DISCERNING THE FRAUDS IN FIVEFOLD MINISTRY:Vol 9, Blog 6
1 John 4:1 – Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
2 Timothy 3:5 – Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Jude 1:4 – For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 CORINTHIANS 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
23 Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the Lord.2 Therefore thus saith the Lord God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith theLord.
FALSE TEACHERS AND FALSE EVANGELISTS
2 Peter 2:1 – But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
1 Timothy 6:3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
HOW TO DISCERN….T.E.S.T.
T_TRUTH WILL…cause freedom John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. Freedom from ERROR… Spiritual ERROR LEADS TO ERRONEOUS Doctrine, ERRONEOUS BELIEFS, and MisHandling of THE THINGS OF God
TRUTH WILL….Elevate/Edify/Examine/ Evaluate….elevate your thinking towards the things of God.. edify you/ your spirit so that it brings about positive noticeable change/ Will cause self examination/ will allow truthful evaluation
S- Stand in the counsel of the Lord/.. Study …. Jeremiah 23:18 For who hath stood in the counsel of the Lord, and hath perceived and heard his word? who hath marked his word, and heard it?
Study with humility, Study so that you are not ashamed , study to be approved by God…
Time-Over time… the real spirit will stand any test of time.. wait on God.. he doesn’t change.. his timing and ways are above us…Gods word will manifest
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© Dr. Fay Maureen Butler, 2015, Huldahs House Ministries Inc, Word Press