There were two Simons!? Yes there were, and we need a strong Discerning Spirit to identify and spot them out!
The deception in what we term as ‘the prophetic’ wasn’t strange among the first century believers, the difference is that, it wasn’t difficult a task to spot them out!
The Apostle’s didn’t fail to warn about these and gave us the key to dealing with the situation.
“Test every spirit’ and the litmus test, is by the Word of God!
When we lost the rich word on our pulpits, we lost the litmus test. We became blind, deaf and dumb.
What is music to a deaf man and what is the beauty of colour to a blind man?
The situation seems worse today, because these men were endorsed, consecrated, introduced and approved to the Body by most Colleges of Bishops, without proper scrutiny!
The loophole? Oh yes, it’s the greed for money located in the heart of most leadership, and like Simon the Sorcerer, these men are willing to pay huge amount of money to be approved and this is happening….. fast!
“But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one…..
….. Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.
Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the Word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John…..
….. but peter said unto him, thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of god may be purchased with money,” Acts 8:9, 8:13-14, 8:20.
Most of the present day leadership are swayed being carried away by what the first century apostle’s detested, to preserve the legacy of the faith!
How difficult it is today to access some servants of God, by those who need to, but are not there financially!
How easy it is to be called by most senior pastors at the sound of a bank alert running into millions.. Oh what a shame!
These men hide under the auspices of most Archbishop’s, Bishop’s, apostle’s etc., to perpetuate their evil.
It’s time for the prophetic house of Simon Peter to rise and bring judgment to the house of Simon the Sorcerer which has spread every where globally!
Like Peter said “Your money perish with you!”
So must we, under a very strong apostolic unction declare, “You either repent or perish alongside your money, deception and schemes!”
The hour is now!
~ by Mark Cyril
Author, teacher, motivational and conference speaker, Pastor Mark Cyril is the international President of CYRIL MARK WORLD EVANGELISM – an independent ministry taking the message of the cross across the Nations turning many in their numbers to salvation through Jesus Christ. He is also the Senior Pastor of Revelation Apostolic Community; an apostolic and Prophetic Word based ministry in Abuja the capital city of Nigeria – West Africa.