Wednesday, February 22, 2017

False Christs Will Deceive Many (SD44)

Mat 24:4-5  And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many."

In the last days, many false christs will come in the name of Jesus and masquerade themselves as His apostles (so-called anointed rich and respected televangelists, pastors, prophets, etc.) whose lies, deceptions, heresies, covetousness and depravity destroy the faith of many Christians in His powerful and glorious Charismatic movement.

2Cor 11:13-15  For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.

These false christs will pray for the sick, cast out demons, preach the gospel (possibly another or diluted gospel), perform (or manufacture) signs and wonders. All the so-called righteous works of these false christs are done out of lawlessness (lies, deceptions, heresies, covetousness, etc)

Mat 7:21-23  "Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’"

Recognize the wolf by its fruit

Mat 7:15,20  “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves... Therefore by their fruits you will know them."

The only way to recognize a false prophet (wolf) is by its fruit. Satan, fallen angels, demons, Egyptian magicians, false prophets, etc. can also imitate miracles, healings, signs and wonders, etc.

Good Fruit

Gal 5:22-23  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

The fruit of the Spirit can only be found in true servants of God where
  1. the love of Christ is easily seen esp. helping the poor, destitute, etc.,
  2. the joy of God in difficult, painful, unwanted and dangerous tasks
  3. the peace of God during suffering, persecution, exclusions, pains, etc.,
  4. the longsuffering in forgiving and loving enemies, persecutors, etc.,
  5. the kindness in comforting the elderly, desperate, destitute, etc.
  6. the goodness in bearing one another's problem, sadness, pains,
  7. etc. etc.
Bad Fruit

Gal 5:24  And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.

Whoever keeps Jesus' words, will, commands, etc. loves Him and belongs to Him, and having crucified his flesh, he will no longer display the works of the flesh (bad fruit) as seen below:-

Gal 5:19-21  Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Brethren, don't be taken in by the smooth talks of these wolves, who often display some of these bad fruit.