Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Modern Day False Prophets


 ARE YOU A FOLLOWER OF FALSE PROPHETS

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Of late, I had noticed on my Facebook wall many postings about Christian prophets and their prophecies.
The bible has this to say: 

Heb 1:1  “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Heb 1:2  Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;” 

To me, the verse seems to say God does not need to use prophets to speak to Christians any more.  So, why are there so many prophets all over the Christian communities?  Maybe I would prefer to think that the verse is merely saying that God does not need to use prophets to speak to us anymore on matters concerning His plan of salvation, which has already been done and completed in Jesus.  God may still use a person or other to speak to any individual or group concerning certain specific matters that affect them. 

And charlatans are quick to jump on this golden opportunity to make money selling predictions, books, cds, collecting seminar fees,  and taking love-gift collections from of naïve Christians.  And just as there are many false prophets there are even more naive Christians.

Malaysia has its own fair share of self-proclaimed prophets who love prophesying over other people, and they cannot care two-hoots that most of what they prophesy never come to pass.


Christians Who Are Drawn to Prophets

Selling books, cds, taking offerings
Many Christians simply love to follow prophets, much as they claim that they actually follow Jesus Christ only.  Well, they deceive themselves.  One can simply see they hang on to every word of prophecy of the prophet of their choosing.  They fail miserably to understand the bible’s high standards for a prophet.  The bible is clear …….. one missed prophecy and he is a false prophet. So, he can get 50 prophecies right and one wrong.  That makes him a false prophet.  The bible says that, and you better believe it:

Deu 18:22  When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.

The first mark of a false prophet is saying prophecies do not need to be 100% accurate.   And in saying that, the false prophet is also saying God lies in Deu 18:22 and God does not mean what He says. No, The bible says it mus be 100% accurate.

So, why in the world would any Christian want to follow after a false prophet?  It is probably leftover pagan desire to know the future.  If you ask, you might get this response “But he is more often than not accurate in his predictions!” or “But he can do so many miracles!”  Often is not good enough.  To me, a false prophet is a false prophet.  Once proven false, I would not want to hear one word from him.  As for miracles, remember that Jesus warned us that even satan and his servants can do great miracles.  Read Rev 13 and you will find that the false prophet can call publicly down fire from heaven and even give life to a statue and make it speak.   So, I am not going blindly to chase after miracle workers either.  Always watch for the fruits of the so-called servant of God.

 
The Real Prophets Never Miss

Just read the book of Isaiah.  Every chapter is filled with prophecies made from 10’s to 100’s of years in advance, and many have come to pass in the history of the Middle East and Egypt.  Among the examples are : a temple was indeed built to the Lord as predicted, in Egypt by migrating Jews, King Cyrus of Persia was born a 150 years after he was named in the bible, and he did exactly what he was predicted to do,  an insignificant Babylon was predicted to rise up and destroy Jerusalem tens of years before it actually happened.  The book of Isaiah was so accurate that unbelieving academics had to invent the silly reason that these predictions were inserted into the book of Isaiah after the events happened.  Dumb academics – the whole book of Isaiah are filled with fulfilled prophecies, so the whole book of Isaiah must have been written after new testament times?  Deliberately dumb.  The only prophecies yet to be fulfilled in the book of Isaiah are those pertaining to the 2nd coming of Jesus and the eternal kingdom.  You would find similar accurately fulfilled prophecies in the book of Ezekiel ( see the destruction of Tyre ), book of Jeremiah, book of Daniel; in fact, every book.

The prophet of God never fails, not even once simply because he speaks the word of God; and every word of God is true.


Why Does God Allow False Prophet to Operate?

This I know.  God says he sends false prophets to test His followers.

Deu 13:1  If there arises among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams, and he gives you a sign or a wonder,
Deu 13:2  and the sign or the wonder comes to pass, of which he spoke to you, saying, ˜Let us go after other gods"--which you have not known--˜and let us serve them," Deu 13:3  you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for the LORD your God is testing you to know whether you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Deu 13:4  You shall walk after the LORD your God and fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice; you shall serve Him and hold fast to Him.

I would not follow any false prophet, not even for a moment in the hope of gaining something good out of him.  The devil can also give you things that seem good, but there is always a snare somewhere.

