Friday, June 27, 2008

Woe unto you!

Luke 6:26 - Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

The following videos are a great representation of what a false prophet looks like, sounds like and acts like. With thousands of followers including one Jew and one Roman Catholic, (as you will see in these videos) Joel Osteen is one of the most popular false prophets of our day. With such quotes as"I see myself more as a life coach than a preacher", no wonder the world and the apostate church love him and want to follow him. We need to take heed to The Lord Jesus Christ words, "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." (Matt. 7:15) Peter also warns us about false prophets when he wrote, "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." (2 Pet. 2:1)

We should keep our eyes out for these false prophets who are in the world, they are slick and subtle, just like their father the devil. We are given a great admonition from John when he wrote, "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world." (1 John 4:1) One way we can discern if someone is a false prophet is by putting them to the test of the word of God. As it is written in Isaiah 8:20, To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. You never hear Osteen preaching repentance and the Lordship of Jesus Christ, which is proclaimed so strongly in the Word of God. May we take heed to these words. We are living in the last days and there will be many more of these "wolves in sheep's clothing" arising as That Day approaches. Luke 21:28 - And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

Bro. Pat

1 comment:

Mark Swan said...

"IF it were possible........the very elect would be deceived..."
Praise God, it is NOT possible!