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The following 9 points are taken from Derek Prince’s teaching entitled,
Take Heed That You Are Not Deceived“.

I have added supporting Scriptures beneath each of the points that he gives.

Derek believes that by observing these 9 points we can keep ourselves from being deceived in the End Times.

 

1 – Remember that it is by God’s mercy that we will not be deceived

We should humbly accept this Truth and thank Him for guarding us.

John 3:27, “John answered, ‘A person cannot receive even one thing unless it is given him from heaven.’ ”

 

2 – It is by cultivating humility and a Fear of the Lord that we will be kept from deception.

Derek then quotes Proverbs 9:10, The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom
and
Proverbs 1:7, The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge“.

He then states that  the fear of the Lord is THE BEGINNING, meaning it is the foundational Truth for wisdom and knowledge.

 

3 – We must base absolutely everything … every experience, every prophecy, every doctrine, etc … on the Scriptures.

Psalm 119:160 “The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever”

 

4 – We need to focus on Jesus alone, and not extra spiritual revelation because the Word says:

For it is the Spirit of prophecy who bears testimony to Jesus(Revelation 19:10)
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But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on His own; He will speak only what He hears, and He will tell you what is yet to come. He will glorify Me because it is from Me that He will receive what He will make known to you(John 16:13-14).

Don’t these 2 Scriptures show clearly that prophecy should be glorifying JESUS and not man?!

 

5 – We need to leave extra revelation with God.  If He wants to show us something, He will.  We should not be obsessed with new revelation / special revelation.

“The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law” (Deuteronomy 29:29)

 

6 – We need to be wary of fantastic sounding prophecies and new revelation.  Fantasy abounds within the charismatic prophetic circles these days, and will only get worse.  Stay within the boundaries of Scripture!
Colossians 2:18, “Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you. Such a person also goes into great detail about what they have seen; they are puffed up with idle notions by their unspiritual mind.”
7 – Keep things simple and plain.  Paul spoke of “the simplicity of the Gospel”.  It is the pride and arrogance of man that makes one want to sound wise or extra spiritual.

“For I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy; for I betrothed you to one husband, so that to Christ I might present you as a pure virgin. But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.” (2 Corinthians 11:2-3, NASB)

 

8 – Cultivate discernment!  Don’t sit in any meeting, or listen to any preacher/teacher, without checking and weighing and judging all things said against the written Word of God.

1 Corinthians 14:29, “Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others weigh what is said.”
9 – Cultivate a LOVE of the Truth.  Not just a toleration of Truth, nor an acceptance so that if it is spoken around you, you are okay with it, but cultivate a hunger and desire and love for Truth.  A strong passion and desire to read and get into God’s Word and a desire to study and know God’s Word for yourself.

“The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.” (2 Thessalonians 2:9-10)

An absolute love for the Truth will be the only way that we will be able to discern if a lie is being preached!

My ending thought:

If we LOVE the Truth, we will want to stand on the Truth and stand up for Truth NO MATTER what the consequences!  We will not go with the flow and accept what the crowd accepts to keep “unity” or to spare ourselves from being ostracized and persecuted!  We will LOVE the Truth no matter what and stand up for the Truth in the exact literal way in which it is written!

God bless you abundantly as you stand for Truth and look for the coming of our Savior and Lord!

2015 – Is Christ Soon To Return

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“…[W]e have little hope of convincing those who have drunk deeply into the spirit of error. The poison is already in their veins, vitiating in them all that once seemed like truth and simplicity.

As infidelity, when once it has got full possession of the mind, rejects the clearest evidences from positive inability to credit them, so error, when once it has poisoned the heart, renders it for ever afterwards, in the great majority of instances, utterly incapable of receiving the truth.

Against every text that may be brought forward in support of truth an objection is started, a false interpretation offered, a counter statement made, an opposing passage quoted— the object evidently being not to bow down to truth, but to make truth bow down to error; not to submit in faith to the Word of God, but to make the Word of God itself bend and yield to the determined obstinacy of a mind prejudiced to its lowest depths.”

