The following article BELOW appeared in the Sowetan Live news paper today.
I received the following message via email from a sister with the link to the anonymous authors article decided to place this as an article :
Praise the Lord for such a timely warning! This link takes you to a write-up in the Sowetan newspaper that gives a clear warning against false prophets who are deceiving many.
Please share liberally, so that the flock of the Lord can be protected against these wolves in sheep’s clothing.
These false prophets are changing the grace of God into a licence for immorality (Jude 1:4).
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MAR 28, 2013 | READER CONTRIBUTION
These false prophets are changing the grace of God into a licence for immorality (Jude 1:4). Now let me tell you what these false teachers or pastors do to deceive people.
Don’t fall in love with miracles because (Mathew 24:24 For there will be false christs, and false prophets, and they will show great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the chosen ones,)
(Romans 16:17 Now I beg you, brothers, look out for those who are causing the divisions and occasions of stumbling, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and turn away from them.:18 For those who are such don’t serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own Belly: and by their smooth and flattering speech, they deceive the hearts of the innocent)
The false prophets tell you to come to Christ Jesus and you will receive anything you want, like success, business, good life and miracles. Some of these contradict the bible because they are earthly desires and not spiritual (1 John 4 They are of the world. Therefore they speak of the world, and the world hears them).
When you are praying in their crusade they tell you to ask Jesus anything you want including cars, buses, businesses, good life and Jesus will give you them.
This is a destruction because, (James 4:3 You ask, and don’t receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it for your pleasures) all of these things are not part of salvation. My friends wake up from your dreams and follow the real Jesus who’s the Son of God. (Romans 3:16 Destruction and misery are in their ways.)
Lets see an example of this licence for morality which they had changed:
They preach prosperity, material things and worldly things.
Colossians 3: if then you were raised together with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated on the right hand of God.2: Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are on earth.:
3 Put to death therefore your members which are on the earth: sexual immorality, uncleanness, depraved passion, evil desire and covetousness, which is idolatry.:5for which things’ sake the wrath of God comes on the children of disobedience…James 4:4 You adulteresses, don’t you know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
They sell blessed products for profit
(Mathew 21:12 Jesus entered in to the temple of God, and drove out all of those who sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the money changers’ tables and the seats of those who sold the doves.
So nowadays we have ignorant people who disobey our Lord Jesus by buying products in the church. And this means you buyers are participating in the evil act this pastors are doing.
My friend, God is not pleased so turn away from your wickedness and use your faith to help you ask God anything you want but in a right motive and you must prove yourself to Him that you really need Him and you trust Him. He loves you and that is Why as your Father He can help you in trials and tribulations. Fight for righteousness ( 1 Timothy 6: 12 Fight the good fight of faith. Lay hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you confessed the confession in the sight of many witnesses.: 14 That you keep the commandment, without spot, blameless, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ.:)
God told us to give to the needy so if this pastors are so righteous why do they sell to you and not give you because you are in need of those products?
Yet Jesus want His disciples to Give. (Mathew 10: 7 As you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of Heaven is at hand!’ : 8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, and cast out demons. Freely you received, so freely give. 9: Don’t take any gold, nor silver, nor brass in your money belts.
So nowadays preachers are asking money and in their crusade they give you buckets to pay tithes which of course we should pay but why do they ask you to pay money even when you are not at church. They give you their bank details. You false prophets and pastors are giving Christianity a bad name!
I urge those who follow this category of false teachers/ pastors or prophets to repent and confess with their mouths that Jesus is The Lord and that God raised Him from the dead. And don’t forget to renounce the false holly spirit you received from the false prophets. Including you who were touching your idol god screen of television to receive the healing(Hebrews 6: and then fell away, it is impossible to renew them again to repentance: seeing they crucify the Son of God for themselves again, and put him to open shame.)
The false prophets prays for products and sells them to congregation right inside their church.
They tell people that they have fire in them. Buying the blessed items is like buying the gift of the Holly Spirit which we receive freely when we are baptized and you who are buying such products are guilty of buying God’s power besides it shows that you lack faith because you need protection from an object being prayed for. There is no use for you to pray since you don’t have faith. A person with faith put trust in God for protection. Don’t be deceived my friends God answers our prayers and that is why these false prophets are distracting us by idolising blessed items and blinding us by their miracles. They are hiding the truth. It is a conspiracy of the devil to create false religion.
(Ephesians 6:12 for our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world’s of the darkness of this age and against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places).
This false prophets deceive you by making you fight a physical fight which will distract you and lead you to eternal punishment.
