OPEN HEAVEN 9 MARCH 2021 MEMORIZE: Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Matthew 7:15
Our memory verse for today says “Beware of false prophets”, so it is not a new thing that we have false prophets today.
They have always existed. As a matter of fact, as we get closer to the second coming of Christ, they will increase in number.
So-called prophets who are actually nothing but magicians will multiply as the years go by.
However, the Lord said clearly that by their fruits you shall know them – not by their so-called miracles, not by their signs and wonders, but by their fruits.
In Matthew 7:16-18, Jesus Christ goes further to say that you cannot gather grapes from thorns.
He said a good tree will only bring forth good fruits.
In other words, if they are His prophets, then they will only bear good fruits.
If you see them bear any bad fruit, then they are not from Him.
What are some of the bad fruits to look out for in a false prophet?.
Greed is one bad fruit that you can easily spot in a false prophet.
Any prophet who tells you to bring money so he can prophesy for you is not from God.
If he tells you to give him money because of a prophecy he has already spoken about you, he is not from God.
Our God is not greedy, so if the prophet is bearing the fruit of greed, he is not from God.
Some so-called prophets will even tell you to give them your car so as to get some spiritual benefits.
Tell them that you are a child of God too and God has spoken to you. In (2 Peter 2:3), Apostle Peter says:
And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
Another fruit they bear is that of fear. They always attempt to put fear into your heart. They use fear to control their victims.
They know that once they tell you that doom is coming, you will be ready to do anything to avert it.
If you see a prophet who always prophesies doom, run from the fellow.
A true prophet, even if he sees doom coming will pray for it to be averted.
If he tells you the prophecy at all it is so that you can pray also.
He will not seek to put fear in your heart but to inspire you to pray against the impending doom.
He would even prefer that the doom is averted and he is called a false prophet than for the doom to come and then be boasting about the accuracy of his prophecy.
(2 Timothy 1:7) says that God has not given us the spirit of fear. Fear is a spirit and it is from the devil; anyone who is ministering the spirit of fear to you is from the devil.
OPEN HEAVEN 9 MARCH 2021 PRAYER POINT: PRAYER POINTS FOR OPEN HEAVENS 9 MARCH 2021
Father, give me the spirit to discern so that henceforth, I will be able to identify false prophets in Jesus’ name.