We often think of false prophets as the people who have “bad theology.” But according to these verses, it’s not just those with bad theology. It’s those teachers/ leaders who may have good theology too, but FAIL TO LIVE IT OUT & apply the Bible’s teachings to their lives. They’ve never allowed God to be their Lord & truly transform them, even though they may teach about Christ. They don’t walk in the Spirit & they’re driven by works of the flesh; ie personal ambitions, pride, lust, envy, anger, deception, etc. They may desire popularity, money, or fame, instead of winning souls. So many of them water down the Gospel message, something that happens a lot nowadays. The complete message of the Gospel, which includes repentance of sins, is not being taught as much.
1. Are comfortable in sin (secretly or outwardly).
2. Will try to get you to sin by making light of sin altogether. They do not teach repentance.(too “negative” cramps their style I guess, sorry JESUS! 😭)
As “Online Bible teachers” (those of us that post devotionals)- this is actually a serious commitment before the Lord! We must preach the WHOLE WORD OF GOD, & be led by the Holy Spirit. Post & preach about repentance of sins even if it gets less likes, people need to hear it. Remember it’s not about numbers. Preach the whole unadulterated Truth.
May the Lord lead us to be holy, sanctified, comitted to serving Him & His people. May we live FULLY SUBMITTED TO HIM!! In Jesus name Amen. ❤
♡ Matthew 7: 15-23 ♡
15 Beware of false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 So then, by their fruit you will recognize them.
21 Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’
23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness!’