wolves and sheep and Christians

Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16Ye shall know them by their fruits. A lot of Christians or members of the church today are pointing their fingers at others and proclaiming that they are false prophets and wolves in sheep’s clothing, they are getting this phrase from this particular scripture verse, Matthew 7:15, I noticed while looking at the 7th chapter of Matthew some interesting observations. The 7th chapter of Matthew opens with this statement from our Lord not to judge others, so that we ourselves won’t be judged. Now that verse would cause me to wonder if they are calling others wolves, would they not be considered wolves themselves? Myself I would prefer to think that a lot of “wolf callers”, do simply not understand what the will of God actually is. Matthew 7th chapter will help us to understand the will of God because it deals with that subject.1Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. 3And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?Verse 16 and 20 states you shall know them by their fruits, another words good fruit and bad fruit, would show if a person was a wolf and false prophet, or a sheep. In verse 21 Jesus starts his explanation of what the will of His and our Father is, notice also in the 24th verse Jesus even goes so far to say “whosever heareth and doeth these sayings of mine is a wise man, who’s house is built upon a rock. That rock of course is our Lord. And Jesus did say whosoever so that you include us today.21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. 24Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 25And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.  28And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine29For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.Verses 21 thru 23, is another favorite scripture of “wolf callers”, but they are calling it wrong, according to Jesus’ doctrine (vs 28), Jesus states in vs 22, that doing wonderful works, casting out devils, and prophesying “in His (Jesus) Name”, is doing the will of the Father (vs 21)!!!! What is prophesying? To foretell future events as John did in the book of Revelation, and also one who speaks under divine inspiration, or as the Holy Spirit gives them a message for others.Why in verse 22 did those that Jesus, say he never knew, say Lord , Lord didn’t we do those things also? It does not mean they actually did do those things, perhaps they thought they were doing the will of God, but actually they were full of iniquity or sin, another words they may have heard the sayings of Jesus, but they did not believe Jesus’ Words enough to live by them. But they merely said, didn’t we do that too, because they observed those that were in the Lord’s presence actually did those things.

Scripture is very clear that Jesus did the will of God, not only did He redeem us from our sins, but he gave us the ability to live lives of victory over the enemy, He healed the sick and cast out demons, Jesus always did the perfect will of our Father in Heaven.


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