prophets

What to look for when listening to false prophets


This is actually a very complicated and at times difficult thing to actually see, hear and realize.
One thing I have come to understand is that people truly do listen and accept these teachers of lies and swear it is the truth and is fact. In fact too many fall for these deceivers lies and embrace them and carry them out for others to hear.
The core element that gives these serpents power over those that chose to listen is one thing. The person that listens and chooses to follow them.
You see human nature is to seek after self-gratification, the desire to satisfy one’s own lusts and desires.
Many teach this doctrine. You can have wealth here and now. You must only seek after that which makes you happy. You must only care only for your own happiness.
You have heard these teaching stated in various ways, but all equal one think. Self-approval, self-reward, self-glory. The self.
The desire to come to work at the last minute or late, because it is inconvenient for you to come to work, and you only do it because you need money to indulge your other wants and desires. This is the self.
Taking advantage of others for your own glory and reward. This is the self.
Hording all your wealth for your own personal wants and desires in this world. This is the self.
If you find that others call themselves “Christian” live totally different then you. If those that say they are “Christian” seek to help others and you look at them and see them as blind misguided. In reality it is you that are blind and misguided and should in no way call yourself “Christian,” for in reality you aren’t.
If you hear people say that to seek after your reward here is this life is not truly seeking after God. This is real Christian teachings.
If you hear people say that Jesus will physically return to this planet and upon that day the Mt. of Olives will split in half. That is real Biblical teachings.
If someone names a day for the return of Jesus, understand that the Bible makes it clear that only God Himself knows the day of Christ return and none of the creation can know what the Creator knows. If that someone that named a day and it comes and goes without Christ, as it should happen as stated above. Yet they go and say it was a “spiritual” happening. Know that they are liars and tools and followers of the father of lies. So to them the “god” they worship is not the true God, but Lucifer, the angel that was cast out for his personal desire is to be worshipped and they are giving him his greatest desire.
Galatians 1 makes it very clear that ANY that say they are giving the good news, and profess to be saying or doing the will of God or Jesus Christ and it does not fall in line with what is written in the Bible are twice over cursed.
If they say you can get your reward now. They are cursed. If they say we are in a spiritual tribulation. They are cursed. I am not judging. I am not saying this. This is the words of the Bible and per 2 Timothy 4:1-5 I am simply reproving, rebuking and exhorting. Any that would accuse me of judging are themselves doing the judging and so it is they that most remove the timber form their eyes before they seek after my splinter.

Confessions of a screwed up middle aged man: I now see


I now understand the empathetic emotions that the prophets experienced as they tried to speak to Israel and make them aware that they were going down the wrong road. I see the anguish they must have felt at having those they talk to belittle and dismiss what they said.
I see those about me stating and strongly believing they are in good standing with God, then I see things like this last Sunday where all their worship and praise did not go to God, but to a group of men upon a field. The new gladiators of the modern era.
Now I know that we are to live our lives in moderation, but this is not moderate behavior. This is worship, this is praise, and this is glorification. They placed all their emotions into the event. They watched like it was a religious ceremony. Afraid to leave where they were, afraid they would miss something spectacular. Yet it was not the God they profess to service or honor, but other humans.
Yet to them God is great for a few minutes a day, but the rest of the day belongs to them and what they truly wish to worship. They pull out God when it is convenient for them, when they wish to show the world their goodness, their piety. They compartmentalize each part of their lives, only showing that which is important to them at that particular moment. Seeking for their own glory and reward in this temporal time and place.
As they do this they find it unpleasant when someone points out that this is not the true way to worship God. They get upset when they are shown it is not something they can walk away from at the drop of a hat like they do when it come to the things of God. All I can hear is 2 Peter going through my head.
2 Peter 2:18-22 (NLT)
18 They brag about themselves with empty, foolish boasting. With an appeal to twisted sexual desires, they lure back into sin those who have barely escaped from a lifestyle of deception. 19 They promise freedom, but they themselves are slaves of sin and corruption. For you are a slave to whatever controls you. 20 And when people escape from the wickedness of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and then get tangled up and enslaved by sin again, they are worse off than before. 21 It would be better if they had never known the way to righteousness than to know it and then reject the command they were given to live a holy life. 22 They prove the truth of this proverb: “A dog returns to its vomit.” And another says, “A washed pig returns to the mud.”
And when people escape from the wickedness of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and then get tangled up and enslaved by sin again, they are worse off than before. It would be better if they had never known the way to righteousness than to know it and then reject the command they were given to live a holy life.
People need to wake up and see where they are heading. In their minds they see salvation and glory, but their actions seek out the rewards and pleasures of the world. How truly saddening it is to have the eyes that see and the ears that hear.
May the true glory of God shine upon as many as possible that will see the true light and turn from the path into the darkness and back to the true light of eternal salvation and reward. Amen.