Prophets and Watchmen!
….The Word of God is not for sale $$$ !!!
“Will you ensnare the lives of my people but preserve your own? You have profaned me among my people for a few handfuls of barley and scraps of bread. By lying to my people, who listen to lies, you have killed those who should not have died and have spared those who should not live” Ezekiel 13:18-19.
With all of the spiritual wickedness and destruction that is going on in the nations and the world at large, one would think that the main objective of all God’s Watchmen and Prophets would be a loud cry of repentance and a call to prepare the people hearts for the gross darkness, destruction, and sin that is covering the world. The dark times that are looming over the world are calling for words of “God-truth” and for words of “God-substance.”
Granted that only the “true meat” from the Word of God will keep the soul of man grounded and prepared for the spiritually dark times which are looming over the earth! But rather than trying to warn and prepare the people for destruction, some of them are instead causing the people to feel “at peace and comfortable” with their current spiritual state” by selling the ministry and the Word of God as a “product.” They are all about the “mighty dollar” and this is their main objective. They are loving “mammon” more than they love God!!!
Instead of guiding the people to repentance and godly sorrow, they are making the Word of God and the House of God a product to sell, and a den for greedy thieves! Unfortunately, these hirelings are found in every place and on every level. They are in the physical churches, ministries, on television and radio, on the internet; and many even use the social media websites for their market place!
Instead of the prophets and watchmen proclaiming the meat of God’s Word to feed the people and to reach the lost, they are pushing to sell a false “by meat product” on the level of “spam or bologna” instead of serving the “choice cuts,” which is the “true Word of God.”
They are using propaganda and target marketing advertising schemes with watered down, white -washed, flesh pleasing words. They speak forth words that resemble advertising ads that will entice others to give or to sow money into ministries and themselves. As a matter of fact, many of them are not even concerned or focused on preaching and declaring repentance to the lost, but instead the watchmen and “prophets” are focused on making a “profit” from those who are vulnerable, weak, and those who are searching for answers to desperate situations.
Actually, they have more calculated and strategic marketing methods than the radio, TV and sales advertisements that comes through the mail. They will preach and advertise their ministries around the 1st, 3rd, 15th, 30th, Fridays, bi-weekly, monthly and income tax season; in addition, they have calculated and studied with accuracy the habits of the people. They have learned and know the pay day schedules in the month, what time of the day you will watch TV and be on the internet and social media; and, they know what to say to “catch” the attention from the people to sell $$ the Word of God. Some of these “hirelings” have so much to say, that they are even worse than a used car salesman in a “yellow suit with a polka-dotted bow tie.”
For instance, they become pushy, insistent, and persistent, and will even use guilt and scriptures to bully God’s people to get them to buy in to their tactics! They make the people feel “bad and convicted” for not giving to them. However, it’s not only the leaders and hirelings, but the people are guilty as well! There are many people who are desperate for a word and are flocking to feed on these empty words as if it is a sale on an “all you can eat buffet”…yes! Indeed, the people are willing to pay these hirelings to “feed into their flesh”! All are guilty before God!
Furthermore, these prophets and watchmen are showing disrespect for the ministries and the Word of God by reducing it down to nothing but a mere “product or item” to sell! Nearly every thing they preach and focus on is “fleecing” the weak! The cunning and crafty words that they use have no substance or a foundation to stand on! On the contrary, they tend to give good words and smooth phrases mixed with half-lies and half-truths which will cover all areas of life that a person may be going through or experiencing at the moment.
They know that the people are human and have “needs and wants,” so this is how they strategize and market themselves or their ministries to the people. So with that, they have figured out and know what the people “need and want” to hear at the right time and at the right moment. Just like the cunning used car salesman with the fast talking gimmicks and with so much to say all the time, they hype up the emotions and makes a person think this is what they want to hear and need to hear for their individual situations. Therefore a person gets “caught up in the moment” and buys into the foolishness.
