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Scripture reading for November 25th: 2nd John
Key Scriptures for over-comers: 2nd John 7-9 “Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist. Watch out that you do not lose what you have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully. Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.”
John the elder’s second letter warns the church to watch out for deceivers that are teaching a different gospel; denying that Jesus came in the flesh as God’s Son and Messiah. They appeal to human reason that no one could be raised from the dead. We must continue in sound doctrine and believe truth or we may lose our reward when Christ appears! Trusting that Christ Jesus came as a man and died and rose again is the foundation of our salvation and alone can save us.
Observations for over-comers: Deception will mark the last days before Christ returns. Hold on to truth! “Send forth Your light and Your truth, let them guide me; let them bring me to Your holy mountain, to the place where You dwell.” (Psalm 43:3)
Scripture reading for November 26th: 2nd John
The second letter of John was written in the later years of his life to either a specific lady and her children or to a church family. John wrote to encourage this family to continue to walk in the truth and to beware of false teachers and their destructive doctrines. This simple letter encourages us today!
“It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us. And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command, but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another. And this is love: that we walk in obedience to His commands.” (2 John 4-6) It gives great delight to pastors and church elders when people actually walk in the truth of God’s word. It also brings pleasure to God when we walk in faith! (Hebrews 11:6) Faith works by love, and God is love! We love God when we by faith trust in the goodness and blessedness of His commands and walk in loving obedience.
“Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist. Watch out that you do not lose what you have worked for, but will be fully rewarded.” (2 John 7-8) John wanted this lady and her children to be aware of the deceivers. He wanted them to continue to live in obedience to the Lord and love each other. The false teachers were trying to destroy their faith and get them into sin. They were not to receive them or they would share in their wicked work and lose their reward!