I also know that God does allow even non-believers to use His name to cast out demons.  See Luke 9:49-50 or Mar 9:38-39.  As long as His name is glorified, He allows it.  But having said so, I also that God does not reward these people in heaven, for they have received their rewards already in cash and handclaps.  Neither will God grant them salvation, for when they say to the Lord :

Mat 7:22  Many will say to Me in that day, ˜Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?"

the Lord replies them,

Mat 7:23 ˜I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!"

So, it is very clear.  Even if they are Christian leaders who call on the Jesus Lord, and perform miracles, if they had misused their anointing to serve their worldly lusts, they are not going into the kingdom of God


Tricks of False Prophets

Now, fortune-tellers and diviners can also make predictions and get some right. I have seen foolish people ( non-Christians ) going to diviners and palm readers to get their fortunes foretold.  I must admit that I was one of them in the days before I came to know Jesus.  Everyone knows that not every prediction made by these charlatans will come true; in fact most would not come true.  But they will still visit them just hoping to hear something they want to hear, either to convince themselves of some pre-held notion or comfort.  This is the extent of our deceitful heart.  We even allow our own deceitful heart to deceive ourselves.  We allow it.

A common trick is that false prophets often make predictions that are so vague that it is up to you to decide if it has been fulfilled or not.  And the charlatan can claim an accurate hit whether that thing occurs or not.   A good example in the bible is the case of Jehoshaphat, the king of Judah’s visit to the king of Israel in 1King 22.  When the 2 kings consulted the false prophets for their divination on their proposed act of war against the king of Syria, the false prophets replied: “Go up; for the Lord shall deliver it into the hand of the king.”  Well, they did not say to which king would the Lord deliver it to.  The king could well be the king of Judah, the king of Israel and also the opposing king of Syria.  And that exactly is how most modern day Christian prophets work.


Another common trick is to keep in touch with the political and financial news, make some quick judgment of the probabilities and “prophesize” to the church.    One such visiting prophet ( too bad I forgot his name ) in Malaysia some years back that the next Prime Minister of Malaysia after Mahathir would come out of the south.  That was because it was already hot news that Najib Razak from Johor would likely succeed Mahathir.  Well, Mahathir pulled a surprise decision by rejecting Najib and appointed Abdullah Badawi some few months later.  The prophet of course, collected his love gift collection from the church and went back to Australia where he came from.  So much for prophets.   False prophets also make predictions on disasters concerning areas already known for disaster risks.  So predictions for a great  earthquake in a  place like Florida at at a distant future or tsunami around Asia would be a safe bet.

A third trick is to make predictions that are so far away that by time the predictions are supposed to be fulfilled both you and the prophet are dead.   But he died with many of his books and cds sold.


Some of the more prominent fakes today

Proven false are people like Benny Hinn who predicted God will destroy New Orleans with fire, which did not happen and instead Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans with a flood.  He also predicted the death of Fidel Castro before the year 2000, and Fidel Castro lived right through it.  Chuck Pierce is a known Kabbalist ( which puts him into the occultist category ) and has even admitted to his mistakes in prophecies.  Names associated with false prophecies are Rick Joyner, Juanita Baum, Kim Clement, Peter C Wagner and members  of Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders, members of the Kansas City Prophets.  Come to think of it, they are mostly from the USA!


Conclusion

True prophets never miss.  The bible warns against false prophets and false teachers.  They are nothing more than diviners who use  the name of the Lord for monetary gain at the expense of naïve Christians.  A Christian of 30 years can often be a naïve Christian.

The false prophets speak presumptuously when the Lord has not spoken.  Just as the false prophets spoke falsely to King Ahab and King Jehoshaphat.  They make a good living by speaking falsely to soothe itching ears.

Do you have itching ears too?

Jesus says in John 8:32, "And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free."

8 comments:

  1. The Last Prophet of Islam Mohammad said that I am the final Messenger of Almighty Allah (God) and there will be no prophet till the Day of Judgement. He said that the Holy Christ is son of Marry, who was a noble, a truthful, honest and trustworthy lady of Israel tribe. Holy Christ was not son of Yahoo but a worshiper of Him. He never hanged and he is in Heaven, will come back to this World near Qeyamah (Judgement Day). Mohammad Obaidullah Alvi, a journalist, anthropologist, ethnologist and historian in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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    1. Greetings.
      God never changes and in The Bible He says that in The Last Days, the time before Judgement Day, men and woman, young and old will prophecy. That must mean that God never changes and He sent Prophets after Mohammed.

