Are you developing “Itching ears” or Falling away from truth?
Jesus said that know the truth and the truth will set you free.(John 8:32)
Jesus is the truth! ( John14:6 – I am the way, the truth and the life, no man can come to the Father but by me.)
Today’s meditation is about knowing the truth. The word “know” used here is to establish a relationship. When we say that we know Jesus we are to stay in the truth. Jesus himself is the established truth of God. He is the Word of God.(John1:1-14) Walking with Jesus is walking in truth. If we say we walk in truth we obey his commandments and his teachings.
2 Timothy 4: 1-5In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: 2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. 3 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.
Paul warned Timothy not to depart from truth and preach the truth. Timothy was instructed by Paul to correct, rebuke, and encourage with great patience and careful instruction, for the equipping of the church to ensure that they will not turn away from truth.
Are you developing “itching ears” or falling away from truth? It’s hard to admit that we are having “itching ears”.
Here are the warnings:
1John 1:6- If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not live the truth.
1 Timothy 4:1-Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the later time some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, doctrines of demons.
2 Corinthians 4:4 in whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God …
Modern-day Christians consciously or subconsciously affected by religious pluralism. It is an attitude or policy regarding the diversity of religious belief systems co- existing in society.
How are we affected with this in a democratic governance? People have the tendency to accept and tolerate different religious practices in co-existing in society. The infusion of other belief systems subconsciously accepting by their mind and integrate it with their belief system and then later it became part their belief system ruling their whole being.
God will not allow syncretism or combination of Christian beliefs and other religious beliefs. We cannot serve two masters all at the same time. Jesus Christ must me the center of our belief system no more no less. The Scripture is our standard. Those who profess to be Christian should not flow with the belief system of the unbelievers.
As Christian prayer warriors, we are called to pray faithfully and hear from the voice of God and what ever we may hear from God we deliver to the church to strengthen and protect them. Our calling required constant fellowship with Jesus Christ and continuous renewing of mind (Romans 12:1-2) through the Scripture to avoid itching ears or falling away from truth. We should ask for wisdom from the Spirit of God so that we can have the ability to resist the lies of the false religions, cults and occults. (James 1:5)
May the Lord bless you and keep you and make His truth shine upon you ! Amen.