For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works
(2 Corinthians 11:13-15).
Today's Morsel: They say that people who are labeled as being identical twins, really aren't identical, but each of them have some differences from the other. They may look alike from a distance, but once up close, you are able to see some of the differences that each of them possess. Their eye color may be different; or one may have a different head shape, or nose size. There will always be something different. And they will have a unique DNA. Even though Jacob and Esau were twins, they were different in many ways. Paul said that Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as ministers of righteousness. In other words, they may look like the real ministers of the gospel, but they are totally different in many ways when you get up close. They may be able to preach the Word with boldness and know the scriptures from Genesis to Revelation; but when you get up close to them, if you know Truth, you will be able to identify those marks that aren't like Christ. Jesus said, "You shall know them by their fruit." Their fruit won't be sweet. They will say that they know Jesus, but their attitude and character won't be like His. Even their lifestyle will reflect the worlds ways and not Christ's. They will tell you one thing, but do another. They will preach to you to do, but they won't do. They will preach to you to give, but they won't give. But you won't be able to see this from afar. You will have to get up close to them in order to see them for who they really are. As Jesus said, "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves" (Matthew 7:15).
Sing: 1. Satan's like a roaring lion, roaming to and fro; seeking whom he may devour, the Bible tells me so. Many souls have been his prey, to fall in some weak hour, but God has promised us toda,y His overcoming power.(Chorus)
2. On the day of Pentecost a rushing might wind, blew into the upper room, and baptized all of them, with a power greater than any earthly foe, and I'm so glad I've got it too, I'm gonna let the whole world know. (Chorus)
Chorus: Greater is He that is in me, greater is He that is in me, greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world.