The Work of Wolves!

What is the difference between a truly born again, obedient servant elder of Christ and a wolf? WHAT is the divine purpose of servant-elders? ANSWER: To help foster the work and growth of Christ in His people! Ephesians 4:11-15 is the operative passage. Goat leaders entertain while true under-shepherds feed and help Jesus' sheep to grow in grace and truth! Please get to know it well saints.

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“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing (cloaked, disguised, masked), but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16 Ye shall know (discern) them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?” Matthew 7:15-16

JUST WHO are these “false prophets” Jesus is warning us about?

Many who read these words sit under those very wolves who pose in sheep’s clothing as pastors.

Biblical Discernment and Fruit Inspection

IF a man in the position of an elder is not fulfilling the biblilcally stated divine calling of an under-shepherd or overseer, what does that make him?

A wolf.

The divine calling and duty of Christ’s servant-elders is NOT to:

1) get a degree,

2) open a local church business franchise, and

3) to entertain goats, or

4) to church the un-churched!

Such is the work of the “many false prophets” Jesus and His holy apostles often warned us about! (Matthew 7:15; 24:15-20, etc.)

Attention: It doesn’t take a physical building to obey God in equipping His sheep! Jesus and His apostles were free to be led of the spirit to minister to people EVERYWHERE THEY WENT. they weren’t chained down to a physical building! let’s get a gospel clue saints!

No, the very few true Christ-serving elders around us need to physical building to do the LORD’s stated will – prepare His people to meet Him by maturing them to do His work until we meet Him!

“And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers (servant elders); 12 For the perfecting (maturing, equipping) of the saints, for THE WORK OF THE MINISTRY, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: 14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:” Ephesians 4:11-15

God has called out and holding all leaders accountable to equip His people to do HIS work. Did you catch that? Please read the above passage again closely. Notice it doesn’t say making disciples of the pastor and using the people for their own self-serving purposes!

Read Jeremiah 23 and Ezekiel 34! Wow! Put on your seat belt!

How many good local “church members” do you know who are about “the Father’s business” of doing “the WORK of the ministry” or the Great Commission Jesus gave? (Luke 2:49)

IF a minister is not maturing and equipping YOU to do Christ’s work, he’s a self-serving hireling who is exploiting you!

If you are like myself, you can count them on 1 hand or finger!

It’s nearly impossible in America today to find a “pastor” who isn’t simply building a church business! We were warned!

The seminary church system has never nor ever will work to fulfill God’s stated will. It’s a satanic fraud and counterfeit that has replaced the stated will of the LORD! “Antichrist” means simply “in place of.”

“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try (test against the Word) the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” 1 John 4:1

We must at once repent of helping this cause by supporting such hireling wolves and their houses of self-gratifying entertainment! (2 Chronicles 19:2; 2 John 7-11)

Study Ephesians 4 thoroughly for the divine understanding and model as to how the body of Christ is to function, empowered by crucified men who are full of and led by the Holy Ghost!

Ephesians Outline!

GETTING A CLUE: MOST ministries/ministers are simply perpetuating their own existence to the gullible saints. Let’s be wiser than that. Read John 7:18 and 1 Corinthians 7:23). It’s alllll about them and their ministry. Read these verses okay and also Colossians 2:18-19 – they are not upholding JESUS but rather sinful self! Beware. Most people do not stop to think about the fact that most people who open up local church BUSINESSES are simply in business to make money and make themselves feel good, enriching their own lives. AND, that being the case, they are going to purposely DISREGARD and IGNORE and DODGE OUT/EVADE lots and lots of Scripture. So, if you don’t personally study and know and live by God’s Word, you are going to be deceived and are going to fund the very enemies of Christ, thinking you are doing good!  
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Author of several enlightening and influential books on subjects ranging from false prophets, end times, the original lie of Satan to mankind, evangelism, last day / end times victory, and the daily walk of an authentic disciple. Todd’s books can be found on BarnesandNoble.com, Amazon.com, and on SafeGuardYourSoul.com. His websites include SafeGuardYourSoul.com, GreatCommissionAdventure.com. A former Marine, contracted to NASA, youth pastor, TV show host, Bible College class president, and member of numerous churches throughout the south, by the saving grace of Jesus Christ Todd has and continues to learn to set aside all that involves the philosophies and whims of mere men to follow the King of the kingdom as a simple servant. His sincerity and ability to speak on a variety of topics from a broad and edifying perspective, and with a humble candor, is refreshing. Todd has an obvious understanding that he is nothing without Jesus and yet, by the working of divine grace, his Gospel tracts, articles, Moments with My Master email devotional, and books have taught, encouraged, and inspired thousands. Todd Tomasella is the author of several Christian, non-fiction books, hundreds of articles, devotionals, audios, tracts, videos, Bible school curriculum, and study guides. No matter the format utilized, the divine mandate is simply getting people into God's Word for themselves (Nehemiah 8:8; Habakkuk 2:2; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 17:11; 2 Timothy 2:15; 3:16-17). Let’s Grow Together! Sign up here to begin receiving the Moments with Our Master email devotional that is sure to help you grow in grace and in the knowledge of our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Pet. 1:2; 3:18). It’s sent out 1-2 times weekly for the edification and equipping of the body of Christ. Sign Up HERE: info@safeguardyoursoul.com

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