In this podcast devotional, JB Shreve looks at the aftermath of the US elections and the weird responses from many within the church who claim they speak for the purposes of God. Now is not the time to grow discouraged but it is the time to take care to avoid the path of deception and the love of this world. This is the modern reality of the wheat and the tares.
“The Kingdom of Heaven is like a farmer who planted good seed in his field. But that night as the workers slept, his enemy came and planted weeds among the wheat, then slipped away. When the crop began to grow and produce grain, the weeds also grew. Matthew 13:24-26
“They raved all afternoon until the time of the evening sacrifice, but still there was no sound, no reply, no response.” 1 Kings 18:29
“‘Do not listen to your false prophets, fortune-tellers, interpreters of dreams, mediums, and sorcerers who say, “The king of Babylon will not conquer you.” They are all liars, and their lies will lead to your being driven out of your land. I will drive you out and send you far away to die. Jeremiah 27:9-10
Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever. 1 John 2:15-17