I was extremely excited as I began to listen to some preaching online by a preacher I had never heard of. He was preaching on the strength of God which was exactly what I needed to an exceeding degree. He used Bible verses as he preached and all seemed well.
Then I heard a voice. “Be careful,” the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart. Then I essentially heard Him give me a very serious warning about what the preacher was about to preach.
Was God really speaking to me? Everything seemed fine with the preaching. Moments after the Lord spoke to me, the preacher started preaching to his congregation a message with a promise that goes against the Bible. The preacher who had just seemed perfectly fine in his preaching was now preaching against the Lord God almighty. I stopped the video and began to write this message.
The Lord warns us countless times in the Bible to not fall under false teaching which is dangerous and ultimately can be deadly.
No matter how much you love a preacher, church, Bible study, Christian book, etc., no matter how comfortable and happy and satisfied you are with the preaching, no matter how many of your friends listen to it, no matter what, if it goes against the Lord Jesus Christ, RUN! Run away! Run to Jesus! And to the TRUTH of THE BIBLE which is GOD’S WORD! Oh, run!
Friend, if you do not regularly read the Bible and learn and study and live according to the Bible, you will not be able to tell God’s TRUTH from the false.
READ THE BIBLE – and live by it!
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.” 2 Timothy 4:3-4 NKJV
“”Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.” Matthew 7:15 NKJV