Sunday, 1 January 2017

Working For God or Workers of Iniquity? Part III

Reasons Why You Must Be Careful of Church Leaders and Those Performing Signs and Wonders Today.

This is the part III in the series article titled "Working for God or Workers of Iniquity?"  Each part begins with the question bellow;

Have you ever tried to understand the main reason(s) why any  who calls himself (in this articles masculine gender "he, himself" is used for easy reading but it applies to both genders) a 'man of God' today struggles very hard to make sure he performs mirracles?

The following are their three major aim and objectives.

1. To convince the masses that he is a true man of God, anoited, called or chosen by God to do his work.

2. To attract prospective followers who is convinced on his calling.

3. To become wealthy. Either you take it or not, that is the ultimate reason why many of the men of God globaly today are doing all they can to perform signs and wonders.

While it is true that they are achieving this goals well arranged to accomplish their aim. However, it is a lie that because one performs mirracles proves he is called and chosen by God to work for him, and thus a true follower of Christ.

This brings us to a very important question;

Is Mirracle A Fruit (sign) To Know or Identify True Christianity During End Times?


There is no two ways about it, in Nigeria and around the world today, the majority of people will rather prefer to be part of a denomination that the pastor performs mirracles (mirracle as used in this article includes prophesying, speaking in tongues and others) or at least claim to do so.

Just as Jesus stated;

"an evil and adulterous generation seeketh a sign"-Mathw 12:39.

The majority of our Church leaders today, both penticostal and new generational Churches all are seeking to perform signs.


the pharisees and Sadusees demanded for a mireacle
Thus, the Christians in verious Churches today, have become like the Pharisees and Saducees who demmanded a mirracle from Jesus before they could believe him as the son of God- Mathw 12:38.

Jesus knew that mirracle is a poor method to proving his identity and becsuse he had no selfish interest (to get rich), he refused to yield to their demand.

Unlike Jesus, the so-called men of God today exploits and misleads the majority of so-called Christians today by performing signs and wonders, of which their ultimate goal is to attract more members and become rich through them.

By performing or at least claiming to do so, they seek to convince people that they are working for God, called and sent by God.

However, it shouldn't supprise you to know that this people aren't working for God rather they are as Jesus will latter identify them as "workers of iniquity". Not even one among the so-called mirracle performers in this end times are working for God. In this end times, mirracle or signs and wonders is a sign to identify not true Christianity but the imitation Christianity.-Mathw 24:3, 24-26.


'mirracle is a poor method to identifying the true followers of Christ in this end 
times'. 

I know the question that may be ringing in your mind as you read this. 'If mirracle is not a fruit to know who the real followers of Christ are today, what then is the major fruit they produce that can be used to identify them in this end times?'

Before looking at what the bible says about that, think about this first;

Why Are We Deceived?

Why are the majority of people who called themselves Christians today deveived into believing that the mirracles or signs and wonders being performed by the so-called men of God today is from God and that it is his will, despite the strong warnings in the bible about mirracles or signs and wonders proclaimers?

If you are convinced so strongly that God still uses men to do signs and wonders in this end times, like divine healing of physical illness, raising the dead, foretelling the future, divine prophesies, speaking in tongues, divine dreams and explaining dreams etc.

If you do, then this will warrant you to believing in that your man of God. Surely that is the reason you are convinced that even if some men of God doing such mirracles are false, but their is still some that their mirracles is from God. Is that not?

Now ask yourself;

Could I be one of those the bible called " them that perish" and it adds "because they received not the love of the truth" and that "God shall send a strong delusion that they should believe a lie"?-2 Thess. 2:10,11.

Look at the phrase "strong delusion". That is to say that the measure of your strong conviction in todays mirracles, pastors are performing should tell you the measure of the 'strong delusion' God have sent to you, because you love lies than the truth.



Why that conclusion?


Remember that the warning in 2Thesselonians cited above, was giving by Paul when he was revealing the identity of the "man of iniquity" (see part I and II) and those who will believe his signs and wonders.

Are you perhaps one of them? Could it be you have been deceived all this while?

If you don't think so yet you strongly believes that God still use humans to do divine mirracles in this end times, and you still strongly believes in the so-called men of God proclaiming signs and wonders today, then am sory to say; you are deceiving yourself upon being deceived, that is the 'strongest delusion'. -2  Thess. 2:10,11.

Let me echo again the warning from our lord the Christ when warning his followers about this so-called men of God. He said;

"look I have warned you".-Mathw. 24:25.

In part IV of this series, I will answer the question I earlier raised that is in your mind. That is, if mirracle is not a fruit to identify real followers of Christ today, what then is the major fruit?

This and other issues relating to this matter we will examine in part IV.












Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Church Leaders: Working for God or Workers of Iniquity? Part II

 Reasons Why You Must Be Very Careful of Church Leaders and Mirracle Working Men of God  Today


 Have you ever tried to understand the main reason(s) why any one who calls himself (in this articles masculine gender "he, himself" is used for easy reading but it applies to both genders) a 'man of God' today struggles very hard to make sure he perform mirracles?

The following are their three major aim and objectives.

1. To convince the masses that he is a true man of God, anoited, called or chosen by God to do his work.

2. To attract prospective followers who is convinced on his calling.

3. To become wealthy. Either you take it or not, that is the ultimate reason why many of the men of God globaly today are doing all they can to perform signs and wonders.

While it is true that they are achieving this goals well arranged to accomplish their aim. However, it is a lie that because one performs mirracles proves he is called and chosen by God to work for him, and thus a true follower of Christ.

men of Gods round the world


In part I of this article, the bible helped us to understand that the three (3) names "Man of Sin", " the False prophets", and "Workers of iniquity" refers to our Church leaders today.

We used the bible to identified our Church leaders today to be the foretold "man of sin" that will manifest himself during the end times. Therefore, we noted that the name "Man of sin" refers to our so-called Church leaders and miracle working men of God today.

How then do we know that the name "the false prophets refers to the same Man of Sin? That is the collective group of the falsely called 'Church leaders' today? To answer that question, we have to go back to the scriptural comparisons we started in part I.  

 

ii. The identity of "the false Prophets"


The scripture connect the name the man of sin or son of perdition" to the name "the false prophets" and since we have understood that the 'man of sin' is our so-called men of God today, Therefore, the false prophets is also our church leaders today, that is the collective group of the so-called men of God today who are deceiving people with their so-called signs and wonders or miracles..

Compare 2 Thessalonians 2:8-10 and Mathew 24:11,24.

"Many false Prophets will arise and deceive many...false Christ and false Prophets will arise and will perform great signs and wonders so as to deceive"-Mathw24:11,24

 "the man of sin will be revealed...the man of sin with every powerful work and lying signs and wonders and every unrighteous deception"-2Thess 2:8-10



In Mathew's account, Jesus said; " many false prophets will arise". And in 2 Thesselonians Brother Paul said;
 "the man of sin will be revealed".

Do you think Jesus and Paul were talking about different group of people or the same people?

The word "arise" and "revealed" used by Jesus and Paul respectively shows that what Jesus said before Paul became a Christian will surely come true, so Paul was just confirming Jesus statement. Therefore, there is no argument. Jesus and Paul had the same group of people in mind. Therefore, the Man of Sin is the false Prophets-the so-called men of God and miracle workers today.

For what purpose will the false prophets arise?
It is the same purpose with the man of sin. Jesus said; "to deceive" while Paul said "'unrighteous deception".

What is the mode or method of deception?
Jesus said "they will perform signs and wonders". Paul said "with every powerful work... signs and wonders".

With this similarities, it is unthinkable to argue that the "Man of Sin" is not the same people the bible called "the false Prophets".



Bellow, you  will see how the bible help us to identify the same so-called Men of God of our Churches today as Workers of iniquity and why that name is fitting for our Church leaders today.

Remember, we are still considering the First among the ten (10) reasons why you must be very careful of the Church leaders and so-called men of God today.


III. The Identity of "Workers of Iniquity"

We need not go far before identifying this people. From the name alone, "Man of Sin or iniquity' and "Workers of iniquity" you know the bible is speaking about the same sect of people, our so-called Men of God today.

For the sake of more facts, we will now compare 2 Thessalonians 2:7,8 and Mathew 7:23

It says in part;

 

I (Jesus) will say to them get away from me you workers of iniquity".-Mathew 7:23.

 "This iniquity is already at work....the worker of iniquity whom Lord Jesus will do away with the spirit of his mouth".-2 Thess. 2:7,8

 

Jesus used the name workers of iniquity while Paul called them Man of iniquity and confirm that the iniquity is already at work.

Jesus tells us that 'he will "say" (the spirit of his mouth according to Paul) to them'. So Jesus and Paul are saying the same thing to the same people. Jesus will condemn many of the present flood of so-called Church leaders in Christianity today, given command on their ultimate fate, that of everlasting destruction.

 

 Though they think and believe and are convinced today that they are Working for God,we now understand that this men of God today, "many" of them says Jesus are really not working for God. 

 

What do you think;

 

 Is your Pastor or Man of God among the "many" that believe today they are working for God of which you are so convinced he is,  but whom Jesus will later identified as workers of iniquity?

 

 Why You Need to Think Deeply About The Above Question

 

  A Catch To Miracles....and The Three names


Religion is a very sensitive issue and some view their believe as personal, thus they refused to discourse or look into their religious believe and convictions to see if it is compatible with the truth find in the bible. Therefore, it is very easy for you dear reader to begin to justify your man of God or Pastor or even your denomination.


