A Far More Pressing Matter: The Barjesus-prophets, The Simon-prophets, and The Emerging Fiery Prophets of The LORD.
As a sequel to the recent publications, I find it necessary to show a clear difference between the Barjesus [the prophets of Satan], and the Simons [the new believers in The LORD Jesus Christ hungry for the prophetic, but unlearned in the righteous pathway of The Spirit of The LORD, hence needing training], and a far more pressing matter worthy of note in The Prophetic Community in The Body of Christ.
● Part One:
False Prophets, Prophets and Prophets in Training:
In this publication, I showed that a very clear difference exists between those who are “false prophets” and whose origin and employment is of Satan, from those who are “Kingdom Prophets,” whose origin and Calling is of The LORD, and “Prophets in Training,” who still in the pathway of being raised up as Prophets of The LORD, who experience little less precision, because of the learning gap in discernment:
● Part Two:
The Prophetic Plumbline must rise first – Then the judgment:
In this next publication, I showed a very clear Biblical principle of The Kingdom, that shows how The Spirit of The LORD labors to raise up the standards of Righteousness and Justice in the Prophetic Ministry, as well as other ministries — and how the standards of Righteousness — when raised up — become the Plumbline for Judgments to be authorized against the perverse and crooked, so that we do not disrupt the operations of The Spirit of The LORD due to the zeal of the flesh:
● Part Three:
Having laid these important foundations, it is important to lean completely on The Spirit of The LORD for guidance, in accurately responding to the prophetic scenarios unfolding before The Body of Christ.
For this, I will show you in further details, a clear difference between the false prophets — whose origin is of Satan — and those who are believers in The LORD Jesus Christ, but dabble into the prophetic mischievously.
Take a look at the man called Barjesus, and the description of his activities.
“And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus: Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man, who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God. But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith. Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him, And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of The LORD?” Acts 13:6-10
The Scriptures records Barjesus as a false prophet, who was not in any way a believer in The LORD Jesus Christ.
Paul The Apostle called him a child of the devil, full of subtility and mischief, whose mission is to pervert the right ways of The LORD Jesus Christ.
Barjesus had the opportunity to hear The Gospel being preached to Sergius Paulus, both unbelievers at the time, but the man Sergius Paulus was very hungry to know about The LORD — and eventually received The LORD Jesus Christ into his heart.
Now take another look at Simon, one who once practiced sorcery, but turned over to The LORD upon hearing The Gospel.
“But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one: to whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God. And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries. But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.” Acts 8:9-13
Look at such difference. The man Simon, who was once a sorcerer, heard The Gospel and was convicted, received The LORD Jesus Christ into his heart, and the Scripture said, he “continued with Philip,” wondering and beholding the signs that were done.
However, here’s the deal…
“And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.” Acts 8:18-19
Simon was a man who had tasted the dark powers of sorceries. He knew there was a price to pay for such level of manifestations he saw in The Apostles — and with an unrenewed mind — he considered to offer money to receive an impartation of the gift.
However, when confronted by Peter the Apostle, about this action, Simon the sorcerer was quick to repent.
“Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God. Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee. For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity. Then answered Simon, and said, Pray ye to The LORD for me, that none of these things which ye have spoken come upon me.” Acts 8:21-24
Such a stark difference between Barjesus the false prophet, and Simon the new believer with an innate hunger for the supernatural, yet unlearned in the righteous pathways of The Spirit of The LORD in the stewardship of spiritual gifts.
So I ask, seeing the conviction in the heart of Simon, and his earnest following of the believers in The LORD Jesus Christ, do you consider him a false prophet, or one who is unlearned in the righteous ways of The Kingdom — yet quick to be convicted, repent and yet continue on following to learn the righteous pathways of The Spirit of The LORD?
This is why we can’t ruffle the prophetic field that contains the bold tares and the tender wheat, until the wheat The Spirit of The LORD is carefully tending to, rises in maturity as a righteous standard.
The prophetic tinderbox have been ignited. The question is: How far will this go by the strength of the flesh?
I dare say, we have a more pressing problem than the issue of the false prophets — and that is, we have far too many Simons [once a sorcerer, now a believing Christian] who are buying and selling prophetic graces more than we realize.
There are those who present and posture themselves as leading prophets figures, who present a shortcut to the prophetic office, anointing, influence and platforms to far too many “new converts” in the likeness of “Simons” who have an innate desire for the prophetic and supernatural, that they lure many “Simons” to patronize them.
The lines of the pathways by which The Spirit of The LORD raises His prophets are continually being blurred by these prophetic grandmasters, and the “Simons” consider the shortcut being provided in all our sophisticated prophetic activation meetings and associations, as the quickest pathway into the prophetic office, anointing and platforms — and those “Simons” with heavy pockets are quick to patronize — and are brought up the ladder and ranks quickly into prominence in the prophetic ministry — multiplying deception at a far greater rate.
With this, the True Prophets being raised by The LORD, have to navigate turbulent waters to be trained and to emerge — yet with so much warfare along the way — as Elijah and John The Baptist did — as lone voices crying in the wilderness.
Yet, The Kingdom must exercise restraint in uprooting the tares of false prophets and apostles, until the time the wheat attains maturity.
For then and only then, would the righteous standard emerge and the prophetic plumbline be established — that becomes the authorization for the rounding up of the tares into the flames of judgments already determined for them.
Even now, I dare say, The Plumbline Prophets are Coming. Painfully yet steadfastly, they are being raised up by The Spirit of The LORD — in the fires and in the wilderness.
When they emerge, the arguments will cease, for The Kingdom of The LORD Jesus Christ will in their time entertain no flies, and The Voice of The LORD Jesus Christ will be Great in His Camp and great will be The Victory of The Kingdom of The LORD Jesus Christ in those times.
Again I say, lean on The Spirit of The LORD in these times.
“Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of The LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand, a day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong, there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations. A fire devoureth before them, and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness, yea, and nothing shall escape them. The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses, and as horsemen, so shall they run. Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.” Joel 2:1-5
~ by Abel Praise
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