“Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves”. – Matthew 7:15
The body of Christ has suffered so many attacks by wolves in sheep’s clothing. These are false teachers who are deceptive and vicious towards the children of God. We have witnessed “men of god” who rob the flock of God through religious spirits and also try to keep people in bondage with manipulation and fear. However, today even worse has come upon us. They are the “hyper grace preachers” or “twisted grace preachers.” These preachers, according to the apostle Paul, are really ministers of Satan who appear as ministers of righteousness. They preach about the righteousness of Christ but the underlying message twists the bible to promote sin.
For example, they claim that the Sermon on the Mount by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is irrelevant for today’s believers.
They claim that Jesus was really preaching an intense version of the law so we as new creatures of Christ should not listen to what He said; after all we are now under grace and not the law… RUBBISH!!!
Jesus in that same message on the mount said “everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock” (Matt 7:24).
You see Jesus’ message wasn’t just geared towards the unbeliever but also towards His children.
Unlike the law, Jesus gave us the power over sin, where we can actually live a life freed from lust, freed so we can love each other, freed so we can remain married and faithful to our spouses etc. So, what Jesus was saying was “blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be filled”. The righteousness of Christ is a visible thing. It’s a life that is actually living like a son. No wonder Jesus said that these false preachers will be known by their fruits.
The gospel and all the teachings of Christ are actually designed to bring faith, hope and love.
These open our eyes that we may see a life where it is possible to be freed from Satan and filled with true love; so much love that it would lead us to repent and walk in His Spirit.
The greatest gift Jesus ever gave His church isn’t mercy, grace, righteousness or even sanctification, but rather His Spirit within our lives. The biggest mistake these preachers proclaim is that the New Covenant is the ministry of grace, when in reality, Paul teaches that the New Covenant is actually the ministry of the Spirit and not the law which is the ministry of death(2 Cor 3). What this New Covenant actually ministers is a life that looks like Christ and a life that is free in Him.
You see, All of the words of Christ have power and life in them.
It’s because all Jesus can preach is life for He is the way, the truth, the life, the resurrection, the bread of life, the door, the true vine, wow. He is everything pertaining to life and Godliness. The foundation of the Old covenant was the 10 commandments and the foundations of the New are His Spirit and His words.
Today I warn you to mark those who preach against the words of Jesus and who try to twist His words to make light of sin. Hey, let’s get real here, a prostitute does not want a “grace” that offers her false freedom.
Who wants to keep going back to vomit when you can taste and experience the sweetness of His love?
Here are some of His words to keep in your heart, “go and sin no more”, “if the son sets you free you will be free indeed”, “I came to give you life that you will have it more abundantly”, “be perfect as your father is perfect”, “He made Him to become sin that we might become the righteousness of God”, “he that does righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous” “beloved now we are the sons of God”… What all those verses simply mean is, NOW you can live like Jesus because His Spirit is within you.
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