Beware of Self-Appointed Apostles and Prophets
Sadly, many of us do not learn from our past mistakes, and many take advantage of past errors in order to promote themselves, their finances and their own kingdoms.
I am old enough to remember the “Shepherding or Discipleship Movement”. It all sounded very nice, but in reality; it became a disaster in The Body of Christ. All the self-appointed leaders later repented and asked for forgiveness from the people that they had tried to control, railroad and literally used for their own purposes of greed and lust for more and more power and prestige. Countless young people were used, abused and left without anything in the end but a distrust of all “Christian Leadership”.
Now, we have another group that has delegated themselves as head of a “movement” that is publicized to conquer the world using the Name of Jesus Christ. However, these people are trying to recruit people for their movement to be used in every area of society, the government, and they want to use religion as a weapon of offense to conquer for their own purposes.
We know that Jesus Christ was a man of humility and meekness, and He only did what His Father revealed for Him to do. There is no legitimate movement that is headed up by self-appointed apostles and prophets.
The real movement coming in the last days will be that of The Holy Spirit. It will be a supernatural phenomenon that is totally orchestrated by The Lord Jesus Christ and not by men and women.
“And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: “(Acts 2:17).
This last day outpouring will be awesome, and the participants will not be self-appointed apostles and prophets, but they will be comprised of all of the people of God from the youngest to the oldest.
No, group of people have a market on the power and work of The mighty Holy Spirit. Beware, that you do not get sucked into a movement created and controlled by a group of men and women who have put their own names at the top of the pyramid.
The Church needs to learn to be led by The Holy Spirit. We need to grow up, and we need to stop being tossed around by every wind of doctrine, and we need to stop looking to people instead of looking to the Head of The Church Jesus Christ.
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God
God is going to move in the last days, and He is going to heal our lands, and restore all that has been stolen, but He is going to do it after the church repents.
19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord. 20 And He shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: 21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.
The old familiar Scripture is still totally true and valid. Do not sell yourself out to those who will use you and then lead you to the slaughter. Do not submit to those who are not the true shepherds, apostles and prophets of God. How do you know the true men and women of God? You know them by their fruit.
Do they walk humbly with God, and do they care even from that one person who needs help. Or are they living like celebrities, and if you need to talk to them; they are unreachable except at predesignated event.
The Lord is going to raise up His true shepherds that will leave the 99 and go and find that one person that needs his or her help even if they are poor, disabled, and not influential. He or she will be the ministers that will do what they do for the “least of these”. Then they will be doing it unto The Lord Himself.
We need to repent of giving our money, time and energy to those who live like celebrities. Those that are receiving all of the benefits, and yet they can't help that person who needs a loaf of bread.
2 Chron. 7:14
If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Follow only The Good Shepherd and those who follow The supreme Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ.
11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. 12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. 13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
The true shepherds that The Lord is going to raise up in these last days will not be interested in what you can do for him and the his kingdom, but he or she will care about the sheep. The true shepherd that is sent by The Lord will care about even that one person who is in need.
They will not be setting up rules for who can join their group, but they will welcome all people so that they can help them all in their area of need from the least to the greatest, from the poorest to the richest, from the most influential to those who may have no worldly influence. It doesn't matter to the true shepherd because he or she is just there to serve the Lord Jesus Christ as He and He alone is the Head of The Church.
And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.
Those that are hypocrites are about to be spewed out of The Lord's mouth. Do not expend your time, talents, finances and energy on those who are only building up their own name, big homes, pockets, power, prestige and “movement” at your expense.
Wake up because each one of us is accountable concerning who we follow, where we give our money, and what we do with our precious time. Do not be deceived,but pray, seek the face of God, and turn to Him with all of your heart, mind, soul and strength, and He will lead and guide you each day.
Be delivered from the false apostles, teachers and prophets. Study the Word of God for yourself.
2 Timothy 2:15
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
We are no longer living in the dark ages. We no longer need self-appointed “leaders” to interpret the Word of God and to establish “movements” that use, control and manipulate unsuspecting Christians that get ensnared in a web of deceit.
We must learn from history, but more importantly, we must learn how to live and walk in The Holy Spirit from The Word of God. We are to fellowship with one another, submitting to one another in love, but no person is to set themselves up into the head positions.
According to The Word of God; the leaders are the most humble and subserviant Christians among us who are literally laying down their lives for their brothers and sisters. The true leaders in The Body of Christ will be those who will shun titles, positions, and any elevation of themselves above others in The Church. They will be those who are known only by their love and obedience to The Lord, and by their fruit.
Wake up church and stop supporting those who are only building up their own kingdoms, and using you to gain power and prestige for themselves. Repent, turn to the Living God and offer yourself as a living sacrifice unto the Lord (not man) which is your reasonable service unto Him.
I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God that you present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy acceptable unto God which is your reasonable service.
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