We are truly living in the LAST DAYS OR THE END OF THE AGE. You may ask: What are the LAST DAYS or THE END OF THE AGE? I am glad you asked. When I speak of the last days I am speaking of the last days of this era we are living in now. We believe according to the Holy Scriptures that we are entering the time when this world as we know it is coming to an end, and the Millennium reign of the Mashiach/Messiah is going to begin.
In the Gospels of Mattithyahu/Matthew and Luqas/Luke we read that Yahoshua gave much information concerning those days. Today I will not read from the Gospel of Mattithyahu.
Mattithyahu 24:1-5, 11-14 And going out, Yahoshua went away from the Miqdash, and His talmidim came near to point out to Him the buildings of the Miqdash (Set Apart Place-Sanctuary). 2 And Yahoshua said to them, “Do you not see all these? Truly, I say to you, not one stone shall be left here upon another, at all, which shall not be thrown down.”3 And as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the talmidim came to Him separately, saying, “Say to us, when shall this be, and what is the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age? 4 And Yahoshua answering, said to them, “Take heed that no one leads you astray. 5 For many shall come in My Name, saying, ‘I am ha’Mashiach,’ and they shall lead many astray.”11 “And many false prophets shall rise up and lead many astray. 12 And because of the increase in lawlessness, the love of many shall become cold. 13 But he who shall have endured to the end shall be saved.14 And this Good News of the reign shall be proclaimed in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end shall come.”
Presently I have come across some people who proclaim adamantly that all the ministers who are moving in the supernatural are false prophets. They do not believe Yahweh can perform miracles as they are seeing. They do not believe in signs and wonders. Some say that they are out to suck you dry. I know there are some ministers who this very thing, but we cannot place everyone in the same category without knowing them personally.
Some ministers may have began well, but ended up becoming greedy and lost their calling and vision. And if we should know someone who is backslidden, we need to pray for them to be reconciled to the Father once again. We cannot condemn them, we must leave the judgment to Yahweh alone, for He alone knows their heart. We can also try to counsel them in love until they repent. But we cannot generalize and call all ministers derogatory names.
Yahweh is now calling and preparing many men and women to carry the same anointing as Elijah. His Kingdom is manifesting the glory of Yahweh with extravagant signs and wonders! But in the midst of them there will be many false prophets.
But how do we know who is a true minister or not? The Scriptures gives us insight as we read in Mattithyahu 24:11. “And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray.”(Emphasis mine)
Be discerning like a spiritually born again CIA believer would do. Check the facts. Find out from those who have been ministered by them, if they do have a good word to say about them you can begin to do your research. Did they receive the healing that it is proclaimed on television? Is that minister leading his flock away from Yahweh and to himself? Is he receiving all the glory instead of giving the glory to our Elohim, (God) alone?
Read the Scriptures and see if that person is living the life according to the Scriptures? Is the minister using the funds received from the offerings for personal use? Does he use money above the salary he is supposed to receive for personal use? Or is he falsifying the records, in other words is he stealing? Is he giving false promises of healing, and receive money for that purpose?
A true believer in the Master Yahoshua cannot get paid for a healing, for Yahoshua is the one who heals. He shed His blood for our healing as He has for our salvation, therefore all the glory has to go to Him alone. But a false minister will take credit for the healing, or and ask for money and promising a healing. This alone would disqualify him to be a true minister, and he could be considered to be as a false prophet/minister. He would be false because he is taking credit for something he has not done and has no power of doing. He may have prayed for the healing, but he cannot heal a person. No human can heal by his own power.
There are also other clues to find out if a minister is a false prophet. Is he manifesting the fruits of the Spirit?
For instance does he walk in love? Is he kind to people even to those who do not support his ministry?
Or does he have a problem with anger and unforgiveness. Does he have a problem with pornography? Is he committing adultery? Is he a homosexual? What kind of clothe does he wear, or how much does he spend on his own clothes? Is he a good steward of all Yahweh has entrusted to him? All these character traits may not necessarily mean he is a false prophet, but they are little clues that can help up discern who this person really is.
Does he give to the poor what he says he is giving, or does he keep some for himself? Does he uses charity as a way to get more money? He is not necessarily a false prophet if he does these things, but they could reveal his lack of true set apart character that a minister needs to walk in all the days of his life. Those flaws in his character could lead to literally deny the Mashiach/Messiah, and His Blood, which makes a person a false prophet.
Beloved reader, if you have a fear that the person on television you are supporting is a false prophet, because you do not understand the signs and wonders that take place at his meeting, then do some research on your own. But please do not disqualify a true minister and call him a false prophet because he is in fact doing the works Yahoshua said we would do.
Every believer supposed to be used in the supernatural.
Marqos/Mark 16:15-18 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the Good News to every creature. 16 He who has believed and has been immersed, shall be saved, but he who has not believed shall be condemned. 17 And these signs shall accompany the ones who believe: In My name they shall cast out demons, they shall speak with renewed tongues, 18 they shall take up snakes, and if they drink anything deadly it shall by no means hurt them, they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall get well.”
Yochanan/John 14:12-15 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he shall do also. And greater than these he shall do, because I go to My Father. 13 and whatever you ask in My Name, that I shall do, in order that the Father might be esteemed in the Ben. 14 If you ask whatever in My Name, I shall do it.”(Emphasis mine)
Then He adds: 15 If you love Me keep the Commands.”
This is required of any minister and of any believer. A minister has to manifest the character of our Mashiach.
Warning: Do not say that signs and wonders are of the devil and only false prophets do them, for you are calling Yahoshua a liar and a false prophet. Read the Scriptures and know that Yahoshua changed the water into wine; He walked on water; He calmed the wind and the waves; he raised the dead and He healed all sickness and He Himself died and rose again! He is alive. Be very, very, careful and check your own heart. You may need to make some adjustments on your character if you quickly speak evil of His ministers.
Mattithyahu/Matthew 7: 1-3 Do not judge, lest you be judged. 2 For with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged. And with the same measure you use, it shall be measured to you. 3 And why do you look at the splinter in your brother’s eye but do not notice the plank in your own eye?”
Let us love one another, and let us not try to find evil in everyone we do not understand because we have not learned the Scriptures. Signs and wonders are to take place regularly in our congregations. The opposite is wrong and shows lack of faith in the Mashiach. A person who complains is only because of personal ignorance of the Word.
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