LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF MATT 13:25
"But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way."
10 KEYS THAT WILL HELP YOU TO IDENTIFY THE "TARES" IN CHURCH
1.They always come "like" light , but re not.. 2 Cor 11:14(NLT)"But I am not surprised! Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light."
2.They have good works , but with a wrong motive .Prov 16:2"All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, But the LORD weighs the motives."
3.Pretence is their very nature .Prov 23:7"For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee."
4.They are not of God and can never be , since it was the enemy that planted them in church .Rev 3:9"I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are
liars--I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you."
5.They can never get along with true children of God , because they are from different camps.Prov 29:27"An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked."
6.Their true loyalty is to the enemy and not to God .John 8:44(NIV)"You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to
the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies."
7.They are always pained when they see God 's children make progress. Psalm 112:10 "The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish."
8.A sharp level of discernment can reveal them . Hebrews 5:14 "But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil."
9.Their mission is simple to bring confusion and enmity amongst members in church . Why ? Scripture explains this better .1 Cor 14:33 (NLT)"For God is not a God of disorder but of peace, as in all the meetings of God's holy people."
10.Once they are through with their mission , they leave the church and head for another one . John 10:10 (NLT)"The thief's purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life."
They must be stopped !!Prayer - This very day , I command every tares in the church my father did not plant , be uprooted now in the name of Jesus , Amen.Matt 15:13