1 Corinthians 15:33 NIV “Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”
The Devil is working very hard to entrap the children of God. One of his ways of doing this is through trojan horse friends. There are people who’s job is to get as close as they can to the Christian, pretend to be their friend, then set them up for the fall. We will discuss how to recognize these people and how God says to handle it.
Proverbs 29:5 NIV “Those who flatter their neighbors are spreading nets for their feet.”
The world says, “Flattery will get you everywhere.” God says, “Those who flatter their neighbors are spreading nets for their feet.” Who do you believe, God or the world? When a person is always heaping compliments and praise upon you they are setting you up for the fall. They are hiding their true identity from you and you are their prey. You are the object of their evil designs. God says this, not me. I just happen to agree with Him. You don’t have to know which trap is being laid for you, just know that you’re being trapped when you’re being flattered. When this happens your red light (not yellow light) should always come on.
There are those who will overly pretend to admire your love for Jesus Christ; your Christian stance, yet they don’t exhibit the same love or take the same stance as Christians themselves. How can this be? How can they admire you so much and they aren’t Christians? Isn’t this just phony flattery? Jesus said:
Matthew 12:30 NIV “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.”
Jesus said those who are not on his side are against Him. They’re on the other side. Believe Him! Again, they will overly pretend to agree with what you are saying, what you are preaching, how you live, etcetera, and don’t believe in none of these things themselves. Don’t ignore it when you hear the contradictions in their speech. Don’t ignore it when you see the contradictions in their behavior. They are setting you up for the fall. They are against Jesus. They are His enemies and they hate Him and you! They believe that by telling you how good you are (flattery), how well you know the Bible (flattery), how blessed you are (flattery), by praising you for how well you can preach the word unlike the other religious people out here (flattery), etcetera, all this is supposed to make you fond of them. If you are a shallow person all this false praise will work on you. And you will be trapped without ever seeing it coming:
John 12:43 KJV “For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.”
But if you are spiritual and have discernment the moment someone starts flattering you and blowing you up your red light will come on; you will be alerted by the Holy Spirit, and mark that individual. Be careful. Be very careful.
“I’M A CHRISTIAN TOO”
Romans 16:17-18 KJV “Now I beseech you, brethren, MARK THEM which CAUSE DIVISIONS and offences CONTRARY TO THE DOCTRINE which ye have learned; and AVOID THEM. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and BY GOOD WORDS AND FAIR SPEECHES DECEIVE THE HEARTS OF THE SIMPLE.”
God says to mark people who cause divisions; schisms, discord, heresies, foolish arguments, etcetera that go against the true doctrine of Christ. AVOID THEM GOD SAYS!!! God didn’t say hang around them and engage in foolish religious debates. He said emphatically to AVOID THEM. People who love to be right over and above what God’s word says are not serving our Lord but their own lusts. They have a hidden, secret agenda. They have been planted by Satan to trap you. God says they, “BY GOOD WORDS AND FAIR SPEECHES DECEIVE THE HEARTS OF THE SIMPLE.” They will flatter you to death! Literally! If you are simple. They will tell you feel good messages over and over like, “God loves you. He loves everybody. It doesn’t matter what you do or how you live.” “You are God’s child.” “We’re all God’s children.” But they will never tell you about your sins and the need to repent. But are these fluffy feel good phrases really what God says?
Psalm 11:5 “The LORD tests the righteous, but HIS SOUL HATES THE WICKED and the one who loves violence.”
1 John 3:10 KJV “In this the CHILDREN OF GOD are manifest, and the CHILDREN OF THE DEVIL: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.”
These are just two of many scriptures where God makes it very clear that, “HIS SOUL HATES THE WICKED,” and there are, “CHILDREN OF THE DEVIL,” on earth too. Anyone who says different and claims to be a believer, Christian, Pastor, elder, prophet, etcetera, is full of it. They are Trojan Horses and God says to avoid these people.
