1 Timothy 4:1 Amplified Bible (AMP)
1BUT THE [Holy] Spirit distinctly and expressly declares that in latter times some will turn away from the faith, giving attention to deluding and seducing spirits and doctrines that demons teach, 2Through the hypocrisy and pretensions of liars whose consciences are seared (cauterized),
1 Timothy 4:1 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW) (A Prophecy About the Last Times)
1The Spirit says clearly that in later times some believers will desert the Christian faith. They will follow spirits that deceive, and they will believe the teachings of demons. 2These people will speak lies disguised as truth. Their consciences have been scarred as if branded by a red-hot iron.
1 Timothy 4:1-2 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
The Spirit expressly states that in the acharit-hayamim (end-times), some people will apostatize from the faith by paying attention to deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. 2 Such teachings come from the hypocrisy of liars whose own consciences have been burned, as if with a red-hot branding iron.
I’ve given the same Scripture account from 3 different bible translations so that there can be a clear understanding of God’s Word. We are in the last days….and many are seduced and decieved by the doctrines of devils, lying and unclean spirits, lust and witchcraft. We need God’s Word and His Holy Spirit and the Blood of Yeshua/Jesus to cleanse us, lead us into Truth & Rigtheousness and break the strongholds that have people bound. All you need to do is call upon the name of the Lord Yeshua/Jesus Messiah and you shall be saved out of it all and translated into Eternal Life and God’s Kingdom.
I’m encountering more and more people who have turned from the Faith and gone the way of false teaching and doctrines of devils. Their minds have been so CAPITVated by spiritual seduction and darkness that it is very difficult to get through to them….it takes the Spirit of God and Blood of Yeshua to break through these strongholds and many times there is no breakthrough. We have to remember that God doesn’t force Himself on anyone….the person must choose to come to God the Father through His Son Yeshua.
Many people who have become enslaved to new age thought, secular humanism, eastern mysticism & religions higher concieousness teachings and atheism are college students or former college students. Many of these students were raised in Christian homes by God-fearing parents but because they are spiritually un-equipped to withstand the spiritually dark mindset and teachings, they become captives and slaves turned out by the Universities that are held in such high esteem.
There needs to be a shift in all Believers to a serious view and understanding of the Spirit Realm, where spiritual battles rage between angels of light and angels of darkness for the souls of men. This is a reality that many in the Faith do not take heed to. This is not fairytales & fables…IT IS REAL! We must learn about and prepare ourselves to “stand against the wiles of the Devil, against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6: 11-12).
The time is now Saints, we can no longer sit idly by and let the devil and his demons destroy ourselves, our families and people of the world. WE MUST CRY OUT AGAINST SPIRITUAL DARKNESS!
Prayer: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come, thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven. We humble ourselves before your throne today Lord and cry out to you for this world that is full of darkness; because we know that you Lord God, Creator of all things, are full of Light, full of mercy & grace and all power is in your hands. So Father we ask this in the name of Yeshua /Jesus Messiah, that you would cover your people in Yeshua’s Blood, guide us in this spiritual battle by your Holy Spirit and endue us with power from on high to defeat the devil and his demons and set the captives free. We yield ourselves to be lights in this world and to proclaim your Word of Truth as we stand against all spiritual darkness. We go forth in Power and Truth….In Yeshua’s Mighty Name…Amen.