A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
“15Beware offalse prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, butinwardlythey areravening wolves.”Matthew 7:15Teddy ChangAssistant PastorOctober 20, 2013
Wolf’s inward character,Ravening-greedy and hungry.Matthew 7:15- “…inwardly they areraveningwolves.”Sheep’s clothing,The false appearance of being true believers.III.Wolf in sheep’s clothing toward the different society,Schools- immoral sex and drug.
Employments- immoral sex and embezzlement.Church- interfaithtowardEcumenical Activity.Watch out forthe World Council of Churches like the Tower of Babel.III. Watch over the danger of INTERFAITH.Wolves wearing sheep’s clothing look like nice Christians.They smile beautifully.Their attitude is wonderful.They act compassionatelytowardthose who are: DEPRESSED, LONELY, AND POOR.
They won’t judge those who get involved in freedom sex, the legalization of drugs, gay marriage and tattoo nationwide.They become popular and possess magnetic personality by showing their graceful and beautiful respect among the crowd.
IV. Apostle Paul mentioned Demas as his Deserter,Demas was a wolf in sheep’s clothing.He greet you(Christians)-Colossians 4:14.He was Paul’s fellow laborer.Hequitbecause heloved this present worldin a reference to2 Timothy 4:10:“ForDemashath forsaken me(Paul), having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica;Crescensto Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.”
The Practice of Discerning the Wolves and Sheep,1. You must be born again first (salvation) in John 3:7.2. You should be baptized for obeying God’s command immediately in Matthew 28:19.3. You should not forsake your congregation on Sundays and Wednesday in Hebrews 10:25.
4.You should not steal God’s tithes and offerings in Malachi 3:8.5.You’d better learn 1 Thessalonians 5:14 saying,“Now we exhort you,brethern, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.”6.You will be blessed for your pure heart. You will see God in Matthew 5:8.
7.God teaches your born-again congregation in James 4:7-8 below:“7Submit yourselvestherefore to God.Resistthe devil, and he will flee from you.“8Draw nighto God, and he will draw nigh to you.Cleanseyour hands, ye sinners; andpurifyyour hearts, ye double minded.”
When you reach toward 8 things to get thediscernment of the lie and the truthfrom God in Hebrews 4:12--“12Forthe word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharperthan anytwoedgedsword,piercingeven to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and isa discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”END