(Acts 8:9 But there was a certain man, Simon by name, who used to practice sorcery in the city, and amazed the people of Samaria, making Himself out to be some great one.: 10 to whom they all listened, from the least to the greatest, saying “This man is that great power of God” 18 Now when Simon saw that the Holly Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles’ hands , he offered them money.:19saying, “Give me also this power, that whoever I lay my hands on may receive the Holly Spirit.”20 But Peter said to him, “May your silver parish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money!
God blesses people and not objects and for you to be protected you need to believe ( Mark 16:16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved: but he who disbeliefs will be condemned.:18 they will take up serpents: and if they drink any deadly thing, it will in no way hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick and they will recover.”
The confession prayer you confess as it is written in (Romans 10:9 that if you will confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.:11 For the scripture says, “whoever believes in Him will not be put to shame [Isaiah 28:16] and (2 Timothy 3: 5 holding a form of godliness, but denied the power thereof. Turn away from these)
(Ephesians 6:13 Therefore, put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.:14 Stand therefore, having the utility belt of truth buckled around your waist, and having put on the breast plate of righteousness,
:15 and having fitted your feet with preparation of the Good News of peace.:16 above all, taking up the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the evil one.:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the spoken word of God “(bible) :18 with all prayer and requests, praying at all times in the Spirit, and being watchful to this end in all perseverance and requests for all the saints.
The armor of God is
- belt of [truth], around your waist
- breast plate of[righteousness]
- fitted your feet with [Good News of peace]
- shield of [faith] to quench all the fiery darts of the evil one
- helmet of [salvation]
- sword of the Spirit which is [spoken word of God]
- praying all time in The Spirit
- being [watchful]
I know two of the televangelists in south Africa who sells the products.
The lists of the products are
- Key holders
- Newspapers etc
Someone gave a testimony that he bought the dvd of (Pastor Irene) and played it in his taxi and he testified that a certain person said there is fire in the taxi just by playing dvd. So now we don’t need faith or armor of God to protect our cars or houses. We need televangelists dvd’s to release the power of God. (This is a deception and it will lead you to hell. What you believe will lead you to hell or Heaven. I put a red flag on this practice of false Christianity.)
And I ask pastor Irene not to tell people to have hope on dvd’s because it lead them astray ..
and Im not saying you are a false prophet but if you really are of God direct people to put hope in Christ Jesus and not your dvd’s.
Pastor Mukhuba this goes to you as well if you are a true woman man of God please don’t sell blessed items to God’s Children and if you love God you will give them for free.
Pastor Zondo stop preaching about material things, smart clothes because you told your congregation that you love smart things, smart clothes like Nigerians clothes etc. preach salvation and not materialism.
God is watching you and if you stumble, you are going to fall under the same judgement with the devil,(1 timothy 3: 1 This is a faithful saying: if a man seeks the office of an overseer he desire a good work.: 2 The overseer therefore must be without reproach, sensible, modest, hospitable, good at teaching: 3 not a drinker, not violent, not quarrelsome, not covetous: ( and since you zondo you said you desire good things,smart attire, big houses etc. then you need to stop coveting, ) 6: not a new covert, lest being puffed up he fall in to the same condemnation as the devil.) I heard you preaching so you need to be an example to your congregation.
Mboro stop telling your congregation to call your name when you cast out demons! You are not the messiah! God’s will, will be done here on earth no matter what you people are trying to do by hindering God’s plans but know that vengeance is God’s! you shall all pay trust me!
No matter what I is in the dark the light will shine on the darkness. (Mathew 10: 27 What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in the ear, proclaim on the house tops.:28 Don’t be afraid of those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul. Rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Gehenna.[or Hell] ( 1 Corinthians 1:27 But God chose the foolish things of the world that he might put to shame those who are wise. God chose the weak things of the world, that he might put to shame the things that are strong:28 and God choose the lowly things of the world, and the things that are not, that he might bring to nothing the things that are:29 that no flesh should boast before God.
Pastor Irene on your Channel you said “ This ministry according to Jesus is to take this world, the space, the rivers to His peace, because the devil is abusing them’. This is unbiblical please teach what Jesus came here to do for! Salvation/repentance. You encourage people to buy decoders so that they can see the work of God. The kingdom of God comes without observation. Please teach sound doctrine and be careful because (1 Timothy 2:12 But I don’t permit a woman to teach, nor to exercise authority over a man, but to be quietness.13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve. 14 Adam wasn’t deceived, but the woman, being deceived, has fallen into disobedience: another deception is putting your hands on the screen of television to receive healing from pastors.
Is the pastor a healer? There are different kinds of machines inside the tv and you put your hands on it to receive the healing from which god? Is God inside the tv? Again pastor Irene told people that every family should have the decoders so that they can see the work of the Lord.
(Luke 17:20 Being asked by the Pharisees when the Kingdom of God would come, he answered them, “The kingdom of God doesn’t come with observation.:21 neither will they say, look, here!’ or “look, there!’ for behold the Kingdom of God is within you)’ and not on tv
Putting your hand on tv is idolatry and you worship your tv to release power to heal you.
