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These Men are the Servants of the Most High God

“The same (a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying) followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.”     Acts 16:17-18
            This demon possessed damsel spoke the “truth” for the Apostles were Servants of the Most High God!  She followed them around proclaiming that all should listen to them, yet the scriptures teach us that Paul was grieved by her words of “truth”, and commanded the evil spirit to come out of her.  Does this not tell us that multitudes of those who are supposedly preaching the truth are really devils sent to deceive??  If Satan can fill the churches, televison ministries, and book stores with “popular” preachers that tickle ears and damn souls to hell, he has successfully deceived the hearts of the simple as Romans 16:18 warns us, “For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.”  These fair speeches sound okay, until they are examined in light of scripture, and see that they are only out to “satisfy their own “belly”.  There is a lot of money in false teachings that twist and distort the truth for advantage as II Peter 2:1-3 teaches us, “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies…And many shall follow their pernicious ways…And through covetousness shall they with feigned (fake) words make merchandise ($$$$$) of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.” The demon possessed damsel made much money by soothsaying, just as these false teachers of today!  If we only go by what they say with their mouths, we can be deceived, but if we walk in the Light of the Word of God, we will quickly see just who they really are!
Paul warns us of this satan’s wicked deception in II Corinthians 11:13-15, “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.” 

 

 

Titus 1:10-11 also teaches us, “For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.” Their god is money, fame, position, and power for “…the love of money is the root of all evil.”
I John 4:1 also warns us, “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try (test) the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”  Here we are commanded not to believe every spirit, but to put them to the test of the Word of God. Here are 3 quick questions that can be asked to see who are truly, “Men of the Most High God”:
Question 1:  Are they “Men”?  I Timothy 3:1, “This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.” Old Testament also taught this in Ezekiel 22:30, “And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.” Genesis 3:16 tells us, “Unto the woman he said…thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.”  It doesn’t matter what the ERA feminists are teaching, the Word of God teaches us the truth!  Much of the false doctrine being taught today is being preached by women who are out of their God-given roles.  Genesis 2:18 tells us, “And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.”  This is a wonderful role of blessings, but satan has caused the wicked false teachers to scorn the truth! I Corinthains 11:9-10 further explains this, “Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man. For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.”  God created the woman to complete the man, not as punishment, but a blessing, for women are not less important than man, but fulfilling the role for which God made them.  Thus godly women cover their heads to show their submission to their husbands and fathers as is stated here and also in verse 5 and 13.  Satan questioned God’s role for Eve by causing her to sin against God just as he is today by having women work outside of their homes, become independent, and rebellious against God. 
Look at the devastation that he has caused by women not obeying I Timothy 5:14, “I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.”