Interesting how some of these fakers act so pious and religious. Every word coming out of their mouths seem to be, “blessed,” and they use other religious phrases and cliches. They’re so blessed all the time. No, they’re so cursed! They are actors: hypocrites.
“I’M A PROPHET” TRICK
Then there are those who like to trick you through wearing religious titles. I had a guy recently try to befriend me. The other day he told me, “I’m a prophet. God uses me in the prophetic.” Immediately my red light came on. Why? Because someone was trying so hard through, “good words and fair speeches,” (Romans 16:18 KJV) to deceive me. He was trying to convince me of how godly and divinely inspired he is, instead of just being godly. Even during our conversations he would suddenly cut me off, close his eyes and say, “God just told me such and such.” He did this a few times. Or he would say, “I just heard in my spirit,” such and such and such. Yes, he would suddenly do this while we were talking. God stops him (according to him), puts him in a brief trance, and always tells him something VERY FLATTERING about me to say to me. Hmmmmmm. I’ve seen psychics and others in the occult do this but never a prophet of God. Hmmmmmm. And I’ve never read anywhere in the Bible that this is the practice of a prophet from God. I spoke to another guy who said he does the same thing to him while they’re speaking. And the man who said he is a prophet claims to be literally hearing the voice of God when he does this. It’s just like watching a channeler; a witch who says they’re communicating with the dead or spirits on the other side, or in another realm. Hmmmmmm. And this guy is a prophet? The man acts more like a witch, not a prophet. Now I’m thoroughly convinced that’s exactly what he is.
Jesus never went around saying, “I’m a prophet.” And he was The Greatest Prophet of all! Jesus’ apostles didn’t throw around religious titles. And they were indeed apostles. (Ephesians 4:11-12) They just did their jobs. But they did not glory in and wear religious titles in obedience to what Christ said in Matthew chapter 23. (Matthew 23:7-12) So what makes these scoundrels today think they can put titles on themselves, and demand that you recognize and call them by their titles? The answer is they are deceived and have fallen into the same pride as Satan the Devil.
A few days later I saw the guy who told me, “I’m a prophet,” and shared some passages with him including this one below:
Matthew 23:7-12 NIV “They love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and to be called ‘Rabbi’ by others.  “But YOU ARE NOT TO BE CALLED ‘RABBI,’ for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers.  And DO NOT CALL ANYONE ON EARTH ‘FATHER,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven.  NOR ARE YOU TO BE CALLED INSTRUCTORS, for you have one Instructor, the Messiah.  The greatest among you will be your servant.  For THOSE WHO EXALT THEMSELVES WILL BE HUMBLED, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
It is clear here that Jesus is saying not to wear religious titles. Not to exalt ourselves. That all of us are brothers and sisters. None of us are above the other. Hypocrites exalt themselves. They demand to be called by religious titles. Hypocrites love the praise that comes from men more than the praise that comes from God. They are drawing people to themselves and away from God.
After I showed the guy the passage above he seemed to have a problem with it. He also disagreed with other things the Bible said. I decided to let what we discussed marinade a bit. A few days later I saw him, and the guy was still stuck on his titles, and the other things that he felt was ok to do that God’s word says is wrong. In fact he even tried to give me a religious title and I told him twice not to do it and why. This guy was trying to trap me through FLATTERY from the very beginning. Thank God it didn’t work.
Now there is only one thing left to do with this guy: that is do what God says, “AVOID THEM/HIM!!!” I didn’t have the opportunity to speak with him thoroughly when I saw him last and saw he hadn’t accepted what the scriptures said about these things. But I am looking forward to speaking with him again and letting him know that I will have nothing further to do with him; how displeased God is with him calling himself a prophet but he doesn’t obey God’s word, how this brings God’s fiery judgment, and how he needs to repent or else, and that’s it.
Beware of Trojan Horse Friends. They lead you astray and lead only to your downfall. Cut them off! Do what God commands: “AVOID THEM!!!” Keep them far away from you. Don’t care more about other people’s feelings than you do about your own soul. And don’t care more about other people’s feelings than you do about the feelings of Almighty God.
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