Topic: Beware of False Prophets [Friday 18, November 2016]
Read: Mark 13:30-37 (KJV)
32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.
34 For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his
house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work,
and commanded the porter to watch.
35 Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house
cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the
36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.
37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
Bible in One Year: Genesis 31:1-32:21, Psalms 105:15-45
Because some people do not want to be confronted with the truth of the
Word of God, they run from Bible believing churches to places where
their atrocities can be allowed and covered. No matter how far you run
from the truth, one day, you will be confronted by it. False prophets
will never allow you to see the light of the Word of God. The Word of
God reveals and when your eyes are opened, you will be able to
differentiate between the real and the fake. False prophets will never
deliver the mind of God to their followers because they are false. Their
messages are in various colours and they use numerous ways to
manipulate their victims. This is why Jesus Christ has admonished us to
be watchful and careful of false prophets who are wolves, but hide in
sheep’s clothing. When they want to penetrate the life of anyone, they
begin to tell you of your past in accurate details. You need to be
sensitive in the spirit to know what is in their hearts. There are many
innocent children of God who have given false prophets access into their
lives. Unfortunately, some of them never recover from the damage done
A true prophet of God will not play god in your life. A true prophet
will do all within his calling to help you receive God first before you
begin to talk of receiving His blessings. For you not to be a prey to
false prophets, you have to be cautious and spirit minded, this is the
only way to identify ‘pastors’ relating with you on the basis of what
they want to get out of your life. False prophets will not ordinarily
leave you until they have completed their mission of stealing your
treasures, killing your investments and destroying your glorious destiny
through manipulation and deceits from the pit of hell. It is important
to note that the 21st century false prophets are not just those people
you see in long white apparels and dreadlocks. The false prophets of the
present age are now more refined and sophisticated. They now where
Italian suits and speak Queen’s English, but deep inside of them, they
are like a sepulchre.
Not all who introduce themselves to you as ministers are genuine
ministers. You have to look beyond the titles and the influence they
wield. You should check the kind of fruits they bear in the journey of
the faith they profess.
Prayer Point: Father, deliver me from every false prophet in my life in Jesus’ name.
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