January 3rd, 2017
Heed Jesus Christ’s Warning
Matthew 7:15 (KJB) Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
This is an important warning to take to heart! Avoid false prophets for outwardly perhaps they seem loving and knowledgeable about things of God, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves in waiting. They desire to send poisoned arrows to strike you in the heart to injure and maim the effectiveness of your spiritual condition toward things of God.
In this dark and wicked world children of God can find themselves surrounded by false prophets. The Bible tells us in the last days many false teachers and tares will plant themselves among wheat. Sometimes it is hard even for seasoned mature Christians to isolate and avoid those who are quietly masquerading as godly people. Many false teachers have successfully assimilated into modern churches and frequently fellowship in Christian circles for propagating lies to “spiritually trip up” those who proclaim a personal relationship with God.
True prophets in ancient biblical times were supernaturally enabled by God to announce events to come in the future. Today there is nothing new to prophesy because God’s Word is complete. However, false prophets can be identified by their rotten fruit and lack of true knowledge about God as found in His Word.
False prophets can be identified through diligent study and proper discernment of God’s Word.