Be blessed and give when you have nothing to share, and be blessed by God. This idea is a God-hearted principle, indeed true and wonderful. However, what happens when the truth is demented and twisted by the average charlatan?
A Charlatan pretends to have Holy Spiritual knowledge or prophetic skills and to heal power in Christ that they do not possess, often for their gain, acting and brainwashing people through demonic bewitching.
They often make false claims about their abilities or knowledge to deceive people and often do so in an attempt to make money. Lots of it. They may also claim to have special powers or knowledge that can be used to help people with their problems, although these are usually nothing more than empty promises. Charlatans are often seen as untrustworthy and dishonest, and their actions can have severe consequences for those who are taken in by their false promises.
The Bible clarifies that God hates a liar, as it says in Proverbs 12:22: “Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, but those who act faithfully are his delight.” This is undoubtedly true of charlatans, who seek to deceive and exploit people for their own benefit. These fraudsters often try to convince people to invest in airplanes, buildings, homes, cars, and other items that might benefit the pastor or other individuals but not the congregation. We must be wise and discerning regarding these offers and remember that God is not pleased with those who seek to deceive or take advantage of others.
The Bible is clear that God will judge those who deceive out of greed and love of money. As Proverbs 11:1 states, “The Lord detests the use of dishonest scales, but he delights in accurate weights.” This verse highlights that God cares about honesty and is not fond of those who use deception for material gain. Furthermore, Proverbs 21:6-7 states, “The acquisition of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor, the pursuit of death. The violence of the wicked will sweep them away because they refuse to act justly.” This passage emphasizes that God’s judgment will come upon those who use deceit for their own gain, and they will be destroyed. We can trust that God will bring justice and punish those who deceive out of greed and love of money.
The Bible is clear in its warnings against false teachers and charlatans. 2 Peter 2:1-3, it says, “But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed, these teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories.” On Matthew 24:11, we are warned, “And many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.” False teachers, who twist the Christian faith for personal gain, are a dangerous presence in the church. We must diligently discern the truth from false teachings and guard our hearts and minds against them.
Charlatans are known for using their influence to people to publically shame and talk poorly of the Lord’s anointed. Indeed they go out of their way to paint a picture before others that our past lives before Christ mean we can’t be trusted when they speak about themselves currently. Do you know the consequences of attacking the pure in heart and Spiritually chosen by God to serve Him?
Undoubtedly, whenever anyone attacks the Lord’s Anointed, as found in 1 Samuel 24:6 and Psalm 105:15, it is important to remember to remain respectful and not lash out in anger. We should strive to respond with gentleness and humility, bearing in mind that the Lord’s Anointed are chosen by God and God’s justice will prevail regardless of our feelings towards anyone. We trust in His timing and His judgment.
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