Friday, August 9, 2013
The need for deeper discernment By Shirley Carter
~ It saddens my heart to see the lack of discernment in the Body. Many ministers who the multitudes are applauding God has revealed to me, are wolves in sheep's clothing. When He gave me a prophetic dream, the wolf was right in front of the sheep who had no clue it was in danger (the sheep & wolf were the same color, white). Even after the wolf walked away, then suddenly began charging at the sheep, the sheep still had no idea it was in danger. It was the Good Shepherd (Jesus) and God's true shepherding leaders shouting warnings that prevented the devouring attacks. Then again, through an intercessor, The Spirit of the Lord admonished me "I don't care how many people are applauding them, if I call them wolves in sheep's clothing they are...warn My Sheep!" God has also judged His people by giving them leaders of their own desires because they sought "itchy ears" preaching. He that has ears let them hear!
The spiral effect has accelerated. Popular "ministers" now hobnobbing with those who openly support New Age and deny Jesus as the Only Way. So one would ask, what would Paul The Apostle do? Would He compromise and join as if preaching the same Gospel. For even he declared "If I or angels would preach another Gospel, let him be accursed." Please understand the need for deeper discernment. When Paul was followed by the woman who encouraged others to follow him saying "these men preach the way, hear them", though the words were correct, Paul had discernment by the Spirit to know this was the Devil speaking and cast him out of the woman. Is anyone listening????
Saints of God...popularity, big churches, even testimonies of many people "saved" are not true avenues of discernment. There are false conversions and what we call falling away because the pure Gospel empowered by the Holy Spirit, did not convert the hearts. I'm afraid emotionalism, sentiment, niceties, appear to be the call of the hour. Yet these are no match for the great end time deception that has already crept into popular Christianity. The main power behind seducing and deceptive spirits is that the prey do not know they are deceived. It is the Holy Spirit Who reveals the secret things that many cannot see, He especially does so through His Apostles & Prophets. Shalom...
Posted by Gene at 3:25 PM