      My God has not made the bible too easy to understand because He wants people to read it and see how lofty the words are so that they may know that clever men did not write the bible but that words were delivered by God to His Prophets and Witnesses. You can believe that surely as Mohammed got the words for the Koran from Angel Gabriel and not from his own mind, l am sure you will agree!

      The Bible is written in a very spiritual way and those who have eyes to see and ears to hear, do spiritually understand the message. After all narrow is the way to Heaven/Paradise.

      Jesus, my own Lord, gave me His special wine to drink and that wine is new and not the same wine as the wine Jewish people drink, those Jewish people who have not become Christians. Those people only like old wine without the blood of Jesus added to it!

      Christians accepted that God who is the only only God, somehow sent Himself to The World and particularly to the Jewish People, in the form of a man and that man came from God and was God because He came from God. That man because He was constrained by His Humanity was pleased to be humble before the one He called Father and even was He humble to do God's will in everything and to not allow the human part of Himself to sin, ever! You know He was born of a virgin by the power of God without sexual involvement, and only after His birth was Mary allowed to become a mother again by her husband Joseph, and he Joseph was God's servant in his duties to Mary and Jesus of the flesh.

      Who is it that comes from God? Who is it who never sins? Who is it that mixes His Blood with humanity? Who is it who is compassionate and pitying of those who will be and who are deceived by Satan? So pitying that He does what He knows His father God wants and spills His Godly blood as a sacrificial pure lamb to pay for the sins of those who were deceived by Satan. And all of mankind are deceived by Satan! Jesus was the only person who never sinned. What does that make Jesus? God was able to split Himself in this way as He can do everything and nothing is impossible for Him!
      While God stayed in the higher realms He watched that Son show Himself to be humble in flesh as a Son of Man but knowing He was also from God in the Highest realm.

      Jesus is the nature of God and His loving, caring personality. Who has never sinned, only God never sins! God can be in Heaven and on Earth at the same time. Jesus said to someone who called Him good, that only God is Good, now remember, your own Koran says that Jesus never sinned! So Jesus was covertly saying that He was God and was in agreeing that He was Good. After all if your Koran says Jesus never sinned then He was Good and only God is Good, truly Good, just like Jesus! You have to see it now? Why be spiritually blind, see,see,hear,hear!!!

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    2. Islam and Jesus teachings are not the same. A person accepts Jesus Christ or they do not . he is the true son of GOD who has GOD as his father in bible. Islam say GOD has no son. and Jesus did not die for your sins. anti bible or anti Christ to JESUS words. a person accepts or they do not most people in the world only accept the parts of bible the like. in bible the devil has and rules this world

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    3. I read your post and agree. You will not understand what Muslims believe.

      They believe that in Heaven they can have sex!

      Mohammad has told the Muslims that they will have sex with 72 females who lose their virginity over and over again.

      Mohammad also said that when he went to Paradise, he would marry Mary, mother of our Lord, and have sexual relations with her! Joseph gets no mention, but l suppose Mohammad would use His sword on him if he objects!

      Mohammad also intended to marry the sister of Moses and have sexual relations with her.

      Mohammad also thought that Moses was the uncle of Jesus.

      Muslims believe that Jesus was not crucified and it was Judas who was crucified instead because God pulled a trick of deception.

      Muslims believe that Christians commit blasphemy for believing that Jesus was more than a man and a servant of God.

      Muslims believe that Christians must be punished by death if they persist on believing that Jesus is part of God as they claim that we are making a partner with God.

      Muslims do not believe that Christians can be sent a Holy Spirit, however, they believe that humans can be possessed by Demons and Jinn.

      Allah swears by the Night, and his creation, the Demons and Jinn that the Quran points the way to him, and the Demons and Jinn swear by the Quran that it is a Book that points the way to their God.

      No matter how long you spend teaching the Bible to Muslims they will not accept it as the Word of God, as they have been brainwashed from infancy to not trust the Bible, and they have been taught to challenge its authority, its teachings, its history and to believe that it is a corruption with numerous errors.

