2 Corinthians 11:3-4
3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.
remember when I told you about this teacher I saw on youtube who had really good and sound teachings (at least on this one topic) and I was still unable to join his group.
Would you like to know why?
Well, he displayed too many traits of a cult leader / a false teacher – and my spirit got irritated by that and I had to decide to stay away from him.
How would I even know or what to look out for you may be asking?
If you know my story, you know that all my spiritual troubles and the whole disaster I got myself into (at least the worst part of it) stems from not being informed about GOD’s word and from being deceived by a satanist, someone who is deeply involved in witchcraft and black magic, yoga, tantra and enlightenment, a New Ager, but one that is not like the “sheep” and only wants to send love and light, no, the one I came across is one that is at the top of the ladder of evil and is intentionally defiling, deceiving and misleading people to destroy them spiritually.
You see, my friend, satanists or occultists, alchemists what they also like to call them, they’re not running around and telling people that they want to make sure their followers will be going to hell or that they are planning to deplete them of their entire life force – that wouldn’t make people buy their stuff and fall for their lies, now, would it? – no, they are telling lies instead.
Telling that they can help, for instance with all kinds of problems – like the one I had to deal with.
He has a website where he promotes “manifesting the life of your dreams”.
Regardless of what it is you are dreaming of, tons of money, a tantric, magical, supersexy lover, perfect health, the most amazing career – regardless of what it is, you can just manifest it!!!
And all you need to do is buy his book and download his meditations and then you will be completely new in 3 months!
Sound too good to be true?
And it is, too.
It is not true.
None of it is.
In fact, the contrary is true:
not only will you not manifest any of these things, you will also get worse and worse and worse in every area of your life – demonized all over!
And these people will not only take your money and deceive you, they will also tell you it is all your fault when the lies they are selling do not work.
So when I talk about this all from the perspective I have today, from the distance, from having come out of all this darkness, from being born again, saved, a child of GOD, it sounds almost silly how anyone can get involved in something like this.
But I wasn’t silly.
All I was is ignorant of the works of darkness and of the truth of GOD.
But that could have easily cost me my life!
And the people who fall prey to these liars (in the world and in the church), they are not silly either – they are looking for something or seeking answers or are yearning to belong – they have a lack of some kind and these people are experts in pretending they can cater to this need!
What I had is a lack of knowledge.
Everybody who falls into the traps the devil so cleverly lays out for us all doesn’t want to serve the devil, in fact, these are often the people who want to do right, they are just looking for truth and for the right thing to do in the wrong places and they don’t go to the only place where truth IS: JESUS CHRIST
6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
And you must imagine this not like someone flips a switch and then this person is involved in the occult, it is more like when a sex offender would groom his victim before he harms them, otherwise they wouldn’t let him close… and these people, too, are the meanest, cruelest criminals, in fact, satanists also rape little children and they do it to harvest their “life force”, the younger, the more life force they can steal from these poor beings, who will never have a normal life – and the ones who are being killed are perhaps even more lucky than the ones who survive and have to do their best to build something like a “normal life” – JESUS is the ONLY ONE who can heal this kind and amount of trauma!
Anyhow, these people, the victims, are not stupid, they have been lured into the occult, perhaps even at a very young age – and the devil is a master in luring people, in presenting them exactly what they want to see, what they are looking for… me, I was looking for more, for something deeper, for the truth, for spiritual answers, for a close, intimate relationship with GOD and for HIS love.
The enemy is probably eating his heart out every day and night, because he himself helped me find exactly that and helped me get free from him – but this is not what he had intended for me and it was not through what he told me or tried to sell me, but through GOD saving me from all this darkness.
What I am trying to do is not to justify how I got on the wrong path, but to prevent as many others as I can from falling into the traps of the enemy – like I have…
And it is important to know that he or his agents will not show their true, ugly face.
Not for a very long time.
Not until they’ve got us hooked or even until they’ve successfully emptied us – OR until we try to leave, that’s when it gets really nasty!
So for those who may be wondering if they are under the influence of a false teacher or a cult leader or even in a church which preaches “another gospel”, which is a church not serving GOD, but the antichrist, aka the devil, what could you look out for?
Can’t hurt going through this list just to make sure…?
#1 pray for discernment and always ask THE HOLY SPIRIT to guide you
Not only to the right church or the right pastor, but regarding every single decision in your life!
It is not only so that you will learn to take right decisions, but also so that you will learn to tell the difference between GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT giving you some advice – or the other one, because the other one is speaking to us, too, all the time! He has the same methods and he wants to communicate us and lead us down the wrong road all the time, so we need to learn to know who is speaking!!!
(you may find this previous post of mine helpful for this topic To hear GOD’s voice – part 1: “Who is speaking”?
#2 Look for inconsistencies
That’s probably the most prominent sign from a “worldly” or logical perspective:
Are they practicing what they are preaching?
Only true teachers will be pure and righteous persons in their private lives as well.
