False Prophets and Ravaging Wolves in the Churches and Everywhere
How can you tell them? I know this is just barely touching the surface, but I have found at least three ways.
Many of our Church leaders are corrupt. Also, many of the voices out there in the prophetic online, (so called) naming the Name of Christ are full of deception and lies, also.
In this day and age, things have seemed to accelerate at an alarming rate to call good evil and evil good.
“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” Isaiah 5:20.
It is crept into the churches. If it was before, in all other generations, how much more today?
We often don’t know who to trust. Still right is still right, and wrong is still wrong. We are to:
“Preach The Word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.” 2 Timothy 4:2.
The ‘New Sound’ coming out that is not rooted in Christ is based on New Age.
There is a True standard, but it is a HOLY Standard that must be applied. This is not by the letter of the law but by the Spirit.
At the risk of wearing you out, I am trying to establish a solid foundation. Scriptures will be throughout.
Here too is a Word I heard from The LORD, shared on this site.
Many in the Body of Christ are confused and don’t know what too believe. The LORD wants His children to Not be shaken!
1) First, I see the main way to tell is by a person’s fruits. Plain and simple. If a person screams S-e-l-f and the glory is being reflected on them instead of Jesus Christ — beware!
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23.
2) If their testimony don’t match up with their lives — beware!
Many leaders out there are looking for the titles and mans applause. They call themselves this and that and many times are false prophets and wolves in sheep’s clothing.
(Note, some are the real deal. Although that is not what we are talking about here.)
“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” Matthew 7:15
3) The false will fleece the flock. They are greedy and after the money. The love of money is the root of all evil- beware.
(I am not talking about having a stingy spirit on our end, either. If The LORD has our hearts he certainly has our pocketbooks.)
“For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” 1 Timothy 6:10.
Some have fallen as leaders. If they are sincere, and seeking forgiveness yes! Absolutely, we are to restore in a spirit of meekness.
“Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.” Galatians 6:3.
“For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.” James 2:13.
“Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day.” Isaiah 65:5.
Still, let them be proven out, and have a time of healing and restoration before they are in a full position of authority again.
The f-a-l-s-e though, you need to walk away from. Maybe RUN is a better word!
Most assuredly we are to try the spirits with everyone.
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” 1 John 4:1.
Closing for now and pray God will bless each one.
~ Joyce D. McGuire
My name is Joyce D. McGuire, called to work in and for the Kingdom of God! To lead we must try to follow Jesus Christ closely. That is my heart. I am a Chaplain to the prisons; prophetic intercessor by His grace; author; and a Mother in the Kingdom of God. To many I am simply Mama Joyce. Some favorite verses of mine are Matthew 11:28-30. I also post YouTube videos.
Timelines for prophetic words need A LOT OF GRACE. Our own perceptions interfer in how we interpret things. Our own hearts can get in the way at times in setting dates or we misunderstand what the LORD is saying because of our perception & experiences.
Example: GOD says something will happen “soon”. Soon to GOD can mean within the next 1000 years. Soon to many of mankind means a microwave second! GOD’S use of language doesnt always have the same meaning as ours.
GOD JUDGES US ALL. It’s better to look at your own sins first.
GOD BLESS YOU!
Thank you Bev and Amen for your response. It was spoken in love, truth and in spirit. Sometimes I miss reading things cloaely, as going too fast. We sure all need one another, huh? Hugs
LOVE this Word! So on target!!! GOD BLESS YOU JOYCE!!! HALLELUJAH!!!
Thank you Sandi. I love you much my sister. Hope to catch up soon. Maybe we can have a prayer time before long. Hugs and blessings
There’s 2 more. In Deuteronomy we are told that we should not fear a prophet who sets a date, that passes without the event prophesied happening.
Second, it says to test the Spirit. How? Pray, but also, read the Word. Jesus Christ is the Spirit of Prophecy, and Jesus Christ is the Word made flesh. The Word is thus linked to the Spirit of Prophecy.
Thus, to test the Spirit, you test it by the Word itself. If they prophecy something that is in direct contrast to what the Bible prophesied, then it’s not from the Holy Spirit, but another spirit. It HAS to line up with what the Word has prophesied.
But we must also be careful and not make assumptions about what the Word prophesied. Sometimes we misunderstand the Bible, or interpret something wrongly, and that doesn’t mean the prophet is necessarily false.
We are also tasked NOT to follow and listen to the false prophets, or entice them, as we ourselves are then in danger of being judged equally with them, accordingly to Jeremiah 14 and Ezekiel 14. It is scary passages, those two. Listening to false prophets can be very, very dangerous to us. And I’m afraid many of us will stand naked in front of God on the Day, because of those 2 passages. It scares me tremendously.
Nettie I can’t tell if I lost my comment to you or not that I was trying to write?
If so thank you much for all your valuable comments. God bless you.
Oh what a word!! Those 3 guidelines are so powerful. Love that old song. The words ring out and grip my heart with fresh love, dear Joyce. Love you bunches, Sandi