Monday, March 21, 2011

Beware Of False Prophets


Matthew 7: 15-23

Story & Lessons

Many voices and influences seek to entice us to go on the broad way that leads to destruction.

Many on that way do not profess to have any religion; others are very religious.

Their problem is that they are not true Christians.

Satan wrecks many a promising life through the evil influence of false teachers.

Jesus warns us, "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves" (15).

Reflection...

How can we recognize false prophets and teachers?

Jesus said, "You will know them by their fruits" (16).

They teach error and they do not lead holy lives.

True servant of God is more concerned with the fruit of the Holy Spirit than in spectacular gifts.

False teachers often claim to be able to work miracles.

On the Day of Judgment, many will claim that they have prophesied, cast out demons, and done many wonders in the name of the Lord Jesus, but they will be cast out of His presence.

The false teachers deceive themselves as well as deceiving others (21-23).

The Day of Judgment will be a day of shocks!

The most important thing for every Christian is not the possession of spectacular spiritual gifts, but doing the will of God (21).

Are we seeking to obey God’s will as it is revealed in His word?

If we are not, how do we know that we are a Christian or whether our decision to follow Christ was genuine?

Beware of false prophet.

2 comments:

  1. I fear that maybe not 'the false prophet' is out there(right now), but many-many of his false teachers.

    It is all wrapped up in the battle of Good vs Evil. Evil is now wrapped up in destroying Western Civilization, our Constitution, etc. There are foxes in the hen house portraying 'good'.

    They are Secular Humanists, Muslim and otherwise Fanatics, and just plain EVIL people

    Thank You for your posts.

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  2. How true. False teachers are everywhere, drawing away the people of God.

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