Pay close attention to Jesus’ warnings in order to spot them.
‘Black fishes’ give genuine believers a bad name.
“Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. 3 In their greed these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.”
2 Peter 2:2-3 NIV
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Their ‘works‘ only count to exalt themselves.
“Like clouds and wind without rain is the man who boasts of gifts never given.”
Proverbs 25:14 BSB
“Test all things; hold fast what is good.”
1 Thessalonians 5:21 NKJV
Car dealerships have this kind of ‘poser’ all over the place.
“The prophets are prophesying lies in My name,” replied the LORD. “I did not send them or appoint them or speak to them. They are prophesying to you a false vision, a worthless divination, the futility and delusion of their own minds. 15Therefore this is what the LORD says about the prophets who prophesy in My name: I did not send them, yet they say, ‘No sword or famine will touch this land.’ By sword and famine these very prophets will meet their end!”
Jeremiah 14:14-15 BSB
Only the weeds talk about a Great Awakening/Revival. On the contrary, Scripture warns of a “Great” Apostasy prior to the Second Coming. Do not be deceived!
“How long will this continue in the hearts of these prophets who prophesy falsehood, these prophets of the delusion of their own minds?”
Jeremiah 23:26 BSB
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It looks legit from afar.
“And Jesus answered and said to them, ‘See to it that no one misleads you.’”
Matthew 24:4 NASB