      The Quran has numerous errors and major contradictions but Muslims are blind to it.

      Mohammad murdered hundreds of people. He had numerous wives including having sexual intercourse with a child of 9 years. Muslims claim she was mature at that age because of the desert heat!

      Mohammad kept slaves and had sex with the women, in many cases their husbands were murdered in front of their eyes just hours earlier.

      Mohammad murdered anyone who offended him or had his companions carry out the murders for him.

      In this modern age in lands of high technology, modern muslims believe that Mohammad was sent to mankind to have the World know that Jesus was only a man who came to sort out a Jewish problem, but he Mohammad came to sort out the Gospels and correct the Christians as to the Truth of God, that He is the one and last prophet and his word is final as the Word of God and Allah must be worshipped in the way Mohammad has decreed!

      If a Muslim of this age were to meet a Muslim of 1000 years ago, there would be no difference in attitude and mentality because Islam has stopped the clock!

      I could write more, much more, it is horrendous that Governments in civilized lands are facilitating, empowering and protecting and even promoting this Satanic Religion!

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  3. I will use your koran to prove my case.

    Unfortunately, your koran does not entirely agree with you.

    1) Check surah 3:54-55, where Allah distinctly says He will cause Jesus to die ( mutawafeeka ) and raise him up. In this verse, the koran says He will die and will be raised again after that. That is exactly what the bible says about Jesus.

    2) Check again Surah 19:33 which has an infant Jesus speaking these words: "So peace is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life again". This verse lines up nicely with s3:55.

    3) The prophet Muhammad also declared that Jesus is only a human and a messenger. All Muslims agree on this. Now, the prophet also says that All messengers before him had passed away. See Surah 3:144 . Now, if you say Jesus did not die before Muhammad, you are therefore contradicting your own prophet. Are you saying your prophet lied?

    4) Is Muhammad the last prophet? Well, the koran says that Jesus is still alive today, and is coming back. And when he comes back, he is still a prophet, right? In the meantime, Muhammad has died and did not rise up again. He is still dead, while Jesus is coming back and according to Islam he will still be a prophet. Looks like Jesus is the last prophet according to Islam, not Muhammad.

    See if that makes sense to you.

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  4. PRIORITY PROPHECY
    The prophecy that should take precedence in the minds of men today is, that Jesus is coming again. The most important question is, are you ready for the return of Jesus?"

    Do not listen to so-called modern day prophets.

    Mark 13:31-32 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. 32 But of the day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.

    Men who predict the date of the return of Jesus or claim that He has already returned are false prophets.

    Luke 12:39-40 "But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had know at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have allowed his house to be broken into. 40 You too, be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect."

    Beware of men who claim they know when Jesus will return to earth.

    1 Thessalonians 5:2-8 For you yourselves know full well that the day of the Lord will come as just like a thief in the night.....

    2 Peter 3:3-10 Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, 4 and saying , "Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation."..............10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up.

    Jesus is coming again whether you believe it or not.

    Matthew 25:1-13.......13 Be on the alert then, for you do not know the day or the hour.

    THE IMPORTANT QUESTION IS, ARE YOU PREPARED FOR THE RETURN OF JESUS?


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  5. Hi,
    Read your post.
    Wondered if you have a spiritual need to declare that Jesus is about to return? True, the Bible says "no one knows the hour".
    Jesus will not come until The False Prophet and his followers, rule over many nations and people are forced into accepting the marks of the beast, on head and hand, which they will do so that they can shop and eat and serve their flesh! People who are terrorised into accepting a False God and a False Prophet will become converts to this Satanic religion, joining its many millions or billions of followers who are deceived yet dedicated to the worship and obeyance and have declared their oath to it!

    Unfortunately, those who are deceived to accept the marks of the beast, and those people also include people who thought that they had believed in Jesus but betray Jesus by taking the marks of allegiance to the False One who is Satan and who has a name that God curses will follow the same fate as Judas!

    Yehwey, the Jewish God is God and Jesus is His beloved Son made equal with The Father and reigns with Him in Heaven and even on this Earth in the flesh of those who will have true eternal life forevermore!

    Be prepared to die for your belief in Jesus for the slaughter of the Christians has already begun and there is no real horror from the Media for these Christians who are victims of a False, Satanic Prophet!

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