On numerous occasions, the Lord requested me to warn His people about false prophets. This seemed to be an urgent matter to the Lord who expressed that currently many of His children are being led astray by false prophets “And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit” (Matthew 15:14). Jesus is a Great Loving Shepherd who would leave 99 sheep in the pasture to find one that is lost. Upon finding this sheep, He rejoices over it. Jesus heart breaks even when one soul is stolen from Him. “So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish” Matthew 18:14.
On the night of November 20, 2013, the Lord reminded me to share this teaching with you. I asked Him to give me more details of what He had previously shared but He did not. Instead He said, “you once believed one for a short time!” I knew this, I almost wanted to disappear but I run into His arm begging for mercy. I remember how in 2012, I had started to listen to this end times prophet who claimed to have real visitations from the Lord and to heaven. He would describe his visitations as though they were real but alas there were red flags! More than once, this prophet had said that Jesus told him the rapture would take place in 2012. He predicted many things and gave the time they would take place but they never came to pass. Several months before the visitations I had repented about this but that night again, I collapsed before the Lord in repentance. He comforted me, kindly spoke to me and showed me how through it all He protected me and used it to teach me so that one day I would be able to teach others. If we do not listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit, there are things we must learn through circumstances and hard ways! Before the Lord left, He reminded me to share with you that In order to mislead, false prophets will mix the truth with what is false so it seems believable!
Does half-truth = the truth?
Does 99% of the truth = the truth?
When someone comes saying they have received a revelation of when Jesus is coming and they give us the year, the day and the hour, we must exercise discernment and remember it is written: “No one knows the day or the hour” Matthew 24:36. The Lord wants all His children to exercise their discernment, be able to identify false prophets and false teachers and to stop following them. To be mentored by a false prophets opens doors to strong deceiving spirits that have power to take people to hell. “And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit,” Jesus warned “Exercise your discernment, do not be led away by wolves. Exercise your discernment; do not be led away by those who will end you!”
False prophets will mix the truth with what is false so it seems believable!
False prophets are held captive by strong evil spirits of deception, pride, religious spirits, persecution, hate, etc… satan is the one who works through false prophets and his greater purpose is to lead people to hell, especially the Elects. The Elect is you and me, the people who are supposed to go to heaven; the people who are following in the footsteps of Jesus! Imagine missing heaven, ending in hell just because you followed the wrong person!
How to Identify Them
It is easy to identify false prophets when you diligently read the Bible every day. By their fruit you will know them (Matthew 7:15-20). A diseased tree bears bad fruit. Their fruit will be seen in their teachings, in their conducts and in their actions. When you exercise your discernment you will find that there is strife, jealousy, gossip, anger, divisions and all sorts of negativity in their teachings and messages. You will notice how they love to attack other servants of God instead of attacking the devil. In their teachings, they question about the Holy Spirit gifts thus inspiring unbelief and doubts. They show you how this and that cannot be possible but we follow a God before whom nothing shall be impossible. Instead of bearing the fruit of the spirit, they bear the fruit of the flesh (Galatians 5:22-23). There are many types of false prophets. They come to us in many many different shapes and forms. So many types that there will be teaching A, B, C all the way to Z…on this subject. When false prophets are identified, you must ACT. Do not linger around, do not play with it, do not just slow down BUT BACK OFF – In other words stop following them!
The voice of Jesus
“The sheep hear His voice, and He calls His own sheep by name and leads them out. When He has brought out all His own, He goes before them, and the sheep follow Him, for they know His voice. A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from Him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” (John 10:2)
Not only I but all the prayer warriors who experienced the visitations from the Lord can describe to you the unmistakable voice of Jesus. He taught us how to discern His voice so well that when later on a counterfeit occurred, we all knew that it was a voice of a stranger! Here we share what we have learned from the voice of Jesus!
The voice of Jesus is the voice of Truth; there is not a single lie in it nor a shadow of a lie. The voice of Jesus always brings hope and never extinguish the hope of a man. Therefore be careful when you read an article or hear a teaching that tells you “This pastor and that pastor and that one… are going to hell!” Jesus did not come to extinguish the hope of mankind. “He will not crush the weakest reed or put out a flickering candle.” Matthew 12:20. This pastor and that pastor and that one can repent and go to heaven!
The voice of Jesus is full of life. It is a voice that never condemns that no matter how poor we thought we performed, He would come and comfort, teaches and show us how next time it would get better. It is a voice that never points out a finger to expose nor focuses on your weakness and failures. Jesus points out your strength. It is a voice that has no negativity and no complaining in it. It is a voice that never goes against the word of God. A voice that never picks on people, a voice that never jump on their failures nor criticize others. It is a voice that NEVER call people by name and exposes their failures. The Lord taught us that the people who criticize and judge other servants of God do not have a correct knowledge of the Bible and of God and He will judge them fiercely. He told us that other servants walk with Him is not ours to judge, that He has called no one to do this kind of work. The Lord told us about these things and they are already written in the Bible. 1 Corinthians 4:1-6; Romans 14:4; James 4:11-12; Matthew 7:1-5.
