In Matthew 24, Jesus warned His disciples about false christs.
He said “Be careful! Don’t let anyone deceive you. Many people will come and use My name. They will say, ‘I am the Messiah.’ And they will deceive many people.” (Matthew 24:4-5)
“False christs and false prophets will come and do great miracles and wonders, trying to deceive the people God has chosen, if that is possible. Now I have warned you about this before it happens.” (Matthew 24:24-25)
Since Jesus warned us about false christs, it is very important for us to know what a false christ is.
To keep it simple, a false christ is someone who tries to stand in the place of Jesus over your life. It is someone who speaks and behaves as if they are your “lord” and savior” or “messiah.”
Let’s read some Scriptures about the True Jesus Christ and compare them to how a false christ behaves.
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
The True Jesus Christ is the one and only source of eternal life. And anyone who believes in Him will not die in their sins, but have eternal life.
Angels are not the source of eternal life. World religions are not the source of eternal life. Religious leaders are not the source of eternal life. Religious groups and organizations are not the source of eternal life. JESUS is the one and only source of eternal life.
Now here is why Jesus said to “Be careful!” . . . A false christ is very slick. . . . they will quote John 3:16, but they will deny this Scripture through their false teachings.
For example, they will teach you that if you leave their leadership and leave their group — you will lose your salvation and go to hell. They will teach you that eternal life and salvation can only be found in their “special teachings” and that no other leaders or churches have their “special teachings.”
When you first met them and joined their group, they taught you that you weren’t “fully saved,” and that you had to submit to their leadership and “special teachings” so that you could have eternal life and salvation. This was done to make you question your salvation and accept their false teachings.
They slowly but surely brought you to the point where you felt like their leadership and their group is your source of eternal life. This is the behavior of a false christ.
Through various false teachings — they made themselves and their group the source of your eternal life, instead of Jesus. They exalted themselves, they exalted their group, and they exalted their “special teachings” to the place of Jesus over your life.
Some of you are afraid to leave UFC, because you were taught that UFC, Janeth’s leadership, and her “special teachings” are your source of eternal life. However, you have nothing to fear, because that’s all a lie. Jesus is the only source of eternal life and He offers this wonderful gift to anyone who believes in Him.
Let’s take a look at another Scripture:
In John 14:6 Jesus said “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”
Jesus is the only way to the Father. By very nature, He is The Truth. And He is everlasting life.
If someone wants to come to God, they must come to Him through Jesus — because He is the only way. If someone wants to know the truth about God, they must seek Jesus because He is the Truth — knowing Him is knowing the Father. If someone wants to have eternal life, they must receive Jesus because He *is* everlasting life.
Through Jesus, we are able to have a personal relationship with God, know the truth, and have eternal life. We cannot receive these blessings through anyone else — not through a religion, our family members, religious leaders, or religious groups and organizations.
A false christ may quote John 14:6, but once again, they will deny this Scripture through their false teachings.
For example, they will teach you that if you want to come to God and have a personal relationship with Him — then you have to submit to their leadership, stay in their group, and follow their “special teachings.” In this manner, they make themselves “the way to God” in your life.
They will teach you that if you want to know the truth about God — then you have to stay in their group, throw away everything that you learned outside of their group, and let them “re-teach you” their “special teachings” which they claim “no other church or pastor has.” They don’t encourage you to learn the truth from JESUS and be taught by His Holy Spirit — they exalt themselves as your MAIN teacher, and they exalt their “special teachings” as “the absolute truth.”
Gradually, you start believing that your leader is “the truth,” that their “special teachings are the truth,” and that only your group has “the truth.” This is definitely the case at UFC. Everything that Janeth says and does is considered “the truth” — not Jesus and His word.
Even though Jesus is given lip service at UFC, Janeth is actually considered to be “the way, the truth, and the life” and that “no one can come to the Father except through Janeth”. . . this is the behavior of a false christ. She has replaced Jesus in the lives of UFC members.
Let’s look at two Scriptures where Jesus speaks about the Holy Spirit:
“I will send you the Helper from the Father. The Helper is the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father. When he comes, he will testify about Me.” (John 15:26) “The Spirit of truth will bring glory to Me by telling you what he receives from me.” (John 16:14)
Jesus said that the Holy Spirit will lift HIM up, testify of HIM, and bring glory to HIM. We see a similar teaching in Philippians 2:9 which says “So God raised Him [Jesus] up to the most important place and gave him the name that is greater than any other name.”