 

9The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, 10and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, 12 in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
– 2 Thessalonians 2:11, ESV

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Quote by Derek Prince

From
Uproar In The Church

… correct discernment is possible only for Christians who have become mature through regular feeding on the “solid food” of Scripture. The failure to distinguish between the spiritual and the soulish can have disastrous consequences. Speaking of a certain kind of wisdom found among Christians, James says:

  • This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly [on the earthly plane], sensual [soulish], demonic (James 3:15).

James points out three stages in a disastrous decline. When Christians move out of the realm of the truly spiritual and descend to the earthly, it is then all too easy to move from that to the soulish, and from the soulish to the demonic. Experiences or manifestations which were initially spiritual become an open door for the activity of demons. All too often, however, Christians do not realize that they have passed from the realm of the spiritual through the soulish to the demonic.

Here is one example. Exuberant, hilarious joy can be a precious work of the Holy Spirit. God is delighted when His people delight themselves in Him. He loves a hilarious giver (see II Corinthians 9:7). But sometimes Christians can take their eyes off the Lord and begin to focus on their own subjective experiences. Their goal becomes their own personal enjoyment and their worship becomes a form of entertainment. In the end, true joy is replaced by frivolity and flippancy.

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The below writing by David Wilkerson summarizes the motives of the truly Converted Christian … perfectly!


OUT of THEIR MINDS
-David Wilkerson.

“Every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell” (Matthew 7:26-27).

The law is not intended for the person whose obedience springs out of a desire to please God. He is not concerned about what is legalor illegal, what is permitted or forbidden. He has only one criterion: “What does my Lord desire?”

You can lay out all the law before him – all the rules, regulations and prohibitions – and he will say, “You don’t have to tell me not to do those things. I wouldn’t do anything to hurt my Father. I love Him! I’ve already forsaken the world and its lusts to go after Him whom my heart desires.

“Show me what He wants, not just what He forbids. I want His heart’s desire to become my actions. I want to know His mind and obey it. Sure, I love His law. But that’s for the lawless, for those who haven’t come into a knowledge of intimacy with Christ. I have another law at work in my heart. It’s the law of love, one that says, ‘Lord, what can I do to please You today?'”

Such a person isn’t moved by threats of hellfire, or even by rewards. He needs no prophet to shake him, no warnings of judgment. He is in love with Jesus and his obedience to God’s Word is a natural outgrowth of this love. It is as natural to him as breathing.

On the other hand, the person who builds his house on sand does so only for show. It is a temporary lifestyle. He reasons that he’ll live in that house for five years, then sell it and leave the problems to someone else. It’s only a facade with no real foundation!

You see, this person doesn’t believe a storm is coming. He doesn’twant to think that things are going to get hard. That is the way the world deals with eternity: They simply don’t think about it. A Christian celebrity once asked one of the late-night talk showhosts, “What do you think about eternity?” He answered, “I try to put it out of my mind.”

Tragically, a lot of Christians also try to put eternity out of their minds. They try not to think that judgment is at the door. They don’t want to believe that one day they’ll stand before the Lord and answer for everything they’ve said and done.

-Original source-
http://www.worldchallenge.org/en/node/18437
© 2012 World Challenge – a registered trademark of David Wilkerson. 

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body,
whether good or bad – 2 Cor 5:10 


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Quote by Derek Prince

From “Uproar In The Church

One critical area for discernment is the division between that which is spiritual and that which is soulish. Unfortunately, for many English readers the reality of this division is obscured by inconsistencies in translation from the original Greek. The Greek word for “spiritual” is pneumatikos formed directly from pneuma, the word for “spirit.” Exactly corresponding, the Greek word for “soulish” is psuchikos, formed directly from psuche, the word for “soul.”

In English, pneumatikos is always translated “spiritual.” Correspondingly, the natural translation for psuchikos would be “soulish.” But since this is not a normal English word, various other words are used­e.g. “natural,” or “carnal,” or “worldly,” or “sensual.” The problem is that these different translations give the impression that different Greek words are used. They tend to obscure two facts: First, that soulish is an important and distinctive New Testament concept. Second, that the soulish and the spiritual are often in conflict with one another.

