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.