Beloved, beware of malicious wolves (male and female) who only come into your life with the evil intent of discovering your weaknesses and the sins you may have committed in the past. They are on a mission from Satan himself and prey upon the undiscerning and unsuspecting who are many times the innocent sheep of Christ. “They lie in wait to deceive” and we are not to be ignorant of their devices. We must not allow them to gain an inroad or advantage over us (2 Corinthians 2:11; Ephesians 4:14). The great apostle, who suffered much at the wicked hands of “FALSE brethren,” warns us: “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.” (2 Corinthians 2:11) Paul warns us that these “grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.” (Acts 20:29) What is their mission and goal? – “Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.” (Acts 20:30) These swine, who seek only to ultimately “rend you,” enter into a group or into the life of an individual believer for the very strategic purpose of finding things out things about you as they feast with you. Both the apostle Peter and Jude capture and expose’ the deceitful dealings of these beguilers:
“Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you.” 2 Peter 2:13
“These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots.” Jude 12
Then, at some point after they are done with you and have found out details about your life, they “turn again and rend you,” using whatever they can against you. Since they communed with you, they found out things about your life and will use these things against you (Matthew 7:6). Jesus warns us of these hypocrites and tells us to beware of, discern, and get away from them (Matthew 7:1-6). These swine take a few facts and exaggerate them and paint them with a black brush, seeking to mis-characterize you and your life. Our LORD warned and instructed us not to give our time, energy, and attention to these swine who are intentionally of an evil disposition while posing as Christ’s servants.
Beware: Saints, I would really be careful with people who do not render the fruits always consistent with true repentance (Matthew 3:7-10; Galatians 5:22-23). Jesus instructed us to know people “by their fruits.” (Matthew 7:15-21). People who do not truly and sincerely apologize for the wrong they have done (make restitution) and demonstrate clearly that their lives have been changed, have not truly repented and will manipulate and flatter their way back into your life for the sole purpose of getting back in position to strike again. Then, they will turn again and “rend you.” They simply play possum only to get back into position to attack you or rend you again. Jesus says not to allow these people into your life – do not cast the pearls of your time to them. – Study the words of our LORD in Matthew 7:6. Heed.
“Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.” Matthew 7:6
Here’s what God’s Word instructs us to “think on”:
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