For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Matthew 7:15
Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture! saith the LORD... Verse 32... Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the LORD, and do tell them, and cause My people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the LORD. Jeremiah 23:1 and 32.
This world is blinded by the spiritual corruption of God's word. Many don't know who Jesus Christ is, nor that He came as a God-child to earth to save mankind from the trap of sin and satan. They think that this life on earth is "it" and "all there is". They see only with their natural eye and believe that this life needs to be "lived" before it is over. This is why they are sad and mad when they cannot celebrate or party in the manner that pleases and satisfies their flesh.
He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
Many (including Christians) don't know/realize that it is far better to live, at present, in isolation with God, than to live isolated without God, throughout eternity. They want to indulge in all that which their senses register. While God's word teaches to keep the flesh under control and to crucify the flesh, they want to satisfy the flesh. If there was any godliness in them at all, it has been replaced by their craving for earthly satisfaction.
And Jesus answered and said unto them; "Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in My name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many." Matthew 24:4,5
Many false doctrines have been and will be introduced to deceive them that have no love for the truth, and even try to deceive His elects.
False teachers present their own vision based on historical and traditional findings, rather than on the unadulterated Word of God, seeking to bring division amongst God's chosen ones. God will send them a GREAT delusion. But we, who love God's truth will be hidden in the shadow of God Almighty.
While studying God's word one would recognize the false teachings of them who even interpret the words of Christ to their own liking. Any doctrine which deviates from the teachings of Christ and that of the Apostles described in God's word, is considered "deceit" and "false".
And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there; believe him not: For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect. But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things. Mark 13:21-23
The Bible warns us over and over again for false Christs, false prophets and apostle worshippers. These things have to be revealed before the returning of the King of kings, Jesus Christ. The more we see happening what Jesus speaks of in Matthew Chapter 24, the closer we are getting to His return. HALLELUJAH!
Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
2 Thessalonians 2:9-12
These false prophets, apostles and messengers of men's tradition come with their own interpretation of God's word. They are sly foxes and present their doctrines in smooth and acceptable wording, with overbearing conviction. They speak boastfully and their lies are sweet to the taste buds of their beholders, but will turn bitter as bile. They blaspheme against the Holy Spirit.
Deniers of God's truth and teachers of the "letter" showing themselves as "leaders", masquarading as apostles, demanding obedience without questioning. These are the ones who are carried on hands by their followers; admired, glorified and adorned with gifts like a "god". Then there are many false leaders who present Modern Day Christianity with Contemplative Spirituality, a belief system that uses ancient mystical practices wrapped in Christian terminology.
All these deceivers will end up with what their actions deserve.
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
2 Corinthians 11:13,14
Some of these false prophets proclaim to be Elijah, or even Christ Himself, while stating that they will rule the world. Blasphemy upon Blasphemy! Their boastfulness will bring them to a sudden collapse.
Then there are others, who rise up from amongst the believers, the false teachers proclaiming the lie that one can do whatever feels good, as long as nobody else is hurt by it. This gives way to the lust of the flesh, which may include invisible sin to the natural eye, or to be unnoticable to others.
It is unconfessed sin of the heart and mind, which eventually will become action in the flesh. It starts in the core, just as a rotten spot in an apple; it will spoil the whole fruit. Such false teachers love the sin themselves, mingle amongst the believers, and are used by satan to drag others with them into the pit of hell. The such are presenting a false "freedom", which leads to destruction and eternal death.
Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. Ephesians 4:18,19
As followers of Christ, we do not have to get upset, fearful or worried about these signs, nor fight against it. Jesus does not command us to do such. His words are a warning to His Bride, bringing awareness of the facts and preparing us for His coming. Therefore, let us be watchful and follow the example of the five wise virgins, in the parable of Jesus. (Matthew 25:1-13)
Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in Him: Rooted and built up in Him, and established in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in Him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in Him, which is the Head of all principality and power: Colossians 2:6-10
Be watchful, always examining God's word in prayer and under the leading of the Holy Spirit. Keep your focus on Christ, the Fulfiller of your faith!
May this writing help you understand the ways of God in a deeper sense, I pray.
His coming is closer than ever before. Let go and let God take over!