The enemy has spoken lies over many in the body and the LORD wants to set you free from a lying spirit that has tormented you and brought confusion over your destiny and calling.
The LORD has led me to write about my personal experience to many of His children who have endured great pain and affliction as a result of a false prophecy spoken into their life.
He has also given me a prayer for you to pray at the end of this testimony.
False prophets exist, believe it, for it is the truth. The LORD Jesus warned us and I have personally experienced the confusion that comes by coming into agreement with a lying spirit.
“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them…” Matthew 7:15-16 (NIV).
As a young believer caught in a storm of life, I was informed that a prophet was visiting a local church. Just the title of prophet exudes a sense of mystery and to a young naive guy like myself at the time, thoughts of Nostradamus and the sacred book of my future been opened to me ran through my mind.
I knew I needed a word from God as my personal situation in life was weighing heavy and I needed some form of direction from my maker. I visited the local church where this prophet was ministering and received the most powerful prophetic word over my life which brought me to tears and left me completely undone.
The truth is that where I was at that point in time, all it would have taken was for someone to tap me on the shoulder and say “God says it’s going to be all right” and I would have been completely undone. Instead I received what appeared to be the entire blueprint of my past, present and future, it was overwhelming – it had to be God!
The word of knowledge that started it all off grabbed my attention, and throughout the prophetic word there were accurate words of knowledge. The word spoke about what was to come, gifts to be endowed on me, my future spouse, the work I will be doing in the Kingdom, people I will be connected with and so much more.
I was mesmerized by all that God was going to do in my life and continued visiting this local church when this prophet visited which was over a two year span. During the final visit to this church to listen to this “highly anointed prophet,” God gave me a picture of this man which screamed EVIL. The countenance of this man in the picture was pure evil and as someone who did not get pictures very often it was something that stayed with me.
However, the preaching delivered by this man was so solid, he had a charisma about him and a way with words that kept you at the edge of your seat. He had numerous stories that wowed the listener – how could this not be a man of God?
In-between his preaching there would be things he would say which will catch my spirit that did not add up but I did not recognize at the time that God was trying to get my attention.
It is said the devil is in the details and this rings so true with my experience. I was not listening to the Spirit of Truth but was caught up in the emotion of it all, my eyes were on the man which proved the ultimate deception.
As time went by, I heard of a church split that occurred at another local church this man visited where he held a prophetic school. I also heard of a woman this man prophesied over who will have a baby and so it happened, she did conceive, but lost the child.
A similar prophesy was spoken to another woman with the same devastating result. I also heard that this man had divorced his wife which to me wasn’t a sign of bad fruit, as I did not want to judge without knowing the details of the divorce.
But these were the signs the LORD was giving me and you would have thought the writing was on the wall but I still held onto the prophetic word as truth.
Whenever I began to flourish in life (especially in business which I’m passionate about) the prophetic word will come into my mind and bring such confusion, I would actually feel guilty for prospering in something the LORD never spoke to me about.
The prophetic word haunted me each time I found myself bearing fruit in other avenues… it was a curse but I continued to believe it because “God said”.
After 9 years I came across an incredible word spoken over South Africa and Africa by a very well-known prophet who has proven to be a true prophet. The problem with this word was I had heard it before, it was spoken verbatim by this prophetic person who spoke over my life at the local church I visited… I was shocked, but I needed to know who delivered it first. I was still holding on to the prophecy given to me and thought just maybe the well-known prophet was the charlatan.
I contacted the guy who spoke over me to ask him about it. I used a false name when contacting him (God forgive me) and he said he did deliver that word and whoever published it gave the wrong attribution. I believed him and continued to hold onto the word…. Crazy, I know!
A year later, this exact prophecy surfaced online again and this time I knew this was no coincidence. I contacted the guy who published the word to ask who delivered it and he told me he was at the meeting when the well-known prophet delivered it – this sealed it for me!
After 10 years and countless signs from Holy Spirit I can finally say, the prophecy spoken over me was false and the guy who delivered it is a false prophet. Only a deceiver can copy a prophetic word spoke by another and pass it off as his own.
I took it to the LORD, rejected the false word, broke any curses that came through my agreement with the lying spirit and declared my freedom in the truth, Jesus Christ. The presence of God came upon me at that point and I knew I was finally set free from a stronghold that limited my growth, my progression and caused endless confusion.
