A time of testing of your faith
What do you do when it all happens?
What happens when people’s love grows cold, when people are unable to hear and accept the Word during the time when plagues, earthquakes and all the signs that Jesus spoke of take place?
Our slumbering in the church has turned into a coma for some. Others are waking up from a coma and rubbing their eyes and cannot believe what they are seeing as the condition of the world and the church!
This is not the way it used to be many are saying, but the world has changed dramatically. The cabal of politicians and false teachers are now too numerous to count. We have watched political corruptions occur and it has its affect on the Church.
A general separation is actively taking place throughout the world and in the Church. The world offers an amoral lifestyle and the church is being pressured to conform as well.
If we can find a practical example it would be Matt 7:15-16 “ Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits.”
They are dressed like sheep, outwardly. But inwardly they have a veracious appetite like a wolf for the sheep.
The condition of much of the Church, is no longer wolves among sheep but sheep among wolves? What’s the difference, in some areas of Christianity the majority are wolves with just a few sheep; that would be seen on your major Christian TV networks.
We also have faithful church attendees but not faithful in the faith. This may be an explanation for why the wolves have grown within the Church and are allowed to continue. So few pastors say nothing about the doctrinal atrocities that are spoken from the pulpit. They tolerate the falsehoods because they are afraid of upsetting people by presenting them the hard truth. But the truth has always upset people. As Walter Martin used to say, the church has a case of rocktheboatitis, they don’t want to tip the boat.
When was the last time anyone looked into the doctrines of the teachers on radio or TV? Not just the older ones that have been there 20-30 years but new ones that are having even more influence on the immature and naïve. Now we see liberalism, humanism included, along with business models that have entered?
Israel was told by the Lord to deal with false prophets that arise among them (Deut.13, 18), and they did at times. That is until the false prophets became the majority. They then shifted into eras of acceptance which removed by them from learning the Word, instead to learning their words. It got so off base that 250 years before Jesus the Sanhedrin added new laws to the 613 laws of Moses. Much of Jesus’ ministry was contention between Gods law that was written as Scripture and the religious leader’s laws written outside the Scripture.
We repeat this today except we make it far worse. The false prophets who are very good talkers (convincers) are given platforms and deceive many, they are then given money by those who believe them and are enlisted to become loyalists to their words.
Among the many heresies Kenneth Copeland has said is this one, “Recently Gloria and I heard a statement made by a prophet of God - a powerful man of prayer from India. He said Jesus came to him in prayer one afternoon, and he asked, "Jesus, when are You going to judge America?" Jesus said, "I'm not. I have a covenant with them that was made on the Mayflower, and I remember that covenant…" Thank God, that covenant has saved this nation over and over…
Make no mistake about it, God is still going to have His dream and we're part of it. The American dream is God's dream - one nation under God filled with His glory.” ("Spiritual Heritage: One Nation for the Glory of God", BVOV, Feb. 2003 Emphasis Added).
The Mayflower Covenant is a covenant of man, NOT a Covenant of God with man. America has no covenant with God. Israel alone did, they being the only theocracy created. The last covenant God made was the New Covenant. I would say in some respects we are being judged, we reap what we sow.
Besides all this, God does not have dreams for man, but a will, a plan for individuals and nations. And the American dream is not the same as His plan. Nowhere do you find in scripture of the term God having a dream.
1 John 4:1 “ test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.”
You can’t test anything, especially the false prophets without knowing the truth. And herein lies the problem. Any false prophets are in the world and many in the church are not hearing truth preached from the pulpit every week. Truth is liken to the third rail of the train line that most will avoid because it can shock you. In fact people are shocked to hear there are false teachers INSIDE the Church. These would be those that selectively read their Bible and have no idea that this is what would be the identifying activity in the last days.
The antichrist spirit grows around us, even among us, and if it is not resisted or challenged it gains leverage on the weak in truth. What is antichrist, that which replaces Christ, that which opposes him. Certainly false words from the prophets and teachers would be in this category. Those who no longer want to, or try to abide in the truth present a different interpretation that would have them identified as part of the apostasy.
The Apostasy is well underway, are we ready for what follows? It will continue to deepen. Are we willing to go to prison or be martyred because that is what is coming after!
First it was Covid19, in early 2020 so many said it was defeated or removed by their words, instead it increased. Again kenneth Copeland shows he has no control of the tongue pronounced it dead. Now we are hearing from some of these so called prophets that the vaccine contains “the mark.” To say we have crossed over the line into krazy town, is an understatement with all the things said that just do not fit what the Bible actually says.
In January 2020 Sid Roth had numerous so called prophets on his show asking them about 2020. How many do you think mentioned Covid19? You guessed it, 0-ZERO- nada- no one, hmmm why is that?
They can’t prophesy accurately because they don’t teach the Bible correctly, so why would God tell THEM the future so they can tell us?
God said to Jeremiah a number of times 14:14 The prophets prophesy lies in My name. I have not sent them, commanded them, nor spoken to them ; Jer. 23:21; 27:15: 29:23,31. And this is only in Jeremiah.
In the New Testament we read 2 Peter 2:1 “ But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction.”
Among you, they bring in heresies- where? The Church. No surprise, as we are watching it happen.
How many predicted Trump as the next president or something relative to it, no one answers for this because that is what they wanted, but it was not what the Lord said.
Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Committee prophesying that Donald Trump would win the recent presidential election and the techniques used as seen here on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gIAtDxyTaM
Some now say the devil won this battle….
Copeland says he destroyed the virus by his own breath, saying it is the breath of God https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ag0-oXl-IDw
Just like the left in media and politics, they ignore what they formerly said and just move on. It’s shameful that the accountability in the Church for obvious false statements is this low.
The depth of political corruption does not exceed the depth of corruption seen in the Church by the false prophets and teachers. They are equally as dangerous and manipulative.
In the days of the end of the age, Jesus said “For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” (Matt 24:24)
Rise - meaning they will become known, famous. They will show, they present their powers of the supernatural and it has the purpose- to deceive.
This should make one sober and think. Unfortunately there is very little thinking, it’s so minimal that it nearly flatlined. Christians should be the deepest thinkers as we have truth as our basis to build on. Instead it is more rarely applied.
This is what Jesus warned of what will take place in the last days. We are watching it grow and it is coming at us fast. Where you live as a Christian will not matter as this transpires.
Choose carefully whom you trust as we are told brother will betray brother.
1 Cor. 14:32-33 “ And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.’
Paul is speaking of the prophets that wrote scripture. As Isaiah said “If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” (Isa. 8:20)
James 3:14-17 “But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. his wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there . But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.”
Along with self - seeking is self - promotion which cause division from the truth in the church.
1 Cor. 3:3-4 “ For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men? For when one says, "I am of Paul," and another, "I am of Apollos," are you not carnal?”
Paul rebukes those who seek to hear only from certain true Bible teachers and refuse to hear from others who also speak the truth. This concept becomes dangerous when applied to false teachers, those who follow and are loyal to only one and hang on their every word. Which is what cults are about.
Watch the so called prophets and see how they want to outdo each other, which only brings confusion. Who has the newest revelation of heaven, or deliver what God will do in the country or world. They speak in generalities and are so convincing that only those astute in the Word will notice their manipulation.
In this time period, called a time of sorrows, betrayal of one another, hatred of one another will occur. Lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. This is the time many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.” (Matt 24:10-12) We need to have our guard up more than ever before.