Christ is not like today’s preachers who only know to speak kind and gracious words. He called sinners as snakes, foxes, dogs, goats and wolves. Examine yourself to understand which among these animals are you and repent now.
Are you a snake?
(Matt 23:28,33) “Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness. .. Serpents, brood of vipers! How can you escape the condemnation of hell?
(Gen 3:1) Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”
(2Cor 11:3) But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
Snakes are cunning and they deceive people. If you appear righteous to men, but not in the inside if you have hypocrisy and lawlessness, then Christ calls you a snake. Repent now.
Are you a wolf?
(Matt 7:15-20) ” Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor [can] a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.Therefore by their fruits you will know them.
(Ezek 22:27) “Her princes in her midst [are] like wolves tearing the prey, to shed blood, to destroy people, and to get dishonest gain.
Wolves speak lies in the name of God to cheat, destroy the people and get dishonest gain. If you appear as though you are harmless on the outside but inside you have an intention to cheat, destroy the people and get dishonest gain, then Christ calls you a wolf. Repent now.
Are you a fox?
(Luke 13:31-32) On that very day some Pharisees came, saying to Him, “Get out and depart from here, for Herod wants to kill You.” And He said to them, “Go, tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third [day] I shall be perfected.’
(Matt 14:3,8-9) For Herod had laid hold of John and bound him, and put [him] in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife. .. And although he wanted to put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet. … So she, having been prompted by her mother, said, “Give me John the Baptist’s head here on a platter.” And the king was sorry; nevertheless, because of the oaths and because of those who sat with him, he commanded [it] to be given to [her.]
Foxes do things that please men rather than God. Are you pleasing men instead of God? Then you are a fox! Repent now.
Are you a dog?
(Matt 15:26-27) But He answered and said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw [it] to the little dogs. And she said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.”
(2Pet 2:20-22) For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning. For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known [it,] to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them. But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: “A dog returns to his own vomit,” and, “a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire.”
Dogs will return to it’s old sin. If you are washed by the blood of Jesus Christ, then if you go back to your same old sin, you are a dog.
Are you a goat?
(Matt 25:33,41-43) “And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink; I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.‘
Goats care about themselves. They don’t care about fellow Christians. If you know Christ, go to church, even do miracles, wonders and cast out demons but always take care of yourself and never care about fellow Christians who are in need, then Christ calls you a goat. You are not only cursed, an everlasting fire is being prepared for you. Repent now.
Are you a sheep?
(John 10:24-27) Then the Jews surrounded Him and said to Him, “How long do You keep us in doubt? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly.” Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in My Father’s name, they bear witness of Me. But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
(John 10:14-15) “I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.
(Zech 10:2) For the idols speak delusion; The diviners envision lies, And tell false dreams; They comfort in vain. Therefore the people wend their way like sheep; They are in trouble because there is no shepherd.
Sheep are easily led by anyone and easily scattered without a good shepherd. They can be either believers belonging to the flock of Christ led by Christ Himself or unbelievers who don’t follow Christ.
Who are you to Christ?
- Are you a snake appearing righteous to men but unrighteousness inside?
- Are you a wolf speaking lies in the name of God to cheat, destroy and get dishonest gain?
- Are you a fox pleasing men rather than God?
- Are you a dog returning to your old sins?
- Are you a goat taking care of only yourself?
- Are you a sheep who don’t believe in Christ?
Repent now! Come into the flock of Christ.