Galatians 5:9 (NKJV)
‘A little leaven leavens the whole lump.’
We must be extra vigilant. We must be cautious and discerning. Deception is the name of the game and because deception doesn’t need a lot to succeed, a little deception can detract from the life of truth. The enemy is sowing small doses of poison today, small enough not to kill you immediately but enough to confuse your system. The poisons of today will not deform you externally; they slowly deform your mind and your life priorities. It is a slow but deliberate process.
Watch the small things. The little suggestions. The simple ideas. Watch the little decisions; those things that we think don’t matter. I repeat, deception is the name of the game. Many will slide into it because it did not look harmful in the beginning. Beware of things that make sense and yet are not of God. Guard jealously your inheritance. Obey that restless voice within you that is uncomfortable with someone’s teaching or someone’s invitation. You don’t have to understand before you decline acceptance. Those who will survive the little leaven are those who know they can succumb to it. The man who thinks he is beyond the leaven may actually already be caught in it. I know I can fall for it. I know this yeast can influence my life. I don’t dismiss or belittle its potency. For this reason, I do not joke with it.
‘Guard my heart O Lord. Open the eyes of my understanding dear Holy Spirit. I am blind unless you show me. I am too weak to resist unless you empower me. These are the days of subtlety and I will only survive if you are close to me every single day. Do not permit my human reasoning to be my compass because human thinking can be compromised. Speak deep into my spirit and let my mind fall under the power of my spirit. Deliver me Lord. Too much is at stake. Keep me safe Lord, from the yeast of these Last Days. Amen.’