While you could reasonably argue that not all religious leaders of all Christian denominations today performs miracle or even believe that the modern miraculous fever sweeping the scene of our Christian Churches today are from God, (though am still to see that denomination that unanimously believe that God do no longer use humans to perform miracles today accept like Jehovah's Witnesses) 


Also, you could reasonably contend that while there  are many Church leaders and miracle workers today who are among the  false Prophets Jesus spoke about, but that there are still some among them today who are true and their miracles or signs and wonders are from God, maybe you believe your man or men of God are really working for God.

But there is a 'catch to miracles and signs and wonders going on among the so-called men of God today that they won't tell you but which you can learn from the bible. In part III of this series of why we need to be careful of the Church leaders today, we will talk about that.

 But consider this now:

  

Rightly, not all the Church leaders today are performing signs and wonders, however almost all still teaches that God still use humans to perform signs and wonders in this end times which the bible disagrees on as we will see later.   So can it still be said that they are included in the group the bible called Workers of iniquity or Man of Sin? YES!

Do not get it wrong, it is not only for what this people are doing (e. g lying sings and wonders, lovers of money) that makes the bible to call them that names, but also for what they are not doing or not doing right (following the actual steps of Christ)

Also among those not performing miracles, you can still notice other things they do that fits the description of one of the three names the bible used for them namely, Man of Sin, False prophets and Workers of iniquity.  

For example:  

In Part I of this article when comparing the attitudes of the man of sin to that of the Church leaders today, we see how similar it is. No wonder, that the bible identified and applies the names to the so-called men of God today.

I hereby confess that the characteristics scriptural identified regarding the identity of the man of sin, the false prophets and workers of iniquity all fits into the characters of our so-called men of God in our Churches today and that we are seeing the fulfillment of the bible prophecies regarding the end times today.

Is it possible that you have been following Workers of iniquity  in the name of men of God?

Continue reading-part III







 

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Saturday, 19 November 2016

Church Leaders: Working for God or Workers of iniquity? Part 1

  • Reasons Why You Must Be Very Careful of Church Leaders and Miracles Workers In This End Time.


Have you ever tried to figure out the main reason(s) why any one who calls himself (in this articles masculine gender "he, himself" is used for easy reading but it applies to both genders) a 'man of God' today struggles very hard to make sure he performs mirracles? I mean the pastors or church leaders.

The following are their three major aim and objectives.

1. To convince the masses that he is a true man of God, anoited, called or chosen by God to do his work.

2. To attract prospective followers who will be convinced on his calling.

3. To become wealthy. Either you take it or not, that is the ultimate reason why many of the men of God globaly today are doing all they can to perform signs and wonders.

While it is true that they are achieving this goals well arranged to accomplish their aim. However, it is a lie that because one performs mirracles proves he is called and chosen by God to work for him, and thus a true follower of Christ.

Before I continue..

Let me tell you first that am a Christian. May be you are wondering if I am. Am a believer and also an ardent bible student.

I think the time is now come to expose and to warn. To inform and to sting. To free from spiritual bondage those whose heart are detesting on the disgusting, unscriptural and Demonic operations through our so-called Christian Church leaders around the globe.

  I don't claim that this is a new revelation, though it might be new to you. But the scriptures have done the exposure long ago. Am only here to echo it and share it in a way that you as a Church member can easily see what is going on in Churches today, and even in your denomination, so it may be that those having ears may  hear what the spirit of the LORD had warned, for our own salvation.

The following biblical explainations are the reasons why you have to be careful of the so-called men of God in this end times, including that your pastor.

 We start right from the last number to the first.

#10. "The man of sin"  "the false prophets" and "workers of iniquity" is our church leaders.



If this is true, of what better reason is there to be very careful of our church leaders and those performing mirracle, signs and wonders in this end time?

This is true!

There is strong irrefutable biblical evidences to prove that the above names applies to the same group of people in our Christian Churches in this end time.

The problem is this:

For centuries now, and till date, Christians including the leaders themselves have explained away the true meaning of the name the man of perdition or the man of sin found in brother Paul's prophesy regarding the end time found in 2 Thesselonians chapter 2.

We have consistently refer this man to be a so-called future monster, one man Antichrist who will come to give a literal 666 mark on people's faces and hands.

This is a gross mistake we have been making and wrong explaination we have  been giving. This mistaking view of who the Antichrist is have lead us to believe that the coming of the 'man of sin' and the 'Antichrist' is still in future and have blinded our minds to the real identity of this man. Thus, we have fail to note that this so-called man, this group of people is operating today.

This view have to be corrected and the  bull taken by  horn, and very fast as we are now deeper into the foretold end time.

