For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds. (2 Corinthians 11:13-15)
Yes, there are wolves among us. The false teachers, false apostles, and false prophets spoken of in Scripture are here. In the coming months, there are going to be various Christian leaders across this nation exposed for not only immoral behavior, but criminal activity. Though this will be shocking to our system, it is heaven that is leading this charge. There is a growing reality that the works of darkness taking place within the Father’s House is coming to an end – by His own determination and decree.
Unfortunately, we haven’t recognized the signs of these counterfeits. We have made some presumptions and believed that if they teach from the Bible they must be valid. If they lead people to Christ, they must be authentic. We can’t conceive that any leader who preaches Christ and helps people become better Christians could be compromised, or even worse, corrupt.
But, did you know that demons talk about Jesus? They can quote Scripture, perform signs and wonders, preach lofty ideals, fall down at Jesus’ feet, and even point the way to salvation! Yep – it’s all there in the Word (See Luke 4:8-11, Matthew 7:22, Mark 3:11, Acts 16:17)! They will readily invoke the name of Jesus to gain a reputation and following, all in hopes of infiltrating and infecting the Body of Christ. These angels of light have fooled us precisely because they look so real and are so convincing in their presentation. We must reconsider how we have been discerning the presence of these demonic influencers in our midst.
As I’ve studied and prayed into this, I’ve come to realize that what demons DON’T want, is for us to know the person and power of the HOLY SPIRIT (read God’s latest word HERE). They don’t want us to start seeing things by the Spirit. If our eyes are truly opened by the Spirit of Truth, we will recognize the source of their counterfeit works. Thus, they will either keep us earthbound with self-help teachings that are void of supernatural power or mesmerize us with counterfeit gifts that produce no fruit. The devil knows that if he can keep the Church powerless in the spiritual realm, he can hide undetected and trap the world into a false gospel that leads us straight to hell.
We must understand that it is only through the person and power of HOLY SPIRIT that we will see what is true and overcome the works of darkness. It’s not enough to preach salvation or help the homeless if we are void of spiritual power to overcome sin and grow to maturity. It’s not enough to champion “conservative values” if we carry no spiritual authority to displace the lies of the enemy. Without the person of Holy Spirit operating in our lives our message is compromised and the gospel is crippled.
The most powerful weapon we have against false leaders in our midst is to be fully immersed in the power and presence of Holy Spirit. Truth can only be seen with eyes of the spirit, not eyes of the flesh. Lucifer’s secret agents will be displaced when we start operating in true spiritual authority that can only come from spending time in His presence. We can’t fall prey to worldly wisdom, professional packaging, or comforting counterfeits. These demons in disguise have got to go and it’s time we start recognizing their tools of mass destruction.
The Church as we have known it is about to be turned on its head. And yet, by the grace of God, He has been preparing an army that is ready. The true Ekklesia of God is rising up all across the earth and the ones He has anointed and appointed are making their way to the front. The true servant leaders among us have been prepared for this hour and it’s time to raise up the standard, hold the line of truth, and prepare for Kingdom advancement. This sanctifying work is forming new wineskins that will be able to hold a coming unprecedented outpouring of Holy Spirit. The shadows are about to be flooded with Light, the counterfeits unmasked, and that which we have been contending for from generations past is about to break forth!
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