Thursday, October 21, 2021

Identifying False Prophets And Teachers

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Deuteronomy 13:1-3 (KJV) “If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the Lord your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul".

Ruth: Ayo, listen to me, that man is fake, he's false.

Ayo: No Ruth, he can't be, how can he be fake? He correctly predicted the score of a national football match, many sick are being healed and oh, he's such a benevolent giver. Do you call such fake? If he's fake, then I want to be fake too

Ruth: but he makes a Marchandise of the people, does he not sell miracle water and cloth? Doesn't he pray for unbelievers without caring whether they repent or not? What kind of true prophet does that?

From today's text, it is obvious that a man can be accurate with predictions and yet be false if the source of his insight is another god.

Please read this carefully, “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. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not (2 Peter 2:1-3 KJV).

If he teaches damnable heresies and denies the lordship of Christ, if the way of truth is being evil spoken of because of him and he doesn't care, and if he makes merchandise of his subject, such a one is false or fake and should not be followed or listened to.

Remember that Jesus said in Matthew 24:24 that, false prophets shall show great signs and wonders. So, if signs and wonders are your only criteria for identifying a true prophet, you will be deceived as prophesied by Jesus in Matthew 24:24.

Prayer: Father, I ask in the name of Jesus that, you please give me a discerning and steadfast heart. Help me never to fall prey to false prophets and teachers. Amen!
—Dr. Emmanuel James

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