DIFFERENT KINDS OF PEOPLE IN CHURCH (6) [ACTS 20:28-30]

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The next personality we will consider in the sheepfold are wolves. Wolves are human beings with the nature of a snake in them. They are agents of satanic entry into the sheepfold. Wolves are impossible to shepherd because they come to church to do evil. They scam believers because they believe Christians are easily deceived. But the effective ministry of a God-ordained shepherd protects the sheep from wolves. Wolves are different from goats because they can harm the sheep. Wolves want to be in every meeting so that they can know the direction the Church is heading in order to launch attacks. They peddle dangerous errors and lies among the Christian body to hunt for converts into their ranks. They want authority without responsibility. They come in sheep clothing but make the sheep nervous. They are the ones that go around with false spiritual revelations to the sheep behind their shepherd. As a sheep, you must be wary of someone who is giving you private revelations without informing your shepherd. 

They separate you from all the positive influences in your life, both naturally and spiritually. They show you superficial love to separate you from true love. They gloat over the same problems that pastors are grieving over in people's lives. The ultimate goal of the wolf is to scatter the church, make the shepherd look bad, cut off the people and get them into trouble. Both sheep and shepherd can pick out wolves by picking their attitude, their actions, and their conditions.

 

PRAYER: Lord, expose every wolf that is relating with me in sheep’s clothing in Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

BIBLE IN A YEARExodus 29:1-30:10, Matthew 26:14-46, Psalms 31:19-24, Proverbs 8:14-26