“Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass by safely” (Ps 141:10)
The Manchineel tree is found in Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. The name means ‘the little apple of death’. The tree and its parts contain strong toxins, some unidentified. Its milky white sap contains phorbol and other skin irritants, producing strong allergic dermatitis. Standing beneath the tree during rain will cause blistering of the skin from mere contact withthis liquid (even a small drop of rain with the milky substance in it will cause the skin to blister). Burning the tree may cause blindness if the smoke reaches the eyes. The fruit is fatal if eaten. It produces severe gastroenteritis with bleeding, shock. There is no specific treatment. Care is supportive. In some places the trees carry a warning sign of death, while others are marked with a red “X” on the trunk to indicate danger. However, many trees are still unmarked.
Just like these trees, there are evil deadly men and women all over the world. Many come with the mantle of the prophets. If you submit to them, you are in danger! If you believe their words, you may perish! If you stay ‘under their shadow’ you may die! These are wicked men whose consciences are seared as with a hot iron. They are the devil’s agents, trained to steal, kill and destroy. God forbid!
The wicked have no peace. They plan to kill the innocent but they shall fall in their own nets. My soul shall not be attracted by the entertainment of the wicked. I shall not fall into their traps. I have nothing with them! No armed robber or kidnaper shall see me or my family! When trouble comes to the city, we shall safely pass by! In Jesus name, Amen!
Be careful when making friends. Be careful with the church you attend. Pray and ask God for confirmation. A tree is known by its fruits. It takes time to produce fruits. It takes time to confirm a true friend, a true pastor. Do not be impatient. Better stay alone until you are sure that your friend, your spiritual leader is a child of God.
This is the Word of God:
“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 thorn-bushes 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” (Mt 7:15-20)
In Christ I declare:
I am a child of God!
I test the spirits for not all are from God!
I reject all false prophets and their prophesies!
I believe the true prophets and true prophesies!
I will be patient in my singleness and loneliness!
God will provide good friends for me!
I trust God! I believe!
In Jesus name