As you can see, one of the jobs of the Holy Spirit is to lift Jesus up and exalt Him to the highest place of honor — because He is LORD, and He is the only Person who humbled Himself to the point of death, to sacrifice His life for our sins.
A false christ may speak of Jesus, but it’s only lip service. . . it’s superficial — because they lift themselves up, testify of themselves, and bring glory to themselves. The group exalts them to the highest place of honor instead of Jesus, and constantly speaks of their leader’s name instead of the name of Jesus.
I have heard many reports that UFC members speak of Janeth more than Jesus, and bring up her name in conversations all the time. Did God give the most important place to Janeth or Jesus? Did God give Jesus the name that is above all other names, or Janeth? Is the body of Christ suppose to revolve around Janeth or Jesus? Is Janeth the focal point of God’s Kingdom or Jesus? Is Janeth the centerpiece of UFC meetings, or Jesus? Is Janeth always in the spotlight of UFC activities or Jesus?
In the early church, a leader named “Diotrephes” wanted to sit in the position of Jesus. Diotrephes loved having the highest position among the saints. He loved being first and in the limelight. John the apostle wrote about him in 3 John 1:9-12:
“I wrote something to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be their leader, will not listen to us. So if I come, I will talk about what Diotrephes is doing, about how he lies and says evil things about us. But more than that, he refuses to accept the other brothers and sisters; he even stops those who do want to accept them and puts them out of the church. My dear friend, do not follow what is bad; follow what is good. The one who does good belongs to God. But the one who does evil has never known God.”
Diotrephes loved to be the most important person in the group. When John wrote letters to this church, Diotrephes would reject John’s letters [does this type of behavior sound familiar?]. Diotrephes would tell lies to the church about the apostles and make up evil things about them — because he wanted to convince the church that the apostles were evil and not to listen to them [does this type of behavior sound familiar?]. When other Christians tried to visit that church, Diotrephes would reject them. And if anyone in the church accepted those Christians into their homes, Diotrephes would punish them by kicking them out of the church [does this type of behavior sound familiar]?
John the apostle said do not follow bad examples like this, follow what is good. People who do good belong to God. But people who do evil [like Diotrephes] have never known God. God included this letter in the New Testament to warn us not to follow such leaders, and not to behave this way ourselves.
Jesus didn’t kick disciples out of His presence and fellowship. He didn’t tell lies about people and make up evil things about them, to convince His disciples not to listen to them. Nor did Jesus exalt Himself and pull rank over others to make Himself first. He humbled Himself and made Himself the Servant of all:
“Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give His life as a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:25-28)
“But you must not be called ‘Teacher.’ You are all equal as brothers and sisters. You have only one Teacher. And don’t call anyone on earth ‘Father.’ You have one Father. He is in heaven. And you should not be called ‘Master.’ You have only one Master, the Messiah. The greatest among you must be a servant.” (Matthew 23:8-11)
The Holy Spirit lifts up Jesus and exalts His name to the highest place of honor, not Janeth. If you notice that people are constantly praising Janeth and mentioning her name in every other sentence — that is not a work of the Holy Spirit. That is a work of the flesh and the spirit of Antichrist.
Let’s take a look at some Scriptures which show that Jesus is the Head of the Church, His Bride:
“For a husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the Head of the church. He is the Savior of His body, the church.” (Ephesians 5:23)
“Christ is also the Head of the church, which is His body. He is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead. So He is first in everything.” (Colossians 1:18)
“But there is one thing I want you to know: The head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.” (1 Corinthians 11:3)
When my husband and I visited UFC, we noticed that Jerry said he was “the head” of UFC. But how is this so when Jesus said that HE is the Head of His church? So who is the head of UFC, Jerry or Jesus?
There can’t be TWO heads of the church. A healthy body only has ONE head. It is abnormal and defective for a body to have more than one head. Maybe this is one of the reasons why UFC members are spiritually-paralyzed and don’t know whether to listen to their leaders or the still small voice of Jesus. Because they are being told that Jerry and Janeth are “the head” of the church, when in fact Jesus is the one and only True Head.
