"The worst level of division is called by Yeshua as the work of the thief, the destroyer or the wolf. Yeshua is the Good Shepherd, but the enemy comes to steal and scatter the sheep (John 10:12). There is a significant deception, promulgated by some of the most zealous believers, that there is no reason to belong to a church or congregation. All kinds of spiritual reasons are given for this campaign of lies, but ultimately it leaves weak believers exposed and unprotected before the gates of hell (Matt. 16:18), and scatters the sheep away from the fold and the shepherds. Just as we should be zealous to heal the sick and cast out demons, let us also be zealous to oppose demonic attacks on the community of faith as a whole." - Asher Intrater
Now, I agree with the need to be part of a local fellowship. I believe the enemy wants us alone. I also believe however that staying in an apostate fellowship is far, far worse. Being fed rotten meat and rancid milk every week is not sustainable. The truly ironic thing here is that Mr. Intrater also gets the usage of John 10 wrong. The enemy here is not the devil but rather John is speaking about false teachers. They are who scatter the sheep, not discerning Christians. Mr. Intrater is scattering the sheep. This is to be expected beloved as the apostate church tries to get back to business. Hold on to your bible tighter and if anyone hands you a snake in service, find another church.
Reverend Anthony Wade - January 20, 2021