!” That’s the mantra. When will the church learn to hold fast to Jesus and only Jesus? In Him alone do You have truth and life. All others are fallen and in rebellion, needing what only Jesus can give. This is not offensive, this is truth.
Lord, what a mixed-up world this is. We are nice to wicked ones, but do not care that You have said: “then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart”. We do not want to offend and so we offend everyone. We tolerate garbage and smile. Time tells that eventually we go the way of the spewed lies. Lord, free me from this insanity to have eyes that see and ears that hear so that I may learn how to faithfully walk the way of righteousness.
Lord Jesus, You know what I am talking about. It is what You are saying here. Help me to speak the truth even if someone is offended. Help me, when it is mine to do so, to not tolerate those in this world who induce others to go astray. Please, Lord, never let me be one of them. Guide me so that I live a life that is moral and pure. Guide me in the way I should live, think, reason, and act. Amen.