The world works hard to destroy or dampen our faith. No matter what we believe about ourselves and our relationship with God, and his sacrifice for us in the person of his son, Jesus Christ, we are exposed to a spirit of agnosticism.
This stronghold works through the churches, the media, our families, our friends, our own thoughts and words, our choices, our homes and loved ones, and every other avenue where it can get a foothold. A stronghold of agnosticism is part of the spirit of antichrist.
True unblemished faith in God can move a mountain, raise the dead, heal the sick, save the lost, heal families, restore marriages, give us peace in the midst of a storm, give us love for the unlovable, and heal every situation we face in life. Without the spirit of agnosticism we would make appropriate choices, trust in God completely, be at peace at all times, and be sure of our salvation.
2 Corinthians 4:4 For the god of this world has blinded the unbelievers’ minds [that they should not discern the truth], preventing them from seeing the illuminating light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ (the Messiah), Who is the Image and Likeness of God.
What is agnosticism, you ask? The doctrine or belief of an agnostic—a person who holds that the existence of the ultimate cause, as God, and the essential nature of things are unknown and unknowable, or that human knowledge is limited to experience.
So why does Jesus Christ say otherwise? What can we do to prevent this horrible, disgusting spirit from influencing us?
1. Pray, trust, and believe. The, ‘you never know what God will do’ type of attitude will draw in agnosticism. Avoid it at all costs. Pray also for those God puts in your life.
Mark 11:24 For this reason I am telling you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe (trust and be confident) that it is granted to you, and you will [get it].
John 17:20 Neither for these alone do I pray [it is not for their sake only that I make this request], but also for all those who will ever come to believe in (trust in, cling to, rely on) Me through their word and teaching,
2. Refute any argument that sets itself up against truth in Jesus Christ, the only begotten son of God who was one with God from the beginning, was not created, but through him all things were created.
2 Corinthians 10:5 [Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One),
3. Search the scriptures for what’s available before you pray. If you ask according to His will and with the right motive, faith, and trust in Him, God will give you what you ask.
Psalm 78:18 And they tempted God in their hearts by asking for food according to their [selfish] desire and appetite.
1 John 5:14 And this is the confidence (the assurance, the privilege of boldness) which we have in Him: [we are sure] that if we ask anything (make any request) according to His will (in agreement with His own plan), He listens to and hears us.
4. Expect trouble. Life is not an easy road. But cheerfully expect the blessings. Do not use trouble as a catalyst for the spirit of agnosticism to become a stronghold in your life.
John 16:33 I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]
5. Patiently wait for God to act. Expect God to act on your behalf in every area of your life.
Psalm 43:5 Why are you cast down, O my inner self? And why should you moan over me and be disquieted within me? Hope in God and wait expectantly for Him, for I shall yet praise Him, Who is the help of my [sad] countenance, and my God.
Written by Christian author, Pola Muzyka.