Attention: Wolves In Our Midst
Updated: Jan 18
“Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves." Matthew 15:1
A wolf spirit is a demonic spirit that is assigned against the flock of God’s True Church in order to snatch out the sheep and scatter them. The real praying church is powerful and hinder the activity of satan on earth, so the wolf spirit is sent directly from satan against the church; the main purpose of his assignment in the end is to try to destroy the church and tear apart the lives of those who follow the wolf.
How the Wolf Spirit Works
The wolf spirit is part of satan special forces, it specializes in attacking spirit filled charismatic churches and prayer groups. The wolf spirit acts quick. It comes swiftly, attacks and leave taking the prey (so do not fall victim for it). It comes in as an angel of light working through a Christian who is already in some sorts of leadership position – whether they know it or not, those leaders become the tools to entice and seduce members, snatch them out aborting God's perfect will for their lives; but eventually, it does not stop there, the main purpose is to destroy them spiritually. After the wolf spirit has quickly attacked and left, from afar, this spirit works to scatter church members but thank God who strongly stand and fight for His church. As He has promised, "The gates of hell will not prevail!"
The Church that God Used to Transform Your Life is the Real Family It is God who calls you and brings you to that church which transformed your lives –GOD HAS PLANTED YOU THERE, DO NOT LET ANYONE SNATCH YOU OUT. The Bible says, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves (Matthew 7:15). Jesus compared these false leaders to ravenous wolves – DO NOT FOLLOW THEM. What does a ravenous wolf does but to devour, kill and destroy? Beloved children of God, those of you who remain teachable before your God, know that now is the time and the hour to be vigilant, watching and praying, because in these end times we are living in, the wolves are on the loose!
Jesus Said, “I want My family”
The Lord bring us together to pray, to fellowship, to congregate and before we know it, we are a family – God’s family. The Bible tells us to not forsake assembling together with like minded saints. Jesus takes delight in His family. We fellowship together, laugh together, cry together, pray together and fight together in unity. Read about God’s first family in Genesis 1-3: Adam and Eve. All God wanted was His family. He got the first family through Adam and Eve; we see Him coming to fellowship with them in the cool of the day. God enjoyed being with His family until the day a wicked intruder, a wolf spirit came in and enticed Adam and Eve and through sin, that sweet fellowship was lost, a dividing wall settled in until Jesus came and brought the walls down.
God is still interested in His family, so He brings us together to fellowship with one another in a church family. We are His sheep and we come together. Beware! Where sheep gather, wolves lurk around! Apostle Paul warned, “Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood. I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock.”
So wolves come inside the church, where the flock of God gathers. Wherever you see the true church of God, wherever you see a true movement of prayer, worship, holy gatherings, fierce wolves will come to attack. That holy gathering torments satan, so keep it going! When he attacks, satan does not come to us and say, “hello, I am satan, today I have come to devour!” Satan comes like an angel of light. When the wolf spirits come to the church, they do not come as wolves but they come as prophets, teachers, leaders... “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. (Matthew 7:15) Wolves might be hard to detect at first because they come wearing sheep’s clothing so you need to examine thoroughly, discern and take your time to really know people. Also, pray always for God to give you discernment, wisdom and knowledge and you need to exercise your discernment. It takes time to know people and outward appearance are deceiving. So exercise discernment always.
When the Lord revealed these false prophets / leaders to our church, he opened our eyes to see. In the spiritual realm they had on sheep clothings on the outside but when one looked well beyond the outside it revealed it was just sheep jackets they wore on the outside. The jacket had a zipper. Beyond the outward appearance, they were real ravenous wolves. Ravenous wolves! The main purpose: they come to snatch, to scatter, to steal, kill and destroy. What will a wolf do to a sheep they manage to lead astray but to steal, kill and destroy?
At first, they seem to be really nice, very Christian like; they pamper members and give them sweet words but it is all to seduce them. When Eve talked to satan in the garden, satan deceived and gave good words...' you will finally see'... she did not know right away that she was deceived… in fact she felt like her eyes were opening to a new truth (Genesis 3:7). So beware of those New Truths!
Like Absalom, they seduce some church members and start giving them bad spiritual counsel, "the pastor is not really taking care of your problem; the pastor is not there for you always. If only I was your pastor, if only I was your mentor; I would then disciple you always, every day!" The real pastor points you to Jesus and the false prophet points you to himself. So like Absalom, they conspire (2 Samuel 15).
The wolf will come into the flock as:
- A Thief and Robber: It is the one who comes into your midst like a lamb, like a sheep – so at first they are Christians but by the time they leave the church, their fruit shows betrayal. They take away members who experienced God in that church – they are mostly interested in those members who have money and who do not seem to have too many spiritual problems. So they lust after them and take them away, often time into their church or groups and it always end bad because Jesus is not the head of that church they are taking you to. If the foundation is not righteousness, then God is not the builder of that house or fellowship. On the day of the storm, that house will be exposed and fall because it is built on unrighteousness (sand).
