Bible Study for Monday 7/29/2013
WOLVES IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING, Bible Study.
Early in life, shortly after being born, I have dealt with death of a family member and abandonment. At a early age I have dealt with a car wreck that nearly took my life, at an early age. I have lost a lot of aunts and uncles by death. My son has lost a friend and school mate by suicide, I have dealt with rejections of Jobs, due to my disability issues. I have been maid fun of by the way I walk and the way I do things. I have dealt with being teased and was beaten up quite a bit when I was younger for no reason. I stayed to my self most of my child hood. But I must say that those things are no big deal. The reason why I say that is, because my God is a bigger, more powerful and important to me than any Job and any struggle that I may face, with the remainder of my Life. Your Job, that raise you have, that college you may attend, that sport you play in, your so called drinking and smoking buddy’s, all of those are worthless in the eyes of God. Jesus Christ is the only real relationship that I need and have. God is the one you need to live for and please, that should be the only importance in your lives and for you to teach to your children. I was raised by going to Church and serving God everywhere I Worshiped God at. I even still carry a Bible every where I go, so I can witness to the lost souls, just like how I did when I was a teenager. I was rejected by friends because of it, I was called holier than though by others, which I must say that they are about right. We are to live Holy as God is Holy. Many of you may be facing simular situations, if not worse than I have, but I can relate to you about what you maybe facing. Those things don’t have to make you feel bad or worthless, you need to take your problems, your issue’s and trial’s to the Lord God and open your King James Bible and seek for results to your problems, it is in there. How many here still living in sin? How many of you are struggling with health issue’s? How many of you actually take the time to read and study God’s Holy Word in the King James Bible? The reason why I am asking all of these issues, is because if you have any sin lingering in your lives, it can and will cause sickness and illness in your lives. If you are living without God in your lives, you will remain sick, sinful and have hatred, grudge and will want to fight and argue. You have to put God first in your lives. If you are not taking the time to read God’s Word everyday, you will remain struggling in the faith and will not be able to learn. I have led a lot of people to God, by witnessing, praying for them and sharing the Truth with them. The reason why I say to everyone to read only the King James Bible, is because all the other versions are false teachings and a lies. The New King James is actually a copy cat of the Hiv Bible, the Niv is what I am talking about. The other books that are called Bible’s, is just as the same as the niv book. Those books are perverted teachings. The so called Churches that is denying this Truth and continues to use something else instead of the King James Bible, is nothing more than a brain washing services. I do a lot of research about God and about all of the Bibles that are out there and many of them as changed the diety of Jesus Christ and those false doctrines are lies and are being taught to a lot of lost souls and they will remain lost to sin and hell, unless they research about the different Bibles like I did and come to their senses and start reading and learning from the one and only true Gospel of Jesus Christ, which is from the book of King James. I now people personally who can’t seem to understand this problem. From what I have learned, that reading and studying from the false gospel’s can lead people to hell and not heaven. They are learning false facts about Baptism from that false doctrines. Once I learned the Truth, I immediately prayed to God and repented from all of those waisted years of listening to lies upon lies. I have been going to Churches that has been preaching from the Hiv, I mean the N.I.V. for way too long. I have taken the time to annalize on what was going on in one Church that I was going too, the Holy Ghost of God has shown me what the issues was and took it to scripture and through some strange events that I discovered through the power of God, I finally left and got involved serving God in a true Godly Church, that preaches the whole and full Truth’s and not half and false Truth’s . I am able to see through the lense of God, some wonderful things that is to come. I have witnessed it myself, that some Churches are allowing worldly things to come into our Churches, like mud pits and so called Christian rock music events. Those are ungodly to have in or around the Church grounds. Mud pits are well known to be a night club or a bar thing to have, it has satan written all over it and so does rock music of any kind. That goes for rap, hip hop and metal music as well. Those things truly have demonic spirits with them and opens the door’s from hell to allow demonic spirits to come in. These so called Christians needs to wake up and truly see what they are doing in the eyes of God. I have heard all of the lame excuses and God will not put up with it. I used to listen to Christian rock, rap and metal. They are not Godly music. I have heard people say that the Bible does not say anything about rock and mud pits. Lets take a look at a few of scriptures on the subjects. Eph 5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; 1Co 14:4 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church. 