Sunday, March 03, 2013



Wolves are rabid carnivores who travel in packs. And when they have brought down an animal they eat large amounts of meat. Because they cooperate they can bring down much larger animals. They are relentless and will show no mercy once they have surrounded their prey. They have powerful jaws and are extremely vicious. They give their pups milk at the beginning, but later they regurgitate meat to wean them away from milk and onto meat. They are beautiful animals but they are ferocious killers who specialize in spotting the weak and infirmed animals.
Matt.7: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Acts 20: 28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.
We live in perilous times where wars rage, pestilence kills millions, racial hatred abounds, and violence covers the earth. Sexual perversion is pervasive, the love of money is the norm, and men and women are idolized. The Scriptures have clearly warned us about the time in which we now live. Sin runs without limits. But there is also another phenomenon which has accelerated in these last days.
Within the church, and wearing the garments called Christian, there are spiritual wolves whose falsehoods relentlessly pursue the flock of God. These men and women have lent themselves to evil spirits and now they run to and fro with great energy to spread messages of deception. The Scriptures call them wolves since they are ruthless and many appear beautiful while still being carnivores in the spirit. They seek men’s souls and when they have chased them with alluring messages stuffed with soaring promises of great wealth and health and personal importance, they ravage their very souls without the prey even realizing what is happening.
These wolves tear at the very core of redemption and the Person and exclusivity of the Lord Jesus. Although they seem nice and reasonable they are diabolical teachers of evil who bring in damnable heresies. Some teach that all will eventually be saved. Some teach that a faith in Jesus Christ is unnecessary for eternal life. Some teach all religions lead to heaven. Some teach that Jesus is an offspring of God and therefore subservient. Some teach that there are additional writings just as inspired as the Bible. Some teach that by human good deeds can we be saved. Some teach that Jesus was a good man who pointed the way to God. Some teach that the cross was just an example. Some teach that the resurrection is just a metaphor. Some teach that Jesus is not coming back. Some teach that Jews can be saved through the law without Jesus. Some teach there is no such thing as sin. Some teach a bloodless redemption.
These are ravenous wolves who wear the shepherd’s robe but are slaughtering the sheep and the goats with their humanistic revelations and their intellectual heresy. You can see them on television. You can hear them on the radio. Their books are in every Christian bookstore. Their Cds are in widespread circulation. They hold conferences across the nation. They are on secular talk shows. They are at national prayer breakfasts. They are in “Bring Back America” gatherings. They are called upon for public prayers.
They say they believe the Bible. They say they believe in Jesus. They have compassion on the poor. They are eloquent about all things religious. They join hands with other religions. They quote the Pope. They are great patriots. They dismiss the old paths. They have great wealth. They write bestselling books. They are pastors to the unbelievers. They speak in riddles. They are marvelous story tellers. They share platforms with infidels.
These are men and women who use the Christian vernacular but mean very different things. They avoid direct questions about what they believe. They embrace almost any translation of the Bible. They are looked upon as experts by the news channels. They believe discernment is condemnation. These wolves are very hospitable and have a good word for anyone. They have great followings who quote them often. They claim to be “orthodox” but yet teach things that are at odds with Scripture. They all join hands together from prosperity to emergent to ecumentical to neo-Calvinist to free will to liberal and even to a new age/Christian amalgam.
Yes, they run in packs. And they are prolific in their falsehoods and very energetic in their ministry. They are not slackers. To be sure they are relentless and show up all around the country. Their conferences and book signings are well orchestrated and slick events. Many times they have beautiful music to enhance the atmosphere. Important and rich people like them. They are in the spotlight many times. They make the cover of many magazines. The secular media treats them with respect and even reverence. Millions hang on every word they say. In fact many people believe any and all things that proceed from their mouths.
Yes, these wolves are the darlings of the evangelical communities. They express a false humility while they receive accolades from everyone. They have sound reasoning and philosophical perspectives. They draw followers by their worldly wisdom and insights. Good advice is their mainstay and Jesus is a vehicle to earthly pursuits. The cross is avoided at all costs and self denial is a bad thing according to their theology. There is a caste system to these wolves. Some are pack leaders while other are second tier subordinates who desire to be elevated by attaching themselves to the pack leader. There are many wolf schools which are training men and women to be better and more effective wolves.
And here we are. Do not be deceived. These wolves are legion throughout America. The churches are their dens as well as their hunting grounds. With great and swelling words they lead sheep astray, and while promising them great success they make merchandise of them. They feed their listeners the regurgitated meat they have pulled off rotting falsehoods. And the meat they feed is poison to the souls of men. Little by little those that listen are drawn in until they themselves are so deceived they cannot know truth. So called healings take place by their hands and by their word.
These are spiritual wolves and evil messengers. Only God knows how they have been transformed into these carnivores, however they are wolves now. And when one wolf falls another one takes up his mantle. They continue to profess new doctrines that only they can see. They say they hear directly from God and some even hear him audibly. They are the spiritual Bourgeoisie who graciously feed the gullible Proletariat that which will extract the most money from them. While they fare sumptuously and live in luxury, those that still live like they always have hang on their promises and look for their own pot of gold.
Be diligent and watch. The wolves run with great vigor and they can spot the smallest weakness. They will offer you financial success, personal achievement, great self image, spiritual insight, dreams and visions, relationship enhancement, favor with God, and even sexual benefits. All of this comes from them and them alone. They draw disciples unto themselves who know nothing of Jesus and His truth.
These are wolves and their judgment will come soon enough. Watch and pray. A true shepherd will draw you to deepen your knowledge and obedience to Jesus and His teachings. A wolf will draw you to himself and when you get close enough he will destroy you.


