God's Sword of Truth - The Word
The words which best describe counterfeit are: False, Spurious, Fake, Bogus, Deceptive, Sly, Fraudulent, Dishonest, Simulate, Fabricate, Disguise, Misrepresent, Unsound, Untruthful, .... in other words, COUNTERFEIT IS A FORGERY.
THE COUNTERFEIT CHRISTIAN is the person who says "Lord, Lord" and knows Him not.
REVELATION 2:2 - "I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:"
When people say that they are Christian and know not the Lord Jesus Christ, they are counterfeit, which is a sad situation because they are lost and nothing but "showcase" religious people - spoken of by Paul in his epistles - those having no roots, living contrary to the Word . It's so easy to see the false faith that they portray by their words and fruit. "These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots" - Jude 12. As you read the following, I will list some obvious facts of truth that point to a counterfeit Christian according to what they say, believe and do.
They say "I am a Christian, I read from the NIV bible because it reads better - and I don't read the King James Bible because I can't understand it" - I say, FALSE - because the NIV is a catholic translation from false manuscripts, making it a perversion, stripping away the Deity of Jesus Christ, and distorting the truth . "Pervert" means: 1) to turn to an improper use or purpose; misapply. 2) To distort the meaning of; misconstrue. 3) lead astray; corrupt. (Definition found in Webster Contemporary Dictionary Encyclopedic Edition, 1984).
How could a corrupt bible possibly read better than the language (English) of the King James Version which is in it's purest form? Many, many bibles (all counterfeits) from Satan's manuscripts are NOT the Word: New International Version (NIV), New American Standard Bible (NASB), New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), Revised English Bible (REB), Living Bible (LB), New World Translation (NWT), New American Bible (NAB), New King James Version (NKJV), and others GNB, TEV, PHILLIPS, NEW JERUSALEM, Amplified Version New Century and the most recent false bible out is the King James 21 (KJ21). All of these bibles have changed the Lord's Word to fit their own belief and have introduced a counterfeit Jesus, not able to save the lost. The true Jesus is without sin, He is our High Priest "...who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;" - Heb.7:26.
Satan knows that faith and salvation comes from the Lord's Word (KJV), therefore he continually changes it so that it appears to read better, deceiving people into believing that they have problems with the "thee's" and "thou's" in the King James Authorized Version. It is simply a tactic of Satan to keep people from reading the KJV. No one could ever understand any language that the Bible was written in with their own mind - as we need a key from the writer, the Holy Spirit, Who is the only one who can give us truth in understanding the Word. "Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual." - I Co.2:13."But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him." - I Jn.2:27. Why would anyone want to read a bible that is not the inspired Word of God, in other words, a counterfeit bible, or to be taught by a counterfeit teacher? "For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book." - Rev.22:18-19.
The Lord wrote only ONE Bible in four languages, but you still need the Holy Spirit to teach you the truth in the Word. The confusion of hundreds of versions comes from the author of confusion, Satan. I Cor.14:33 - "For God is not the author of confusion....".
Counterfeit religious Christians do not know the difference between GRACE and WORKS. Keep in mind, if you think you have to work for your salvation, pay for it, or believe that you are a good person and deserve heaven, you are dead wrong, it's just another one of Satan's lies. Grace is FREE! You need only believe in Jesus. He did it all (shed His blood, died and was resurrected) for us. You have to live Christ in your heart each and every day, and there are no "special feelings" about it - our hope is in truth (the Word) regardless of what anyone tells you. "Feelings" are of another spirit which is not the Holy Spirit. People who have visions and revelations are not of the Lord, they are counterfeit, using the outward appearance of being born again. They do not have the true Christ in their heart, they have the counterfeit christ and he cannot make them into a new person. It is only through the Holy Spirit's conviction of sin according to Grace that our heart is generated and we are reconciled to the Lord. No man on earth can give you grace.
Now, contrary to what religion tells you, you do not need fellowship to have Jesus Christ. Salvation is not in assembling yourselves together. The body of Christ is people - where two or three are gathered anytime or any place in His name - as the Word so states: "For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." - Matt.18:20. He is there because He is in you and you arethe church. It's not a matter of joining a system of man - Christ is present in you, He never leaves, unless you return to your sinful and worldly ways and then it is you who pushes Him away. Sin is what kills the soul and Satan is the father of sin. "For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins" - Heb.10:26
In these last days the body of Christ, the church, is underground, and as scripture tells us there will not be revivals - no great revival under tents, in coliseums, or in any religion. In fact, there is a falling away and the apostate system is now forming under Satan's church and the false prophet, the Pope of Rome as its head always appearing as a holy man in white robes, but in fact is Satan in counterfeit clothing - he is Satan's false prophet. "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils" - I Tim.4:1.
Look around people! The New World Order is here - the False Church is here - the False Prophets are here - the Angels of Light are here - the earth is in chaos - animals, nature and weather are changing rapidly - this is the time the Word tells us about - the LAST DAYS and THEY ARE HERE. "And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh" - Luke 21:28.
The Word tells us to be prepared, get ready - ARE YOU READY? Do you have the right garment on? Is your lamp filled with oil? The church goers (Sabbath keepers) are not ready and will be left behind. Jesus said: "...This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do. And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition. - Mark 7:6-9 and vs. 13 says - "Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye".