Many men (and women) out there are after followers, adoration, admiration and too many, even in the churches, are after sex (need I mention that it is “side sex” outside their marriage?) and so many of them get exposed and then, a large number of them divorces their wives and marries their girlfriends – no, that’s not what a godly man would do!
GOD hates divorce.
But even if we are talking about someone who is not a pastor – if they are a teacher, look at their own lives – that’s actually how you can see if what they are teaching actually WORKS.
This is one thing which really puzzled me about this teacher I was talking about, Joseph Okechukwu (you can find his videos, the good ones, in my blog post about Sleeping with the devil?) – so he has these brilliant teachings out there about sexual immorality, there is some truth in them which I have not seen anywhere else and it immediately “rang true” in my spirit and it is profound!
And THEN, at the same time, there is something I discovered about him which really, really confused me and I must say, it discredits him in my view:
I googled him, because I was considering to donate him some money, his teachings had really helped me and I wanted to honor his efforts and give back… I thought on google, there might be a website where I could donate… what I found instead was, I saw that he is also an actor.
Being an actor is normally a strong indicator that someone has a pride issue – at least – or worse, that they are a narcissist.
There is only one exception:
if you are acting to minister to people and lead them to JESUS (same with musicians).
So since he is from Nigeria, I thought when I look for his films on youtube, I will find him in the Christian Nigerian movies, I mean the “clean” ones, the ones that teach Christian subjects, have a lot of bible quotes in them and actually, they are the only movies I have ever been watching since I got saved – and he seems to have played in some of them, too, BUT what first came up was a series which was worldly and highly lustful – and he himself played a part of a man who is fooling around all the time even though he is married and towards the end of the series, he starts having sex with his own daughter and she even becomes pregnant with his child and he makes her have an abortion.
It was so unbelievable that I even watched it – I couldn’t believe that this is the same man teaching about sexual immorality.
A Christian teacher about topics concerning sexual immorality and the negative consequences?
Does he not know that when we take on a different identity as in acting, this, too, becomes part of us?
Does he not know that he cannot promote sexual immorality without being corrupted by it himself?
This makes him incredible – and I don’t mean in a good way, but in a way that he can’t be trusted.
He is publicly lying.
Either in his films, in his “professional persona” or in the teachings.
This is what I mean, friends.
Someone who is on GOD’s side and wants to fight sexual immorality and wants to help us does not play an adulterer who sleeps with his own daughter and he does not play in a movie where abortion is promoted, especially not when the mother of the child is also his teenage daughter!
44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Ok, fair enough, he may not have been saved at the time… that would be an excuse.
But there is more…
# 3 Look for the interest they have
When you turn on the TV, some pastors of the big churches are preaching in front of their congregations with thousands of listeners…
Some are wearing the most fancy clothes…
Some cult leaders are into “collecting cars” or houses…
Or some are singing like they are “the star of the show”…
And then, there are pastors who will get up in the middle of the night when one of their “sheep” will have an emergency, who will come to the hospital or to the home, who will pray over the phone twice or trice a day if necessary, who will answer the phone in the middle of the night…
The first group is after power, fame, money – and the second group is pursuing GOD and all they ever want is to glorify HIM and bring as many souls as they can home.
In the case of this man, I think it is fame and power he is after.
Making people submit like in a ritual to join the Freemasons or scientology!
Perhaps he even thinks himself he is after GOD and is deceived himself, but perhaps it is a clever disguise, I don’t know and I will not find out, because I will not research him further, I know enough about him, enough to know that I cannot be in his group.
#5 Stating the obvious
Are they in the word and are their teachings aligned with the bible?
To be able to tell, you, of course, must know the bible and sound teachings yourself- this is what GOD expects of us, that we know what HE is saying!
And the further away the teacher is from the gospel, the easier is to tell, so be very, very careful, my friend – even in the church you have been going to for many years, there could be a fake pastor preaching to you every sunday- and I am not telling everybody to become paranoid, but to pray and ask GOD.
In the case of this man, there are parts of his teachings which I have found to be false – it is the part where he keeps talking about and believing in aliens – this is not what I learned. From what THE HOLY SPIRIT has been teaching me and from what rings true in my spirits, aliens are demons and there will be great deceptions and delusions with aliens coming and the military will be behind it and they will be part of the plan of the antichrist. Aliens are not in the bible, giants are and demons, the devil, witches, curses and hexes – but no aliens anywhere, not in the book that has ALL the answers – for me, that’s enough to not believe in them – this is what I believe – and please, do your own research and pray about it yourself!
#6 Look for fruit
If it is a church – what do they do?
Do they have social projects?
A food bank or a shelter or a charity shop?
Did they build a school or a hospital or found a charitable project?
Is everybody welcome in the church?
What if a drunk person walks in or someone who is homeless?
How do they treat people wanting to be part of their family who are not like them?
Would they truly welcome someone who has been in jail or in some other darkness?
