Friday, December 18, 2015

A word about false prophets and teachers

Every once in awhile the topic of "false prophets and teachers" crops up.  It's very upsetting to discover that so many don't seem to mind following those types. YHWH constantly warns us that if someone proclaims something that is not 100 percent from Him, it's false! (Just take a look at some of the stuff the Pope proclaims!)

There are many Facebook self-proclaimed "teachers" along with some Christian "pastors" and also several Hebrew Roots teachers who have "prophesied" things that never came true - and yet people flock to them. Why are people so gullible and so lukewarm that they are willing to accept everything and anything, no matter how ludicrous it sounds? Take a look at what Scripture says:

Deuteronomy 13:1 “When there arises among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams, and he shall give you a sign or a wonder, 2 and the sign or the wonder shall come true, of which he has spoken to you, saying, ‘Let us go after other mighty ones – which you have not known – and serve them,’ 3 do not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for יהוה your Elohim is trying you to know whether you love יהוה your Elohim with all your heart and with all your being. 4 “Walk after יהוה your Elohim and fear Him, and guard His commands and obey His voice, and serve Him and cling to Him. 5 “And that prophet or that dreamer of dreams is put to death, because he has spoken apostasy against יהוה your Elohim – who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim and redeemed you from the house of bondage – to make you stray from the way in which יהוה your Elohim commanded you to walk. Thus you shall purge the evil from your midst. (ISR)

Deuteronomy 18: 20 "'But if a prophet presumptuously speaks a word in my name which I didn't order him to say, or if he speaks in the name of other gods, then that prophet must die.' 21 You may be wondering, 'How are we to know if a word has not been spoken by ADONAI?' 22 When a prophet speaks in the name of ADONAI, and the prediction does not come true -that is, the word is not fulfilled -then ADONAI did not speak that word. The prophet who said it spoke presumptuously; you have nothing to fear from him.  (CJB)

Jeremiah 14: 14 YHWH replied, "The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I didn't send them, order them or speak to them. They are prophesying false visions to you, worthless divinations, the delusions of their own minds.... (CJB)

Matthew 7: 13. Enter by the straight door, for wide is the door and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many are they, those that go in it. 14. How narrow the door and straight the road that leads to life, and few are they, those that find it. 15. Beware of false prophets that come among you in the clothing of lambs, but from within are ravenous wolves. 16. But you will know them by their fruits. (AENT)

Matthew 24: 4 Beware, let no man deceive you. 5. For many will come in my name and will say that “I am the Mashiyach.” And many they will deceive. 6. For you are bound to hear of revolutions and rumor of wars. Watch out and do not be disturbed, for it is necessary that all these things happen, but it is not yet the end. 7. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines and plagues and earthquakes in different places. 8. But all these things are only the beginning of sorrows. 9. Then they will deliver to afflictions and they will kill you and you will be hated by all nations because of my name. 10. Then many will stumble and will hate one another and will betray one another. 11. And many false prophets will arise and deceive many. 12. And because of the growth of iniquity, the love of many will grow cold. 13. But whoever has patience until the end, he will have life. (AENT)

1 comment:

  1. Prophesying is a risky business. I see posts, websites, Hebrew Roots for instance, about relying on dreams if something is true or going to happen, and it just seems like a risky way to hear from YAH. Take the kid from Israel who's story is making the rounds about his near-death experience. It is not so much his story as it is all the 'experts' who THINK they understand what he saw. For examply, one prophecy buff, followed by many I am sure, went as far to say something to the affect: 'see the kid telling the story, ok, there appears to be a + sign above his head, he's telling the truth; see the Rabbi, there is a - sign above his head, he is not telling the truth.' Give me a break! Are you kidding! Nuts.


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