THE FALSE TWO
By Arthur Owiti
For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if [it were] possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Matt 24:24
And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. Rev 13:12-13
It is interesting to note that Jesus divided false people into two groupings and John emphasizes this with the vision of the two beasts- Christs and Prophets..why ?
Obviously a Christ is different from a prophet.
Christ means the Anointed one or chosen one, Messiah in Jewish. In the Old Testament we see that the kings and priest were always anointed with oil showing that they are the chosen ones of God to rule Israel and to serve in the temple.
However we do not see the prophets being anointed with oil.
Secondly prophets spoke forth to the kings or the chosen ones of the nation of Israel and Judah when Israel was split.Most of all the prophesied about the Messiah, Christ, who all Israel knew is the coming King.
Jesus Christ came to earth both as king , priest and prophet.He talked of his kingdom, the book of Deuteronomy promised of the Prophet who will speak the word of God in the latter times referring to Jesus and the book of Hebrews reveals Jesus as the Great High priest.
Yet he warned that BEFORE HIS SECOND COMING..FALSE CHRIST WILL COME, FALSE PROPHETS WILL COME.
For one to know a false Christ they have to know the true Christ. For one to know a false prophet, they have to know the true prophet.
The best example of both is Jesus Christ .Know Jesus and you will discover the false.
The false tries to counterfeit the true but in the counterfeiting contradict the true.T Hey look like but they are not.
Example one…The Pharisees…They taught the law just like Jesus was a teacher , they prayed, they fasted just like Jesus. However despite those similarities they had glaring differences.
Even if they prayed for widows they stole from them through taxes and food that the widows had to serve them when they visited their homes instead of them giving food to the widow.
They were greedy and wanted political power and economic power,but Jesus did not want such.They envied him to death.
They taught God’s word but never practiced it.
So we see that there can be similarities of good things but differences of the intent f the heart and desires which was evidenced in the outward actions in the end.
A FALSE CHRIST IS A FALSE POLITICAL LEADER
Jesus is the Christ who is to rule over the whole world when he comes back.
Even though he has given authority to the current rulers , the current rulers are making a a grave mistake of calling themselves messiahs or leaders that will give hope to the asses.
Have we not heard Both the politicians and pastors say such things. Well let us look at the true Christ in a nutshell.
THE TRUE CHRIST/MESSIAH JESUS :
1.Is the only man from heaven
2.will bring justice and peace to all the world
3. Will judge the world punishing the wicked and saving the righteous at the end
4.will judge with no fear or favour
5 Calls for people to love one another, his law
6.fed the poor and cared for the widows
THE FALSE CHRISTS/MESSIAHS
1. Will put themselves in the shoes of Jesus that they are men from heaven
2.They promise justice and peace to all
3.Call for people to love one another
4.Look very adorable for the public.Want to become the people’s man
5.can care fr the poor and widows but never forget to care for the rich e.g
give food to the poor to win votes or church membership ..that is not love, that is bribery.
Yet is is only Jesus Christ that will restore total order in the earth after the reign of the false messiah Antichrist.
BY the way, these days many Africans are crying for dictators, saying that they are better off than democratic presidents.
This means that people can desire dictatorships and this is telling because the Antichrist will dictate over all nations.
What about false prophets.Let us look at the true prophet Jesus Christ.
1.he healed the sick and cast out demons
2. Did signs and wonders
3.preached the word of God
4.foretold about future events
5.testified against kings and rulers
7. preached peace and love
False prophets will also do similar things
IN fact Jesus talks about the world ‘s ability to GIVE PEACE.
He however says that his peace is different from the peace of this wordl which is trapped in hypocrisy and hidden hatred.
Just because someone says “I love you ” does not mean they do.
Just because someone preaches peace does not mean they are peaceful.
IN the end the harvest will reveal the truth that the peace love messages were nothing but a cover for hatred .
Watch out for these false christs and prophets will come looking as angels of light when they are not.
WE watch not only them but ourselves that we also do not fall into the trap of the Pharisees that called themselves true when they were actually false.
We watch,try and test:
1. Our words and their words(their meaning all false christs and prophets )
2. Our deeds and their deeds
3. Our doctrine and their doctrine
4. Our teaching and their teaching.
5.Our fellowships and partnerships and their fellowships and partnerships
6.Our intentions and their intentions.
7.Our doctrine and their doctrine
ALL OF THESE WATCHING IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE HOLY SCRIPTURES , THE BIBLE.
This is WHY we read and listen to the news at the same time read the bible to test what these people say with the word of God.
This is why it is good to read the Catholic doctrines, Koran and research on all Christian and non Christian groups and peoples against God’s word which test all truth.
TAKE HEED THAT NO MAN DECEIVE YOU