Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus. Then Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword into the sheath. Shall I not drink the cup which My Father has given Me?” John 18:10-11 MEV
In the world today, we have many hypocrites, in difference walks of life; in addition to that, we also have what I call faulty disciples.
Now in regards to the church of the Lord Jesus Christ, unfortunately, as we are in the end times, it reeks of HYPOCRITES, who unconsciously and even consciously exude the anti-Christ spirit, just like the Pharisees, Scribes & Sadducees of the past. However, we also have a large number of faulty disciples who exude the spirit of the Apostles before they received the Holy Spirit (and even after they received it).
Let me teach you the great difference between a faulty disciple & a hypocrite:
(1) The faulty disciple can be naive at times, immature and too emotional, so basically, far from ideal. They will make many mistakes, some small and others huge, and maybe tread on a few toes in the process. However, they are sincere in their desire to glorify God through their character and testimony; they are also humble to listen to correction, they meditate on their Bible and have a great zeal to improve. Though they are not the finished product, they are a work in progress.
(2) The hypocrites rashly and without thought call Christ their Master, yet they betray him to the devil/the world through their actions & thoughts. They can at times express great affection for Him by reading their bible, fasting, going to church from time to time, or even going before the altar and making a beautiful prayer. They may use their faith and achieve certain things, because Jesus is a rewarder of faith in action and may even have a title or some form of status because they have worked very hard ‘for God’.
But like I said earlier, they exude the spirit of the anti-Christ, and to any real Christian, they are nothing but phonies. The real Christian could even try and help them via advice or a rebuke but they will quickly get shut down, because those hypocrites are so blinded by their real father, the devil. Read John 8:39-47
He told this parable to some who trusted in themselves, as though they were righteous, and despised others: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, the one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed these things about himself, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men: extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week, and I tithe of all that I earn.’ But the tax collector, standing at a distance, would not even lift his eyes to heaven, but struck his chest, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner.’ “I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted. Luke 18:9-14 MEV
ONE MORE THING: Reader, I consider myself a faulty disciple who is daily improving and striving to be the best servant of God I can be in this world. With all sincerity, examine yourself, and come the conclusion, who are, a faulty disciple or a hypocrite?
Examine yourselves, seeing whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not know that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified. II Corinthians 13:5 MEV
I pray you heard God’s voice and will act upon His guidance, in Jesus name.
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