“For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light,” 2 Corinthians 11:13-14.
Satan disguises himself as an angel of light and preys upon people with low self esteem. He preys upon their states of mind by artificially building up confidence in them and turning this newfound confidence into overzealousness. From there he convinces them they are called for this, or that, and sends them on their way, doing things God didn’t call them, or equip them, to do. Consequently, they stumble along from one failure to another, thinking all the while they are doing God’s will.
I have seen many things such as this. One lady thought herself to be a prophetess, only to find that she was being led by a demon (I saw the demon). I have seen and known many preachers who were driven by their own perceptions of themselves, perceptions that run the gamut from inflated egos to perceptions of unworthiness. These people have been fooled into following Satan, all the while thinking he was God.
People like this many times end up thinking they are apostles, prophets or, at the very least, super-spiritual, or special. Most of them claim to see visions that are really just products of their own imaginations. They inevitably believe they are above the average Christian.
What I am saying may be hard to accept, but these are not opinions I’ve formed. All of these people, as well as their problems, were revealed to me. I have been seeing things such as these since Jesus laid His hands on me. I am not judging, I am just seeing.
I mean no harm to anyone. I am here to help, not to hinder. I know that many things I say are hard to understand, and hard to accept, but if you could get a glimpse of my heart, I believe you would at least see that I am harmless.
However, when I see things such as these, I would be remiss if I watched them go by without pointing them out. Don’t you think that’s better than encouraging mis-led souls to stay in Satan’s snare?
Jon David Banks, God’s most unworthy servant