Do you remember the song "The Great Pretender"? The lyrics of this song are for hypocrites.
These days, there are so many persons who are deceived by religion.
Matthew 7:15 Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.
If the preacher teaches the Bible and be proud of himself and not humble then He is a
false prophet. If he proclaim to be a lamb then inside he is a wolf.
3 things to identify a false prophet:
- He will use himself as positive example always boasting about himself.
- The second thing is he will teach about money all the time. And even ask for money and give an account to deposit your money. Each man should give what you want to give cheerfully not reluctantly as God likes the cheerful giver.
- 3rd A false prophet always teach how we are blessed and not the trials and tribulation.
Anti-Christ has power that look like Christ performing miracles to deceived people. They
will ask you to buy an oil or hankerchief to be healed or put your hand in the television or
radio, they are putting God in the box which is not right. The nature of satan is like snake
he likes to deceive. Satan is the father of lies.
There are so many ways to deceive us.
For the love of money is the root of all evil and loving anything more than God.
1 If a prophet, or one who foretells by dreams, appears among you and announces to you a miraculous sign or wonder, 2 and if the sign or wonder of which he has spoken takes place, and he says, "Let us follow other gods" (gods you have not known) "and let us worship them," 3 you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer. The LORD your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul.
Matthew 24:24 For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect—if that were possible.
Matthew 24:15 "So when you see standing in the holy place 'the abomination that causes desolation,'spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand—
Daniel 11:36 "The king will do as he pleases. He will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will say unheard-of things against the God of gods. He will be successful until the time of wrath is completed, for what has been determined must take place.
2 Thessalonians 2:4 He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God's temple, proclaiming himself to be God.
Habakkuk 2:19 Woe to him who says to wood, 'Come to life!'
Or to lifeless stone, 'Wake up!'
Can it give guidance?
It is covered with gold and silver;
there is no breath in it.
And so, the first beast is only a man in Revelation 19:20 But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped his image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur.
Never trust man only trust in the Lord Psalm 118:9 It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes.
The false prophet will force everyone to have mark of the beast either on the right hand
or on forehead.
During the last days there are signs like having a single all purpose identification.
God's word is complete.
Why are we studying the book of Revelation because God wants us to be aware.
Revelation 14:9 A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: "If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on the forehead or on the hand,
Anyone who receive the mark of the Beast will go in the lake of fire.
Today as Christians we have received the mark of the Holy Spirit. Have a decerning
Spirit, do the devotion.
We need to spend time reading His word familiarizing and obeying it.
Psalm 125:1 Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever.God wants us to fully trust in Him. The psalmist use Mount Zion as an example for us to picture out how firm and establish we are if we TRUST in the LORD. Remember this beloved -FROG- Fully Really On God.