Jesus warned us that, “False messiahs and false prophets will rise up and perform great signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even God’s chosen ones.” Matthew 24:25 NLT

In other words, these false prophets’ purpose is to deceive, if possible even God’s true followers, by causing them to worship manifestations instead of Jesus Christ only! Their mission is to lead them away from a blessed everlasting life in Jesus Christ into curses and defeat!

Even so, many will follow their evil teachings; for instance through their schools of the supernatural where they charge high dollar fees to enroll! (See 2. Peter 2:2)

First and foremost, we must understand that these so-called ministers of the Gospel are: “False prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves.”  Matthew 7:15 NLT

The Bible says that, “When these people eat with you in your fellowship meals commemorating the Lord’s love, they are like dangerous reefs that can shipwreck you. They are like shameless shepherds who care only for themselves.” Jude 1:12 NLT

Yes! These people are false apostles. They are deceitful workers, who just like Satan disguise themselves as apostles of Christ meant to destroy you. (See 2. Corinthians 11:13-15)

These false pastors and prophets do the work of Satan with counterfeit power and lying signs and miracles. They will use every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction, because they refuse to love and accept the truth! So God will cause them to be greatly deceived, and they will believe these lies. Then they will be condemned for enjoying evil rather than believing the truth. (See 2. Thessalonians 2:9-12)

We are living in a time, “When people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. They will reject the truth and chase after myths.” 2. Timothy 4:3-4 NLT

The Bible clearly teaches that we should, “Not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there are many false prophets in the world.” 1. John 4:1 NLT

Jesus said that you can identify these false prophets, “By their fruit, that is, by the way they act.” Matthew 7:16 NLT

HERE ARE SOME SIGNS WHEREBY YOU CAN IDENTIFY THESE FALSE MINISTERS

They preach a different Jesus, a different kind of Spirit and a different kind of gospel! (See 2. Corinthians 11:4)

“They will cleverly teach destructive heresies and even deny the Master who bought them.” 2 Peter 2:1 NLT

They will not acknowledge Jesus Christ in all His ways as is written in the Word. (See 1. John 4:2)

They brag loudly about themselves with stories of how God uses them in other countries to heal scores of people and even how they raise people from the death! They love to flatter others with these grandiose miracle tales to get what they want, and that is usually money! (See Jude 1:16)

It is so true what the Bible says that, “In their greed they will make up clever lies to get hold of your money.” 2. Peter 2:3 NLT

These false prophets capture you with big words and intellectual double-talk and their prophecies are nothing but high-sounding nonsense that comes from soulish thinking and from the spiritual demonic powers of this world! (See Colossians 2:8)

They love to give themselves special titles as they consider themselves to be “super apostles”, who are the ones who have been appointed and anointed as the leaders of this nation and nations! (See 2. Corinthians 11:5)

These false prophets often claim authority from their dreams. (See Jude 1:8)

They insist that you join them in their obsession with angels, saying they have had visions about these things, even names of angels like Emma, Charles and Irma. (See Colossians 2:18)

These pastors and leaders, “Must be silenced, because they are turning whole families away from the truth by their false teaching. And they do it only for money.” Titus 1:11 NLT

It is these false ministers who would say to Jesus on Judgement Day, “Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.” But Jesus will reply to them, ‘I never knew you. Get away from Me, you who break God’s laws.’ (See Matthew 7:22-23)

The way it is supposed to be is written in the Bible book of Ephesians, where it says that Jesus gave to the church the following gifts: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers.Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do His work and build up the church, the body of Christ.This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ.

Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth! (See Ephesians 4:11-16)