Let us continue to pray for one another, never giving up on the work of the Spirit of the Lord. Love, care, forgive, and bear with each other in every way. Be faithful to the brethren for the Lord is faithful.
Pray for one another for protection from both the evil of this world and from the wicked spirits the devil sends to divide and tear down the work of the saints. They are the ones behind the problems. They seek to lie, kill, and destroy us, our good work, and the fellowship of believers.
I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. Romans 16:17
These are grumblers, malcontents, following their own sinful desires; they are loud-mouthed boasters, showing favoritism to gain an advantage. Jude 1:16
For you are engaged in a true battle against wickedness. Against the evil powers in the heavenly places. Satan is continually sending his wicked ones against you to cause you to sin and to stop your work for the Lord. They are your true enemies, not flesh and blood.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12
But unfortunately many, even in the church, have given themselves over to all kinds of sins and the workings of demons, instead of walking in the Spirit of the Lord. The Devil’s desire is to divide and conquer. But you are more than a conqueror in the name of Jesus.
You will not be swayed or tossed aside by the wicked schemes of the devil. It is the ways of the Lord that matter. It is walking in the true Spirit and Power of the Lord that needs to take center stage. The teachings come from the Spirit of the Lord and not stage performers.
As Paul said, “May God be true and everyone a liar!” Romans 3:4
Increase your wisdom and discernment. You will know who is of the Lord and who is not. God has given us the means to know this and understand it. Those who are of the Lord will have the fruits of the Spirit, and those of the devil will have rotten fruit. God is faithful and He will instruct His servants on the right way to go. He will instruct and give discretion and discernment.
May you stand firm with your armor on tight and your heart pure before the Lord. Do not listen to the lies of the enemy. That the word of the Lord and the Gospel of Jesus Christ may go forward unhindered, with power, healing hearts, transforming lives, and saving souls from eternal and total destruction.
Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you, and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith. But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one. And we have confidence in the Lord about you, that you are doing and will do the things that we command. May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ. 2 Thessalonians 3:1-5