“The prophet who presumes to speak a word in My name which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die.
And if you say in your minds and hearts, How shall we know which words the Lord has not spoken?
When a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the word does not come to pass or prove true, that is a word which the Lord has not spoken.
The prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him.” Deuteronomy 18:20-22 AMP.
“Afraid?” Since when is anyone afraid of a modern day prophet?
Most of them, are just one of the boys. All they have to do is predict one right one and the church calls them a prophet. If they get three in a row right, they can have their own TV show!
Why does the western church not vet anyone claiming to be a prophet, checking to see if they have been inaccurate?
This is not a game. If we were not under the new covenant, there would be funerals in every town, and city in America, and the fear of the LORD would cancel most of the popular prophetic TV shows! Y2K and the aligning of the planets would have cleaned out a whole lot of false prophets. If it looks like it, find a publisher, write a prophetic book, and thousands will run to the bookstores. If nothing happens, so what they have made their money, and the people will still come back for the next book!
“BELOVED, DO not put faith in every spirit, but prove (test) the spirits to discover whether they proceed from God; for many false prophets have gone forth into the world,” 1 John 4:1 AMP.
~ Jim Hammerle
|Jim Hammerle began ministry working with David Wilkerson and Nicky Cruz, founding Teen Challenge Philadelphia. 6 times in the mission field pastoring a mission ship, 15 years with TV and radio, teaching, and preaching, a retired businessman, Jim now helps to feed widows and orphans in Uganda, helping Muslims find the Jesus who feeds them. He’s become His banker and is privileged to give His money away, wherever He decides, so he’s also helping to build an orphanage in Haiti and investing in lives in the USA. Totally in love with his LORD, at age 73 he served in ministry at Victory Christian Church and lives every hour listening for his Heavenly Father’s voice.|