Warning: Beware of Dogs


   “Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision” – (Philip.3:2).


   God has called me to be his Bible Watchman – his watchdog – to bark and warn the people. And I’m barking and warning in this sermon to “Beware of dogs” – not nice pet dogs – but vicious, evil attack dogs that will rend and tear you apart. Like Pit Bulls, noted for strength and stamina and fearlessness and bred and trained for fighting and killing in pits. The bible here is talking about two-legged human dogs. Beware of evil workers, beware of the ungodly. The opposite of God is dog- amen – the ungodly dogs.


   On Wednesday, April 13, 2005, I was  walking a couple blocks from my home to get my newspaper and a Pit Bull attacked me and another dog joined him to bring me down. I fought for my life. There was one in front of me and the other behind me. Both were charging at me at the same time. I knew that if a Pit Bull bit into me he probably wouldn’t ever let go. I finally tripped and fell (I’m 64 years old) and they moved in for the kill. Just at that time a man pulled up in his car and laid on his horn and they ran away.


   When I got up I knew my left wrist was broken because when I fell I landed on it hard, but I was not bitten – (my wrist was broke in four places). I went directly to “Urgent Care” and then to a bone                                        doctor. This was the most frightening time of my life. I’m told that 65% of dog bite fatalities are from Pit Bulls, a dog that accounts for only 1% of the dog population. Most breeds don’t multiple bite, but a Pit Bull’s attack is like a shark, he keeps coming back.


   God was showing me a very painful warning, not just for me, but for the body of Christ in particular and the world in general. God’s warning is to beware of dogs, beware of evil workers. We are in the end days and the bible says “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse…” – (2 Tim.3:13). In the end days there would be many more of these evil working dogs. Paul called them “evil beasts” in (Tit.1:12) and soon will come the two evil beasts of Revelation, likened to a lion, a bear and a leopard. (Rev.13) And this Antichrist and False Prophet will have many dogs to help them. This week Catholics chose their new Pope. I believe he will be the last Pope, the False Prophet.


   These dogs that attacked me had “Beware of Dog” signs all over their yard and on the cars and God spoke to my heart –“Bible Watchman, you are my example – warn the people for me. You are my sign that evil workers abound in the U.S. and are multiplying rapidly. Warn the people about the dogs as Paul did.” I’ve been preaching on the Web for a year and a half now and reaching hundreds of people a week and Satan is not taking this lying down. The early Christians suffered from vicious human dogs as well. The first martyr of the church, Stephen, was murdered by these religious dogs. “When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth.”- (Acts 7:54).


   This is the best example I can give you of the dogs Paul and I are warning you about. These are Satan’s Pit Bulls form the bottomless pit of hell – the children of the devil and evil workers that do his bidding both religious and secular.


   The devil-possessed man was another of Satan’s dogs – “He teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth…” (Mk.9:18). Again (Psalms 37:12) warns us of these dogs – “The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.” Hell is the final destination of all unsaved evil workers – “And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth” – (Mt.25:30). They spent their lives as evil dogs and they shall spend eternity gnashing their teeth as well.


   God has also rebuked and chastised me with this pit bull attack. He told me “I’ve called you to be my watchman, to bark and warn my flock, but I haven’t called you to be an attack dog, going for the jugular. You need to preach the truth straight and true but to speak the truth in love.” With God’s grace and help I’ll correct this.


   Beware of dogs is not a warning to a mailman. I was a letter carrier for 8 years at K.J. Sawyer Air Force Base, in Michigan and I’ve had many dogs come after me. Dogs just seem to hate mailmen and human dogs hate the messengers of God the same way. The devil uses them to attack and persecute God’s people and especially the preachers of the gospel message – the ones that preach the letters of God’s Word. Like this book of Philippians I’m preaching on today that has ‘beware of dogs’ in it. Philippians is a letter written by Paul to the church at Philippi – Dogs hate God’s letter carriers who are preachers of God’s message – amen.


   These dogs today are the same kind of wicked people that gnashed on Christ and the early Christians when they started preaching. Our country is ‘going to the dogs.’ This nation has turned from Christ and the way of righteousness and is turning more toward evil and antichrist. “For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again: and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire” – (2 Pet.2:21,22). The leash of respectability that holds all the ungodly dogs in check in the U.S., is about to break and burst forth in all of its fury. Persecution of God’s saints will soon be upon U.S. and will unleash the sneering, teeth-baring dogs of hate and viciousness. These evil workers will be protected in their attack upon the saints who refuse to get the mark of the beast. Herodias was one these vicious dogs who attacked John the Baptist and had him beheaded. He was especially called to be God’s messenger – “Behold, I will send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee” – (Mk.1:2). The devil is badgering God’s witnesses by siccing his dogs after them.


