“Then the Lord said to me, “The prophets are prophesying lies in My Name. I have not sent them or appointed them or spoken to them. They are prophesying to you false visions, divinations, idolatries and the delusions of their own minds” Jeremiah 14:14.
I have never seen so many sweet mouthed and laid back prophets than I have in this day and time….
Now don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of prophets who bring the true and uncut word from the Lord…. Words that feed the entire body of Christ. Words that announce the seasons and the moves of God… But by and far, there are many that are “sweet tongued” with words full of sugar and they are leading the people of God in to soul destruction and to serious hellish mayhem… they speak misleading words that leave the people “confused” and “double minded” about what is the truth of God and what is not… The words that they speak causes the people into thinking that I can live like I want to and indulge in any sin without true heart repentance and God will just reward me with material gain and money, gifts, wealth, and everything that my flesh desires… They refuse to give the true word of God to bring correction, thereby they “spare the rod” of correction by twisting the truth to feed their greed, selfishness, and unjust motives!
This is disastrous and it is equal to “sparing the rod and spoiling the child”… If a child exhibits bad and wrong behavior, would you take him into a toy or candy store and to reward his behavior?… Would you not try to correct the behavior so that the child will know that his behavior is not acceptable?
Proverbs 22:6 says to “train up a child in the way that he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it”… And with that Proverbs 13:24 says “Whoever spares the rod, hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.” Now let me ask, does God love or does He hate His children? John 3:6 says “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believed in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” So therefore, God loves His children and He will discipline those who continues of out of his will. God does not reward willful, daily sinning by showering blessings from on high!
These lying prophets cause so many people to be confused, angry, hurt, and upset with God because they have been lied to by “sweet tongued prophets”. They have been promised wealth, money, material gain, houses, cars, land, prosperity, false hope and promises and everything that the flesh think it desires..… only to find out that when their money is gone and they have sown it all to those “peppermint prophets”, they have nothing left but lint in their pockets and a hole in their heart!
They are more confused, hurt, and disgruntled than they were before, believing that God is the one who sent the word and then has failed to come through for them. All because the suppose to be prophet of God, told them that “God said it”. When in all actuality, God never said it in the first place. Especially when the people are living willfully sinful lives and has not heart for repentance or change. In fact, all the false prophets want is to fill their pockets with money because of their own flesh and greed!
When the people realize that nothing is happening or coming to pass with the words of the false prophets, they have to consult and counsel with god’s true servants who have to pray them back to recovery and give them the true word of God. However, a lot of it is the fault of the people who want to by pass holiness and righteousness and want a quick fix and a quick blessing without having to change their wicked ways and sinful lives that they are living….
Just be realistic about the matter. If God loves His children, would He contradict His own word and not discipline those whose lives, actions, and behavior are not acceptable to him? Shall we all continue willful sinning such that God’s grace may abound in our lives? God forbid! (Romans 6:1).
We cannot willfully sin and think that God will overlook our sins and shower down houses, cars, land, money and blessings in our lives.. But this is what “sweet tongued prophets” will have you to think.. When you look back into the word of God, God’s word shows us that God sent the word of “blessings to those who were living and serving him according to His will and He also sent prophets to warn the people of his judgement and destruction when they were willfully sinning and their lives were not acceptable to Him.
2 Chronicles 7:14 says “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
Do we see the consequences that god gives here in his word? God says if My people will humble, pray, seek me, and turn from their wicked ways “then” and only “then”, will He hear, forgive, and heal… so if we do our part in serving and living for God, “then” and only “then” will God do His part of blessing His people.……
“The lord says: “these people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught” Isaiah 29:13.
– by Geraldine Coleman
Geraldine Coleman: Is a teacher and educator and ministers to prisoners at a prison facility where she is an instructor.