And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many (Matthew 24:4-5).

Thankfully the Bible provides an abundance of information to protect the believer from deception; this is extremely important because the climate of the Last days  is characterized by the nefarious power of deception in every area of life. Indeed, the words of Jesus in the above verse are rich in eschatological meaning. According to Vine’s Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words, the words, take heed, used in verse 4 mean “‘to look, see,’ usually implying more especially an intent, earnest contemplation.

In other words, we are to deeply think about not just the possibility of deception, but that its actual manifestation is an ever-present reality. That the deception will come from man is expected, but it is especially troubling that it comes from men in the church–false apostles, false Christs, false prophets, and other destructive workers.

An example of this is found in the book of Acts when Paul was getting ready to depart from the church at Ephesus. He emphatically warns the elders that “after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them” (Acts 20:29-30).

This dovetails with the prophetic teaching of Jesus (with an added supernatural element), when He warned the church that, “There shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect” (Matthew 24:24).

Paul gave further insight regarding this when he revealed that the deceivers in the church “are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.  And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.” (2 Corinthians 11:13-14).

It should be noted that Paul, just like Jesus, added a supernatural element to the appearance of false apostles and deceitful workers. The injection of Satan as a transforming power in the church is very insightful.

Going back to Jesus’ words in Matthew 24:5, He said, “For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.” It should come as no surprise that when deceivers come to the church with false signs and wonders they won’t come right out and say–I AM CHRIST. No, they usually come to the church with a guise of religious piety, using the name of Jesus to give them an air of Christian authority.

Sadly though, a few might go as far as to claim they are Christ, or at least a manifestation of the Christ.  For instance, one of the most troubling false teachings of the past 25 or thirty years among Charismatic and Pentecostal Christians is the Word-Faith false teaching (mainly from Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth Copeland, Benny Hinn and others in the WF camp), that the Christian is a god–a little god, and, because the Christian is a little “Christ” or god, his words contain power to change reality. This flies in the face of biblical truth,  which states that God is God alone–Isaiah 37:16:

  • O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: thou hast made heaven and earth.

Man will never be God, or a little god, in this world or the next. The above verse along with Isaiah 45:6 should be the end of the “little gods” false doctrine, if you believe biblical truth that is:

  • That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else.

In spite of the above examples, false prophets usually will not come right out and claim to be God, or Christ; no, they are more subtle. To illustrate, the word Christ means anointed, or anointed one.  So, when the deceivers come to the church they always seem to pretend they are someone special–with an anointing. They lift themselves up (some even do it in a humble way!), by letting it be known that if you want to hear from God, or receive His touch or attention, then you must get a special touch from them, an impartation, because they are the “anointed one.” They boast of Christian authority as they lay claim to titles such as prophet, apostle, or bishop.  They love titles because it sets them above and apart from the laity–and that my friends is the sin of the Nicolaitans!

In Revelation 2:6 Jesus told the church of Ephesus, “But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.” The term Nicolaitans refers to one who conquers and subdues the people. In this case a false prophet or apostle, by a show of authority, and driven by their will to rule over God’s people, wield the club of “prophecy,” or a special “anointing;” which of course implies their power to mediate between God and man–and by doing so they reveal their true identity as a pure manifestation of the spirit of antichrist because they have usurped the place of Jesus as the only true mediator between God and man (1 Timothy 2:5).

With that understanding, and with the meaning of the title Christ in mind, lets look again at the words of Jesus in Matthew 24:5:

For many shall come in my name, saying, I am THE ANOINTED ONE; and shall deceive many.

Now, and this is very important–not everyone who says they have an anointing is a deceiver, or a false Christ. There are many godly men who faithfully preach the Word of God who use terms like anointing, or anointed preaching; or, they may even pray, asking God to anoint their preaching, teaching, etc. We must use common sense here.

God has blessed many godly preachers and teachers with a powerful anointing to communicate the Word of God, and some may have a powerful anointing to pray for others in true biblical faith. But there is a great difference between a godly anointing and a false anointing; the problem for many in the church is that they cannot tell the difference, and that is the situation brought about by a lack of biblical knowledge and understanding. In turn, a biblically illiterate church is fertile ground for false prophets and others to gain a foothold.

In my next post I will discuss the difference between the real anointing of the Holy Spirit and a demonic counterfeit. This is very important because all false apostles, prophets, and deceitful workers in the church are precursors to the revelation of the Alien Antichrist. The situation of the past 22 years or so is the foundation that the Man of Sin will use to build his church–the cult of the Dragon and the Beast (Revelation 13:4)!

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Jeff Wingo

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  1. Great word, and an encouragement to all who need to hear.


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