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October 1, 2017, 12:00 AM

Can You Spot A Spiritual Wolf?


 

Act 20:26-29  Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. 
:27  For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. 
: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

 

Can you spot the wolf?  Paul had been in Ephesus for three years.  Now it is time for him to leave.  He knows that he will not see them ever again.  He warns them that as soon as he leaves that grievous wolves will enter and not spare the flock.

Paul taught for three years, teaching, preaching, prophesying, and praying over the church at Ephesus, knowing that people would arise from without and within to draw disciples away from the faith.  Just as they faced false teachers and wolves so it is with us in this current age.

There are three wolves which seeks to infiltrate the Church of Jesus Christ,  The wolves are the wolf of finances, wolf of sex, and the wolf of entertainment!

Financial Wolf - This wolf comes into the church wanting to start a pyramid scheme i.e., coffee, Amway, or special vitamins, etc.  Now, many who start this pyramid are the pastors of the church, of course he is at top of the pyramid. 

Some wolves have special water from a well that God showed them where to drill and now bottle or package this now blessed water.  For a donation you can receive this water and by faith receive your miracle! 

Some Pastors-Prophets when altar time comes to the service, they form lines according to the amount of money that a person has.  They will receive a prophecy from the minister based on the level of their offering!  If you don't have money to put in the wolf's hand, then keep your seat, God has nothing for you!    Well, can you spot a spiritual wolf?

2Peter 2:3  And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

 

Sexual Wolf -  This wolf wants to entangle you in sexual sins.  This wolf or wolfette, comes into the church hunting sex.  This wolf will become anything you want to get close to you to seduce.  It has no intention of marrying or having a Godly relationship.  Church is just a place where it hunts its prey.  Or, this wolf comes into the church to moleste children or youth.  The wolf will work its way into the youth class as a teacher or chaperone for special trips.  You know the rest of the story!  Well, can you spot a spiritual wolf, yet?  Let's do one more.   

1Cornithians 6:18  Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. 

 

Entertainment Wolf -  This wolf wants to ensnare you in the demonic world of entertainment.  The remake of the movie "IT" has recently been released!  This movie is about a demonic clown that ties a red balloon at the sewer openings to lure children into the sewers so IT can eat its victims.  When Christians open their minds and hearts to this movie, demons of fear are sown into the minds and hearts of children, youth, and adults.  The Sunday I ministered this sermon, no less than fifteen persons came to the front of the church for deliverance from a spirit of fear.  Parents knew not to let their children go to these movies, but because of peer pressure, demonized children comes home.  Can you spot a spiritual wolf, yet?  

Psa 51:10  Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. 

 

God has given me a great responsibility to lead as many sheep that I can to the heavenly pasture.  My advise is the same that Paul gave to the Ephesian church.

 

1Pe 5:8  Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 

 

Pastor Henry B. Shaffer Sr.

p.s. If you are in a church with a wolf pastor, leave! 


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