I had to also forgive the man who delivered the false prophecy as that is God’s will to ensure I’m completely liberated.
I once heard an ex-Satanist give his testimony and part of their Satanic agendas was to speak into people’s lives and demons will give them words of knowledge about the person they speaking too. All they needed was agreement from the listener which opened the door to a demonic stronghold over the person’s life. In it curses are placed on the innocent listener.
I believe this is what I encountered through this ordeal, but God never left me. He worked it all out for the good.
In those 10 years He placed a burning desire for truth and to know His voice. He even placed a prophetic mantle on me which is kind of an irony but something I’m always grateful for. He has showed me my true calling in the marketplace and as a prophetic scribe which leaves me in complete awe of who our God is.
His word says that He works in us to will and act in order to fulfill his good purpose (Philippians 2:13). It is our faith and trust in Him that makes our paths straight. He will never leave us nor will He forsake us and even though the enemy will come as an angel of light, God will turn it all out for our good because He is good, His very character is goodness and nothing will ever change His goodness toward us. In His justice He will also redeem and restore all that the enemy has stolen.
For you who are reading this, know that God is never the author of confusion, He keeps you in perfect peace. If there is striving of some form it is not Him, if there is uneasiness and an unsettling within it is not Him – it is the result of some form of deception, lies or attack from the evil one.
I’ve learnt that God is not in the hype either. It’s easy to get caught up in hype and get our senses tickled thinking it is God but all it is, is an emotional response.
“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” Isaiah 26:23 (NKJV).
If there is a certain word that has been spoken over your life that has been a root of much confusion in your life and an area that robs you of your peace the LORD is saying it is time to let go of it.
I have written a prayer by the leading of Holy Spirit which is similar to the one I prayed after realizing I had been deceived, you welcome to read through it before praying it from your heart.
LORD Jesus Christ, you are the way the truth and the life. You have come to give me life and life more abundantly. In you there are no lies or any form of deception, you are the Prince of peace and you keep me in perfect peace even through the storms of life.
In my weakness I allowed the enemy to torment me with his lies and I came into agreement with something that I now know was not of you.
I ask you LORD to break every curse that came upon me by my agreement to the false word spoken to me. Your Word says that you became a curse for us, for cursed is anyone who hangs on a tree, you took up every curse through your death on the cross.
Your Word says that no weapon formed against me shall prosper and every word of accusation spoken against me you shall condemn. I ask you LORD to condemn every word of death spoken over my life, my destiny, my inheritance and my calling.
I declare: as you are LORD Jesus Christ, so am I in this world, and that greater is He that is in me than He who is of this world.
I declare: that I have liberty and freedom in your Spirit and I receive the abundant life that you have come to give me through your death and resurrection. Whom the Son sets free, is free indeed and I receive this promise from you, my LORD.
I bring this case before your courts in heaven my God and I ask you to be the righteous judge for I know that through my faith in you I am justified and made righteous.
I ask you to restore all that was stolen by the thief not because of my goodness but because of your righteousness in me LORD Jesus and your precious and holy blood that has redeemed me from sin and death.
I also forgive those the enemy has used to deceive me for I know that my fight is not against flesh and blood. You my God have forgiven us and I am called to forgive those who persecute me. Mercy triumphs over judgement and I choose to be merciful as you are merciful!
I now ask you my God for a new level of discernment and a greater sensitivity to your Spirit of Truth so that I may discern truth from lie and know your voice with certainty.
LORD, I also ask that your healing power flow through me and for that power to touch my heart and soul to restore my inner-being completely. I ask for your perfect Love to cast out all fear so that I may stand boldly on the battlefield in the days ahead.
Thank you LORD for hearing my prayer today and for releasing me from the lies of the deceiver, for healing me and restoring all that was lost.
I glorify you and thank you for your unfailing love. In Jesus Christ Name, I pray. Amen.
A Word from the LORD:
My Word is a light, a lamp unto your feet.
With it you discern and dismantle the veil of deceit.
Like the great oak with roots entrenched into the ground,
My Word will keep you firm, immovable, your trust will not be bound.
When truth is ingrained My Words of life with boldness you will speak,
the growl of the enemy will quickly fade into a feeble squeak.
~ Ashley Hutheram
Ashley Hutheram – a son of God in Christ Jesus.