The voice of Jesus is a healing positive voice. It is a voice that takes away the burden and the weight. The Lord always gives peace, love and joy. I was also amazed to see how very polite the Lord is – I know this might sound strange to some people but when He spoke to us through writing [He spoke to us in many different ways], if the person through whom He spoke had fast movement as they were in the Spirit, He would warn us that the writing will be jerky and He would say, “I am sorry about that”. Oh the voice of the Lord! It is a voice that has great grace and great compassion, a voice that loves deeply that after you hear Him talk, joy overflows your entire being. After you hear Him you pray more, you love more, you worship more, you devote yourself more to Him, you are humbled by His majesty. It is a voice that surprises you with wonders and God’s majesty endlessly. It is a voice that excites.
God’s servants’ walk with Him is not ours to judge. Romans 14:4; James 4:11-12; Matthew 7:1-5
False Prophets in Sheep’s Clothing: Teachers
False prophets in sheep clothing are those Christians leaders who serve the Lord with a wrong motive. Outwardly they appear righteous. From head to toes, they are dressed like Christians. They hold the Bible and teach from it as the spirit of deception inspires them to twist scriptures. This picture is very identical on what you might see when you look at them with your spiritual eyes. Among False Prophets are false teachers and these are the most dangerous because they convert, they know how to program people, they shut the kingdom of heaven in people’s face and won’t let them enter in (Matthew 23:13). To begin with, they might have had a calling of God on their lives to teach and preach but the gift gets corrupted and through their preaching and teachings, they have power to deceive and convert people and make them worse than they are (Matthew 23:15). They have power to even lead the elects to hell.
True prophets can become false if they let themselves be corrupted & not guard God’s gifts.
False prophets / teachers will teach to transgress against God’s laws and commands: They are moved by evil spirits. When satan works through them, he does so with a purpose – to lead God’s people to hell. But how can satan lead people to hell unless he leads them to sin. Therefore beware of the teachings that teach you to not observe God’s law and commands. Beware of the teachings that say you no longer have to observe the 10 commandments. Beware of those people who teach you to no longer observe the Sabbath day / the Lord’s day! It is not what the Bible says. 'But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring I destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction. And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed.” 2 Peter 2:1-2
They preach about a person instead of Jesus: The ministry that teaches about people is not the ministry of Jesus. Read the 4 Gospels, there is not a single place where Jesus called names and then preached against them. And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation” Mark 16:15. The ones that Jesus chooses to be His disciples must preach the Gospel – The Good News. The ones called and chosen by God preach Jesus and not people. “And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they kept right on teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ” Acts 5:42.
They call people by name and expose them instead of exposing the devil: Jesus does not call people by name and then say anything negative about them. In fact, in our encounters, Jesus calls us by our heavenly names or the nicknames. If you study the scripture, you will find out that it was very rare for Jesus to even give names to the characters in His story/parables [(Luke 16:19-31).] Even when He showed me clearly some of the false prophets, He did not call them by name nor allow me to warn people by giving out their names.
They preach about a ministry or a church: The church is His body. Jesus will never come against His own body. When someone takes on to expose a church, they are being used by satan. The Bible tells us that the gates of hell are the ones who will come against the church but praise God, the gates of hell shall not prevail!
They preach against the fire ministry: Jesus came to cast fire upon the earth and not to make us lukewarm. The devil is terrified by the fire ministry because it exposes his identity. “The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify about it that its works are evil” (John 7:7) When the devil is exposed, he loses the battle –The fire movement will be used greatly in the end times revival – this revival will spread like a raging fire that cannot be contained – GOOD NEWS: THIS HAS ALREADY BEGAN!
Their teachings sow doubts and unbelief: Listening and reading their teachings sow devil’s seeds into the reader’s minds: those seeds are doubts, unbelief and lies. So be careful of what you read out there on internet.
Their teachings offer hopelessness: They might share a vision or a word they received that God said such and such a preacher who is still alive will go to hell. God offers hope. God gives those who are still alive a chance to repent. People who criticize and judge other servants of God do not have a correct knowledge of the Bible and of God.
They teach against the gifts of the Holy Spirit: They have not received such and such a gift and they write pages against that gift. How can someone who does not speak Chinese be a Chinese teacher? How can someone who has not been to heaven teach you about it?
