Monday, February 17, 2014

Wolves Have Big Smiles


 
 
If someone asked you to describe a modern day wolf in sheep’s clothing, how would you respond? My response might go something like this; He would probably be a charismatic and very likeable fellow, and at first you would think he was a great and wonderful Christian. This would be especially true if your contact with him was limited. He would also position himself in the church so as to be very visible—like the Pharisee on the street corner.
 
But if you had occasion to spend time with him or work with him you might notice a pattern of habitual lying. This would raise some red flags with some, but others would naively believe his lies. His habitual sin would not stop at lying but right along with it, would be habitual cheating and stealing.
 
If any of these matters were ever brought to light by anyone, he would sweet talk his way out of the situations and malign the person(s) who brought his sins to light—they are very good at deception and manipulation. After this he would then start his subtle head games and vindictive attacks against that person—slowly but surely decimating the flock.
 
And how could the leadership allow this to happen? Because this person would also endear himself to the power structure of the organization, spending great effort to lobby them, and make sure that they were “on his side.”
 
He would also fool many into thinking he was a great Christian by gaining Bible head knowledge from books and spewing it back to others, so that his image was bolstered—just like the many liberal Christian denominations that have pastors who are not saved but can deliver a “Bible message.” And the irony of the whole matter is that this person will not be able to stand true Bible preaching, and thus will go to great lengths to make sure he does not have to subject his mind to the true preaching of God’s Word.
 
This is also the kind of guy that will “stab you in the back” and then be the first to greet you with a great big smile as you enter church, because after all we are supposed to forgive him—like I said, wolves have big smiles.
 
That is my “fictional” description of a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Hopefully you will never meet one, but just in case fiction becomes reality for you; beware of those big smiles, there might be a wolf behind all those big teeth.
 
Unfortunately throughout the ages these wolves have been the downfall of many ministries. Please pray that God would give Christian leaders the insight and courage to stand against these wolves, and that they would not listen to the lie’s they confidently and boldly spew out, and that the leaders would follow 1 Cor. 5 in their regards.
 
12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?
 
13 But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.
 
Also pray that if the Christian leaders are not willing to cast out such a one, that God would have mercy upon those ministries and supernaturally intervene and remove the wolves by His judgment, and if the person chooses to lie to the church leadership, even bringing upon them the judgment of Ananias and Saphira.
 
On a personal note: I believe that God may be leading me to leave the current ministry at which I serve. I ask you to please pray, that if that is the case, that God would lead me to the ministry that He wants me to be a part of, and that in the future I would be able to continue this blog. Also please pray that God would protect my family and me from the "wolves of this world." I sincerely thank you for your prayers; they have helped me tremendously in the past.

12 comments:

  1. Praying for you...My husband and I just recently left our church of 12 years because of the "Wolves"...God bless you!

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    1. Thank you so much for your prayers. I have been at this ministry for over 25 years, it hurts.

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  2. Will be praying for you and your family and for direction. I know that the battle can be unbearable at times but always remember the battle belongs to the Lord. Remember also that the enemy attacks those who bear much fruit and you do that. He hates those who have laid there lives down for Jesus. Your blog is awesome and a great blessing to many, so I hope the Lord has you continue. God Bless

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    1. Thank you have greatly encouraged me, and you are right the battle has been unbearable at times. May God grant us the victory through His strength.

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  3. A church that we left, the pastor had a note from his psychiatrist that with his personality that he had to lie. So he had an excuse. The leadership protected him from "what might happen if it came to light". There are many churches joining the ranks.

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    1. Wow, that is unbelievable. I long for the days when churches used to base their decisions on the principles of God's Word rather than on man's opinions.

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    2. May it please the Lord to give you understanding as to what is really behind this. This Jezebel type spirit is rooted in the affiliation with the IRS and other government organizations. Because of the 501(3). It has affected discernment in leadership.

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      While I do not agree with the title of this blog's name I agree with basis of it's understanding of the dysfunction.

      http://thecommonsenseshow.com/2014/02/13/why-the-church-must-be-abandoned/
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    3. satan has his agents, unfortunately church leadership sometimes does not see it and many suffer.

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  4. It is even more sad if the wolves are your parents. Wolves can't handle the truth because it exposes their hearts. My prayers are with you and your family.

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    1. Yes, that is a very difficult thing to endure. THX for your prayers.

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  5. I too will pray for you and your family.

    I recall hearing some of the very insightful men that have been watching and warning people, especially in this country, about what is going on behind the scenes. They said that many of these modern preachers...the wolves in sheep's clothing...are in bed with the government. When America comes crashing down all around us, these "preachers" will instruct their congregants to do whatever they are told to do and go to the FEMA camps if instructed. They will use Romans chapter 13 to convince people to obey illegal laws. I didn't think much of this then, but I now see that these watchmen knew what they were talking about. This scenario is very similar to what Hitler did in Germany, in that preachers were installed in churches who were sympathetic to the same agenda as the Nazis.

    May the Lord protect and keep you and your family.

    p.s. When the wicked one starts coming boldly against you, you can be sure it is because he doesn't like what you are doing. So keep on doing it in Jesus name!

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    1. THX for your support encouragement and prayers. I heard about those plants in churches--the devil certainly is crafty, but I am glad through God we are smarter and have more power than he does, especially when the prayers go up.

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