What becomes of their youth?
When a church member is in financial or spiritual trouble, do they shun or help?
Do they bring forth hypocrites or true people of GOD?
# 7 What do they tell you to do
When godly teachers tell you what to do, you will immediately feel convicted – or at peace. And you will know that this comes from GOD.
Cult leaders will often ask something really big of you and it will not sit right with your spirit – many of them do some kind of “admission ritual” or ask a lot of money or ask some sort of confession, from you or a commitment to a “statement of faith” or something similar – this is often idolatry in disguise (or openly).
Even if what they are asking you to confess or declare is in line with what you yourself believe, declaring it in front of them, at their request and / or in their territory, even that can be an act of submission to THEM – instead of submitting to GOD, who is the only authority we Christians should submit to.
So this is what happens when you want to join the group of this man. They send you prayers and a statement of faith (very similar to the prayers I posted here, I used a lot from what they sent me, but I also took a lot out, the part where people would commit to ME instead of to GOD) and now comes the most crucial part, which definitely should put everyone off:
they ask that you video these statements about yourself.
Now that’s not right.
Even if there are cameras in the church all the time and you are being filmed or they are asking you to sit there instead of there because of the broadcast –
THAT’s NOT RIGHT!
Not only is it common practice in cults to have confessions from new members on tape or video or even record sessions with them, so that there would be something to blackmail them with when they later want to leave (or when they refuse to pay more and more and more into the cult)…
Be vigilant, my friends!
Even when asking for prayers.
When you have to answer all these questions before someone will pray for you – WHY???
GOD knows all the details of every single one of your problems – HE will answer the prayer without them even knowing what they prayed for at all, let alone do they know all the details!
This knowledge is not for GOD, it’s for them.
Whenever your spirit tells you something isn’t right – LEAVE.
Because it is probably true.
And if you go against what your spirit tells you, you will regret it.
On a side note, I am not trying to bash this man, HE does what is right for him and perhaps, some people will find him genuine – I am using him as an example and I have seen many of these false teachers – not only before I got saved and not only the obvious ones like the crackpot on the picture who collected cadillacs, wore what I call space-gowns and encouraged sex orgies, I have also seen them afterwards, IN the churches – and the world is full of books and websites and videos where so called “men of GOD” are being exposed as liars and adulterers and fraudsters and even many of the so called miracles in the mega churches are fake and staged – just like they are in the cults – they are no different from the cults, the false churches!
Just because they sing hymns or christian songs and read from the bible and preach sermons, that doesn’t mean they are NOT working for the devil!
The bible, GOD HIMSELF warns us, they are IN the churches!
I think especially today and specifically during this crisis, GOD wants us to learn.
Wants us to become able to tell a lie from the truth and a true teacher from a false one – because make no mistake about it, my friend, the end times are HERE and there will be many false messiahs coming forth very soon, or “good things” which are supposed to “help us” out of this crisis – an APP to track every movement of ours, so that we can know who in our close environment has had the virus and who is near who may be currently infected… hmmmm?
Or a vaccine, which may contain all kinds of other “stuff” and may be a total fake, because the entire virus is?
I am not saying you should believe what I say or what I believe – all I am saying is be watchful, prayerful, mindful, wise and ask and pray for DISCERNMENT – it can save your life.
Dear friend, if you don’t know JESUS CHRIST as your personal SAVIOR, you can become free right here and right now and there is no time to waste.
Give your life to JESUS and say this prayer out loud:
“Dear Heavenly Father, I acknowledge and confess that I have not lived my life for YOU to this day, but have been living for myself and in sin and that is wrong. Please forgive me of all of my sins just as I forgive others. I need YOU in my life; I want YOU in my life.
I recognize the completed work of YOUR only begotten Son JESUS CHRIST in giving HIS life for me on the cross, I believe in my heart JESUS is LORD and that HE was raised from the dead and ask for YOUR forgiveness, which YOU have made freely available to me through this sacrifice.
Come into my life now, LORD!
Take up residence in my heart and be my KING, my LORD, and my SAVIOUR!
From this day forward, I will no longer be controlled by sin, or the desire to please myself, but I will follow YOU all the days of my life. Those days are in YOUR hands.
I ask this Jesus name.
If you have just said this prayer, congratulations and welcome to the family, my dear brother or sister!
Please get a bible and start learning what GOD says and it will also be good for you to connect to a local church and be instructed by more mature believers (if you need help with finding one, please feel free to contact me).
And if you are a member of a cult and want to get out, JESUS can get you free!
If you need help or prayer, feel free to get in touch with me over this website.
GOD bless you!
And if you are a devoted member of a sound, true and good bible based church, I am sure you will have ticked none of the boxes above 🙂
I hope and pray that this will inspire, heal and bless you.
And that THE LORD will bless you abundantly in all ares of your life, that HE will keep you and shine HIS face upon you and give you peace. in JESUS’ name I pray. AMEN.