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Wolves in Sheep's Clothing
false teachers, false prophets, false doctrines
Apostles, Bishops, Disciples, Evangelists, Ministers, Pastors, Prophets, Teachers
Read Matthew 7:15Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.Matthew 7 verse 15 and Matthew 10:16Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.Matthew 10 verse 16
What is a false prophet or false teacher? And how shall we recognize them, or false doctrines or know if we are in a cult? The Bible makes many references to these wolves in sheep's clothing, false christ's and false prophets, in the last days but the church is not reading the Bible or the scriptures or testing the spirits.
The positions of 'Teachers' and 'Prophets' are not the same. A person can prophesy and not be a 'Prophet.' Continue reading to see what the Bible says about this
(1 Corinthians 12:27-30(verse 27) Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
(verse 28) And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
(verse 29) [Are] all apostles? [are] all prophets? [are] all teachers? [are] all workers of miracles?
(verse 30) Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?1 Corinthians 12 verses 27-30, Ephesians 4:10-12(verse 10) He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
(verse 11) And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
(verse 12) For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.Ephesians 4 verses 10-12).
What is a false prophet? ...one who falsely claims to bring messages directly from God...seems like today there is one on every corner....Let me clarify, I believe in the office of the prophet...but not everybody that hands you a business card that says 'prophet' is a 'prophet.' And the reality is 99% of these birds calling themselves prophets they prophesy out of their own mind and their own spirit. They're NOT CALLED OF GOD. The Bible describes these false prophets and teachers as the "sons of hell" (John 17:12While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.John 17 verse 12, 2 Thessalonians 2:3Let no man deceive you by any means: for [that day shall not come], except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.2 Thessalonians 2 verse 3).
- False Prophets-Religious Sorcerers
- False Teachers
- Heretics List (great list!)
- What does the Bible say a Preacher should be?
- Who are true Prophets of God
- Who were the disciples or apostles
These false prophets and teachers can speak in a demonic tongue. They can perform temporary, fake healings. They can cause spiritual-supernatural manifestations in your life that you think is God. Many people are experiencing sleep paralysis and think they are having a religious experience but it is not from the Lord. It is DEMONIC. The Bible says that even Satan can transform himself into an "angel of light" (2 Corinthians 11:14And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.2 Corinthians 11 verse 14).
- Youtube playlist of false teachers, false prophets
- 10 characteristics of a cult
- False teachings in the Last Days
- How to tell a true prophet [godtube or vimeo]
- Hypnosis in the Church, Mind Control, Brainwashing to keep the masses coming
- Manipulative Pastors/Prophets: Scattering The Sheep & Driving Them Away!
- Religious Pimps
What is Prophecy
- False prophecies
- Testing the Spirits
- The Prophetic Movement
- The Prophet School lie
- What is prophecy according to the Bible
- What is the difference between a 'prophet' and a 'psychic'
- What is the difference between a 'teacher' and a 'prophet'
- What is the difference between a 'prophet' and an 'apostle'
Deceptive Religious Movements
- Promise Keepers - A Case Study
- Promise Keepers and Ecumenism
- Response to 'What Happened to Brownsville'
- The Charismatic Movement
- The Counterfeit Signs and Wonders Movement
- The Rotten Fruit of Brownsville Remains
- The Toronto Blessing-the Bible & the Holy Spirit [more Toronto articles]
Some guidelines to go by
- A Fool of Defense (devotional)
- Biblical Divine Healing vs. Fake, Demonic Healing
- Characteristics of Cults and False Religions
- Characteristics of False Shepherds, Teachers and Prophets
- Emergent Signs to Leave Your Church
- How Do People Make Their Minds Vulnerable to Satanic Control?
- Living Amidst False Teachers
- Merchandising in the church
- Pastoral Bullies: How to Tell if a Pastor "Domineers"
- 7 Characteristics of False Teachers
- 7 Marks of a False Teacher
- Signs that you are in a lukewarm church (or a cult)
- The 'prosperity gospel' lie
- Too many false preachers favorite verse is: Touch Not My anointed ones!
Ezekiel (read Ezekiel 2) had to have been be one of the most discouraged preachers in the Old Testament ...Israel's most discouraged prophets by what he saw because they were trusting in their own righteousness. God told them they were trusting in their own righteousness while they're still living in their sins. He said they're trusting in their own strength. Here is exactly what God said to him about his people he had been preaching to. Ezekiel, they HEAR the words but they won't do them. For with their mouth they show much love but their heart goes after their COVETOUSNESS. They hear you but they will NOT OBEY. The church of his time was in total disarray. The SHEPHERDS were all out for themselves. They were cheating the people living off the fat while the people were starving. The SHEEP were SCATTERED over all the hills and Ezekiel said there were no shepherds willing to go out and find them. He said they are WOUNDED and there was nobody to heal their wounds. The shepherds were all out looking for themselves. They're all out trying to make it BIG. They're all looking for SUCCESS. They're all looking for WEALTH. They've forgotten the sheep.
Folks, that is what I hear from people all over this nation and around the world. The sheep were scattered all over the hills and the shepherds aren't even going after them. They are taking care of their own needs first. -David Wilkerson, The Indwelling Power of the Holy Spirit-