I have been reading more and more into false teachers and prophets and am getting more of a feel for how the enemy is operating in this world. Yes he comes to deceive, kill and destroy and one of the main ways of doing this is through infiltrating the church, “masquerading as an Angel of Light”. He seeks to destroy churches he seeks to destroy families and he is succeeding in so many areas. We have to use the word, God’s word to counter his attacks and one of the things I see so much is an ignorance to God’s word or an apathy towards it, leading me to question are too many Christians lukewarm?
I for one believe that the Bible is God’s word and if we use this prayerfully we can discern false teaching we can challenge it and pray into situations which need us to act urgently to counter the devil’s drive to win souls for hell.
- 2 Corinthians 11:13-15 – “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.”
- 1 Peter 5:8 – “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour”
- Ephesians 6:12 – “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” The battle is not between human beings. It’s against the prince of this world.
He masquerades as one of us, master of deception transformed into an angel of light, skilful impersonator perfect in all of his ways from the day he was created until iniquity was found in him, when pride overtook him and he sought to be greater than the King of Kings, thought he should receive our offerings, he broke away from God’s heavenly Kingdom and you know he loves religion, wanting his fifteen minutes of fame, he twists and turns, hides his true name, capitalising on our love of the light to deceive, he wants us to believe that his way is good, he wants the Bible to be misunderstood, disguised he seeks to kill, steal, destroy, he’s attacking the church from within, don’t be sucked in, sin remains sin, yet Satan is working relentlessly to corrupt the church and all those within, he’s set his devious trap, turning black to white and white to black, too many people turning back because they don’t know the truth, he’s testing their faith but let’s face it, if you don’t know God’s word it’s going to be hard to discern what is of God and what is of the enemy who’s buried his true identity, feeding controversy, promoting dissension, causing tension, making religion a mockery and contrary to his bold assertions all that glitters is not gold, we must be bold, stand up for the truth, be alert, wide awake, the words of God hold power and it’s now or never, if ever people needed to be warned it’s now, eyes wide open to his trickery we need zero tolerance to biblical deviancy, too frequently we agree with lukewarm policy when we need to be on fire for God and his unchangeable word, recognising the source of the fight is the angel masquerading in light, a wrestle against spiritual wickedness in high places, the devil who paces looking to devour those faltering, altering the word to suit their purpose, it’s not a circus it’s not a show, we know from the word of God that false apostles and deceitful workers will come amongst us, we know that we’re in a spiritual battle and it’s time to unravel truth from deceit, time to speak out, to show other Christians what we’re all about, to reclaim those lost to the enemy’s lies, to refocus each other on the wonderful prize that awaits those who proclaim that Jesus is Lord to wield the Sword of the Spirit and publically exhibit our allegiance to Jesus.