Sunday, March 12, 2017

Good Tree, Bad Tree

The Lord brought this scripture to me today as I was driving: 
Matthew 7:15-22  15Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16“You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they? 17“So every good tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears bad fruit. 18“A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit. 19“Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20“So then, you will know them by their fruits.  21“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 22“Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ 23“And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM MEYOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.’  (NASB)
I believe it is something that needs to be shared because of so many prophetic words going about today.  You don't have to agree with me, that is your choice but all I want to do is challenge you:  1) to study your Bible, 2)  to pray, 3) to ask God for discernment, 4) to pray and pray some more.
There are many who call themselves prophets today, there are also many who prophesy about the coming end of the world.  The Bible tells us that no one knows the hour, not even Jesus.  Matthew 24:36-37, 36“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. 37“For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. 
Just because someone calls themselves a prophet or writes prophecy, does not make them a prophet.  Whatever they are prophesying must line up with the Word of God, FIRST.  A true prophet won't get it wrong?  AND a true prophet knows they CANNOT predict the day or the hour but only reveal what God has given them to reveal.
Many many "prophets" proclaimed that Obama was the anti-christ.  Did that line up with the Word of God?  If it does not line up with the Word of God, it isn't prophecy and just isn't true.  First, everything Obama did, to a christian, was shocking to see because so many believed every word that came out of his mouth.  Many saw him destroying our nation, yet they were blinded and still now, they defend him.  He is pro abortion, pro gay rights, pro everything that goes against the Word of God BUT does that make him THE anti-christ?  No, that makes him a type of anti-christ but not THE one the Bible speaks of.
Keep in mind who followed and believed him.  Yes, I have no doubt that satan himself was/is pleased with Obama for paving the way.  As christians we sat and watched and shook our heads that people could not see the lies and deception taking place.  I personally did not believe him to be an American Citizen, he came out of nowhere basically, an unknown and rose straight to the top.  He never had to produce PROOF that he was a citizen.  He tried to destroy christianity in our nation.  But think about this, who believes him, who follows him?  Satan is NOT going to be that overt.  Satan is cunning, sly and devious.  He is NOT after the lost and unsaved he already has them. He is after the Child of God who is not going to be easily fooled!!!  Every christian in America who knows the Word of God was wary of President Obama.  How did that help satan?
Now, we have President Trump, (and I am not calling him the anti-christ either), however, he would be a better tool for satan to use against christians.  How?  Because he "seems" to be a babe in Christ.  He is a "new" christian, he is standing for christian rights and principles.  He is working to "make America great again".  He has already taken some big steps not only for our country but for christianity.  THAT is someone satan can use to destroy christianity.  That is a more subtle way to get to the children of God.  I hope and pray that President Trump is the real deal BUT, we will have to see what kind of "fruit" he produces.  A bad tree cannot produce good fruit and a good tree cannot produce bad fruit.  Remember that dear children of God.  Pray ABOVE ALL for discernment.  Test the spirits, watch the fruit.  Don't get blindsided by satan.  Study, read your Bible, but above all pray.  God is still God and still on the throne and HE can do anything.  NOTHING happens that HE does not know, and is not involved in.  Trump may be President because God has given us a reprieve or he may be President because it is one more step to Jesus return.  Either way, don't be swept away, keep your eye on the prize.  Pray for President Trump and his family, as our Lord instructs in the Word of God just don't rely on the man to turn our country around, only God can do that.  Don't put your faith in man just because that man says the right things.  Keep your trust in God and pray for the man HE uses.
Love to all, God bless.