For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds. 2 Corinthians 11:13-15
2 spirits moving concurrently — the true and the counterfeit
There have been 2 spirits moving concurrently throughout history — the Spirit of Christ and the spirit of antichrist. The same time Jesus Christ came on the scene, Judas Iscariot came on the scene. The same day Jesus died, Judas died. At the same time the Holy Spirit fell the spirit of antichrist fell.
Right now that spirit of antichrist has the attention of the world. It has the biggest number of people, the most resources, the most money, the most media outlets,… And they have “apostles”.
They preach that Jesus is the Messiah and practice a form of godliness that is devoid of power & relationship & virtue. When compared to the church in the Book of Acts, it is barely recognizable. That is the spirit that has millions of our brethren deceived.
A counterfeit who was truly deceived
Howard Pittman was a Baptist pastor. He handed out tracts on the streets of New Orleans. Eventually he moved to Mississippi and started a home for wayward boys. He thought he was doing God a great favor.
However, he denied the power of God, the supernatural, the baptism of the Holy Spirit… He denied everything except salvation and Jesus Christ.
One day he had an aneurysm and died. As described in his booklet, Placebo, two angels came and escorted him to heaven’s gate.
As Howard was waiting outside the walls of heaven, he was expecting to hear all these accolades about the wonderful things he had done. He heard a voice coming over the wall saying something to the effect of “Of all the things you have done in your life, I do not recognize one thing.” The Lord went on to say that Howard had done all sorts of things to build his own kingdom but not God’s. The Lord told Howard that He had not told him to do one of those things.
He was crushed and told the Lord he was so sorry that he had given over his life to a counterfeit spirit. The Lord told him that he would send him back to earth and that he should give people a 5 point message.
A 5-point message
He traveled to all 50 American states and to a number of foreign countries giving this message:
- A high majority of so-called Christians are like the lukewarm Laodicean church of Revelations 3:14-22. They talk Jesus and play church but do not live it.
- Satan deals with each person on a PERSONAL basis. We must learn from the Word of God how to resist the onslaught of Satan.
- As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. Matthew 24:37 Commerce, building, planning and expansion were happening in the days of Noah and they are happening today. Mankind can see the signs of the coming of the last days but does not believe anything will change. People must prepare to meet God.
- To be a true Christian, one must live it and not just talk about it. They must be a true example to the lost at all times.
- God is in the process of raising an army with which He will shake the world one more time. God will create great miracles that will shake the establish hierarchy of the so-called organized religion that is in the world today.
For more information, go to the Company of Burning Hearts podcast website and search for the May 20, 2015 Paul Keith Davis message.