Beware of false prophets
A great persecution arose against the church and they were scattered…
Those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the Word…
And there was great joy in the city!
(see Acts 8:1-8)
Is persecution a primer for revival? Does it take persecution to shake us out of our comfort zones and complacency?
Persecution will expose the true followers of Jesus Christ!
It will expose and remove the self & man appointed “positions” of Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor, and Teacher.
God appointed AND anointed Apostles, Prophets, Evangelist, Pastors, and Teachers can NOT and will NOT be silenced! They will rise-up and take the WORD to the streets. They do NOT need a “building” or approval from man. They will NOT be silenced!
Are you a disciple of Jesus? Are you a follower of Jesus?
Persecution will separate the wolves and the puppets from the REAL. Persecution brings RELIANCE on the HOLY SPIRIT. They will preach the FULL GOSPEL message which WILL bring REPENTANCE unto SALVATION.
(See Matthew 7:15-20)
False prophets preach “good news”.
God’s prophets preach the Good News.
False prophets want title and recognition. They want a “following”.
God’s prophets preach Christ and Christ alone. They point to Him and give Him glory and honor.
False prophets shun discomfort. They will preach peace when there is no peace.
God’s prophets find their comfort in Christ. In love, they are concerned for your soul more than your feelings. They seek the approval of God rather than the approval of man.
My friends, I truly believe we are living the days of which Jesus spoke of in Matthew 24. There is a shaking happening. And soon the shaking is going to be felt by all of us.
Do NOT get sidetracked or frightened by what you are seeing in the headlines. On the surface it looks like a political war, the left against the right, wrong against right, and confusion and tyranny has entered the camp. BUT… nothing happens without God’s permission.
It is easy to quote 2 Chronicles 7:14: IF My people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, pray, and seek MY face AND turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven , and will heal their land.
But are we who are called by His name truly humbling ourselves, praying, and seeking His face? Or are we getting caught up in all the media hype, self-medicating ourselves with distractions, opinions, t.v., or you fill in the blank? Is the enemy lulling us asleep? I am not asking this as a question of judgement, but to exhort us, the CHURCH, to do some soul searching and be brave enough to ask God to search us, know our hearts, try us and know our thoughts, and see if there is any wicked way in us. (Psalm 139:23-24)
What a wonderful time we live in! The world is in need. Only Jesus can meet their need. We live in a sick and dying world and we have the cure… Jesus Christ!
Enough with the contention and division in the church. The time for fence walking is coming to an end. Choose this day who you will serve!
Beware who you align yourselves with. Those smooth talkers, shaking your hand and patting you on the back, tickling your ears and telling you God understands your sin, they are leading you straight to hell. Beware of those who preach salvation without the need for repentance, if you are not broken over your sin then I question if you are even saved. You can not have your cake and eat it too! No, you can eat your cake… but if you are not tasting the goodness of Jesus, then what you eat will kill you.
Friends, Jesus died once, He will not die again. When He hung on that cross for our sins it was finished. He finished it. When He rose from the grave He defeated death and sin. He paid the penalty for ALL sin for those who believe on Him. And He will return, He will come for His Church, His Bride, but when He comes again He is not coming as a baby in a manger, He is coming as a roaring Lion! You do not want to find yourself an enemy to God when He comes back. There will be hell to pay, believe me… No, don’t just take my word for it, believe His Word:
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven. Many will say to Me on that day [when I judge them], ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, and driven out demons in Your name, and done many miracles in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them publicly, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me [you are banished from My presence], you who act wickedly [disregarding My commands].’
Use this time wisely, seek Him, hear from Him. We pray for laborers, because the harvest is ripe. Tag! You are it! We are it! We are the laborers! Go!
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