BEWARE OF FIERCE WOLVES WITH THE WORD OF GOD
⏰Wednesday of the Seventh Week of Easter (27 May 2020)
📖Acts 20:28-38; Ps 68:33-35a, 35b and 36b (R.v.33a); John 17:11b-19
🎤BEWARE OF FIERCE WOLVES WITH THE WORD OF GOD
In one of his endtime discourses, Jesus warned his disciples of the expected infiltration of their company with false Christs and false prophets (cf. Matt 24:24). We might be walking in deception when we anticipate these in the likeness of the second beast of Rev 13:11-17.
Jesus already warned against this kind of thinking when he warned his disciples about fierce wolves in sheep’s clothing (Matt 7:15). St. Paul noted that these are coming to mislead the Christians by corrupting the truth (Acts 20:29-30).
In our time, these false prophets are thriving in their business. The most efficient thing that seems to help them is their obvious knowledge of one of the deuteronomic criteria for determining a true prophet, that his prophecy shall come true (Deut 18:22). They now use this to mislead the people of God into believing that they are real.
Many of them descend so low to the level of predicting football matches in the name of prophecies and would deny ever prophesying if they fail.
Beware of them and ask the Holy Spirit to open your eyes to discover them when they come to deceive you. Jesus already prayed for us that we might remain in the truth (John 17:11-19) but you have to make effort to queue into beneficiaries of that prayer.
As for those of us who belong to the rank of the so-called ‘men of God’ that deceive the chosen people of God, hmmm, the simple penalty is death (Deut 18:20).
May the Grace of God envelope us so that we may be protected against the deceit of false prophets as well as be against joining the band of such prophets. Amen.
Have a pleasant day ahead. Peace be with you.