Today as we drove to lunch with friends, the LORD spoke to me revelation and warning about receiving prophetic Words from our friends and trusted ones.
Indeed, this was a warning message to given to one whom we were meeting.
“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world,” 1 John 4:1.
When I prophesy, it is not often and it is usually to friends and family — to those who know me and trust me.
Therein was the problem, as The LORD pointed out.
When I as a ‘trusted one’, speak a Word of Prophecy to a friend, the chances are that the Word will be accepted, without being tested!
Similarly, when a Pastor or a trusted and close brother of sister of God speaks as Word over me, I too will probably receive it without testing it.
The LORD pointed out, that the easiest way for the enemy to get us to believe a lie or fall for his deception, is when it comes from our friends or trusted ones, in the form of a Word form the LORD.
Why? Because most likely. we will not test it….
The LORD explained that if an unknown comes to us with a Word, in Church or elsewhere, almost certainly our defenses will go up and we will be prepared to test the Word and the spirit from which it came. Just as 1 John 4:1 calls us to do.
But, if the enemy can get our good and trust friend to speak 9 words from the Third Heaven and then 1 word (lie or deception) from the Second Heaven, then the enemy has succeeded in planted a deception, a lie, within us.
Yes, 90+% may be from Heaven, but that 10% is from hell and so the whole word is corrupt and cannot be trusted!
I urge you, brothers and sisters, to heed this warning and test ALL Prophetic Words your receive – from friends, trusted ones and others. to determine their Spirit, lest we fall to the deceptions and wiles of the enemy.
Especially today, Words from your friends and trusted ones!
~ Angus MacKillop