The soul is the area in which man’s natural reason and emotions function. This is quite different from the way that man’s regenerated spirit is designed to function. The contrast-and in fact, the opposition-between the two is clearly brought out in I Corinthians 2:14, 15:

  • But the natural [soulish] man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, be cause they are spiritually discerned.But he who is spiritual judges all things …

The conclusion is clear. Both the spiritual and the soulish man are found among the people of God. The spiritual man is at home in the things of the Holy Spirit and responds appropriately to them. On the other hand, the soulish man cannot apprehend the things of the Holy Spirit, but by his reaction distorts and debases them. The only instrument sharp enough and sensitive enough to distinguish between the spiritual and the soulish is the word of God.

  • For the word of God is living and powerful and sharper than any two­edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart (Hebrews 4:12).

This is why correct discernment is possible only for Christians who have become mature through regular feeding on the “solid food” of Scripture. The failure to distinguish between the spiritual and the soulish can have disastrous consequences.

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1But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.
6They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over weak-willed women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, 7always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth
Such men are already in the Church teaching damnable heresies, and Christian leaders and lay-people alike are unable to discern their doctrines!  This is a pitiful statement regarding the maturity, or immaturity, of the Church today! (Read some of the teachings of present day teachers in the Church in my “Lakeland-IHOP-Bentley-Bethel” Category located on the right side of this page).
It is time to wake up Church and study to make sure the End Times deception will not take us over as well!  Study to show ourselves approved unto God!
 2011 – Is Christ Soon To Return
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The well known Bible Teacher, Derek Prince, had been invited to the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship {the TACF} in the 1990’s and wrote a Booklet entitled, Protection From Deception, outlining his observations and the teachings he had come in contact with at the TACF.

I am posting below, a copy of the Booklet.

In providing a summary of the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship and its teachings, Dr. Prince states:

that it’s “a mixture of spirits, both the Holy Spirit and unholy spirits, they are mixed together. Now in Lev 19:19 God warns us against mixture. He is opposed to mixture.” The result according to Mr Prince is always confusion and division, which is precisely the fruit of Toronto.

I am praying that this Booklet will help those in the Body who are finding themselves “confused” regarding the teachings and the manifestations and the prophecies coming out of the Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship, IHOP, Harvest Rock and the likes.

I am praying that this Booklet will give answers as to why there are “checks” in the spirits of fellow Christians as they enter these meetings, even though some of the prophecies and/or words seem so ‘godly’ or ‘right on’.

And I am praying that this Booklet will give such Christians true insight and  wisdom to know whether they should return to such meetings or not.

Father God, please bless the readers of this Blog with “knowledge and every kind of discernment so that (they) can determine what really matters and can be pure and blameless in the Day of Christ ...”  {Philippians 1:9-10}  Amen.

Remember Church
Test all things; to hold fast that which is good
{1 Thessalonians 5:21}

Whenever the church moves into the realm of the supernatural, it opens up exciting new possibilities of ministry, but it also exposes us to new forms of danger. The Bible clearly indicates-and church history abundantly confirms-that Satan is fully at home in the supernatural realm and that he prepares special traps and snares for Christians who move into this realm. In particular, in dealing with “the last days,” the danger against which the Bible most persistently warns us is that of deception. We are instructed to “test all things; to hold fast that which is good” (I Thessalonians 5:21),

What sort of people do we need to be if we are to apply the appropriate tests? The answer is in Hebrews 5:14: “But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil” (NIV).

There are two requirements: First, we must continually practice discernment in every situation that we encounter. The old saying, “practice makes perfect,” applies in the spiritual realm as much as in the natural. Discernment must become as much a part of our spiritual walk as prayer or church attendance. Second, we must cultivate a diet of solid spiritual food. A superficial acquaintance with a few familiar passages of Scripture is not enough. We must build a solid foundation of the great central doctrines of the Christian faith and learn how they apply to the various situations we encounter. Being a Christian is a full time job!

Quote by Derek Prince from:
Uproar In The Church

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Protection From Deception

Navigating Through The Minefield
Of Signs And Wonders

by Derek Prince

Based on a series of talks given by Derek Prince to his coworkers in Derek Prince Ministries in 1996

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