Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory;and he said to Him, “All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me. Matt.4:8-9
“A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” John10:5
The world loves its own.
The earth dwellers (worldlings and worldly Christians) love this world and all its antichrist ways. Their love is for the things of the world. Their allegiance is to the things of the world and the men of this world. Their desire is to participate in the geo-political and ecumenical movements of the world, to be a member of any “group” or movement that is popular and praised by men. They listen to the voices of the political-church Leaders, dead men, telling them what to do. And they follow and obey them, to help them build the kingdoms of this world.
But the sheep can discern the devil talking, with his big Plans and goals, smooth inviting words, smiles, lies, and fake “love” for all…. and the sheep do not listen, they do not heed, they do not obey, they do not follow. A stranger they will not follow. Not a wolf, or a snake or a scorpion or a goat. They listen to the voice of their Good Shepherd; they follow Him. They love Him.