As a pastor, I have made a vow before the Lord that I will never cause a friend pastor such a grievance, causing their members to leave and join my congregation. Even when a member of another church seeks my council to leave, I always encourage them to seek the Lord, pray and I avoid to manipulate them at all. If a member is moving from a friend pastor's church, I won't take them until I first talk with the senior pastor to reach an agreement.
- False Prophets/teacher/minister / leader: They also come in as true Christians. They hold the Bible, they come to your prayers and gatherings… little by little they take over. John 10:1 says that they CLIMB UP some other ways. They do not like low seats, they always seek to lead without being established by the church leadership. They love to minister and not be ministered to; they love to give words. When you seat down to fellowship, they can only join if they are going to lead the conversation. The congregation members you have worked so hard on, laboring, building them up, they begin to act like their mentors. While they know members commitment to their church, they come in, bypass the pastor and says something like, “God says you should join our street outreaches; God says that you should join our Bible study. God says I should teach you about prayer…” They seek to do a ministry within the church, without consulting with the main pastor first. If that issue is not resolved, they continue to entice them almost showing, ‘I care for you more than your church does’, (2 Samuel 15:1-12) through that a wolf spirit is able to launch an attack within the flock.
- Wolves: Still, there are those who come in openly like wolves. We once had two people who came to our service with an evil agenda. We had a wonderful service, when the pastor gave an altar call and told the leadership to pray for the people, these two people waited until the eyes of most were closed seeking God and they started distributing letters to the congregation trying to destroy the church. The congregation was well trained, no one picked up the letter to read it. Those two people left defeated and never came back!
Wolves, Robbers, False Prophets … Beloved Disciple of Jesus Christ, you know who you are and what you have been through. This new apostle, this new minister, prophet… who were not there in your lowest moments, why are they interested in you now? Is it love or is it what they can milk from you? Where were they when you car broke down, when you did not have a shelter or food? They were not there when you were hungry for God, they were not there when you desperately wanted to be filled with the Holy Spirit; they were not there when you needed deliverance, they were not there when you were still in bondage to sin, when you were undelivered; they were not there when you were unemployed and in debt but all of sudden after you get the Holy Spirit and blessings of God are upon you – all of sudden they come and they want you to start following them? Who are they that want you to start following them?
The true shepherd is the one who care for your soul, who loved you when you had nothing but brokenness. It is the one who led you and your household to salvation and deliverance. The true shepherd made sure you got the Holy Spirit, taught you how to pray and brought you closer to Jesus. The true shepherd got you delivered and filled with the Holy Spirit and discipled you. The true shepherd blessed you and imparted God’s gifts to you and they showed you how to seek Jesus. They stood with you to the very end.
As you began to be discipled and trained and you became faithful, things began to change for better. Your family got saved and changed for better, you began to receive blessings upon blessings because they pointed you to Jesus from whom all blessings flow. As you obeyed and became faithful, everything began to go well, one by one. Your kids got saved, your spouse changed. Today, you are in that place God positioned you at. Stay there, do not leave in the midst of your training; do not follow the voice a stranger because you will find that in the end, the stranger only comes to kill, steal and destroy. (John 10).
God has His government established on earth through the church (Ephesians 3:10). There are many congregations but there is one body, the Body of Christ. God raises up His church and God calls the people He desires to be part of such and such a church – each according to God’s calling. “Many are called…”So it is God who calls and we answer. It is not a man, it is not an apostle who calls you out of a church nor command you to leave and into another church.
When God raises His church, He calls and chooses the shepherd / pastor. Jesus is the Great Shepherd and the true pastor is always submitted to Jesus. This one is the real pastor and is ordained and installed by God to oversee the congregation. Jesus is the Great Shepherd who said, “I am the way, the truth and the life.” Jesus the Great Shepherd also said, “I am the door of the sheep.” John 10:9. Congregation members come invited by Jesus and they are His sheep who marched into the fold through the Door – Jesus.
Per God order, sheep are supposed to listen to the true shepherd/pastor and act accordingly just like how Israel had to listen to the instruction given by Moses, who was faithful in all God’s house (Numbers 12:7). A true servant of God does not command the sheep to follow them but they lead by setting a good example. It is very important for the sheep to submit to godly established authority; it is important for them to listen to the pastor and work in unity. (Exception when the pastor is leading you to sin, to break God’s laws and commandments).
The true pastor who is installed by the Great Shepherd cares for the sheep just like how a mother cares for her own children. True pastor cares for the sheep without any other interests except for the love they have for the sheep and God. The true pastor leads the sheep by example and by love. They lead them to good pasture where they receive salvation, healing and deliverance - in short ABUNDANT LIFE!
Right there, in that place where you received salvation, the Holy Spirit, deliverance, fire, power and blessings... serve God, right there with all your heart. Do not be swayed, do not be moved. Do not follow those who may end your soul into the pit.
God Bless You and may He give you understanding, wisdom and discernment!
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