“And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.”
One of the most frequent of warnings about the end times is “beware of false prophets“.
Unfortunately, few give heed.
False prophets and false teachers have ALWAYS been a problem. They were a problem in the Old Testament and were also a problem in Peter’s day.
“But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.”
—2 Peter 2:1
False prophets and teachers are also a problem today with the advent of the Internet. Over the last couple of years, a number of “prophetic” websites have sprung up, with their owners offering to give readers a “word from the Lord.”
What is the believer to do?
For starters, believers are to try every spirit, but that too is another warning which few heed. So many believe all supernatural power is from God and that every spirit is the Holy Spirit.
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”
—1 John 4:1
One other thing to consider: does the message concern Jesus? Does it point the reader in the direction of Jesus?
“And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
Warnings about end times false Christs and false prophets abound. The wise will take heed.
There are more coming. And the false ones at the very end will be the most seductive of all.
“For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.”
NOTES: These warnings also includes false prophetesses. Deceit is not gender-specific. This especially concerns those who arise from within the churches. The second beast of Revelation looks “like a lamb, but spake as a dragon.”
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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