But later on after the money is spent and the lies have been paid for, then the people will realize that all the hype is only “a flop” or a “lemon” that has left a sour taste in the mouth. They realize that their situation and problem has not changed but in fact has gotten worse! By the time they realize what is happening, the money is gone and they have no returns on it! Consequently, the Word of God says that whatever man sows that shall he also reap. Therefore when we sow to the flesh we will reap the things of the flesh and when we sow to the spirit, then indeed we will reap the things of the “spirit.” In other words, if flesh is all that is put into it. Then flesh is all that we are going to get out of it!
With that being the case, people who are not rooted and grounded in the Word of God are a target for these spiritual predators. For this reason, it is critically important for each individual to study, read, and meditate on the holy Word of God. This is necessary to be able to rightly divide, discern and to know what is of God and what is not of God. No one can try and test any words or see through any “smoke screens” without the Word of God and spiritual discernment! For as much as the Lord will not have us to be ignorant to the schemes and the plots of Satan, we must do our part by seeking God’s face and having His Word and Holy Spirit within us. If not, then one is subject to fall prey to the tricks and schemes of the enemy every time.
Actually, when you stand back and take in the entire picture, these wolves in sheep clothing could care less about selling lies mixed with truth. As long as someone falls for their“bait.” With wrong motives and intentions, they have mastered and use the old “bait and switch” trick on the people of God. It is a sad thing….but it is true! As a result, some people have allowed it and fallen prey to the schemes mainly either because they refuse to personally seek God, or, they are always seeking “a word from god” through someone else.
Above all, the Watchmen and Prophets of called to be intercessors and a mouthpiece for the Lord. Before the people can turn to the Lord, all of the Prophets and Watchmen have to focus on “true doctrine.” And too, God has true and faithful Watchmen and Prophets in every nation who are blowing the trumpets of repentance and true doctrine. They all must stay on the wall!
Finally, the people and the church at large have to wake up and realize that there is just going to be some in ministry who will say exactly what is wanted and needed to say for a price! Just as a crooked car salesman during tax season, by the time that they are uncovered and exposed, its too late, because by then, the wolf has all of the people and the church’s money and is enjoying and spending it for themselves on a real shopping spree!
Ezekiel 13: 3-7 “The Word of the LORD came to me: “Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel who are now prophesying. Say to those who prophesy out of their own imagination: ‘Hear the word of the LORD!
This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Woe to the foolish prophets who follow their own spirit and have seen nothing! Your prophets, Israel, are like jackals among ruins. You have not gone up to the breaches in the wall to repair it for the people of Israel so that it will stand firm in the battle on the day of the LORD. Their visions are false and their divinations a lie. Even though the LORD has not sent them, they say, “The LORD declares,” and expect him to fulfill their words. Have you not seen false visions and uttered lying divinations when you say, “The LORD declares,” though I have not spoken?”
vv 18b – 21 “Will you ensnare the lives of my people but preserve your own? You have profaned me among my people for a few handfuls of barley and scraps of bread. By lying to my people, who listen to lies, you have killed those who should not have died and have spared those who should not live.
“‘Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am against your magic charms with which you ensnare people like birds and I will tear them from your arms; I will set free the people that you ensnare like birds. I will tear off your veils and save my people from your hands, and they will no longer fall prey to your power.”
Jeremiah 23:16-18 “This is what the LORD Almightyjesus Enters Likebody says:
“Do not listen to what the prophets are prophesying to you; they fill you with false hopes.
They speak visions from their own minds, not from the mouth of the LORD.
They keep saying to those who despise me, ‘The LORD says: You will have peace.’
And to all who follow the stubbornness of their hearts they say, ‘No harm will come to you.’
But which of them has stood in the council of the LORD to see or to hear his word?
Who has listened and heard his word?”
– by Geraldine Coleman
Geraldine Coleman: Is a teacher and educator and ministers to prisoners at a prison facility where she is an instructor.