We have to BEWARE what the enemy WEARS.
“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?” – Matt. 7:15-16
It is a grave mistake to think that it will be easy to spot the enemy as he infiltrates. It will not be obvious, but his fruit will be.
The fruit of the enemy is confusion, division, and strife.
Let’s take the most notorious wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing in history: Judas Iscariot. He wore the mask of friend & follower, but proved to be fake as revealed by his fruit. Even the disciples did not know who it was Jesus was talking about when He said one of them would be tray Him (Matt. 26:21-22). They were all duped… except Jesus, who sees into the heart of man (Jer. 17:10).
Here is the devil’s clothing line: Pride, vanity, bitterness, unforgiveness, fear, pain, misery, selfishness, empathy, complaints, entitlement, rudeness, ungratefulness… any of this sounding familiar?
Ever see the knock-off version of stuff; fake Rolexes, knock-off designer purses, etc.? That’s the devil. He’s an imposter. He’s a pretender. He’s just a tourist.
We have the real thing; King Jesus. Why accept a substitute?
Beware what the enemy wears; it leads to death.