   The Lord Jesus had many dogs come after him and they finally crucified him on the cross. It is written in (Ps.22) which I call the Psalm of the cross. Jesus quoted (Ps.22:1) while he was dying on the cross and it speaks much of dogs and bulls and ravening lions. “Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round. They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion. For dogs have compassed me. The assembly of the wicked have enclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog” – (vs.12,13,16,20). Wicked people crucified Him who had no sin. It was the most innocent blood ever spilt on planet earth. God’s darling, his beloved son, was set upon by evil dogs, both religious and secular dogs.


   Jesus warned us of these vicious religious dogs in (Mt.7:15) – “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” This wolf is a vicious wild dog clothed in religious garb that preaches damnable heresy and false salvation and that sends you to the second death in the lake of fire – (Rev.20:14,15). “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of” – (2 Pet.2:1,2) . They are called ‘brute beasts” in (vs.12) and dogs in (vs.22). It points especially to ‘the beast’ and his ‘false prophet’, who will kill millions of God’s true saints during the great tribulation. We must especially beware of these two dogs. Not only will they destroy millions of souls in hell with false teaching but they will kill the bodies of the martyred saints as well. And it is not happenstance that I’m writing this on April 19th, 2005 when Cardinal Ratzinger was chosen to be the new pope. He is known as a ‘heresy hunter’ – now that’s deceit. He wears the most expensive sheep’s clothing and vestments on earth and preaches false salvation and idolatry and other heresies that damn millions of souls to hell. BEWARE OF THIS DOG – BEWARE OF THIS FALSE PROPHET POPE. Ratizinger ran the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the successor office to the infamous Inquisition, for 24 years. He interprets and enforces Catholic teaching. His ferocious devotion to Catholic doctrine earned him the nickname “God’s Rottweiler” because he guarded their doctrine as a Vatican watchdog. Millions of God’s saints were tortured and martyred by the Catholic Church in the Inquisition, revealing a ferocity unknown in any beast. This will be magnified many times over by the false prophet Pope during the tribulation. His Rottweiler is nemesis to my Pit Bull – amen. I was a Catholic until the Lord Jesus saved me in 1972.


   The whole point of a false prophet is deception. He presents himself as a real sheep or as a genuine shepherd. Outwardly he will be clothed in a religious costume that makes him appear to be good and kind and pious and humble. But on the inside, underneath the veneer of religion, he is a ravening wolf seeking to devour and destroy. He is a good actor because he is always playing the hypocrite, being something he is not. But to a discerning saint of God, there is a distinctive mark placed upon him by God that marks him as a false prophet. He wears a ‘white dog collar’ which is slang for a clerical collar. No matter what religious vestment he wears, most will have a dog collar on to identify him as a false prophet. The white collar deceitfully stands for righteousness but in truth stands for a vicious wild dog – a wolf. But you can know him by his fruit, especially the fruit of his lips. Lies and false doctrine come out of his mouth. (Rev.13:15) says it this way – “He had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.” Strong delusion to believe the lie is come upon the earth” – (2 Thes.2) and this false prophet lies like his unholy father, the devil, who is the father of liars – (Jn.8:44) and the world believes that his word is infallible and not God’s word.


   Beware of the two-legged human dogs. They are much worse then four-legged dogs and the religious False Prophet wolf-dog is the deadliest and most pernicious of all. There is nothing more deceitful and more deadly to the sheep than having a wolf masquerading as their shepherd teaching them false salvation and leading them into the lake of fire. The pope is the ultimate wolf in sheep’s clothing, wearing fancy sheep vestments. He is the final false prophet of (Rev.13). He destroys in Satan’s favorite way – by infiltration. “Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. Four I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock” – (Acts 20:27,28). And Catholic wolves are now entering into Protestant churches as well and devouring with their mouths by false teaching and dogmas. (Catholic infiltration is called ecumenism). O Roman Catholic, be saved today. Receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith in your heart by believing on him and repenting of your sins and you will find true forgiveness of sins.


   The more you preach and teach God’s truth and witness for Jesus to get others saved, the more you can expect the devil’s dogs to come after you. “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution” – (2 Tim.3:12). These evil dogs will never enter New Jerusalem. God’s Word emphatically says in (Rev.22:15) “For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murders, and idolators, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.” Human dogs –amen. If they reject Christ during their lives and don’t get their nature changed by getting saved and born again by Christ, they are shut out of heaven and go to hell. If a beast-dog is evil, they can’t get born again and be charged into a Godly nature. But a human dog can repent of his sins and turn by faith to the Lord Jesus and become a new creature in Christ. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away: behold, all things are become new” – (2 Cor.5:17). You who “were by nature the children of wrath” can become “Partakers of the divine nature” – (Eph.2:3 – 2 Pet.1:4). – Born again – amen. O’ be saved today by the marvelous grace of God. “For by grace are ye saved trough faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” – (Eph.2:8,9).


   If you are a saved saint of God take heed to my warning today. Beware of evil dogs. Persecution of God’s saints by the Devil’s dogs is about to be unleashed. Keep in mind these words of the Lord Jesus – “Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you” – (Mt.5:10-12).


Beware of Dogs: Beware of Evil Workers

Pastor Mike Storti

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