Beware of False Prophets
“For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect.” Matthew 24:24
God has revealed something astounding to me today. He revealed to me that I have been following the teaching of false prophets. You may have seen them, and I have mention one in my earlier blog posts. I thought what I was hearing was good, but it was not. I thought it was good that my one year old son liked to watch her on television, but it was not. You see, false prophets twist the words of the Gospel to fit their own agenda. They are very popular and some of my friends and a family member, I am sad to say, teach and follow her agenda. The main problem is that, the verses are taken out of context to apply that teaching to us, as though we are “mini gods”. Everything in The Bible points us to Christ, and away from our own selfish desires. I hope I have not taken bible verses out of context in my own blog to apply it to whatever point I am trying to convey. I do not intend to be a false prophet.
Just to be clear, I started this blog with a nudge from God to minister since 2009. I made choices between the time God nudged me, to a few months before I began to write, that I believe, that some choices that I had made, are lessons in which He intends for me to use. The lesson are those that I have learned and grown from, and have become closer to God in my times of adversity and trial. I always pray about what to write, and I only write what God has put heavily on my heart. For days or just hours before the blog post is written, I am studying, learning, and listening to God’s word, in The Bible and in prayer.
When you study, interpret, and share scripture, there are three things that you need to check off your list:
1. You pray first.
2. You seek and apply the full context.
3. You realize that God has made a body of believers.
- Each are equipped with their own spiritual gifts, and you should not rely only on what your interpretation of The Bible is. This is why God has equipped pastors and for believers form small groups, or a group of Christian friends to talk to.
What I am not saying is that every single word out of a believer’s mouth is false teaching or is it said on purpose, but when a teacher absolutely believes what they say is true, even when it goes against everything taught in the bible, then they are teaching falsely. Always look up the scripture, and when something feels off, when the person teaching is praised higher than God, when God gets pushed out of the picture, then note, that they are teaching lies, and there could be hidden messages of Satanism coming out of them. In other words Satan holds their heart, not God. God has been pushed out, and Satan has been invited in. When they refuse to answer simple questions about Demons, Satan, Hell, and if they are not clear that Jesus is the only path to The Father, as well as, promoting the self, then they are a false prophet and cannot and should not be followed, but they are an abomination to God.
And various YouTube videos sprung of the churchismessy.com link provided.
This all started with me looking up the age of a female Televangelist.
Please do your own discerning with God about this topic. I do not believe all are evil, but may have just misinterpreted scripture.
“17 I urge you, brothers to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them. 18 For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naïve people. 19 Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I am full of joy over you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil.” Romans 16: 17-19
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