There are way too many False Teachers out there these days. Many of them sound excellent — they pray with people, share dreams/visions and read the Gospel. The problem is that some of them have a “religious” demonic spirit attached to them, and it’s always not obvious. Some of them may not even be aware that this is true for themselves.
Be very careful of those that proclaim they can teach you something that is freely given by the Holy Spirit. RED FLAG! We must be open to receiving the gifts of the Holy Spirit and be LED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT.
There is no “magic prayer”, no “do this and this will happen” example to follow. The Gifts of the Holy Spirit are not to be used like “Dorothy’s ruby slippers”!
I don’t think most understand that Satan can bring about false wonders for the purpose of fooling God’s Children.
Not all false teachers and preachers are well known. Some don’t have Television Shows or radio broadcasts and some are simply “the neighbor next door”.
We simply must have 100% faith in the Lord — that’s it!
We are to come to the Lord just as we are. We don’t need a stack of man’s doctrines and magical “Gifts of the spirit” formulas to follow. We don’t need man’s printed prayers. We just need to let go & let God do his work in us through his son Jesus. It’s simple and yet so many make this complicated! All the Lord really wants from us is to repent daily and truly Love him. If we truly Love the Lord, we will eventually become his representatives; we will hear and obey his assignments for us.
For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
Exposing the False Teachers — This excerpt was taken from from https://www.biblegateway.com/resources/commentaries/IVP-NT/Gal/Exposing-False-Teachers
Second, false teachers replace the call of God with their own deceptive persuasiveness (v. 8). That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you, Paul informs his readers. When Paul had preached the gospel, the Galatians heard the voice of God calling them through Paul (1:6). But when the false teachers teach, all that can be heard is flattery, boastfulness and empty rhetoric. They are skillful orators. No doubt they claim to be giving God’s message backed by Scripture. But all one can hear through their strident voices is a harsh repetition of the demands of the law. What a contrast to “the one who called you by the grace of Christ” (1:6) and the God who “called me by his grace” (1:15). Their message is all about the works of the law, not about God’s work of grace in Christ. So obviously their persuasion does not come from God, who always calls by his grace.
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