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2 Peter 2:1-3

False Teachers and Their Destruction
 But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.  In their greed these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.

How true is this in our current day to hear false prophets push their own agenda promoting books asking to sow seed into their ministry, they boast about their own agenda, selling their ideas, not including the high God or giving Him the glory. Watch how someone conducts themselves are they Christ like in nature? Do you feel that something they have said sounds “off”? Be very careful and listen intently because the tongue reveals many things about the heart of the person and if you are not careful can sway you away from the Lord and His teachings.

It’s easy to encourage others to a life of victory, but truly, Jesus never said you would not face trials and tribulations, that’s what refines you, makes you stronger. I am going to boast to you right now… FOLLOW JESUS, not pastors, priests, people, statues, saints or anything else. FOLLOW JESUS, He is the only who can and will set you free.

False Prophets

These days are getting pretty intense, as we see many things that are against God. But   we must stand firm in the word of God, do not waver. Because many people will be claiming that they are true prophets but they are not, they are false teachers and how you know is they will slip and say something that isn’t what God says, it’s their own philosophy. Don’t be fooled because they preach a sermon or book title that has their own ideas in it. So the questions you must ask are:

Is what they say line up with what God says?

Are they promoting their book or way and profiting by it?

Are they promoting Jesus and urging you to follow Him?

Do they seem to have the answer and you don’t confirm this with what God says?

Does the speaker or teacher lead you into wanting to know more about God?

Do they ask for a $ amount to sow a seed in their ministry and say that God will bless you double portion or some other way, amount?

Do you have a relationship with Jesus?

Do you think if you go to church every week but still don’t know Jesus intimately will save you or get you into Heaven?

Do you think praying to saints will get you into Heaven?

Do you seek God on an everyday basis and pray?

Do they promise Victory?

If you put your faith in false teaching, you are deceived and don’t have the kind of relationship that Jesus wants to be in with you today. Stop reading garbage, start reading the Bible and fill your mind with God’s promises! You can and will live in peace. But that does not mean that you will not face trials, but when you are in the trial and you have the word of God, you know how to handle it. The anxiety isn’t there because you know who fights your battles. Don’t look to the world for the answer, look to God.