Debrief — Lessons Learned From the Recent Prophetic Roller Coaster
The LORD gave me this Word today from Jeremiah 23:32,
“Behold, I am against those who have prophesied false dreams,” and led My people astray by their lies and reckless boasting; yet I did not send them nor command them, nor do they provide this people the slightest benefit,” declares the LORD.”
As we know, many innocent Christians bought into the false propaganda and lies spewed by many fleshly leaders after the US 2020 Elections.
These Christians were like the infants mentioned by Apostle Paul in Ephesians 4:14 – tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.
It’s time for the Church to grow up and not appear ignorant in front of the world.
We have to become a mature company of believers who not only have the prophetic outlook, but also the capacity to process the ways of God.
We have to be like Daniel, full of Wisdom and Understanding and able to process prophecy and prophetic timelines according to The Wisdom of God, while restraining our tongues and fleshly attitudes.
We can learn from this account, that reckless boasting using the name of prophecy, is not from God.
As Jeremiah 23:32 points out – these carnal dreamers used reckless boasting to lead people astray.
We saw a lot of arrogance from the propagandists as if they were going to take this by might. But people who thought this were so sadly mistaken.
The LORD wants our attitudes to be one of humility especially when we receive a word of prophecy.
The best example we can learn from is Mary, the mother of Jesus where it is written of her in Luke 2:19, “But Mary kept all these things in heart, and pondered them….”
It’s high time we are adorned with gentleness and respect and become wise as serpents. As we read in 1 Peter 3:15 — always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.
As you can see at the end of the verse in Jeremiah 23:32 — false prophecies don’t have the slightest benefit to the Church, all it does is waste of time.
The whole intent of Prophetic Words is to benefit/ edify and advance the Church. As Timothy writes in 1:4 – instruct men not to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies. Such things promote controversial speculations rather than advancing God’s work.
“that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting,” Ephesians 4:14.
“But sanctify The LORD God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear.” 1 Peter 3:15.
“Nor give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which cause disputes rather than godly edification which is in faith.” 1 Timothy 1:4.
~ Junu Thomas
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