Beware of false prophets
, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they areravening wolves.(16) You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
For false Christs and false prophets shall rise
, and shall show signs and wonders, toseduce, if it were possible, even the elect.(23) But take heed: behold, I have foretold you all things.
FROM SIMPLE AND PLAIN BIBLICAL REVELATION, WE COULD CLEARLY DISTINGUISH CATEGORIES OF FALSE PROPHETS WHO MISGUIDE GOD’S PEOPLEIN THE CHURCH:
1.Falsified/Degraded “PROPHETIC Spiritual GIFT”
i.Those with the PROPHETIC SPIRITUAL GIFT could become FALSE-PROPHETS
their ministry: with soothing
Hananiah son of Azzur
(Jer 28)and with soothing
Zedekiah son of Kanaanah
(1Kin 22)or contaminate and
the Prophetic Gift with magical
(Acts 13:6-12).ii.Those with the PROPHETIC SPIRITUAL GIFT could degrades their propheticministry to SOOTHSAYING because they
their ministry for selfish and
purposes (Josh 13:22):like
Balaam son of Beor
(Num 22-24; 31:16; 2Pet 2:15-16; Rev 2:14).
2.Occultist “PROPHETIC Satanic POWERS”
PROPHETIC SATANIC POWERS could masquerade or
(2Cor 11:13-15) theirevil powers as if they were “Christian” Prophetic Gift; thus they deceive the rulers andpeoples of the world,
bamboozling and amazing everyone
with disguised occultistmiraculous signs and wonders to
aggrandise and enrich themselves
like that of:the “sorcery empowered”
Simon Magus of Samaria
(Acts 8:9-24)and the “Python empowered”
(Acts 16:16-20)and ultimately the “Antichrist empowered”
(Rev 13:11-17; 16:13-14).
3.Fake “PROPHETIC Pretended TITLE”
PROPHETIC PRETENDED TITLE is empty claim and perversion of prophetic officemaintained by deceptive
of prophetic ministration and mannerisms (Jude 1:4,11-13) like:that of
Jezebel of Thyatira
(Rev 2:20)and the
Seven Sons of Sceva
Beware of Obsession with Prognosticating Divination “Prophets”!!
Are you (or intending to be) one of these forms of false-prophets? Are you able to discern any such false-prophets?