Brothers, know the truth of God's Holy Word as he shows you who the hypocrites of today are. Learn these verses and allow his truth to be inside you, that no man may deceive you.
Matthew 15:7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,
Matthew 15:8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
Matthew 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Be aware of those men who speak godly words, but you observe them to live far from a godly life. Watch for those men who teach the doctrines and commandments of men and not those of God.
James 1:26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
Brothers, many people today profess to be religious, but their religion is in vain. They do not live the life that Christ gave by example. We are to be doers of the word and not hearers only. Going into your chosen sanctuary once or twice each week, and then walking out into the world and doing what the world does, and not doing as Jesus did, then your religion is in vain. In other words you are receiving no credit from God, rather your earthly walk is in vain. Thank not that you can hide your life from God.
John 2:9 He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now.
If ever a man preaches from the pulpit against another brother. We are told here that this man remains in darkness and not in the light of God. God's light and the truth of His word does not touch this man. Brothers this applies to other brothers as well. Not just preachers and teachers.
2Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2Timothy 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
2Timothy 3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
2Timothy 3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
2Timothy 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
FROM SUCH TURN AWAY! Brothers, could the above five verses of Second Timothy have explained the times that we live in today any more plainly than this. Go back and reread these five verses. These people are lovers of themselves. They love themselves more than they love God. Therefore the love of God is not in them. Hypocrites they are.
Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
Beware of those who claim to teach God's word, but are false prophets. In this time there are many who come to you as a sheep, but are actually ravening wolves.
As I have taught you my brothers many times in past messages that you pray always, for the Holy Spirit of God, to teach you ALL truth. God promises us that he will show us the truth of His word. All we have to do is ask Him. These hypocrites shall be revealed to you. All you have to do is ask and then hear.
Luke 12:2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.
God tells us again that there is nothing covered or hid, that shall not be known and revealed.
Brothers, I have identified 100 times in the Bible were God speaks to the subject of Hypocrites. This subject is very important to Him, and thus should be to us. We are now in the time where God warns us in His teachings that hypocrisy will be common place. Be very aware of those who embrace the world and it's doctrines and commandments and not God's, and from such turn away, 2 Timothy 3:5.
I will teach from all of these verses over the next few months, thus I have titled this message HYPOCRISY Message 1.
God Bless you my brothers,
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