In the Bible, it says you should listen carefully to the voice of the Lord to the last. Anyone who knows that Jesus, bridegroom, will come again and obey the Law of the word of God wouldn’t be deceived by the world even though the world tries every possible means to tempt him.
However, even he who leads well the life of faith can be deceived by the world. We must keep in mind that we can forsake the Law of God at the moment when we turn away from the Law although we think we have led well a life of faith.
Why is there heresy in the world? Why do those who had led well a life of faith, prayed well, and been well in his ministry change suddenly? It’s because he forgets the fact that the power, miracle and truth came from the God. It’s because he deluded himself into thinking that everything is done by his own power and righteousness and he became arrogant thinking that the church is growing because he is very smart.
Turning away from the truth is vain deceiving yourself. Therefore, you have to discern whether your faith is from God or your own belief and have to be always alert while examining yourself on the basis of the word of God so that your faith will not deceive yourself.
Is there anything else as vain as to be deceived by my faith? You must be in the word of God to have the faith not to be deceived and the faith of resurrection. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away. Matthew 24:35)
It is wrong of you to wait for things outside the
Word of God to be fulfilled. God uses he who is
in the truth. Therefore, if you want to be used by God, you shouldn’t listen to
empty words. Someone puts a high value on dream he dreamed than the Bible. Someone
puts his thoughts that came to his mind while praying above the Bible. Someone
puts auditory hallucination above the Bible. However, anything shouldn’t be
above the Bible. You must not forget that only the word of God is a firm foundation
and the truth that will not be shaken forever.
Extracted from Yonsei Newspaper #460 (Nov 21, 2015)