In the past few years, I believe that God allowed me to have a first-hand experience with what I know to be a false holy spirit. We must know that God never comes as the devil but that the devil often comes disguising himself as God. It’s something, that I am convinced, believers everywhere, should be warned about in this hour. If we are prepared enough and are watchmen, these wolves will not be able to divide our flocks.
It’s been said, usually referring to a negative, “If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck!” However in these last days of Satan’s end time deceptions what I believe that we have to watch out for are “metaphorically speaking” a type of “genetically altered duck!”
In my experience, it was a situation involving a person that looked like a Christian, walked like a Christian, and talked like a Christian, yet was not a Christian. In a way, we could call it a demonically engineered “Christian.” This person opposed subtly everything the Holy Spirit was doing. It sounds shocking to say but Paul clearly warned the Corinthian church, “for such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers be transformed into the ministers of righteousness whose end shall be according to their works.” 2nd Corinthians 11:13-15 (KJV) These deceivers though fully human have been misled through a false spirit. They know just when to speak and when to be silent. A spirit guide is very clearly leading them. It’s just not the Holy Spirit guiding them, but here is the clincher, in most cases they think it is!
In the past, I have been skeptical of reports coming in of satanically inspired witches, given well laid out plans, to receive “assignments” from either other witches, or from Satan himself, to undermine and destroy certain ministers, churches, and ministries. It sounded to me like something we might see in a made for Hollywood movie! I assure you though, that in real life as a minister, dealing with this satanic scenario has just made a believer out of me! Without going into specifics I would just like to offer some steps any minister or ministry can take to recognize, to avoid if possible, and to defeat the enemy’s well thought out plan to destroy your ministry. Satan is a better-organized strategist than we realize or want to believe. The better educated we are concerning his common schemes; the better we will be at heading off his attacks.
Study, hug, embrace, and practice the word of God. If, for example, I had followed closely the teachings for instance of Proverbs chapter seven, in the very beginning of the attack, I would not have fallen prey to its deception. Always follow the scriptures and not your feelings. Sometimes the more experienced we are as ministers, we grow lax, and that causes us to allow our sword to go dull, or to start to grandfather everyone, instead of being as a spiritual father. Love and truth are each at the opposite end of a balance when it comes to our relationships.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Nolan Harkness