Listen. While the man of perdition  can be refereed also as an Antichrist, but the term Antichrist is not limited. There is nothing like the Antichrist as in, one person or
definite.

Also 666 is not the same with the man of perdition. While 666 is political, the man of sin is religious, while either or both of the empires or even an individual can constitute an ati-christ (1 John 2v18, 22)

When compared, the scripture is plain on the identity of the three names above as refering to the same group of people, our Church leaders. Let us see.

i. The identity of the "man of sin".


Compare 2thesselonian 2:3,4 to Mathew 23:2, 6-10.

The scriptures above are all prophecies of what will occur in this end times.
Though many agrees that we are now in end times yet they fail to come to terms with how these prophecies are fulfilling today.

In his prophesy, brother Paul tells us that a man he called "man of sin" will arise in Christianity and deceive many and this will occur during the end times but before the coming of Christ. He warned;

''that man of sin...who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped. So that he as God sitteth in the temple of God showing himself to be God''- 2 Thess. 2:3,4 (kjv)

Who is this man? To help us identify this man, compare Paul's warning to that earlier warned by Jesus Christ.

''the scribes and the pharisees ( Jewish religious leaders) sit in Moses' seat..
and love the uppermost room at feast and chief seats in the synagogues (church) And greetings in the markets (public) and to be called of men ( both men revered or prominent but not a church leader) Rabbi, Rabbi''- Math. 23;2, 6-10 (kjv)

Verses 8 & 9 of Mathew 23 (please read it before you go on) went on to show  how this religious leaders today though ''sitteth in the temple of God'' i.e claiming to be men representing God. The men of God, yet at the same time making themselves God l.

How? By making themselves the object of worship to the church members.

Our church leaders do this by publicly without shame, bearing titles that in a religious settings only applies to the Creator and Jesus.
By calling themselves titles like: Father, Reverend, Most reverend, Dadi, leader, teacher or pastor.

Other titles are Pope, Bishop. Some later ones have even started titling themselves with 'apostle, Evangelist e.t.c this fulfills  prophecy and have lead to Clergy-Laity class. (the clergy exulted and different from the members of the church)

While Jesus said the 'one greatest among you should be your servant', and he also said 'what you all are brothers", but the opposite is the case today- Mathw 23:8, 11.

By going against Jesus clear  warning about the pitfall of giving religious titles,  The men of Gods today, now view and exalt themselves as the spiritual leader
of Christian faith. Some (popes) going as far to claim infallibility (perfection) in decisions and teaching.

As you can note, reading and comparing the above two scriptures have irrefutably identify the 'man of sin.

The same thing we read in Mathew account that the religious leaders of Jesus time were doing that prompted Jesus to warn his disciples not to do is exactly what the 'man of sin' will do.

This proved that after the apostolic era,  Christian leaders deviated and till date never returned. Both history confirms this. No wonder 2Thesselonians 2v3 called it ''the falling away'' or ''apostasy''.


For example;

Mathew account says that the scribes and pharisees  exalt themselves as leaders (seat on Moses seat)
The man of sin is said to exalt himself also.

The pharisees and scribes like to be called by title Rabbi, even other men though prominent and wealthy but not a religious leader have to also call the religious leaders, 'Rabbi'.

Similarly, the man of sin exalt himself even over ''all that is call God'' or revered. That is, other prominent people in society who are also respected, yet this so-called gods have to still pay homage to the religious leaders.

This can be seen in our Churches today. No matter who you are, a politician or wealthy members of the church you must still  revere the Church leaders, you must still kneel for them, call them their self proclaimed and exaltic titles, 'pastor this', 'reverend that' 'and so on and on.

The scribes and pharisees "seats in the synagogue" claiming to serve God's purpose.
The man of sin also 'sit in the temple of house of God" claiming to be men of God serving his purpose.

The Scribes and the pharisees like greatings in public places and always have their special seats in the synagogue.

The man of sin publicly without any regard to God and Christ, claim and uses titles that belongs only to God and Christ religiously.

Aren't our Church leaders putting on special cloths that you can easily recognize who is exalted above others once you enter a church? or can you as a member of the church sit where the pastors seat?

Who will dare argue against the scripture?

As you can see, the charateristics of this so called man of sin fits into the charateristics of our Church leaders today  and we shouldn't be supprise, after all this was the same chereteristics of the religious leaders in Jesus' time.

 Thus, the "man of sin" is our church leaders in this end times.

''Man" is here used in a collective sense.

Are you that blind? Aren't you seeing all this things going on in your Church and in Christendom?

In part II of this series, we will see how the bible have made it plain who the ''false prophets" are.

A farther comparison of another scriptures will make it more clearer to understand that the man of sin is the same group of people Jesus referred to as the "false prophets", that is our Church leaders today.