1Co 14:5 I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying. Isaiah 43:7 “Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.” (KJV) 1 Corinthians 6:20 “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” (KJV) Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing. (KJV) As you can see, we need to sing Praise worthy songs and hymns that edify and glorify God, Rock, metal and rap style does not do that. They did not have rock and such in the day of the Lord and He never changes and neither should we. Heb 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever. Foot note; (He will never change, and this covers the entire range of time.) Mat 23:26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. There is no scripture’s about mud pits, but from the the history of mud pits, is not a good things to have, not even for a Christian take part in. I know that no sick act should ever be planned out, but mud pits are usually meant for bar’s and country clubs, that is what many Churches are becoming like. One big country club and not a house of God. Jer 38:6 Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of Malchiah the son of Hammelech, that was in the court of the prison: and they let down Jeremiah with cords. And in the dungeon there was no water, but mire: so Jeremiah sunk in the mire. There are other verses about mud but, if a Christian is a Godly person and really uses common since, they should see what it would look like to an outsider, they would see it as a night club and not a Church. Wolves in sheep’s clothing Bible Study. I said some things in the beginning of this lesson about things that are going on in Churches, that should be the conclusion of our study, wolves in sheep’s clothing. Who Are The Wolves In Sheep's Clothing? "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit." Matthew 7:15-17 (KJV) Who are these false prophets and what kind of fruits will they bring? To help us to understand, we need to understand the character of the sheep and the wolf. A sheep is humble, and without the master it will go astray and become lost. Therefore a sheep must stay close and follow the master wherever the master goes. A sheep also gives its wool so that others may be warm. A ravening wolf on the other hand is hungry and seeking new prey to satisfy his own need. He will attack and destroy any animal or human that he can, so that he can be satisfied. A wolf is his own master and does whatever he wants, whenever he wants. With that said, it's hard to imagine how someone like a wolf can come dressed in sheep's clothing. What's on the inside however, can be hidden from most people when one focuses on looking good on the outside. Therefore a ravening wolf may offer a helping hand to others in need, sacrifice their time to go and visit the elderly or lonely, and spend lots of time in prayer and reading the Bible. Ravening wolves are trained to do these good deeds, so they can make themselves look righteous and holy on the outside. Ever wonder why pastors have to go to Bible School? The Holy Spirit is perfectly capable of teaching and revealing the gospel to anyone who loves the truth. But most people do not love the truth, and therefore, they do not want to preach the truth. And so they have to go to Bible School so they can learn the ropes, so they can appear to be holy and righteous on the outside.The gospel they bring however, will destroy many souls. That does not mean that all those who go to Bible school do not love the truth. I believe that there are many sincere pastors who are trying to help save the lost. As a result, it is hard to distinguish whether a preacher or a pastor is of God or not. That is why Jesus said to look at their fruits, which are their followers or converts. If we love the truth then we won't be deceived by these wolves. That is a promise of God. A Bad Tree Cannot Bear Good Fruit Jesus said a bad tree cannot bear good fruit and a good tree cannot bear bad fruit. A wolf dressed in sheep's clothing will not be able to convert people to a holy life, even though he himself seems to live one. He will not be able to shepherd them, and they will go astray, even though they believe they are saved. In many cases, these converts or followers will remain in the church; they are quite comfortable sitting under the teachings of the ravening wolf, as they are given the reassurance that they are saved even though they commit the same sins on a daily basis. I went to a church like this at one point. I pled for spiritual help but the only help I got was the sinners' prayer and the assurance that I was saved after praying the prayer. There were no ifs, ands, or buts; I was saved and that was the end of the discussion! It wasn't until after I left the church that God started teaching me and revealing my sins to me, one at a time. Suppose I had stayed in the church and believed that I was saved, I would still continue in the same sins today, just as I did back then. I would have been a perfect example of a bad fruit. I believe these are the people Jesus was talking about; they teach the gospel, how to get saved, how to love people according to their definition of love, and they even teach about hell. However, their teachings are distorted, with little or no truth to them at all. Hence they are unable to teach you how to live a holy life without sin. They don't teach about what sin is so one might be convicted and repent and go and sin no more. Self-Centered Another characteristic of a wolf is that he is self-centered, and there is no other way around it. Thus any false teacher, or anyone who is comfortable listening to a false teaching will have this self-serving attitude about them. However, you may have to look a little deeper to see this self-serving attitude. For example, the preacher or his followers may sacrifice their time to go visit the poor, lonely or the lost. Their intention however, is not to be kind, but to make themselves look good, especially in front of their church friends. I mean, if someone can bring in a new person into the church he/she is hailed as a hero! This new convert will now be giving 10 percent of his/her income to the church, and thus, the one who brought him/her in, is honored. Again, the