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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

FALSE PROPHETS (TRY THE SPIRIT) PART (4)


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Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say” (Exodus 4:12)
The above scripture is what God told Moses, and by His spirit is what He speaks to His prophets of today! True prophets never speak on their own authority or share their personal opinions, but deliver the message God Himself gives them [Duet 18:18] [Jer 1:9] [Ezek 2:7] [Hos 1:2] [Joel 1:1] [Micah 1:1] [Zeph 1:1] [Jonah 1:1]. Amos claimed, “This is what the Lord says” [Amos 1:3]. God tells us that if a prophet says,” Let us follow other gods…and let us worship them” he is to be rejected (Deut 13:2-3). This worshipping of other gods includes money prophesy, materialistic/worldly prophesy without ANY mention of God or directing the person to repentance, and pursuing a life of holiness. Here’s an example, a person that receives a “you’re going to be rich” prophecy and they’re living in sin but the prophet doesn’t mention their sin or their need to repent (Jer 23:22)(Isaiah 30:9) , this will cause that person to wait anxiously for that money to come (following other gods) and enjoying the life that being rich can offer without repenting of their sins, seeking God, or pursuing a life of holiness (worshipping other gods). Following and worshipping other gods is not limited to calling the name of another god and sacrificing to it; worshipping and following other gods is ANYTHING that takes precedence in your life above God Almighty. God said for us to REJECT the prophet that prophesies in such manner; but most likely, [especially the people who say they love God] if a false prophet tells them that they will be a millionaire they probably would not reject him! (Mark 7:6-9) (Mathew 7:21) You MUST NOT LISTEN to the words of that false prophet, even if what he says is true! God is testing you to see whether or not you love Him with your whole heart and whole soul (Deut 13:3). If you love the Lord thy God then you MUST follow him and revere him. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him (Deut 13:5).
The primary role of the Old Testament prophets was to make known the holiness of God and the covenant obligations, to denounce injustice, idolatry and to call Gods covenant people to repentance and faithfulness.  Being a prophet of God was a dangerous calling, they were frequently mocked, rejected, persecuted and killed (2 Chron 36:16) (Jer 11:21 18:18, 20:2, 7-10). The roles of modern day prophets of God haven’t changed, but false prophets of Satan aren’t concerned with repentance or holiness. (John 8:44). I personally know of some false prophets who have a lifestyle which includes lying, backbiting, gossiping, unforgiveness and hatred- NONE of the qualities line up with qualities of a true prophet of God. A true prophet of God doesn’t allow himself to become contaminated by watching worldly movies and television programs or by listening to unholy music. He will protect his anointing by not engaging himself in ungodly activities or conversations. A TRUE prophet of God isn’t attached to worldly things, he is not a FAME SEEKER, and doesn’t want your money!  A true prophet of God doesn’t care what others say or think about him which allows him to BOLDLY speak what the spirit of the lord tells him to speak without ‘sugar coating’. The next time you encounter the “sew a seed” type prophet [“sew a seed so that your prophesy comes to pass”], remember that “the good seed are the children of the kingdom, which are sent (sowed) to bring in more children (harvest) through their testimony (their word-seed) Matthew 13.
THE BEST SEED TO SEW IS – YOURSELF into the Kingdom of God by repenting of your sins, and pursuing a life of holiness unto God! Not only will God speak directly to you without the need of a prophet, you will find yourself growing more spiritually! I’m not suggesting to avoid prophets, I happen to love the prophetic gifts but I love THE GIVER OF THE GIFTS (God) and pursing a lifestyle of holiness more than I do the gifts (Matthew 6:33).  In closing, I can write a book on false prophets vs. true prophets of God but there are hundreds of such books that have already been written yet people are still being deceived by false prophets. One way to not become entangled in the snares of the false prophets is to seek God for yourself instead of seeking a prophet, spend quality time in prayer with God (at least 30 minutes to 1 hour every day of uninterrupted prayer), READ THE BIBLE, know what it says, and do what it says!Develop a lifestyle of fasting, and pursue holiness, you can’t delight yourself in sin and expect not to be entangled in the snares of the enemy! Have faith and BELIEVE that God hears you when you pray and that He will answer you. God is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him (Heb 11:6) If you happen to have a true prophet of God in your life, one who lives up to GODS STANDARD (being in total and complete compliance to the word of God) be grateful for him/her because they are truly a GIFT from God, and they are rare!
May God bless every one who has read my series on False Prophets. I pray that God will open your eyes to be able to discern what is of Him and what is of Satan. God said that IF IT WERE POSSIBLE even the elect would be deceived, It is my prayer that you are among God’s elect and that you wont be deceived by the tricks of the evil one, I pray that you will pursue a life of holiness so that the spirit of God will make His abode in you, Amen.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

FALSE PROPHETS (TRY THE SPIRIT) PART (3)

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Romans 16:18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
The promise of personal prophecy always draws a crowd. Many long to hear the “voice of God” and either don’t have confidence in their own prophetic listening skills (with proper training we can all hear prophetically without using a prophet) or are simply seeking confirmation about something they think God spoke to their heart. There is absolutely nothing wrong in comparing a prophecy of one prophet with that of another prophet! If a “prophet” is offended because you inquired of another prophet regarding a prophecy they gave you, that prophet wasn’t sent by God! (1Cor 14:32 And the spirits of prophets are subject to the prophets). Believers are sincerely hungry to hear God’s voice. And that, unfortunately, is one of the reasons prophetic ministry is so abused in this hour. It’s one of the reasons anyone who claims to be a prophet can so easily fleece some sheep or offer false prophecies that lead people away from God instead of closer to Him!
The gift of prophecy as explained in 1 Corinthians 14:3: “But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men.” Based on this scripture alone, ANY “prophet” that prophesies “you will die” after offending him/her is a FALSE PROPHET. The truth of the matter is WE WILL ALL DIE a physical death one day, but those in Christ will escape the second death (Rev 2:11)(Rev 20:6), but God says the prophet which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak [even if it’s true], or which he speaks in the name of other gods [this also means speaking through the power/influence of another god and familiar spirits], that prophet shall die. This means, the false prophet is spiritually dead; cursed by God, AND WILL NOT ESCAPE THE SECOND DEATH.


