The Missing Cross to Purity

How to Identify a Blind Guide or False Prophet

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Many people think prophets only foretell the future, but Paul tells us, "he who prophesies speaks to men for edification, and exhortation, and comfort." 1 Cor 14:3. All preachers and teachers prophesy. If they have not been sent by God and if they do not speak the words God has told them to speak, they are false prophets: "I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran [ahead of me]. I have not spoken to them, yet they have prophesied." Jer 23:21. "The prophets prophesy lies in my name. I did not send them, neither have I commanded them, nor spoken to them." Jer 14:14. Today, the blind guide preachers of Christianity are the false prophets, who have not been taught by the Lord's voice and light, not perfected by the Lord, not gifted with an authorized ministry, not sent by the Lord, and not speaking words from the Spirit of the Lord; rather they speak from their carnal minds, the nature of death, and preach their vain opinions from the imagination of their evil hearts. They are the wolves in sheep's clothing, hungry for your money, eager to lord it over you, in their covetousness making you as merchandise with deceptive words.

Without any fear of God, the preachers ignore Jesus' teachings, his commands, and his warnings; thus they deny him as Lord and Master. To create their false Christianity, the blind guide preachers of Christianity have taken a few verses out of context, while ignoring countless others, including those that specifically state the exclusions, requirements, and qualifying conditions of salvation; they also overlook that every man will be judged on his works and words. The preachers of Christianity are the blind guides that Jesus told us to leave and disregard.

From the Word of the Lord within:
"There are millions of blind guide preachers."

And to those who think they are not blind,
the Word of the Lord within said,
"I work with the blind; but if you think you can see,
and you are not with me in heaven, I will make you a laughingstock."

In the last two verses of the Book of Matthew, Jesus commands his disciples to go and teach all nations:

Teaching them to observe all the things that I have commanded you..." Mat 28:19-20

So, his true disciples are supposed to be teaching us to observe all his commands. But Christendom ignores all his commands. From the Word of the Lord within: "They have gutted Jesus. They have made the Bible hollow. They have taken the Bible and made it an unholy thing used to justify their immersion in sin." Where is the teaching of Christ's commands in Christianity today? And who is showing people how to become obedient to all his commands?

What? Not your preacher? Then he is not a disciple of Christ, but is one of the millions of blind guides, a minister of Satan, transformed [masquerading] as a minister of righteousness. 2 Cor 11:14-15. And the above list is just a few of Jesus' commands: click here to see many more. So: Come out of her, my people, so that you do not share in her sins, and so you will not receive her plagues. Rev 18:4

Was not your preacher perfected by Christ? Then according to Jesus' parable below, your preacher is a blind guide:

A perfected preacher is like the Master, Jesus, (who sees clearly what to do and hears what to say); but the unperfected preachers are blind guides.

Jesus said:
"Leave them alone and disregard them;
they are blind guides and teachers.
And if a blind man leads a blind man,
they both will fall into a ditch." Mat 15:14

Below is a checklist for the doctrines of false prophets, who are blind guides: (any one of the below qualifies a false prophet and an antichrist, and realize that the greatest deceivers are those who speak 98% truth and 2% lies, which is far harder to detect that someone who speaks 50% truth and 50% lies.)

In contrast the following are doctrines of a true prophet: (at least some should be evident in his writings or speakings)*

*Before George Fox had entered the second stage of perfection and the kingdom, for about three years he was sent on specific assignments by the Lord. But he only did what he was specifically told to do, exactly when he was told to do it; he then returned to his residence and continued waiting on the Lord. Plus, he was sufficiently perfected that he was able to speak and pray with words supplied by the Holy Spirit; so powerful were his words that even churches shook when he prayed within them. So limited teaching or preaching can be instructed by the Lord before you are completely perfected; but be careful to only do what he tells you to do, nothing more, nothing less; then return to your home to continue to wait on the Lord's further imparting of his Spirit by his words that you hear him speak to you.

