By: Olakunle Sokale D Chosen
These false preachers feeding people with spiritually poisonous messages by capitalizing on your indulgence, they know what you want and so they major on those things that will attract you just as sugar attracts kids but not well for their health.
Apostle Peter said, “By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words” 2 Peter 2:3.
The poisonous messages and preachers are majorly focused on your earthly well-being than your spiritual well-being. They focus on your financial, material progress than your spiritual progress; it’s majorly about prosperity than purity.
Such messages may be sweet, calming and lovely to you by your lovely preachers, GOs or Bishops, but the bad news is that they are poison to your spiritual well-being.
Proverbs 20:17 Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man, But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.
Poisonous messages center on promises of the Bible without responsibilities and commands of the Bible. Because they want to lure, psych you, they tell you half truth of sweet, lazy aspect that will cost you no self-discipline, just claim and cash!
They tell you grace without truth, faith without work, justification without godliness, heaven without holiness, power without purity, God’s promises without godly relationship. They say, “You should know your rights in Christ, you have authority, all promises for you…” But they rarely challenge you to your responsibility to live blameless life, to deny sin and self as a child of God. Such rhetoric of “your rights” without repeated of “your responsibilities” are poisonous to your soul.
If you hear any preacher saying what you need majorly to please God and get blessing of God is to just keep praising God, without first telling you about purity, such preacher is a poison fendor, such message is erroneous. Praise without purity is ugly and unacceptable to God, no matter how sweet your voice and the praise is; because the beauty of praise is holiness, and your praise without your life of holiness is ugly, empty and poisonous.
1 Chronicles 16:29, “Oh, worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness!”
Beware of messages that talk about grace without godliness, they are end time Snake Venom! The grace of Jesus Christ produces godly life. We are not saved by our own works of righteousness; we are saved by grace for godly works not for ungodly works.
After salvation, the grace of God produces righteous living in us. Grace and ungodliness never meet together – you can’t continue in sin and still have God’s grace in you, and you can’t continue in grace of God and still continue in ungodly living. Romans 6:1-2.
Titus 2:11 "For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age."
Sin is sweet but dangerous to your life!
Escape for your life!!!