In a world that is corrupt and lying in wickedness (1 John 5:19), how can we stay on track with The Lord? Granted, spiritual wickedness and darkness abound because Satan is the prince and the power of this age (2 Corinthians 4:4; Ephesians 6:12). But the Scripture declares that God has provided for each and every one of His children the light (Psalm 119:105) and spiritual protection that we need (Ephesians 6:10-18) in Christ Jesus.

The key to staying on track is by drawing hear to God (James 4:8). Stay close to Jesus (John 15:1-8). Rather than doing in depth studies on the powers of darkness or the doctrines of every cult or false religion, open your bible and open your heart and spend time before The Master each and every day. Read and meditate upon His precious Word (Psalm 1:1-3). Present yourselves to God afresh every single morning (Romans 12:1,2) and don’t look back (Philippians 3:13-14). Don’t get sidetracked with the devil’s delicacies or seductive doctrines (1 Timothy 4:1). Consider what Jesus did on the cross for you and constantly look unto Him (Hebrews 12:1-3) for strength, wisdom and help in time of need (Hebrews 4:14-16). Be a person of prayer (1 Thessalonians 5:17) and stay in fellowship with believers who will hold you accountable (Hebrews 3:13) and challenge you to go further and deeper in The Lord (Hebrews 10:24-25). We overcome darkness by walking in the light (1 John 1:7).

As we work our way through the next couple of chapters of The Revelation that speak of the great religious whore who will deceive the entire world, let me fill you in on a family secret. If you have trusted in Christ as your Lord, you are being kept by the very power of God (1 Peter 1:5)! For those who have believed on The Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 16:31; Romans 10: 1-17), our salvation has been settled before the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8, 17:8). “But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.” (Jude 20-21)