Because the editors of this site have not yet been made perfect and have not yet entered the kingdom, we are also limited even further than Fox by the Lord; we are restricted to only writing, not allowed to preach orally, not allowed to give advice on any personal matters, not allowed to argue with anyone under any circumstances, not allowed to correct anyone unless specifically instructed, and only allowed to answer questions covered in the site if asked. We are not guides; we only point you to the Lord for your guidance, who will guide you if you sincerely seek His guidance by exposing yourself to His commands. We are permitted to only write because our writings are subject to correction by the Lord; and He does make corrections as well as sometimes supply specific wording to make sentences clearer. Those restrictions will be lifted when we have been completely crucified, the light arises in our hearts, and the Lord appears in us to direct our every word and all our deeds. See Our Testimony for more detail on our progress and restrictions.

Jesus said the false prophets in sheep's clothing would come. John said the antichrists and false apostles had come and had gone out from among them. Peter saw the false teachers had come. Paul and Jude saw the false apostles had come, and warned the brothers night and day for three years of more coming. And in Revelation, John saw where the whole world was to go after the false prophets and the false church, which occurred shortly afterwards. The false church is Revelation's whore of Babylon, riding the beast of many names [41,000 sects in Christendom], with horns like a lamb [that resembles the true church], but who speaks like a dragon [men speaking from their carnal minds, which is enmity with God, and their vain opinions from their evil imaginations] instead of speaking words supplied by the Holy Spirit, as Jesus and the Apostles did.

How could this have happened?

Jesus warned us of false prophets, blind guides, and even false miracle workers to come. John predicted the whole world would follow a false church. The Apostles spoke of false ministers/teachers existing already while they were alive; and then in 336 AD the Roman Emperor Constantine, who had boiled his wife to death and poisoned his son, effectively became the head of the church and ordered uniform Christian doctrines throughout the Roman Empire; and by the crushing boot of the Roman army, he ordered the true Christians' death or exile, even ordering the destruction of any documents that did not support the official Roman doctrines of Christianity. As was prophesied in Revelation 18:3, the church had adulterated with the Kings of the earth; and you can't mix a church with the powers of the earth, and expect anything but a monster religion to result because the powers of the earth are motivated by greed, approval of men, possessions, pride, envy, revenge, blood lust — all the base human characteristics. So, by 388 AD the true church, as was prophesied in Revelation 12:6, ceased to exist publicly and was driven into the wilderness. The Reformation failed to re-establish the true church, for according the the Word of the Lord within: "The Protestant sects have invented nothing new except instant salvation by grace; it is twisted, pernicious lies, a fatal flaw that turns aside the just." So the true church was not to appear publicly again until 1648 with George Fox and the early Quakers; yet alas, as also spoken by the Word of the Lord within: "the last substance of the Quaker faith disappeared in 1880; there is no fear of God and no obedience." Thus the world was left with the false churches and only blind guide, false prophet preachers, still pervasive in Christianity today.

Click below to see the Bible's many, detailed descriptions of false prophets and false apostles:

Jesus's warnings.
Apostles' warnings; and more warnings.
Old Testament's warnings.

From the Word of the Lord within:

"Beware of false prophets. There are millions of blind guide preachers. How can the ministers claim to be mine, when inside they are full of deceit and hypocrisy? They do everything for show. The gregarious make a living teaching the scriptures. Those who preach against perfection have a lack of earnest faith. False prophets appeal to unstable souls. I am against the shepherds, who have prophesied a false salvation. No one in Christendom is warning the people about sin. They have taken the Bible and made it an unholy thing used to justify their immersion in sin. They have trivialized the Bible. They gutted what Jesus had to say; Jesus is ad tunes. They forget about me and teach errors. They teach the commandments of men; in vain do they worship me. They throw the word 'righteousness' around without any understanding of what it means. There is no hope; there is no guidance, other than 'study the scriptures.' Woe be to them, for they have coupled an external form between the love of God to man. Ten words from Him are better than ten copied letters. They cannot understand what the Spirit is doing. Their preaching only conveys the pride of Samaria. Outside the faith, they are teaching an equilibrium between good and evil. Those who follow the advice of these unpurified leaders, their life is like a bubble. I refuse to answer them. We deliberately ignore those of great repute. The leader of their army is Lucifer. They want to be sons; they recognize the scripture, 'he that is born of God has no sin,' but they blithely go on. These people are far from me, living in sin and teaching others the inevitability of sin until death. The licensor and Spirit of Grace cannot stand together. God brings the curse on those sleight of hand. I further decry those who make a living preaching the scriptures."