self-serving attitude may not be present in all cases, as there are many sincere soul winners out there. To help you to determine the spirit behind these acts, look to see whether these individuals are willing to help others when they are not surrounded by their church buddies. For example, will the same person who is willing to head out to win souls with his church group, stay behind to help a dying widow; a widow who has no desire to ever convert to Christianity? In other words, will he/she stay behind to help in a situation where he/she will not be rewarded instantly by the church group? I hate to say this, but I know many Christians who are willing to fly out of the country, live in poverty and give up many of their comforts for the sake of their church group. But they will not lift a single finger to help someone in need who is outside of the church circle, or in a situation where they will not be rewarded by the church. That, my friend, is a sheep in wolves clothing. Looking good on the outside, but on the inside they really do not care for the well-being of another. I urge everyone to read the Bible for themselves and ask God to reveal what it means before trusting anyone else who claims to know the gospel. By staying close to the true shepherd our eyes will be opened and we will be able to distinguish between the true and false shepherds and we will not be led astray. If you are a true Christian and have Jesus Christ in your heart and want to obey God in obedience, you need allow Him to be your guide. You are the sheep of God and He is your Sheppard. Those who live in continuance of sin and disobedience is not of God and Jesus Christ is not your Sheppard, satan is, you will be in hell. If you want sugar coated and water down and false teachings and hear only what itching ears only wants to hear, then feel free to listen to TBN Ministries, you can hear lies and false teaching from every preacher on their, like Joel ostein, Benny Hinn, Joyce Meyers, Creflo Dollar, Jesse Duplantis. There are so much more wolves in sheeps clothing to mention, but for time, we are not going to name them all. They will lead others to hell, as well as some of the cultic Churches that may be around your area. You cannot serve two masters and that is exactly what they are serving. Matthew 6:24 (KJV) 24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon, meaning satan. Baptismal regeneration is what is leading people to hell and the world needs to know this. Many Churches believes that you have to be Baptized to be Saved and that is false doctrine, that is what the N.I.V. teaches and it condones safe sex marriages and that is why a lot of gay Churches uses the N.I.V. Those three letters actually has 2 real meanings, they are, Not In God’s Version, because God, does not need a corrupt publisher like Zondervan. The other is this, Never Insult Version, because it never insults anyone. The N.I.V. steals and robs the Diety of Jesus Christ and this leads others to hell. The NIV completely "TAKETH AWAY" 17 verses! The NIV "TAKETH AWAY" 64,576 words! The LIES used to promote the NIV. . . LIE 1) The NIV "just" updates the "archaic" words and makes it "easier to understand". Nothing is "really changed. FACT: The NIV denys the deity of Jesus Christ; the virgin birth; glorifies Satan; openly lie; removes 17 complete verses and 64,576 words! LIE 2) The NIV is easier to read and understand. FACT: According to a Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level research study, The King James Bible is by far the easiest! Out of 26 different categories - the King James graded easier in a whopping 23! In selected analysis, the KJB average grade level was 5.8 - the NIV was 8.4! (New Age Bible Versions, Riplinger, pp.195-209) LIE 3) Older and more reliable manuscripts have been discovered since the King James Bible. FACT: Dr. Sam Gipp writes, "The fact is, that the King James translators had ALL OF THE READINGS available to them that modern critics have available to them today." (The Answer Book, Gipp, p.110) And furthermore, it is a well documented fact that 90 - 95 per cent of all readings agree with the King James Bible! LIE 4) The NIV is more accurate. FACT: The KJB is a literal word for word translation. When the translators had to add words for sentence structure they are in italics. The NIV uses "dynamic equivalence". Rather than a word for word translation, they add, change and subtract to make the verse say what they "thought" it should! The Preface to the NIV even says, ". . .they have striven for more than a word-for-word translation. . ." WHOLE Bible verses deleted in the NIV The following WHOLE verses have been removed in the NIV--whether in the text or footnotes...over 40 IN ALL!!! Matthew 12:47 -- removed in the footnotes Matthew 17:21 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the Jehovah's Witness "Bible"]. What are you NIV readers missing? "Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting." Matthew 18:11 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the Jehovah's Witness "Bible"]. What are you NIV readers missing? "For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost." Matthew 21:44 -- removed in the footnotes Matthew 23:14 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the Jehovah's Witness "Bible"]. What are you NIV readers missing? "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation." Mark 7:16 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the Jehovah's Witness "Bible"]. What are you NIV readers missing? "If any man have ears to hear, let him hear." Mark 9:44 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the Jehovah's Witness "Bible"]. What are you NIV readers missing? "Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched." Mark 9:46 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the Jehovah's Witness "Bible"]. What are you NIV readers missing? "Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched." Mark 