Not only that, but the men at UFC [particularly the husbands] are told that Janeth is their head. This violates the order of God, which clearly says that “The head of every man is Christ.” Why is Janeth sitting in the position of Jesus as your head? Men, why is she dictating orders to you [a grown man] and ruling over your own household, marriage, and children?
Janeth has inserted herself between you and Jesus, so that she can be your head, control your mind, your household, and boss you around. Her and Jerry claim to be “the head” of UFC as if they died for your sins on the Cross. This is the behavior of a false christ.
RUN for your life from leaders who try to insert themselves between you and God, and be your “personal jesus.” 1 Timothy 2:5-6 says that Jesus is the one and only Middle-Man or Mediator who stands between us and God. A mediator is someone who makes peace between two parties, in order to bring about agreement, harmony, and unity. This Mediator is Jesus:
“For there is only one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity–the man Christ Jesus. He gave His life to purchase freedom for everyone. This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time.” (1 Timothy 2:5-6)
Jesus is the only Head and the only Middle-Man who stands between us and God, to represent us before the Father and intercede for us. He alone brings people back to God and makes peace between them and God through His sacrifice on the Cross. This is why He is called the Prince of Peace.
Through Jesus, we can have a personal relationship with God and hear His voice directly. We do not need to rely on a prophet or any other leader to hear from God FOR US, because Jesus filled us with the Holy Spirit so that we can hear from God for ourselves. With the Spirit of Jesus inside of us, and the Scriptures — we can hear from God directly.
“My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” (John 10:27)
“But when the Father sends the Comforter as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.” (John 14:26)
“When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future.” (John 16:13)
“In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets many times and in many different ways.But now in these last days God has spoken to us through his Son. God has chosen his Son to own all things, and through him he made the world.” (Hebrews 1:1-2)
A real servant of God will encourage you to listen to Jesus who speaks to us through the Holy Spirit and the Scriptures. They will encourage you to listen to God’s voice and obey Him over all other voices.
A false christ will tell you to “listen to God’s voice” but what they really mean is for you to listen to THEIR voice. Because in their mind, their voice *IS* God’s voice. They will teach you that when they are speaking, it is the same thing as God speaking. Therefore, you must “obey God’s voice” by doing everything that they say [even if it’s wrong, false, and contradicts Jesus]. Disobeying their voice is considered “rebellion to God” and “disobeying God’s voice.” They will teach you that if you disobey their voice, God will punish you “just like He punished Miriam for speaking against Moses.”
A false christ will discourage you from listening to the voice of Jesus and relying on the Holy Spirit to teach you. They do this by making you feel insecure about what God told you and by making you question if you really heard from God or not. For example, let’s say that you prayed about attending a college in another state and God told you to go ahead and go. So you tell your leader, but then they make you doubt God’s voice by saying “Are you sure that God told you to go out of state for college? Were you really hearing from God? God would never tell you to go out of state for college because He would never tell you to leave your church.”
Rather than praying with you about your decision and respecting what God told you, they discourage you from listening to Jesus, make you feel insecure in your ability to hear from God, and lead you to doubt God. They make you question everything that you hear from God, because they want you to feel so insecure, so uncertain, and so confused that you look to them for all the answers and put their voice over God’s voice. Everything you hear from God has to be run by them for approval to make sure that you “really heard from God.” And they never encourage you to verify what they say against God’s word. You’re expected to blindly accept what they say as if it were God speaking. This is the behavior of a false christ.
The apostles never behaved this way. They expected the saints to be able to hear from God on their own: “I am writing these things to warn you about those who want to lead you astray. But you have received an anointing [the Holy Spirit], and he lives within you, so you don’t need anyone to teach you what is true. For the Spirit teaches you everything you need to know, and what he teaches is true—it is not a lie. So just as he has taught you, remain in fellowship with Christ.” (1 John 2:26-27)
I can think of a few other ways that Janeth is a false christ.
She said that when she goes to heaven, she will have the most crowns on her head. This is blasphemy [meaning a false claim to be God/Jesus]. Because the Bible clearly teaches that Jesus has the most crowns on His head in heaven. Read the Scripture below:
“ Then I saw heaven opened, and a white horse was standing there. Its rider was named Faithful and True, for he judges fairly and wages a righteous war. His eyes were like flames of fire, and on his head were many crowns. A name was written on him that no one understood except himself. He wore a robe dipped in blood, and his title was the Word of God.” (Revelations 19:11-13)
The only person with many crowns upon their head is Jesus, not Janeth. She is extremely prideful and deceived to say such a thing. She is on dangerous grounds for blaspheming and lusting for the glory that only belongs to Jesus.
