It takes very little for someone to get offended, if anyone should make such a comment. In many cases, if we were to say that someone is a false prophet, there is no doubt, that some folks hackles are going to rise. To be so bold as to say, that one is a hypocrite, calls for a round of real scripture quoting. It’s true that in this same passage, He talked about us all trying to pull out a mote in another’s eye, while having a beam in our own. But, Jesus said all of this (Matthew 7). Particularly about the wolves.
I feel drawn to think more of what He said about these particular kinds of prophets. That inwardly, they were ravenous beasts, who kind of shake you a little bit. Since there are obviously quite a number of these prophets today, it is sobering to realize just what kind of ugly and wicked spirits, these people actually have. If we could see their spirit, we would likely be shocked. What kind of person would bilk people anyway; teaching their own doctrine and lead so many, away from following the leading of the Holy Ghost.
Our Master, spoke something in this same reference, about those who would one day stand before Him. In their defense, they would say, but we did mighty things in your name, even casting out devils and such. I still drop my head and my spirit, knowing He will say to them, “Depart from me, ye workers of iniquity; I never, knew you.” He talks about how wicked they were. It’s hard for us to get a hold of that, so we usually skip it. But I thought…. it doesn’t matter what we thought; He said it. And there must be more of these than we think; He certainly had a very good reason for bringing it up.
He went on to say, “Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known,” (Matthew 10:26).
There are many of us whose faults and failures, have been cast to the four winds. Our missteps, have been dished and tossed around among so many who look like they have no sin. I’ve come to believe, that it’s not just going to be known when we get before that White Throne judgment, (Revelation 20:11ff). It’s also going to be uncovered here. Many think they have gotten by; it would shake them sorely to know, that many people already know what they have done.
When I first came to this site [Facebook], a precious elder minister here, told me how this other minister, had his wife to get on his friend’s list, just so the man could tote back the things the elder said, to his buddies, so, they could all spread it around, about what a terrible reprobate they thought he was. It was because he told the truth about them, wounding so many souls; leaving sheep to perish.
I have a special person on here [Facebook], who has ministered to me and others, many times. She said that her mother had worked her way in on my friend’s list, so she could spy on what the daughter said, and use it to somehow tear her down. The wolves, are here also [Facebook].
These people look like sheep, and they can act like sheep. But without the gifts of the Spirit operating, others cannot see them.
I wonder, if we fully grasp what Jesus said about being, “wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.” If the gifts of the Spirit are truly operating within us, we can see these people, and the Holy Ghost will show us how to work around them to accomplish what He is wanting to do. They always look confused, when that happens. A wolf, is a wolf. And sooner or later, a bit of their cover, is going to be exposed; they will howl at the wrong time. Jesus Christ said these things. But, the Angel of the Lord encamps. If we fear Him.
~ Robert Blackburn