DISTINGUISHING VARIOUS TYPES OF FALSE-PROPHETS.
True PROPHETIC SPIRITUAL GIFT always speaks divine oracles FOR/FROM GOD, and never speaks for/from human or demonic motives and desires.
Beware of False-Prophets!
(13) Enter in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be who go in there:
(14) Because narrow is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads unto life, and few there be that find it.
(15) Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
(16) You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
(22) For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall show signs and wonders, to seduce, 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 EASILY DISTINGUISH CATEGORIES OF FALSE PROPHETS WHO MISGUIDE GOD’S PEOPLE IN THE CHURCH:
- 1. Falsified/Degraded “PROPHETIC Spiritual GIFT”
- Those with the PROPHETIC SPIRITUAL GIFT could adulterate their ministry with soothing presumption like Hananiah son of Azzur (Jer 28) and with soothing delusion like Zedekiah son of Kanaanh (1Kin 22) or defile and pervert the Prophetic Gift with magical divination and deception like Elymas Barjesus (Acts 13:6-12) and the Seven Sons of Sceva (Acts 19:13-17) which make them become FALSE-PROPHETS.
- Those with the PROPHETIC SPIRITUAL GIFT like Balaam son of Beor (Num 22-24; 31:16; 2Pet 2:15-16; Rev 2:14) could misuse their ministry for selfish and profiteering purposes which degrades their prophetic ministry to SOOTHSAYING (Josh 13:22).
- 2. Occultist “PROPHETIC Satanic POWERS”
PROPHETIC SATANIC POWERS like that of “sorcery empowered” Simon Magus of Samaria (Acts 8:9-24) and the “Python empowered” Soothsayer Maid (Acts 16:16-20) and ultimately the “Antichrist empowered” Second Beast (Rev 13:11-17; 16:13-14) could masquerade or disguise (2Cor 11:13-15) their evil powers as if they were “Christian” Prophetic Gift; thus they deceive the rulers and peoples of the world, bamboozling and amazing everyone with disguised occultist miraculous signs and wonders to aggrandise and enrich themselves.
- 3. Fake “PROPHETIC Pretended TITLE”
PROPHETIC PRETENDED TITLE like that of Jezebel of Thyatira (Rev 2:20) is empty claim and perversion of prophetic office maintained by deceptive mimicry of prophetic ministration and mannerisms (Jude 1:4, 11-13).
Are you (or intending to be) one of these?
Are you able to discern any such false-prophets?
Pray for those with True Prophetic Spiritual Gift to escape the danger of falsifying and adulterating their Gifts because of selfishness, insincerity and delusion.
Pray for all elect believers that they would seek and receive God’s mercy and help to discern, expose and resists all falsehood and deception in the Church.
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