Warnings for the End Times
by Annette Caps
I had already started my article for this issue of Concepts of
when I felt impressed to change it to a message I taught over 15 years
ago. I pulled out the tapes that I recorded in the series, "Three
For The End Time" and I was amazed at how revelant they are today! I
briefly outline the points of this message.
# 1 - Don't
Follow Signs - Let the Signs Follow You!
Many years ago, I spent a great deal of time going
to conventions where
"the Spirit was moving." One day the Holy Spirit spoke on the inside of
me and said, "Mark 16:17 says that signs would follow those that
and instead you are following the signs!"
Seeking and following after supernatural
manifestations will get you
into trouble. Everything that is supernatural is not of God. If you
that a meeting has to be of God because of all the spectacular things
are happening, then you are open to deception.
Jesus said that in the last days there would be
"false" signs and wonders.
For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs
wonders, to seduce, if [it were] possible, even the elect(Mark 13:22).
And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume
the brightness of His coming: [Even him], whose coming is after the
of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders. (2 Thessalonians
How could the elect be seduced and deceived? It is
simple to do that
if the elect are caught up in following supernatural manifestations.
will be so enthralled with the signs, they won't notice what else is
It is hard to discern the difference between the true and false wonders
unless you listen to your inward witness.
What should you follow? Follow the teaching of the
Word of God. Test
It, Prove It, Study It. The true signs and wonders follow the Word.
# 2 - Don't
Follow Leaders - Follow the Holy Spirit!
Although it is a real blessing to have anointed
ministries, it is very
dangerous to blindly follow anyone. Any human is capable of error and
You wouldn't want to follow anyone off a cliff, would you? Well there
Christians who have done just that spiritually and even some some
Most people know of Jim Jones and the tradegy in
Guyana where hundreds
followed his lead and committed suicide. Spiritual suicide happens when
Christians override their inward witness. You may have known and
a minister for years, then something happens in a meeting that you
feel comfortable with. When you look around , everyone else seems to
it's great. What do you do?
If you are like most Christians, you immediately
think something is
wrong with you. After all, the minister is more spiritual than you are
and these other people must be too. So you begin to doubt your inward
and eventually override it. Don't you think that is what could have
with people who followed Jim Jones? They probably overrode their inward
witness and their common sense to their own
#3 - Don't
Most all of the church denominations that we have
today started as a
result of a true move of the Spirit of God. The problem is that they,
Peter, wanted to build a tabernacle and stay there.
With any move of the Spirit, there are new
revelations from the Word.
As a result, this group of people decides that they have "the answer"
their way is the "right way". They adopt bylaws and organization to
the movement and clone themselves. This is called a denomination. The
is that sometimes God has continued to move- in a different direction -
and no one noticed!
Now, I am speaking generally. In any denomination,
there are individuals
and churches who are not caught up in religious politics and are
The danger in following movements is similar to the
dangers of following
leaders or signs and wonders, however, if you "settle down" in a
you may miss what God is doing today.
Do you want to be involved in what God is doing in
the End Time? Then
listen to your inward witness, and follow the Word.
Jesus performed miracles, it was not to put on a "signs and wonders"
but because he wanted to meet a human need.
From "Concepts of Faith Magazine" by Charles