False prophets are deceitful workers who pretend to be apostles of Jesus. They are like Satan himself, who pretends to be an angel of light 2 Corinthians 11:13-15. God will punish those who knowingly follow false prophets [Jer 14:16] , so have NO association with a false prophet (unless you’re ministering Christ and repentance to him/her) and DON’T FEAR THEM but EXPOSE THEM! (Ephesians 5:11) (Ephesians 5:6-13).


To be continued….
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Monday, February 27, 2017

FALSE PROPHETS (TRY THE SPIRIT) PART  (1)





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There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love (1 John 4:19). Please, remember this scripture when any so-called prophet comes to you with a “prophecy of death” or “prophecy of misfortune”.  IF God reveals a bad thing to a “prophet” He reveals it to HEAL IT, not to cause you to fear! God will NEVER send a spirit of fear to you! (2 Timothy 1:7). The spirit of God is ALWAYS love, PERIOD!  Even when He chastises you, it’s done IN LOVE (Hebrews 12:6). TRUE PROPHECY FROM THE GOD OF ISSAC, JACOB and ABRAHAM, will NEVER boast of itself! A real prophet will never boast of his/her ability to prophecy, because it’s not his own ability, it’s by the spirit of God who is the spirit of love! (1 Corinthians 13:4).  Unspiritual people can’t see that most of these acclaimed prophets are using an evil means to “see” spiritually and use the title “prophet” to hide their evil! Yes, what they “see” MAY be accurate- but THAT DOESNT MEAN THEY WERE SENT BY GOD! Even WITCHES (male and female) can see! *Jeremiah 23:21*(Deut 18:9-12- Lev 19:31- 1 Jn 4:1- Isaiah 47:13-15- Dan 2:27-28- Acts 16-16).  A fake prophet can only “see” but so far AND HAS NO REAL POWER. True prophets call people back to genuine repentance, and living a life of holiness! (Jerimiah 23:22).

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out in the world. (1John 4:1 KJV)
Trying the spirit is different from weighing gifts! Just because a “prophecy” is accurate or the witch/wizard (aka prophet) has personal knowledge about you DOESN’T MEAN THEY ARE OF GOD! Many people believe trying the spirit of a prophet means waiting to see whether the prophecy fails, well let me inform you that the prophecies of false prophets don’t always fail! (Deut 13:1-5). Have you ever questioned a prophet and he/she became offensive and combative? This is one way of trying the spirit of a prophet. A prophet ordained by God will NEVER spew curses or become enraged with anger or feel insulted if you question them; it is God who tells us to try every spirit. “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheeps clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit”. (Mat 7:15-18) As Spirit-filled believers we have the right and responsibility to judge prophetic words over our lives. We should embrace the true prophetic words and dismiss—even break the power of words that are not from God. The paradigm that sets prophets on a pedestal, not to be questioned, must end.

A true prophet WILL ALWAYS BE IN HARMONY WITH SCRIPTURE! (1 Cor 14:37). All other wisdom comes from Satan’s heaven, the astral plane. This is the place from which all false prophets, witches, warlocks, and pagan practitioners prophesy from. The wind of God is not in or on what they speak. They speak either lies or truth for their own greedy/false purposes (usually for fame, money or both). Don’t fear being “cursed” by a false prophet! Many false prophets use intimidation tactics to cause weaklings to fear them! They’ll say “Don’t question me or I’ll lay a curse on you” or “If you don’t send me money you’ll be cursed.” or “If you speak against me I’ll lay a curse against you,” RUBBISH! A false prophet doesn’t have the power to kill a mosquito much less lay a curse on a child of God! (As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse without cause shall not come Prov 26:2 MKJV). 

A prophet of God is not justified in cursing those who hate them! A curse from a true prophet of God can never be because of a personal, social, political, or selfish thing in any way. Cursing a true child of God will bring the curse back to the false prophet. A shaman, a witch doctor a wizard/witch or anyone operating in witchcraft disguised as a prophet or not can use demonic powers to put curses on those who don’t follow Christ.  Again, I’ll say, a TRUE prophet of God WILL NEVER GO AGAINST SCRIPTURE!!! (Read: Math 5:44-48 Luke 6:27-36 Romans 12:17-21). THE ONLY THING THAT A TRUE PROPHET OF GOD WILL CURSE IS AN EVIL SPIRIT!  Men of God only curse as inspired by God and not because you refuse to stroke their ego! By accepting Jesus, you can be free from demonic oppression and HAVE AUTHORITY over the devil and his curses (Luke 9:1). We (followers of Christ) have been REDEEMED from the curse, but if we walk in willful rebellion, we are breaking our covenant with Christ and that leaves holes for the enemy to bring a curse on us. If we are out of the will of God or not walking in faith and love then we can be affected by a curse BUT if we are walking where God wants us to walk, a hundred curses against us would bounce off and do us no harm! (A good example can be found in Numbers 22).  Anyone who curses a child of God actually curses himself!  To be continued.... 

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