I HAVE often witnessed people blindly and always rushing into relationships without knowing their partners’ backgrounds.
They accept and anoint such unscrupulous partners as holy yet without sufficient information about them.
In many instances, such hurried confirmations usually put such careless people into trouble for they have anointed wicked, impish and devilish persons in their lives.
Today, a majority of people tend to defend leaders whose background they know nothing of.
This is why our Lord Jesus Christ, at one point, tested His disciples when He asked them: “Who do people say I am?”
The teaching is well-documented in the book of Mark 8:29when Jesus asked His disciples, whom he had stayed, walked and lived with for so many years.
“Whom do men pronounce Me to be?”
“Who do people say I am?” Jesus asked.
Isn’t it amazing that Jesus Christ Himself is questioning the knowledge of his own disciples about how He is being perceived out there by the world?
Now, listen to the answers Jesus got from His disciples!
If you read deeper into the book of Mark 8:28, the disciples replied: “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.”
But Jesus insisted: “But what about you?”, “Who do you say I am?”
After numerous answers, some awkward, embarrassing, unpleasant, vexatious and humiliating, one disciple called Simon Peter finally guessed correctly, but without total conviction.
“You are the Messiah.”
“You are the Christ,” Simon Peter answered.
Nowadays, we have believers in different church assemblies rushing to anoint their religious leaders who call themselves prophets, bishops or ‘messiahs’ sent by God to deliver them from suffering.
Yet, such individuals are being used by the Devil to loot and plunder while promising success, happy marriages, miracles ‘anointing’ and supernatural powers.
Fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, please, for one more time, heed my teaching, blessings, protection and gift of life don’t come from human beings, but Jehovah God.
The Spirit of Jehovah God has its own fruits that can be clearly proven.
If you see in your different church assemblies pastors, bishops, prophets, or so-called ‘men of god’ spray congregants with chemicals such Doom or any other suspicious “magical powers” to influence events by using mysterious or supernatural forces, please quickly rescue yourselves from such churches.
They are not of Jehovah God.
According to Matthew 7:17: “Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.”
The same verse in the New Living Translation reads: “A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit.” The English Standard Version states: “So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit.” The Berean Literal Bible reads: “So every good tree bears good fruits, but the rotten tree bears bad fruits.”
We are further warned by one of Jesus’ disciples, John, who in his book (1 John 4:1) says: “Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.”
I love the New Living Translation, which clearly says: “Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there are many false prophets in the world.”
We are warned to ensure we are not exploited by forces of darkness using the name of Jesus Christ for their selfish interests. Some of the so-called ‘men of god’ or ‘women of god’ are actually failures in their lives and are now used by Lucifer, Satan or forces of darkness to help them make ends meet amid abject poverty. Some of these people we anoint as ‘men of God’ or ‘women of God’ are actually from hell championing the devil’s work.
Jesus Himself further warns us in Matthew 24:24, when He says: “For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.”
The same verse in New Living Translation reads: “For false messiahs and false prophets will rise up and perform great signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even God’s chosen ones.”
HOW THEN DO WE KNOW THIS SPIRIT IS FROM JEHOVAH GOD?
I like the teaching of one of my favourite Apostles of all time, Paul of Tarsus, who openly shared with us about how we should know the true spirit of Jesus Christ through Jehovah God.
In Galatians 5:22, Paul says: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.”
The same verse in the New Living Translation states: “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.”
Further in 1 John 4:2, John who himself walked with Jesus says: “This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God.” The New Living Translation reads: “This is how we know if they have the Spirit of God: If a person claiming to be a prophet acknowledges that Jesus Christ came in a real body, that person has the Spirit of God.”
I have often seen the so-called ‘men of god’ and ‘women of god’, who themselves always want to be given yet they themselves don’t given anything to anyone or anybody.
They preach love in churches yet themselves never loved anybody. They preach forgiveness yet they never forgave anyone in their lives.
A quick examination or probe about their lifestyle would reveal they violate married women and girls and spoil their future.
Obviously, here you see there is no true spirit of Jehovah God in these fame-seeking individuals who usually do evil acts regardless how humiliating or demeaning, to achieve notoriety while wrongly using the name of Jesus Christ.
Matthew 7:21 attests to this: “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”
Those who believe in this True Gospel say Amen!
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