Beware of false prophets, who come to you dressed as sheep, but inside they are devouring wolves.Matthew 7:15
Marriam-Webster dictionary defines BEWARE as to be on one’s guard. Among the things Jesus told us to expect before His Second Coming are False Prophets. It is a biblical prophecy and nothing could be done about that. John said “Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour.” 1 John 2:18.
In Matthew 24:11 Jesus said “And many false prophets will appear and will deceive many people.” NLT. I believe their purpose is to deceive many in these last days. These False Prophets are men and women who have allowed themselves to be used by Satan to work against God’s Kingdom.
Jesus is the truth. There is no lies in Him. He represent Light and no darkness can be found in Him. The truth hurts sometimes but I believe that is all we need to be Set Free. The scripture says “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” John 8:32. Most people, including believers, don’t want to be told the truth. They easily become offended when someone preaches the truth. And since the church now acts like a free trade society, they easily switch to where they will hear what they want to hear. This has made their (false prophets) work very easy because people now troop to their auditoriums to listen to their lies without having to invite them. They are everywhere; on TV, radio, magazines, Internet, on streets, offices, etc. they have enough resources, and partners so their voices could easily be heard all over the world.
For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. 2 Timothy 4:3 NLT.
Friends, it is becoming very difficult to distinguish between the good prophets and the false ones. Jesus added they come to you dressed like sheep, but inside they are devouring wolves. They stand behind he pulpits as sheep, but inside they are devouring wolves.
They perform signs and wonders as good prophets, but inside they are devouring wolves. They quote the scriptures, but preach otherwise. Jesus says “BEWARE”. Be on guard for they are deceiving many. “For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” Matthew 24:24.
These guys want to satisfy their own selfish desires. They have commercialized the Christian Faith to their own selfish advantage. Such people are not serving Christ our Lord; they are serving their own personal interests. “By smooth talk and glowing words they deceive innocent people.” Romans 16:18. They live luxurious life in the name of God’s blessings while the members suffer. “In their greed they will make up clever lies to get hold of your money.” 2 Peter 2:3 NLT.
Here is what Paul has got to say; “These people are false apostles. They are deceitful workers who disguise themselves as apostles of Christ. But I am not surprised! Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no wonder that his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. In the end they will get the punishment their wicked deeds deserve.” (2 Corinthians 11:13-15 NLT)
Jeremiah 23:16 “This is what the LORD Almighty says: “Do not listen to what the prophets are prophesying to you; they fill you with false hopes. They speak visions from their own minds, not from the mouth of the LORD”
We can identify them by their fruit, That is by the way they act. Good tree produce good fruit, but bad tree produce bad fruit. By what they preach, act, etc, we should be able to identify who a false prophet is. Friends let us take time to study the word, and practice what it says because once we know the truth, nobody can take it away from our hearts and it will set us free.
Jesus is coming soon. The reward for these false teachers will be their place in the Lake of Fire.
BEWARE OF FALSE PROPHETS!