Matthew 24:24 (English Standard Version)
For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.
In the Old Testament, false prophets were often motivated by a desire for popularity, not by loyalty to God. Therefore, their message would frequently appeal to national pride.
In Jesus’ days, false teachers’ motivation was often personal pride, which led to pursuing their fleshly desires. Instead of humbling themselves as servants of the people, they used the people to serve them.
It is sad to say that this mentality is with us in many of our local churches today. They have no problem with using their positions to fleece the flock of God instead of feeding the flock of God.
This morning's message will examine their satanic-inspired tactics and teach us how to defend our faith and attack their false messages.
God’s Word for today is a warning to all believers. We cannot be deceived by performance. Our conviction must be rooted in the Word of God.