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August 30, 2013


Prayer For REVIVAL in America

Prayer For REVIVAL in America

SCRIPTURE

They are false apostles, lying workers. They only pretend to be apostles of Christ. That does not surprise us, because even Satan changes himself to look like an angel of light. So it does not surprise us if Satan’s servants make themselves look like servants who work for what is right.

2 Corinthians 11:13-15, ERV

QUOTE

Satan’s goal is not to be evil–his goal is to oppose God and evil is the only avenue open to achieve his purpose.

~Yaakov

COMMENTARY

In Matthew 13 Jesus tells the story of the wheat and tares… Jesus said, “God’s kingdom is like a man who planted good seed in his field. That night, while everyone was asleep, the man’s enemy came and planted weeds among the wheat and then left.” The devil is a saboteur. His goal is to destroy, damage, or obstruct anything that God is doing. He is not going to be overt about his aim or activities. The devil does not have a preference between good or evil so long as he accomplishes his objective. He will use a drunk or a deacon, a prostitute or a preacher, a crime or a charity, a vile person wearing horns or a virtuous person wearing a halo. Technically, everything he does is evil because everything he does is anti-Christ. His servants do not all dress like pimps and you cannot tell by their appearance who they serve. Some of the biggest devils who have walked the face of this earth wore a priestly garb and hid behind a pulpit. It is hard for you and I to judge because we cannot see a person’s heart or motives but there are some signs to look for:

  1. Does this person [spiritual leader] try to control you or lord over you. Do they demand or command your allegiance?
  2. Do they parrot the same pious cliché’s over and over such as “May God get the glory”. Margaret Thatcher said, “If you have to remind people that you are the leader, you are not.” When people keep reminding us that they are doing such and such for the glory of God, they are not.
  3. Are they being obedient to Christ or do they major of teaching, doctrine and knowledge. Right at 15% of the sermon on the mount is on doing what Christ taught. Many false teachers have used Jesus teachings; they just don’t use them all and none of them are truly obedient to Christ.

There are signs to look for, you just have to know what they are. Ladies, did you mother warn you to observe how your husband to be treated his mother? A man who will disrespect his mother will eventually disrespect his wife. The thing to remember is that you do not go by appearance, it means absolutely nothing. The devil has servants who pretend to be angels: just keep that in mind. When you give it thought, it is really no surprise.

EXTRA

  • Senior Adult Fellowship went well and we glad to have Blondie and Roylene back but we were still down: we had 13 not counting workers. We really miss Mrs. Stephenson. She loved coming and she was faithful.
  • LCBS this Sunday but no Deacon’s Meeting. Worship Celebration at 10:15 and picnic Sunday night at 6:00 [Halsey Hamburgers, Kroger Hot Dogs plus I am going to make a couple of freezers of Cream. One Banana Split and one Snickers Bar. I think the kids are going to play volley ball and we have that horse shoe bag game.
  • Six days of sunshine and some ditches are still too wet to cut.
Mrs. Mildred Stephenson

Mrs. Mildred Stephenson

synonyms: vandalize, wreck, damage, destroy, impair
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