Evangelist John Ramirez is exposing false prophets seeping into the church community today, encouraging people that this is the time to get right with God before the rapture of Jesus' saints.
"You can't sell an anointing," Ramirez said in a recent message. "You can't sell something that's not yours."
Ramirez warned the audience of televangelists and other seemingly spiritual influencers who target Christians seeking to hear from the Lord or expecting Him to answer a specific prayer request. Ramirez shared that while one may genuinely desire something of the Lord, you can't simply buy what you want from God off of the rack like a new coat or a pair of shoes. Being anointed doesn't always equal the same kind of influence the world is after, but rather it means relying whole-heartedly upon Christ to reach a God-given destiny.
"Those are false prophets in the house of God with no fear of God," Ramirez said. "You know why they have no fear of God? Because they don't care. The fear of God means this: 'I don't want to disappoint God.' That's the fear of God."
Ramirez boldly confronted false ministers who offer resources with no real biblically-based solutions. One of the top things he wanted Christians to know is the difference between anointing and influence so they could discern between those who truly walk with God and those who don't.
"The devil has stolen their anointing off them that God gave them," Ramirez said. "The devil has stolen the anointing and gave them influence, and influence is not the anointing...When you got influence and you got no fruit, you could have never been with Jesus. Fruit is the ministry of Jesus Christ."
Ramirez also prompted a very serious question about gifts versus fruit. "Who's holding the gifts?" Ramirez asked. "You can fake gifts, but you can't fake fruit."
Beyond the questions of fruit, gifts and anointing, Ramirez challenged the audience to dive deep and think on whether or not their faith is founded on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, or if they are actually lukewarm Christians with one foot in with God and one foot out with the world. He did this by giving the audience four practical action steps they can take to grow in their faith.
"My question to you is, are you lukewarm?" Ramirez asked. "Do an assessment of your spiritual inventory. Are you deformed? Are you the same Christian of last year? When is the last time you had a glory-to-glory movement in your life?"
Ramirez exposes even more lies of the enemy and how Christians can build their life with Christ in his latest book, "Fire Prayers."
Abby Trivett is a marketing copywriter and coordinator for Charisma Media.
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