Matthew 7:15-16 states that false prophets come as wolves in sheep’s clothing. They look fine. They even act like sheep. They know all the church expressions that all “the right kind of people” know how to use. The first thing a false prophet or any person in deception will tell you is “DON’T JUDGE ME!” You are not judging, you are checking his fruit.
What constitutes judging and what constitutes fruit inspection? Judging is when you have two Christians side by side and you make an inward decision as to which of them is the most spiritual. That’s judging. Only God can see the heart and know the motive.
When Al Capone and Mother Teresa stand side by side and Al tells you not to judge him for his lying, rape, murder, tax evasion etc., you aren’t judging him when you call him a child of the devil. That’s what he is. His fruit declares it and for you to say anything else would place your intelligence in question.
Peter describes a false prophet by saying, “But chiefly them which walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise government. Presumptuous are thy, self-willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of dignities 2 Peter 2:10.
The phrase “despise government.” Government means spiritual authority. If you will not submit to righteous authority you are under the control of unrighteous authority, which is Satan himself.
Authority in the kingdom of God is given…it’s never assumed. False prophets do not want to be under anyone’s authority because “they get their orders straight from God.”
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