Scripture Reading: Matthew 24:11
Jesus in speaking to the disciples about the end time dropped two hints that were clear signs of His second coming and the end of the age. He hinted the disciples that many will come in His name claiming they were the Messiah. That would be to suggest that many would come proposing another way of salvation; deceiving that God had sent them with the same authority with which Jesus came – salvation. These people we must not only reject and ignore but beware that they have come to destroy us. Again, He clearly tells the disciples that many false prophets would come and deceive many not through only the utterance of prophesies but the performance of great signs and wonders to deceive even the elect.
Today in our world a day would not end without hearing or seeing “prophets” claiming to be speaking from God, some even performing great signs and wonders but yet have only come deceiving and being deceived. The shortest way to losing one`s salvation is to fall for false prophets, especially when the ears of people are itching to hear new things and predictions about their future.
This week as we journey through discussions on prophets and Prophetism, I pray the Lord opens our eyes to identify these ferocious wolves who are only concerned about their stomach and are devouring people to hell.
Prayer: Lord open my eyes to identify false prophets and my ears to distinguish your voice from theirs. (EAK)
MEMORY VERSE FOR THE WEEK
Matthew 24:24 (NIV Live) For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.