“16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:
17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which show unto us the way of Salvation.
18 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 16:16-18
This same spirit of divination ministers death to many congregations. The soothsayers of the modern church prophesy, cast out devils and do many good works in the Name of Jesus yet He does not know them (Matthew 7:21-23). With their mouths they draw near to the Lord but their heart is far from Him (Matthew 15:8-9). The Jesus of which they preach is another Jesus and another gospel and it is accursed (Galatians 1:8).
“13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
15 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.” 2 Corinthians 11:13-15
Unity in Christ is not accepting the leaven that’s in the lump for the sake of fellowship but boldly standing up before the people and declaring there is poison in that pot. Recognize the soothsayers and come out from among them.
-Donna Clark Warren