The saints do receive a crown, but we cast our crowns before the throne of God! “the twenty-four elders fall down and worship the one sitting on the throne (the one who lives forever and ever). And they lay their crowns before the throne and say,“You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For you created all things, and they exist because you created what you pleased.” (Revelation 4:10-11)
Another thing Janeth does is compare herself to Moses — especially when she is threatening people not to question her, correct her, and hold her accountable. She teaches that she is the “Moses” of UFC, and that God will punish anyone who “comes against her” just like He punished Miriam for coming against Moses. The problem with this is, Moses has NOTHING to do with Janeth, and everything to do with Jesus Christ.
Janeth makes the same mistake as many other religious leaders — she equates herself to Moses and parallels herself to his prophetic ministry, when in fact, the Bible teaches that Moses paralleled JESUS CHRIST. The fancy word for this is intentional parallel is “foreshadowing.”
The word “foreshadow” means “to indicate or suggest in advance; to show or represent beforehand by a figure or type.” Foreshadowing [as this very word implies] is when the shadow of an object is thrown before the advancing object itself, in order to present an image of that which is to come. The purpose of foreshadowing is to give a hint or a sign of something that will happen later.
In the Old Testament, God used various individuals, objects, and events to foreshadow New Testament events, the body of Christ, and above all Jesus Himself. It can be said that the Old Testament was intended to give God’s people a sneak preview of their coming Messiah and things to come.
One example of foreshadowing is Noah’s ark which pointed to Christ as the Ark of Salvation. Another example of foreshadowing is the Old Covenant Passover lamb which pointed to Christ as the Lamb of God.
The Scriptures clearly teach that the life and ministry of Moses foreshadowed Jesus Christ.
In Deuteronomy 18:15, Moses said “The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him.“
Then a few verses down in Deuteronomy 18:18-19, God reaffirmed that He would raise up a prophet like Moses “I will raise up a prophet like you from among their fellow Israelites. I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell the people everything I command him. I will personally deal with anyone who will not listen to the messages the prophet proclaims on my behalf.”
The Scriptures above show that God promised to raise up a prophet like Moses. This prophet and His message would be so important that God will personally deal with anyone who rejects Him. My friends, this prophet is not Janeth who blasphemously sees herself as “the 2nd coming of Moses” — It is the Lord Jesus Christ.
Let’s take a look at a few similarities between Moses and Jesus:
1. Moses was an Israelite, and according to the flesh, Christ was an Israelite.
2. Satan tried to murder both Moses and Christ while they were infants to prevent the deliverance of God’s people (Exodus 1:15-22; Matthew 2:16-18).
3. Both Moses and Christ spent their early years in Egypt (Exodus; Matthew 2:13-15).
4. Both Moses and Christ were brought up by men who were not their biological fathers (Exodus 2:9-10; Luke 2:33). Moses was raised by Pharaoh and his daughter, and Christ was raised by Joseph.
5. Both Moses and Christ saw their brethren in bondage and had compassion on them (Exodus 2:11; Mark 6:34).
6. Both Moses and Christ sat at a well to rest, and were kind to women by offering them water. Moses watered the flocks of the the daughters of the priest of Midian. And Christ offered living water to the Samaritan woman (Exodus 2:15-17; John 4:5-15). Both went outside of cultural customs by speaking with women.
7. Both Moses and Christ performed extraordinary miracles to confirm God’s word and prove that they were sent by the Father (Exodus 4:1-9; Exodus 4:28-31; Exodus 14:31; Deuteronomy 34:10-12; Mark 2:10-11; John 3:1-2; John 5:36; John 10:37-38, John 14:10-11; John 20:30-31; Acts 2:22).
8. Both Moses and Christ gave God’s people commandments and a Covenant. The Old Covenant came through Moses, and the New Covenant came through Christ (Exodus 24:8; Joshua 23:6; Hebrews 12:24; Hebrews 13:20; Matthew 26:26-28; Romans 8:2; Galatians 6:2).
9. The children of Israel rejected Moses and Christ and wanted to kill them both (Exodus 17:1-4; Mark 15:12-14; John 1:10-11; John 58-59).