The true Christian does not take on the problems of money, nor does he run out and vote for those in government - all of these things are controlled by Satan. The Book of Revelation gives us a complete set of time and events to come, and Satan controls the things that must come to pass and no man can change them. You had better wake up people, your redemption draws near, He is at the door and it is time to give an account of your stewardship. "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." - Rev.3:20.
Counterfeit Christian, you can lie to yourself, but you are an open book to the Holy Spirit, and the Lord knows your life by your heart and mouth. Who would you rather serve or believe? Did you know that you cannot serve two masters? Matt.6:24 - "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon."
If you are in man's religion you will die - if you are trying to hang on to life you will die - if your faith is gone asunder you will die - if you live by feelings of faith (rather than the inner conviction of the Holy Spirit) or your own goodness you will surely die in your pride. Do you know where you are going when you die? Is the answer heaven, or hell? If you think heaven because you are religious and a faithful church goer, then you will be shocked because you are on your way to hell. Going to heaven is not based on your thinking of yourself as righteous or even your own opinion. I know that if I die today then I am immediately in heaven with the Lord and I know it NOW! There is no guessing, no hoping and no doubting - Why? Because the WORD tells me where I'll be, period!
False Christian, I have said it before and I'll repeat myself again, you cannot get to heaven on your religious beliefs, you have to know Christ by His Word, and not by what a religious preacher or denomination has told you. You cannot have salvation in Christ by doing good things, or believing in religious doctrine of man, or by what sounds right. You can't raise your children in man's religion or Sunday Bible school, their teaching has to come from you through the Holy Spirit. Salvation comes from the WORD, not a man's religion, or the so-called Sunday Worship. Now, if you think you know Jesus because of the wonderful works you perform, I'm here to tell you that you do not know Him, nor does He know you. "Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name? and in Thy name have cast out devils? and in Thy name done many wonderful works? And then I will profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." - Matt.7:22-23.
You have to know Jesus and have a personal relationship with Him. You must be born again in the Spirit and only the Holy Spirit can work in you and Jesus Christ will be exalted. Do not be in danger of deception, as it is not by miracles, prophesying, self-healing, or unknown tongues that you are saved. Do not be fooled by Satan's wiles - "But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, who we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him." - II Cor. 11:3,4.
The counterfeit church offers the counterfeit Christian a counterfeit jesus. And you will be held responsible for your very own deception, having given in to Satan. It is Jesus Christ only that sets you free from your bondage. Your heart must be cleansed by the power of His, our Lord and Saviour's blood, and if there is true repentance, not through your power, but through the grace of Jesus Christ, you will be born again. If you do not know Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour, you had better find Him fast because time is so short and this world is lost and going to hell and no man or revival can save it.
Remember, there is only ONE God, ONE Gospel, ONE Salvation with only ONE way to it, through Jesus Christ. There is only ONE Belief and few that find it. The Words of Jesus are truth - "Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat [hell]: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it [heaven]." - Matt.7:13,14. Be hot for Christ, be a fanatic, be a true Christian in your heart by faith. I can always tell a Christian by his fruit and how that person lives. It's easy when you see Jesus in that person. It's a gift of discernment from the Holy Spirit. I can also tell a counterfeit Christian by his fruit and how he lives, and it's easy when you see Satan in that person. That also is a gift of the Holy Spirit.
People, if you love the Lord's creation you can judge their sins in order to warn them of hell. I warn all in love. Satan is not playing games, he's after souls, all souls, and he doesn't care how he gets them, he knows your flesh and weakness and he does not want Christians to judge him, but we know that he has already been judged to hell. He also doesn't want us to warn, rebuke or tell others of their sin. So, don't give in to Satan because Christians can warn, rebuke and judge sin, it is the Lord Who judges their soul, but in love we must tell them while they are still alive. If you love someone, even in your own blood family, and you know of their sins, would you not want to tell them to confess their sins and repent while it is yet today? Otherwise, they will go to hell forever and then it is too late to tell them anything. A soul is precious and worth fighting for in the Spirit. It will be too late at the White Throne Judgment for they are already sealed in their sentence of everlasting fire, hell forever and ever and they cannot cross over or even get a 2nd chance. If you love them, warn them now. Sin is death to the soul and I don't want to let a soul in my family go without a warning. Most in my blood family are dying in spirit and will go to hell because they know not Jesus, how sad. However, I will be able to face them at judgment and confirm how I tried to warn them all, but it was their choice. Jesus accepts their choice as I do. We all have a free will to choose Jesus or Satan. You had best choose Jesus now before it is too late.
A false Christian lives in many bibles, talks (not walks) his faith, pays for it through tithes, goes to it (in a building), joins a church system of man, has false works, takes government tax write offs, has good feelings of their own worth (pride), sends their children to false Christian schools (when they themselves should be teaching them the ways of the Lord), has virtue on the outside and is dead on the inside, does not know Jesus as personal Saviour, was never born again, follows after false teachers, looks to a man for their salvation trusting men to have faith for them, doesn't live the Word and has burned out lights in their heart, no faith or oil in their lamps, and no hope in Jesus Christ. All that a counterfeit Christian has is a counterfeit belief in a counterfeit Jesus from a counterfeit bible. "Let no man deceive himself, if any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise."- I Cor.3:18.
Let ONLY the Holy Spirit guide you, and once He teaches you, let no man take it from you. Hold fast in faith! Amen!
All scripture based on the King James Authorized Version or 1611 Bible, New Testament only, otherwise known as THE WORD. All Old Testament scriptural references used in this article is Jewish History, not canonical, and is used as additional references.