Why are there False Prophets?
“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” (2 Corinthians 11:13-15 KJV)
There are many false prophets because many people speak from their own insights. They believe in what their own spirit tells them. God says, “Woe to the foolish prophets, who follow their own spirit and have seen nothing!” (Ezekiel 13:3-4) People’s own desire made them follow Satan.
The place we live in is not a place of rightness. God wanted it to be so. However, Satan wants to destroy it. Satan was a fallen angel of God, and he is known to be the father of lies. He is good at deceiving people.
False prophets will never be cast out from this world as long as Satan rules the hearts of the wicked. Being equipped with the word of God helps us determine false prophets. Equip yourselves with the gospel and embrace the revelations from God. Soon, Satan will be defeated and God will reign over His people.
Now to recognize whether a prophet is genuine, take note of the four tests from God. The prophet shall display a Godly character for he bears the fruit of the spirit. If you observe otherwise, then he is counterfeit. Second, the predictions of a genuine prophet usually come true. God’s true servants couldn’t be wrong about timing. Thirdly, a prophet’s name shall be consistent with the Scripture. And lastly, the people should benefit from the prophet’s ministry. The result of a prophet’s ministry can also indicate whether a person is a true or false prophet.
Satan began the world of lies. His mission is to falsify the truth of God and discourage God’s believers. He blocks people from following God. He doesn’t want people to be transformed in a Godly way. Fake prophets exist to assist Satan of his goal.
The second coming is surely to happen. The wicked will see the power of God as He will come with the clouds and His power will rule over all the earth. Remember that the power of God is greater than the enemy. You need to have faith. Romans 16:17 says, “Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them.” We should all take note that these counterfeit teachers speak with no light in them.
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