"Just like Judaism was taken over by the enemy, so has Christianity, which is corrupt, through and through. Like Daniel, you are captive of the Chaldeans. Your place of worship is filled with unclean birds. Babylon is great and mighty. Babylon the great: aggrandizement of self. Oh Christendom, be not at ease in Babylon! Woe to those who try to bring good from evil. In your worship service look around you; do you see the Holy Spirit? Proper worship is for two or three to speak as moved by the Spirit. Christianity has no idea what I am or for what I stand. There is no church in the world that Christ set up specifically; none of the churches reflect true Christianity. The leaders of Christianity are dogs — blind, dumb, ignorant dogs; professing to know everything, they know nothing; professing to know everything, they live their lives as fools. Despite his record, the world regards Augustine as the foremost expert on religion. The Catholic church is medieval; it is a beast. Those of the Aegean Sea, their counsels are thick and dark; their hearts are callous and cold. The Protestant sects have invented nothing new except instant salvation by grace; it is twisted, pernicious lies, a fatal flaw that turns aside the just. Do you agree with any who in their arrogance have stated that God excuses evil in believers? It's not fair, but they don't care."

"Only he who does the works of my Father can enter heaven; His works confirm who is. Only His works praise Him."

True shepherds speak words from the Spirit of God immediately before speaking; as Paul said: Which things also we speak, not in the words, which man's wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Spirit instructs; explaining spiritual things with spiritual words. 1 Cor 2:13; and as Peter said: If any man speaks, let him speak with God's words [oracles]; 1 Pet 4:11. But the blind guides speak words from their carnal minds, which are enmity against God, and from the evil imaginations of their evil hearts.

Even Jesus did not judge, speak, or act without the Spirit's specific prompting. Jesus said:

Of my own self, I can do nothing. I judge only as I hear,
and my judgment is just, because I do not seek my own will,
but the will of the Father who has sent me. John 5:30

The Son can do nothing of himself (by his own will),
but only does what he sees the Father do. John 5:19

I have many things to say and to judge about you; but he who sent me is true,
and I speak to the world only those things that I have heard from him. John 8:26

For I do not speak from myself, but the Father, who sent me,
himself commands me what I should say and what I should speak.
And I know that [to obey] his command is life everlasting.
Therefore, whatever I speak is just as the Father tells me to speak. John 12:49-50

He who speaks from himself (from his own mind) seeks his own glory;
but he who seeks the glory of the One who sent him,
that man is true, and there is no unrighteousness in him. John 7:18

If Jesus, as great as He is and was, would only speak the words He heard from the Father; then how much more should any man be careful to speak nothing about God or Jesus unless he hears the exact words to say at that moment. Any man who speaks of God or Christ without the Spirit's specific promptings is seeking his own glory, John 7:18, and he is estimating himself to be greater than Christ, for Christ said: The disciple is not above his master, but everyone who is perfect [purified, restored to the spiritual image of God, specifically authorized, and perfected] will be like his master, Luke 6:39-42. Those that speak and/or work for God without being specifically ordered in each and every word and action, are essentially claiming their own words and deeds are superior to what Jesus' might have been if he had made his own decisions about what to say and do; but the Master sees everything to do and hears everything to say before speaking. Anyone not having been specifically sent by God and speaking without God providing his words to speak, is a blind guide seeking his own glory, your money, and your admiration of him.

Jesus spoke of the spiritual condition of any unpurified religious leader, their hearts not having been cleansed by him through his commands to repent.

You clean the outside of the cup and the platter, but within are full of extortion and excess.
First cleanse what is within the inside of the cup and platter, so that the outside of them may be clean also.
Woe to you...hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which indeed appear beautiful on the outside, but within are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness.
Even so, you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but within you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity [sin]. Mat 23:25-28

The Blind Guide's Inability to Distinguish the Voice of the Lord vs. the Voices of Deceit.

Many of the blind guides in Christianity hear voices, but they can't distinguish between voices of deceit and the voice of the Lord. From the Word of the Lord within:

  • You will always have doubts until you hear His voice.
  • My voice is like thunder over waters.
  • There are millions of blind guide preachers.
  • Little do they know, it is the voice of the Lord that identifies him.

