“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” (Matthew 7:15)
False prophets can appear in many forms. They may or may not be malicious or greedy or charlatans. They may look benign and harmless, or seem inspired and inspiring, but in the end disturb our peace, engender more fear, and keep us caged when the goal is freedom.
We must and can be alert to these alluring individuals and ideas. We don’t need to be paranoid about it, lacking trust and expectation, but we can listen and rely on that inner voice that tells us there is a cause for a pause. We can receive gratefully any good ideas from individuals without turning them into our savior, our better, our mediator with God. We can be open to other forms of worship or different opinions about life, without assuming that what works for one is really right for us.
Perhaps the most persistent and most accepted “wolf” is that presentation of the material senses. The physical picture and the world’s accompanying thought on this unreality can lure us into a dangerous den. The testimony of matter will always be a false prophet. Only Spirit speaks Truth, and it will never lead us into danger, into fear, into lack of peace, into anger or frustration or pain. The wolves of sense are a pack of lies!
So, we can be aware of the disguises and reject those liars from our thought, making room instead for the true prophets, those angel voices that assure, awaken, and heal.
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