Lorena said...

Ezekiel 22: 26-28.
26 Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.

27 Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.

28 And her prophets have daubed them with untempered morter, seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord God, when the Lord hath not spoken.

The Lord chose such an appropriate animal to describe false ministers/prophets and the like.

Dean said...

A sad result of the "health and wealth" ministries is that many deceived Cristians look down on the poor and disabled as being unsaved or at the very leasst out of favor with God. These beliefs are contrary to the teaches of Jesus. Wake up Church!

Dean said...

The sad result of the so-called "health and wealth" ministries is that many deceived Christians believe that the poor and disabled are not saved or at the very least out of favor with God. Jesus Christ did not teach us to look down on the poor and suffering. Wake up Church!

Cherie c. said...

Some aren't even leaders, they are everyday Christians who regurgitate what they learn from others that is incorrect and will challenge you if you question anything.

Read the Word EVERYDAY, PRAY EVERYDAY. Hold everything up to Scripture.

You don't need classes in Greek or Hebrew or Aramaic to understand God's Word. All you need is a pure heart and a willingness to let the Holy Spirit lead you. The Spirit will tell you what is correct and what is not. The Bible explains itself if you read it. I am studying Hebrews and it is amazing how clear and understandable the Word of God is if you seek to know the truth with a sincere heart. I truly want to know more and He is not slack in giving me my hearts desire to learn and know more.

My prayer is to be able to stay hungry, though sometimes my time management skills aren't very good and it is a challenge to get everything done and still study. The dishes have gone undone quite often.

Always bring any questions to the Lord in prayer and seek the guidance of a godly Pastor, brother or sister.

Cling to the Cross keep your eyes on the Lord and not man!

Love to all!

your sister in Christ Jesus,
Cherie c.

Reine Gnade said...

Treasured readers, no subject is more important than learning about the true identity of Jesus!

In Luke 4 we read: 18The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. 20And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.

21And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

22And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth...
The holy Bible teaches very uniquely about the identity of Jesus of Nazareth. Truly
God’s holy Spirit was upom Him, for He was anointed by God to preach the gospel!

Truly He came from heaven to preach the gospel and can heal the
brokenhearted. Truly Jesus is God’s deliverer who longs to set
Satan’s captives free and help the spiritually blind recover their
sight. When Jesus said this scripture, see Isaiah 61, was fulfilled He bore witness that He fulfills scripture. He is the Spirit of prophecy.

The risen Jesus says in Revelation 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

19As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

20Behold, I stand at the door (of your heart), and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

What a glorious opportunity we have to welcome the righteous One to dwell with us! Always treasure the holy Bible! The holy Bible teaches that Jesus Christ is Our King and teacher, our object of worship and our atoning sacrifice! Truly He is God with us.

May God Triune continue to bless you Rick and all your readers.

Reine Gnade said...

I think there is a time and place for learning Greek and or Hebrew especially for an in depth researcher of God's word. I'm not a Greek or Hebrew scholar myself, so to compensate for this lack of knowledge I learn from some cherished teachers who have an expertise in this important specialised area of study.

Steve said...

Lorena, thank you for that scripture!
Valuable addition to Rick's insightful remarks on spiritual wolves.

In Jesus, Steve

Anonymous said...

We all know that we are living in the end times. Pastor Rick, is it possible that the age of grace is just about to end???

Cherie c. said...

The wolves are in full force. The new Bible miniseries has changed the Bible to be socially acceptable.

For information and to read how they have changed the text of the Bible, for to:

Please note I do not endorse any particular discernment ministry, but have respect for those who warn us about what is going on. There are a few that have caused me to question, but then no one is yet perfect. Although we need this information, prayer and discernment is still vital tools in our walk with the Lord. It is so close brothers and sisters; Jesus' return is very close, Praise God.

your sister in Christ Jesus,
Cherie c.

Reine Gnade said...

Anonymous 12:47 PM, God is gracious and as long as Christians still have a fervent desire in their heart to bless their neighbour God will be with them.

The Lord Jesus is coming again soon but until He does God's children have plenty meaning work to do.

When the word of God has been preached and taught worldwide to God's satisfaction then all-glorious Jesus will return!

And what a time that will be! Although unbelieving man is foolish and self destructive, God Triune is still revealing Himself through the gracious healing love of Lord Jesus Christ! Let's praise the perfect atoning sacrifice of God's beloved sinless Son! what a saviour. What a King. What a Lord. What a trustworthy teacher, cherished companion and friend with have in our justice
and joy-bringing Lord Jesus!

Anonymous said...

Rick, there are two other thing that I think important traits for a pack of wolves. Every so often the pack leader is challenged. Sometimes the challenge is a deadly confrontation. Because in a wolf pack there can only be one alpha male. Sometimes the snarling, or a low guttural growl, or a well placed bite on the underling ends it all. So when you hear these silver-tongued devils spouting there new so called doctrines of faith, listen to how it is put together and how they deal with those that they consider lay ministry.

Second, you know that in a wolf pack there is never a female pack leader. But yet in this new found/contrived faith there are many women “leaders”.

Every time I had heard from the pulpit that they had a “new thing”, I told my wife that we were leaving.

Jesus Christ is the Author and finisher of my faith and He will be the recipient of my praise and honor. "Worthy is the Lamb who was slain To receive power and riches and wisdom, And strength and honor and glory and blessing!" Revelation 5:12 (Selah)my insertion.
The above statement does not say we are sometimes to give honor to any other man!


Reine Gnade said...

The Lord Jesus is coming again soon but until He does God's children have plenty of meaningful rewarding work to do in His service. What a friend we have in our justice and joy-bringing Lord Jesus!