(Exodus 20:4 You shall not make for yourselves an idol, nor any image of anything that is in the heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth :5 you shall not bow yourself down to them, nor serve them, for I, Yahweh your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and on the fourth generation of those who hate me,
My friends this is the deception of the devil to gather himself poor souls so that they can parish with him.
The pastor told people to pray to Jesus so that they can receive money to go to Israel to walk where Jesus walked. She told children to pray to Jesus so that He can make their parents understand and gives them money to go to Israel.
(James 4:3 You ask, and don’t receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it for your pleasures.)
This will end up producing covetousness from friends. We come from a different background and if a child from a successful family receives the money to go to Israel, how will a child from a poor family feel? She’s going to covert his/her friend. I don’t see this as a part of salvation because it doesn’t glorify God but desires of the flesh and it does more harm than good. And this distract us to look at the things that are seen (2 Corinthians 4:18 while we don’t look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not. For the things that which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.)
That money they paid to go to Israel should be used to feed the street kids or the orphans for they are children of God who can not feed themselves while people are having a lavish life to tour to Israel. This ministry has been proclaiming world peace but no good fruits has been reaped from it. There is too much rapes in south Africa and around the world and people are murdered everyday yet we have a ministry which proclaiming peace
What does partnering with the ministry have to do with saving people’s lost souls? …..
Read all the bible chapters and listen to them when they tell you how to serve the Lord Jesus. Pray for the Holly Spirit to guide and to give you strength and to increase your faith and knowledge. Don’t doubt when you ask. And pray for others as well. And thank God at all times. STAY AWAY FROM THOSE WHO CLAIM TO DO SIGNS AND WONDERS BECAUSE THEY MAKES YOU WONDER. There are genuine miracles of God and they need you to discern if you know the word of God. Please be safe and use THIS OPPORTUNITY TO REPENT ALL YOUR SINS WHILE GOD IS STILL GIVING YOU A CHANCE ON EARTH (Hebrews 9:27 Inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once, and after this judgment.!!!!!!!!!!!
– a reader contribution. This reader wishes to remain anonymous.
HL – http://www.sowetanlive.co.za/columnists/2013/03/28/false-prophets-and-pastors-deceiving-people
Pastor Tshifhiwa Irene is the leader of Divine Truth World Restoration Services for World you can research her if you google her name. ALSO read here : http://www.myzimbabwe.co.zw/news/2174-south-african-popular-televangelist-pastor-irene-tshifhiwa-performs-miracles-in-mbare.html
Africa in general, and South Africa in particular, has become the most successful hunting ground for these wolves. The continent is filled with millions who are searching for spiritual truth, are poverty stricken and ruled by violent, self-serving and evil regimes.
Due to the historical pagan and ancestral belief systems of the people, it makes perfect sense for Satan to use these false prophets to ensnare the people under the guise of Christianity. Those who do not know the Lord are easily deceived by false signs and wonders. A huge society, left gullible by spiritual blindness and desperate for material, social and physical betterment, are sitting ducks for false miracles and false promises of circumstantial improvement in their lives.
These disturbing facts are evident, not only in the less affluent communities, but also among the rich, where vast sums of money are filling the pockets of the rock star, charismatic “faith” healers in their mega-churches and at the huge conferences held throughout the continent. South Africa and Nigeria, with their slightly better infra-structures and more prosperous populations, provide the perfectly fertile conditions for the false prophets to sow their evil seeds of deception in making dedicated disciples of Satan from among the deceived people.
The evil deeds and successes of snake-oil salesmen, performers of witchcraft and blasphemers like TB Joshua, Reinhard Bonnke, Angus Buchan, Chris Oyakhilome, Kobus van Rensburg, Rick Joyner, Rodney Howard Browne, Joel Osteen and many others, have provided inspiration for hundreds of upcoming local false prophets to follow their examples.
We know from Scripture that these things are to take place. It should come as no surprise to the followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, we should not be caught off guard by these things. We praise the Lord for He protects His sheep from the wiles of Satan, who, like a roaring lion is prowling around in Africa in the form of these false prophets. Let us keep our gaze and our thoughts fixed firmly on the Cross, trusting in His grace and rejoicing in the faith of those whom He has called. Let us pray therefore also for those whom the Deceiver is targeting on our beloved continent and in Soweto.
Admin Edited ( Tebogo, please read the articles on this blog concerning women in the pulpit. The Bible is very clear, women are not to usurp authority over men in the church.) Until you read and study the Word we cannot approve your comments.
These are lairs wolves in Sheep clothing deceiving the flock by so called miracles crusades. More people in rural areas are the one who are victims of this heresy