Sunday, August 3, 2014

A Wake-up Call!

"For there are many rebellious men, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, who must be silenced because they are upsetting whole families, teaching things they should not teach for the sake of sordid gain, " (Titus 1:10, 11).

Praise to Your Name, there is nothing too difficult for You.  What is impossible with man is effortless with You.  You who created the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm, be pleased to heed the tiny voice of Your child, I plea.  
In Your absolute awareness of all things, before Whom all things are open and laid bare, with nothing hidden from Your eyes, You have known these days from all eternity.  You know perfectly the ways apostates have insidiously infiltrated fellowships of believers all over the planet.  
In Your permissive will You have seen fit to allow the false teachers and deceivers of the brethren to wreak havoc through the centuries, tares among the wheat, tools of the enemy who leads to damnation and destruction apostates and those they influence.  
In these moments, Father, I beseech You to silence them in all areas of their apostasy, for the sake of the families who are being upset by their heresies.  With so many communication tools at their disposal, only You can silence them.  Be pleased to do so, in a manner that brings the greatest glory to Yourself.
Too, I would ask You to move on the hearts of all who read this prayer to boldly approach Your throne of grace, as well.  So many have imbibed the spirit of the times and culture, ignoring the spiritual warfare going on incessantly, all about us.  Heighten our awareness of the heart You have for the truth, for preserving and protecting the purity of Your truth.  
I would lastly plea for ongoing perseverance in declaring to a sleepy, gullible, indifferent church the truth that You have revealed concerning earnest contending for the faith You once-for-all delivered to Your saints.  
Grant knowledge of sound doctrine, discernment between truth and error, and a willingness to confront error with Truth.
In the Lord Jesus' Name,

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