Of the millions of blind guides preachers, many hear a voice they think it is the Lord speaking to them, but they really don't know that the true voice of the Lord is like thunder over waters, only heard by those who have been completely crucified on the inward cross of self-denial; and the soft, gentle voice of the Holy Spirit or the Word within their heart cannot be accurately identified as different from the voice of the devil.* So the devil speaks volumes of instructions and prophecies to the blind guides, who think it is the Lord. This allows the devil to be very controlling in the 41,000 sects in Christianity. In addition, the devil works miraculous healings that the blind guides and their followers also think is the Lord's work, as detailed below.

* This is why we should only follow commands heard that urge us to repent from our behaviors we understand to be wrong; for if we follow commands that tell us to do anything else, we are responding to the devil's impersonation of God as the unsuspecting, blind guides of Christianity do. You may hear the Lord tell you to go ahead with your considering to buy something or do something that you feel is necessary; and providing it is nothing that you know to be wrong, or it is nothing He has told you not to do in the past, you can follow His suggestions before you can distinguish His voice. If you don't need what you are considering to purchase, He may plainly tell you, "you don't need it." If it is not necessary to do something you are considering, He may tell you, "it's not necessary." If it is necessary and/or needed, he may encourage you to proceed.

We will hear the Lord's voice like thunder over waters for the first time after we have submitted to the baptism of fire and death to be resurrected as a new creature. Then, as John 10:3-5 states: we will know his voice, he will lead us out of the world to the kingdom, and we will flee from other voices. Click here for more details on how to avoid being deceived by the voices of the opposition.

Don't Be Fooled by People with Power but not the Truth

Never accept any demonstration of power as necessarily coming from God. Do not be deceived with power accompanied by lies. Remember Jannes and Jambres, the Egyptian Magicians, who cast down their rods that turned into serpents, and who turned the waters of Egypt to blood. The miracle workers of Christendom, who preach the false gospel of instant grace as a license for excusing continuation of sin, derive their power from Satan. The power of Satan is not limited to false Christian ministers; it is also frequently demonstrated in other religions.

Power without truth is how the false church of Babylon was established. Unless power is accompanied by the true gospel, (freedom from even the desire to sin, union with Christ and God, and translation into the kingdom of God while still on earth), through repentance on the inward cross of self-denial that results in Jesus appearing in your heart to destroy all sin, such power is from the devil and not God.

In Revelation, we are told the spirits of demons would be working miracles. Rev 16:14; and the demons work miracles through men who put on a great show of being religious. There are many "Christian" healing ministries with great show, great pomp, great words of vanity, loud and raucous services, but you will know them by the fruits they obviously lack: self-control, peace, gentleness, humility, etc.

Smith Wigglesworth of several years ago, (still highly praised by the Pentecostals), had a faith healing ministry where he slugged people in the stomach to heal them, saying he was slugging the devil in them, not them; one man he slugged so hard that he died, but of course the minister then raised him from the dead; you will know them by their fruits, and violence is not a fruit of the spirit, but gentleness is. A current televangelist, who is widely acclaimed and praised by the leadership of the Pentecostal movement, heals by slugging people, kicking people, and slamming people on the forehead, as he staggers around like a drunk shouting his message.

William Branham was a preacher who performed great miracles, died in a car crash in 1967, still has many dedicated followers today, and has been greatly lauded by Pentecostal and Charismatic leaders like Kenneth Hagin, Oral Roberts, and Benny Hinn — all because of his ability to perform miracles. Branham had many prophecies, received from angels, including that the United States would be destroyed and Jesus would return in 1977. Branham was misogynistic, teaching a very negative message about women in general, while claiming that Eve had sex with the Serpent in the Garden of Eden, which resulted in the birth of Cain, and that Cain’s descendents are reprobates, the scientists, and educated people of today. His doctrine is totally false for:

  1. it seriously contradicts scripture, "And Adam knew Eve as his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain," Gen 4:1.
  2. Cain’s descendents were wiped out during the flood of Noah (Gen 6-9).
  3. according to the Word of the Lord within: "demons do not have sex with humans," (and neither do serpents for that matter).

Yet, because Branham had so many miracle healings across the world, some of followers visit his grave every Easter, expecting him to be resurrected.