They study the word of God with wrong motive. They study God’s true servant preaching and messages with wrong motive. They teach heresies and all kinds of wrong doctrines. Their false teachings offer hopelessness, doubts, unbelief etc… their visions are full of lies and deceit. To one case where someone claimed to have visitations from the Lord and is told to expose God’s true ministers, The Lord said “I do not visit those who would not hear me! You have turned away and you would not see my face. I am calling you to repent! I have taught you to not be deceived but you allowed yourself to be deceived! You chose the deceiver over me, you chose betrayal over me, you chose hate over love; you chose murder over kindness; you chose death over life; you choose sin over righteousness; if you do not repent, know that you are choosing hell over me. I have warned you many times but you continued to refuse to repent and turn. Once again, I am calling you to repent now and open your heart to me.”
People who criticize and judge other servants of God do not have a correct knowledge of the Bible and of God.
End Times False Prophets
Matthew 24 begins with the disciples asking the Lord to tell them about the sign of His coming and of the end of the age. The first answer Jesus gave them was to beware of false prophets & of false christs. The arise of many false prophets in our midst today is one of the sign that indicates we are in the end times.
There are many false prophets in this field. The Bible says that they will be many and they will lead many astray. End times false prophets focus on predicting the future especially the year, month, day or the hour of the rapture. Jesus is not a fortune teller. He can reveal things to come but it is not all He does. We were amazed when the visitations began and we saw that He did not talk only about the rapture but He touched many subjects of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. The rapture is not something He talked about every day but when He talked about it and the judgments to come, we all feared and trembled! He was very firm and told us to share these things everywhere we go. During the visitations, many of us were not allowed to ask questions regarding future events without the Lord initiating it. Many times when people persisted or forgot and asked those questions the Lord would say “Wait and see” or “I am a God of mystery”. What is almost on His heart every day is THE LOST – those people who do not know Him, those people whom He loves so dearly but are on their way to hell! Every day He reminded us to focus on Him and to remain humble. Every day He reminded us to never forget how much He loves us and to remember that He died for our sins.
When end times false prophets give the date of His coming (remember none knows the day or the hour), when it does not happen, they set another date, and another one and another one... Their words will not come to pass. They might talk about an upcoming earthquake, tell you to move to that place and to stock up for food and point you into trusting in human provision. It is wisdom to heed God’s warning but God’s wisdom will not point you to trust in the arm of the flesh, but in God. True prophets can become corrupt and become false prophets. In fact there are many who receive this gift during the devotion of their youth but if they open doors to sin and are not careful, the devil make them stumble, he gives them some of his deceiving spirits so that when they prophesy they also mix with the devil’s lies just like Balaam.
True prophets who let their gift become corrupted can become false prophets! A warning and a wakeup call to guard God’s given gifts.
False Prophets Who Do it for their Bellies
In the Bible, Balak who was king of Moab hired false prophet Balaam to curse the children of Israel. These types of false prophets give words for what they get out of it (Numbers 22:7). Satan unleashes evil spirits of greed upon them and they move them to prophecy for their bellies. They become satan’s instruments who prophecy peace while there is war, blessings while there are curses. This causes those who receive their false prophecies to wait the promises in vain, so that when these don’t come to pass they despair, blame God and lose their faith.
To establish their authority, they might start giving you a word that seems to be true such as “God showed me you need to read your Bible more!” Now, who does not need to read the Bible more? You might receive this word and believe it, come for more words and the devil who knows very well what your flesh likes gives more but this time deception. You continue to receive and believe their words until you speak to 5 friends of yours to find out that they also received exactly the same words: “God showed me you need to read your Bible more!”
They come up with diverse and strange prophecies such as “Oh, God showed me, you mother is a witch”; “You know why you are not getting married, it is because of your sister!” but when you receive the word you are confused because it is the very same sister that goes with you to church and cares about you!
These false prophets pray harm on others and say things such as “your aunt is this and that… because of this, I am praying that they die.” This might sound strange but these are all real example that we have seen many times. For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will be according to their deeds. (2 Corinthians 11:13-15)
Seer False Prophets
Thus says the LORD of hosts: “Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you, filling you with vain hopes. They speak visions of their own minds, not from the mouth of the LORD." Jer 23:16
Like Balaam, they might hear from the Lord and have their spiritual eyes open (Numbers 24:4) but they have corrupted the gifts because of greed and other sins. These types of prophets can obey the Lord whenever they want to but the main purpose that the devil has these types of prophets is to lead people to sin. They will teach you to not observe God’s laws and commands. The Bible says that “Behold, these caused the sons of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to trespass against the Lord in the matter of Peor, so the plague was among the congregation of the Lord” (Numbers 31:16 NASB).
False prophets need to repent. If they do not, the sentence is hell. There is a big place in hell reserved for false prophets. . The chief spirits that keep captive false prophets are: Deception, Pride (they put themselves in the seat of Moses as if qualified to take care of other people’s sins instead of theirs) , Persecution: They persecute messengers of the full and true gospel, they love to blame innocent and kind servants. The demons in them influence persecutors to persecute, harass and kill those people who proclaim true gospel. Other spirits that influence them includes: Hate, jealousy, religious spirits, etc.