10. Both Moses and Christ gave up riches and made themselves poor servants, choosing instead to suffer persecution with God’s people as pilgrims in this world (2 Corinthians 8:9; Hebrews 11:24-26; Philippians 2:5-8).
11. Moses was a shepherd, and Christ is our Good Shepherd (Exodus 3:1; John 10).
12. Moses was called to deliver God’s people from slavery in Egypt (Exodus 3:10). Jesus was called to deliver people from slavery to sin and out of spiritual Egypt (Luke 4:18-19; Luke 19:10; John 8:31-36, Acts 7:35).
13. Moses was a ruler of Israel, and Christ is our Ruler (Acts 7:35; Micah 5:2; Matthew 2:5-6).
14. The children of Israel were baptized into Moses and we are baptized into Christ (1 Corinthians 10:1-2; Mark 1:8; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Romans 6:4; Ephesians 4:5; Colossians 2:12).
15. Both Moses and Christ fasted for 40 days and 40 nights (Exodus 34:28; Matthew 4:1-2).
16. Both Moses and Christ washed their brethren with water to consecrate them for service unto God (Leviticus 8:6; John 13:3-5).
17. Both Moses and Christ interceded for God’s people (Exodus 32:9-14; Deuteronomy 9:25-27; Numbers 14:11-20; Numbers 21:7; Luke 23:34; Romans 8:34; Hebrews 7:25).
18. Both Moses and Christ are complimented in Scripture for their humility (Numbers 12:3; Philippians 2:5-11).
These similarities are not a coincidence. God planned out the life and ministry of Moses so that it would foreshadow the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. The apostles understood this very well and proclaimed that Jesus is the Prophet who would be like Moses (Acts 3:22-23; Acts 7:37).
“Philip went to look for Nathanael and told him, “We have found the very person Moses and the prophets wrote about! His name is Jesus, the son of Joseph from Nazareth.” (John 1:45)
“If you really believed Moses, you would believe me, because he wrote about me.” (John 5:46)
“For He [Jesus] was faithful to God, who appointed Him, just as Moses served faithfully when he was entrusted with God’s entire house. But Jesus deserves far more glory than Moses, just as a person who builds a house deserves more praise than the house itself. For every house has a builder, but the one who built everything is God. Moses was certainly faithful in God’s house as a servant. His work was an illustration of the truths God would reveal later. But Christ, as the Son, is in charge of God’s entire house. And we are God’s house, if we keep our courage and remain confident in our hope in Christ.” (Hebrews 3:2-6)
During the Gospels, Jesus often ran into conflicts with leaders like Janeth — they were full of pride and also equated themselves to Moses.
“Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to His disciples, saying: “The scribes and Pharisees have SEATED THEMSELVES in the chair of Moses.” (Matthew 23:1-2)
The term “chair of Moses” isn’t referring to a literal chair that Moses sat on. It’s a phrase which refers to the authority of Moses to teach the law of God and lead the children of Israel.
The scribes and Pharisees wanted the same authority that Moses had over Israel. Yet God did not appoint them to the chair of Moses — they appointed themselves, as Jesus said, they “have seated themselves.“ The only one with authority from the Father to sit in the chair of Moses is Jesus Christ, not Janeth.
I pray that you will overcome your fear by God’s grace and the power of His Holy Spirit. I hope that your eyes will open and that you will see the spirit that Janeth is operating in. It is not the Holy Spirit who exalts Jesus, but the spirit of Antichrist who exalts the flesh and idols. It is the spirit of Satan who lusts after the position of Jesus and seeks false worship from mankind.
“How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart:
I will ascend into heaven,
I will exalt my throne above the stars of God;
I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north;
I will ascend above the heights of the clouds,
I will be like the Most High.’
Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, To the lowest depths of the Pit.” (Isaiah 14:12-15)
UFC, how long will you follow a false christ?
Come to the True Jesus Christ, and He will surround you with His grace, love, comfort, and peace. He will give you everlasting life and rest for your soul.
“Come to me all of you who are tired from the heavy burden you have been forced to carry, and I will give you rest. Accept my teaching. Learn from me. I am gentle and humble in spirit. And you will find rest for your souls. Yes, the teaching that I ask you to accept is easy. The load I give you to carry is light.” (Matthew 11:28-29)