"In My Name..."
“In My Name…”
Jesus instructed us to see to see it that no one deceived us.
And Jesus answered and said to them, “See to it that no one misleads you.
And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
What did Jesus mean by this?
He continues and explains…
“For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will mislead many.
Many “misleaders”/deceivers will come.
They will say “I am the Christ”.
I believe this can be understood in a couple of ways.
Many will come claiming to be “christ”...the “anointed one”...etc.
They will claim to be Messiah, the Savior of the world.
Many others will say “I am the Christ”...meaning that they will state that Jesus is the Christ, that Jesus is the Messiah. Yet, they will mislead many while professing that Jesus is Christ.
Both come in “His Name”.
In the name of the Lord.
Just because someone comes “in the name of the Lord”…
Just because someone comes saying “I am the Christ”…
does not mean that they are true believers.
See to it that you are not deceived.
Know the Word.
Be filled with the Holy Spirit.
Abide in the Lord.