47 - 2019-05-23 Productive Day then Satan Brings Most Crafty Type of Strike

For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.’ The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and “sinners.”‘ But wisdom is proved right by all her children.
— Luke 7:33-35

I questioned whether or not I should share this journal entry, especially after the last recording about that precious young sister Yensy being thrown into such doubt and confusion towards me, by a false prophet.

No doubt, this message will create more doubt for some, but in the end I believe Father would have me share this one too because this type of attack does not just apply to me. All true believers will be attacked by Satan to create doubt!

There will always be those who doubt and question Job’s integrity before God in the face of him being stripped of everything, and there will always be those who are weak and even fall away from the faith because their spiritual leader, Paul, is in jail for the “Good News”. They ask, “What kind of faith is this? What kind of spiritual leader is this? Shouldn’t God be blessing the man of God instead of cursing Him with jail and eventually his head chopped off?” Offense is often used by God to separate the wheat from the chaff.

They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.
— 1 John 2:19

Many people deal with these type of crafty strikes from Satan, which are always aimed at creating doubt. We all have to fight against doubt. Over the years of ministry I have experienced countless crafty attempts from Satan to get me to doubt my relationship with God or to doubt the work He has asked me to do.

Satan has such a crafty way of getting people to accept His lies as the truth. He is very, very, very good at cleverly slipping the lie into the truth and then asking, “Did God really say?”

We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of Truth and the spirit of falsehood.
— 1 John 4:6

I’m confident there were teachers of the Law who spoke very sincerely and eloquently against Jesus, which is why the people became divided. If the strikes didn’t sound convincing the people would have never believed any of it, and they would have never become divided as they were.

Among the crowds there was widespread whispering about him. Some said, “He is a good man.” Others replied, “No, he deceives the people.
— John 7:12

I think this is a good training opportunity for all of us to practice our discernment skills. You should never just believe everything I say because I’m, “brother Michael”, or because you like me or because you’ve heard others share great testimonials (EVEN FALSE TEACHERS HAVE GREAT TESTIMONIALS), or because seen some of the miracles God has done in my life (THEY HAVE MIRACLES TOO).

On the other hand, you should also never just believe everything my detractors say against me or any of your favorite ministers. Satan is always trying to create doubt or lead astray and it even happened to me once! One time I was listening to a fantastic message of anointed truth by a certain minister. I was so blessed by his message. Shortly after I listened, YouTube recommended a video that was attacking this man of God. I watched it to see what kind of silliness was in it, and I felt myself actually feeling doubt about the man of God after watching it. That is how REAL Satan’s powers are. I know that the young man in the video was sincere, but I know He was wrong about what he was saying about this man of God, but nonetheless if left a strong taste of doubt in my mouth for some time.

When my brother and close friend Jared first started sharing my teachings with his then fiance Kristin, who came from a Catholic upbringing, she was filled with so many doubts about me not being true and not being real, that it was hard for Jared to get her to even listen to my messages.

You must be very careful my brothers and sisters! Don’t just look with your eyes or listen with your ears. The highest level of discernment comes from when Father gives you insight into something or someone which you would never see. Look what Isaiah said about Jesus Christ.

He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears.
— Isaiah 11:3

Instead, He leaned on the Spirit, the voice of His Father speaking to his Spirit. So too must we. Sometimes we can easily see or hear the false and the true, but other times, we must rely solely on the counsel of the Lord. One time I was convinced about a certain person with my ears and eyes, but the Lord showed me a verse that completely contradicted what I saw and heard. He can see and hear what I cannot and I was wise to avoid that person.

Let me recommend you listen carefully to this woman’s rebuke of me, and ask the Father to give you discernment. Don’t just assume she is wrong because I’ve said she is. What if she is right? What if I am a false teacher and filled with pride and leading my own wife astray like she says?

If I am, you would be so foolish to continue to listen to me, so let us all be very, very careful about who and what we are listening to these days, remembering the words of Christ, “Be very careful that no one deceives you.” He said, “very careful” for a reason! I believe even I can be led astray, hence why I always pray not to be.

Also, notice how quickly the first positive email begin to fade from your mind as you listen to this lady tear me down bit by bit. Pay attention to your feelings of doubt as you listen to her. Everything this lady says about me, with such sincerity, could very well be seen as truth, but remember that it was the Lord Jesus Christ who said the final test, the final measure is that, “A tree is recognized by its fruit.” May God bless you as listen.

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