The Lord is recorded as warning us three times about false Christian prophets, (ministers, evangelists, teachers), that perform miracles:

The Pentecostal movement has now devolved into a circus of uncontrolled laughter, screaming, shouting, animal sounds, drunkenness, collapsing and unable to get up, people twitching and jerking spasmodically — everyone displaying a lack of self-control. To be filled with the Spirit is have your thoughts, words, and actions controlled by the Spirit; not drunkenness, revelry, foolishness, or harsh uncontrolled laughter — all of which are fruits of the flesh and violate self-control, peace, and gentleness, which are fruits of the Holy Spirit; and regarding false prophets, Jesus told us: "you will know them by their fruits;" do not be misled. This movement, known as The Toronto Blessing, has services fueled by a strong delusion that fools people to think they are experiencing the power of God, but leaves them stuck in their sins. This same incredible power, (that takes people over), is seen in Hinduism, known as Kundalini, (awakening the serpent power).

The leaders of the Pentecostal movement try to excuse the Pentecostal movement's drunkenness by saying that Peter and the disciples were all drunk on the Spirit when the Holy Spirit was poured on them in Acts 2. There is radical difference between being in uncontrolled drunkenness and a controlled elation of joy. Peter and the disciples were in perfect control, speaking in the many of the languages of the dispersed Jews who had returned to Jerusalem. Their speech in all the different languages was recognizable. Peter then preached by the Holy Spirit and convinced 3000 men to become believers in Jesus Christ. If Peter and the other disciples has been staggering around, falling down drunk, and mumbling like the Pentecostals do, they would have been totally ignored or stoned. Trying to justify their uncontrolled, Satanic behavior by claiming Peter and the disciples were drunk on the Spirit, is without reason and shameful. They have joined with the mockers of the disciples who mockingly said: "These men are full of new wine," Acts 2:13. Thus the Pentecostal leaders mock Pentecost as well as Peter and the disciples; to mock is to make someone or something look stupid by laughing at them, copying them, or saying something that is not kind; that is what the mockers did at Pentecost, calling Peter and the disciples drunk with new wine. Whatever the cause, drunkenness is the complete opposite of self-control, which is a fruit of the Holy Spirit, Gal 5:22-23. Drunkenness and revelry are not fruit of the Holy Spirit; they are fruit of the flesh and "those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God," Gal 5:19-21.

The power of Satan is also frequently demonstrated in other religions. I can testify to a harrowing personal experience with a young man that I met begging on the street. This individual said he had no place to sleep that night, so I invited him to my home, where I witnessed several supernatural demonstrations of power. He had participated in Hare Krishna, Hindu, etc., and he had adopted a Hindu name. He believed there was no difference between good and evil. Though I had never met him before, he related details of my life that even my wife did not know. When I left him upstairs to listen to music, he rummaged through my forty plus CDs and brought down two, which he handed to me and correctly told me which son had given each to me for a gift and chastised me that I had never played them, which was also correct. He had also picked up three items where the CDs were stored and told me they were favors from my youngest son's wedding and that I should have them proudly displayed to honor my son's marriage rather than stored away out of sight; he was correct as to their origin. There were other supernatural events that had also occurred with him. He suggested that God had created me for pleasure and I should indulge in whatever I desired, including adultery; (this was before I had been freed of lust for women.) When morning finally came, I told him he must go, and we got in our very reliable car. I turned the key on, and the engine died two seconds later. I turned the key on, and the engine died again. I looked in the rear-view mirror and he was sitting directly in the middle, looking down at the ignition switch and praying so hard his face had literally turned the brightest red I had ever seen on a man before; it looked very similar to common depictions of devils. I reached for the key and with force turned it and held it with great resolve; this time the car started and held, allowing us to complete the exit of this individual.

Although Babylon's false prophets are very difficult to discern, the elect are not deceived because their love of the truth overrides their being impressed with demonstration of power accompanied by lies. The false church of Babylon shows great signs and wonders, to convince those who have not been taught by revelation in their hearts by the Spirit of God as to what is the true gospel, the true hope, love vs. lust, sin vs. righteousness, turmoil vs. peace, humility vs. pride, good vs. evil, light vs. darkness, bitter vs. sweet. Since the elect have been taught by the Spirit in revelations, they see past the miracles of the false church and false prophets; which false prophets live in sin, and excuse, life-long sin.

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