Hosea 4 verse 6 says , ”My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me.” The word of God goes on to say in John 8 verse 32 , ”Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. “Satan the devil, a fallen angel, is the father of lies and has deceived the whole world (John 8:44; Revelation 12vs9). His goal has been to twist and falsify the truth of God and to discourage humanity from following the path to true happiness and eternal life. To assist him in this effort, he influences people to become counterfeit prophets. Another reason given in the Bible is that some people speak from their own imagination. God says, “Woe to the foolish prophets, who follow their own spirit and have seen nothing!” (Ezekiel 13:3-4). Throughout the centuries, numerous false prophets have arisen because of their own desires and Satan’s influence.
Let me explain bit on the role of Prophet .Because of the way “prophet” is commonly used, there is a misconception that its basic definition is “someone who foretells the future,” but this definition is too narrow. Prophet is better defined as “one who speaks for another.” A true prophet, then, is a person who speaks for God, delivering a message that God has ordained him to give. In Exodus 7:1, God tells Moses that Aaron, his brother, would be his (Moses’) prophet, even as Moses was God’s prophet. Because of Moses’ unbelief in God’s ability to speak through him, God would speak to Moses, who would tell Aaron what to say to others—Pharaoh in particular (verse 2). It is the function of speaking for another, rather than the miracles they performed or their foretelling of what would befall Egypt, which defined Moses and Aaron as prophets.If we carry over from Old Testament to New Testament, the role of the Prophet is a) to Speak for God , b) to exhort and direct the body of Christ , c. ) It is also clear that this office is considered high in its order of importance: 1Co 12:28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. Eph 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; When a Prophet speaks in an open congregation his words are to be judged. 1Co 14:29 Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge . God explained to those who foolishly seek knowledge from mediums and wizards, “To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them” (Isaiah 8:19-20). Peter declared that the apostles could truthfully attest to many fulfilled Bible prophecies concerning the life and deeds of Jesus Christ. “For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. … And we have the prophetic word made more sure” (2 Peter 1:16, 19, Revised Standard Version).
Pray and ask for spirit of discernment from our Lord Jesus Christ so you can’t fall prey to false prophets. Mathew 10:8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give. We have truly anointed women and men full of the spirit of God and also some copy cats whose foundation originated from hell who are there to deceive the elite. If you are a true men /women of God why do charge a fee for one on one with people. Be careful who lays his /her hands praying for you. Every prayer has spirit whether its good or evil. If you want to know its a false prophet the fruits are going to be seen .It won’t last long. They love self praise. They want to be known in the gate chambers. They love followers to hero worship them.They have been given the level of God. Let’s respect and honor our men of God but the truth let’s not worship them. Miracles should happen in the body of Christ but they should not market you as a servant of God. Let them bring salvation to souls to know God. People shift from exalting men of God but focus on Jesus. The kingdom of God its not for competition or to challenge fellow men of God. Why printing mantles with a face of the man of God-that’s pure idolatry ? Mantles are not for sale , they shift people from God into believing them .
“If there arises among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams, and he gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder comes to pass, of which he spoke to you, saying, ‘Let us go after other gods’—which you have not known—‘and let us serve them,’ you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for the LORD your God is testing you to know whether you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul” (Deuteronomy 13:1-3). This same test could occur in our day. The apostle John warned, “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God” (1 John 4:1-2). God is merciful and kind to reveal the future in advance through His true prophets.
I believe this article will equip to make sure you are not deceived by false ones.
Yours With the Love of Christ
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