January 28, 2011

Beware of Wolves In Sheep’s Clothing

Posted in Christianity at 4:00 am by Lisa Ritchey

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. (Matthew 7:15)

I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. (Acts 20:29) 

And her prophets have daubed them with untempered morter, seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord GOD, when the LORD hath not spoken. (Ezekiel 22:28)

PLEASE be careful who you listen to.  Jesus said, For false Christs1 and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.” (Mark 13:22)  Here He was talking about the tribulation period, but it has already started happening.

We  MUST start walking in greater discernment so we will know right from wrong, good from bad, real from fake.  “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:2)

Be not conformed to this world.  “What should we do, then?”

Be more concerned with offending God than with offending man.  Just because someone asks you to be friends on Face Book, you do not have to accept.  I have even had to “unfriend” a couple of people.  And I did it in a flash, with no regrets, and no looking back!  When one of them wrote me and asked me why, I simply deleted the message.  I had to please God, so I had no choice.  I had to totally disassociate myself from them…immediately!

This is what I am trying to tell you all.  Not everyone is as they seem.  The enemy has his agents and they are very strongly at work to “friend” believers, especially groups that have been marked by God for His glory.

I know one woman who was actually leading people astray by, not misquoting Scripture, but telling them things that went directly against what the Scripture teaches.  She did this more times than one.  This is a false teacher or prophet; not just wrong, but false, teaching false doctrines, and leading those astray that don’t know the Word.

Remember, there is no middle ground in war.  And we are at war, folks.

I challenge everyone on twitter, face book, and my space to truly seek God about this.  If anyone is revealed to you that you should not be associated with, drop them like a hot potato.

It really does come down to two things:  Do you know the enemy when he approaches, and who are you most concerned with pleasing.

“… know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.(James 4:4)

The choice is totally yours.  As will be the results.   Please, choose life.2

  [1] Strong’s Greek Dictionary entry 5547 defines the word Christ as being anointed.  It usually refers to Jesus as the Anointed One and His anointing.  The anointing is “the special endowment of the Holy Spirit” (Strong’s Greek Dictionary entry #5548.) 

When Jesus went to Heaven, He did not need the anointing there, but we did, so the anointing left one body, His physical body, and descended on another one, the body of Christ, or His spiritual body here on the earth: The Church that will accept His Spirit and His works.
We are not claiming to be the Messiah, simply empowered by His Holy Spirit to do His will.  More information on this topic can be found in another article I posted, “If Then Ye Be Christ’s…”.
[2] I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live: (Deuteronomy 30:19)


© Original content Copyright 2011 Lisa Ritchey  



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