LET NO MAN DECEIVE YOU BY PASTOR MRS OLALEYE-DIGGING DEEP
Date: Tuesday, 28/06/2022
Peacher: Pastor Mrs Olaleye
Topic : LET NO MAN DECEIVE YOU.
Introductory Text: Eph 5:1-7
Thank God for yet another opportunity to learn at His feet. So many people are living in deceit within the church setting in this age of Internet and Information technology, but the charge to you and I is that we should not be deceived. May God Almighty help anyone being deceived to come out of deceit in Jesus name. Let us look at some areas that we can be deceived to do or believe the wrong things.
1.MARRIAGE. So many people have entered into wrong relationships because they have been deceived. Many are also regretting ever marrying their partners because of deception. Some have divorced or separated when they realised the deception. Genesis 29:20-27; Eph.5:3.
– same gender marriage Romans 1:21-32
– sex for marriage Jacob , Leah and Rachel. Genesis 29
– marriage with unbelievers 2 Cor 6:14-17
2.TRADITIONAL PRACTICES- Though some claim to be born again, they still hold unto traditions and beliefs of men out of Ignorance. Most traditions are rooted in deceptions cooked up by men and cannot be substantiated from the Holy Scriptures 2 Peter 3:17
3.CHRISTIAN DOCTRINES- There are lots of heresies and false doctrines in the body of Christ. So many people have been led into error by false teachers. 1 Cor 15:12-20, 21-32, 2 Peter 3:15-16, Eph.4:14;
HOW TO AVOID DECEIT.
1.Know what the Word of God says concerning different issues. Keep the word of God close to your heart daily. Psalm 1:1-2 , Joshua 1:8; Matthew 4:4-11, 2 Tim 3:16-17, 2:15
2. Pray always. Do not decide until you have prayed over it. Acts 6:4, Luke 18: 1-8; 1 Thess.5: 17.
3. Keep the right company ( friends, pastors, family etc) . Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, 1 Cor 15:33
4. Keep Growing in Faith. 2 Peter 3:17
For you not to be deceived you need to watch the company you keep also. Get close to God via His word and fellowship with the Holy Spirit more than ever.