“Beware of the false prophets! They come to you wearing sheep’s clothing, but underneath are hungry wolves!”
Matthew 7:15 CJB
This is a strong warning to us from the LORD, just because a ministries, governments or preachers look like well fed sheep, be careful they could be wolves! How do we know?
“You will recognize them by their fruit. Can people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles?”
Matthew 7:16 CJB
The answer is no! Again, just because something seems fruitful doesn’t make it good. We need to inspect and check everything! Some ministries may have a lot of very good looking healthy green leaves (thousands of people at church) but no fruit! We need to be fruit inspectors! An orange may taste like a really good apple, but it’s not, it’s still an orange!
“For the time is coming when people will not have patience for sound teaching, but will cater to their passions and gather around themselves teachers who say whatever their ears itch to hear. Yes, they will stop listening to the truth, but will turn aside to follow myths.”
2 Timothy 4:3-4 CJB
That time, I believe, is now and we, as believers, really need to be checking everything through the filter of scripture! Be really careful of following people who boast about how much they know! Follow people who say who they know that is Yeshua (Jesus)!
Have a blessed day digging into His word!