11:26 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the Jehovah's Witness "Bible"]. What are you NIV readers missing? "But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses." Mark 15:28 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the Jehovah's Witness "Bible"]. What are you NIV readers missing? "And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors." Mark 16:9-20 (all 12 verses) -- There is a line separating the last 12 verses of Mark from the main text. Right under the line it says: [The two most reliable early manuscripts do not have Mark 16:9-20] (NIV, 1978 ed.) The Jehovah's Witness "Bible" also places the last 12 verses of Mark as an appendix of sorts. Luke 17:36 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the Jehovah's Witness "Bible"]. What are you NIV readers missing? "Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left." Luke 22:44 -- removed in the footnotes Luke 22:43 -- removed in the footnotes Luke 23:17 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the Jehovah's Witness "Bible"]. What are you NIV readers missing? "(For of necessity he must release one unto them at the feast.)" John 5:4 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the Jehovah's Witness "Bible"]. What are you NIV readers missing? "For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had." John 7:53-8:11 -- removed in the footnotes Acts 8:37 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the Jehovah's Witness "Bible"]. It's deletion makes one think that people can be baptized and saved without believing on the Lord Jesus Christ. Sounds Catholic. What are you NIV readers missing? "And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God." Acts 15:34 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the Jehovah's Witness "Bible"]. What are you NIV readers missing? "Notwithstanding it pleased Silas to abide there still." Acts 24:7 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the Jehovah's Witness "Bible"]. What are you NIV readers missing? "But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands," Acts 28:29 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the Jehovah's Witness "Bible"]. What are you NIV readers missing? "And when he had said these words, the Jews departed, and had great reasoning among themselves." Romans 16:24 -- COMPLETELY removed [also deleted from the Jehovah's Witness "Bible"]. What are you NIV readers missing? "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen." I John 5:7 -- Vitally important phrase COMPLETELY removed. What Does the NIV, the Satanic Bible, and Gay Sex Have in Common? According to Wikipedia.org, the New International Bible (NIV) is the most popular Bible version today. What Zondervan Publishers won't DARE tell you is that they are OWNED by Harper Collins, who also publishes The Satanic Bible and The Joy of Gay Sex. Doesn't it seem odd to anyone with a brain and a love for Christ that the world's largest Bible publisher (Zondervan) is owned by the same company, HarperCollins, that publishes The Satanic Bible and The Joy of Gay Sex." Every pastor and Christian using the NIV are supporting these demonic publications. Furthermore, the Jehovah's Witnesses' New World Translation comes from same Greek manuscripts as does the NIV! The Jehovah's Witnesses' Interlinear Greek New Testament is based upon the corrupt Greek of Westcott and Hort, openly admitted in front of the publication. By the way, the owner of the exclusive printing rights to the NIV, Rupert Murdoch, was just made a Knight by the Pope. Murdoch had put the NIV under the same umbrella as the TV Guide, which he also owned. This is why gay Churches uses the NIV and other Churches who uses the NIV also supports gay marriages, even though they attend to deny the facts. This is unbelievable folks! Destroy your NIV. Why in the world would you want an NIV bible that removes the word "begotten" from John 3:16, says that Jesus couldn't grasp equality with God in Philippians 2:6, removes the name "Jesus" in 38 places, completely removes the word "Godhead" from the Bible, completely removes the word "sodomite" from the Bible, removes the word "hell" 40 times, and changes every mention of people "worshipping" Jesus to a mere "knelt"? Thank God for the King James Bible! Why would anyone use the NIV? If you sincerely love the Lord Jesus Christ, who is God Almighty (John 1:1-3,14; 10:33; Colossians 1 16; 1st Timothy 3:16; Revelation 1:8), then you WON'T use the damnable NIV. I beg you not to simply throw your NIV away, lest someone else be cursed by finding it—rip it to shreds, and then throw it away! I pray and hope and see what Kind of hell bound dangers your allowing yourselves to be in for listening to false doctrines that is going on in some of these Churches, that should be closed down, for watering down the True Word of God. Isa 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. God came down to earth as Jesus Christ to attempt to save the World. He left us instructions on how to be Saved. He said have faith and believe in me and what I have done for you on the Cross. My blood is to cleanse you and to save you. So you have to believe and have Faith in order to be Saved. Jesus Christ was Baptized in a River by John, He said, if you want to be with me, then follow me. That tells me that if we want to be in Heaven, we must live as He did and Be Baptized to go into Heaven. After you have been Saved by believing and through Faith, you need to take the time to study and learn all you can about Jesus Christ and who He is and to study and learn about Baptism. Once you have an understanding of what Baptism is for and know what it does, once you have an understanding about it, you then need to be Baptized by water immersion. It is a learning process that you have to study and learn about. If a new Christian gets Baptized without having an understanding, it will do you no good. Baptism is the Key to Heaven. Lets Close in Prayer.