False Prophets

This:

And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.” (1 Corinthians 8:2 KJV)

Sometimes I seem to have all the answers. I feel like my words come across forcefully, as if there is no doubt at all about what I write. While I write, when I am in the process, there is no doubt. I have all the confidence I need to put pen to paper and bleed it out for others to read. 

But later, when I go back and reread what I’ve written and shared, that verse comes to mind. I am a hypocrite; I’m afraid. 

“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” (Matthew 7:15 KJV) Am I as a false prophet, deceiving the LORD’s elect?

Often I feel as though I’ve been shown many things and been given answers to many of life’s questions. And other times I think that maybe I am mistaken. While I am very firm in my beliefs, they might not be for you. 

Satan is the author of confusion. By my writing and sharing, I don’t want to be as Satan and cause confusion or turn anyone away from the path GOD has placed them. But by the same token, I do not have the power to alter the will of the LORD. As stated in an earlier post, “when GOD moves, no man can hinder.” 

“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 KJV) At any time you are given information from any source, regardless of the source, go to your Bible and search it out for yourself. If the Bible does not support it, then do not accept it. Even if it’s your preacher, a family member, your best friend…if the Word of the LORD does not uphold the thing, then turn from it, refuse it. 

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of GOD;” (Romans 3:23 KJV) In this verse, we learn that none are sin excepted. We don’t hold it against the person because we are not the judge. But we also mustn’t blindly follow after what someone says just because of who he/she is. The Bible is your proof sheet. Everything you need is found within the pages of the Living Word of GOD. Although our family and friends might not willingly lead us astray, the flesh will not always hearken unto the LORD for the flesh can do nothing good without the LORD. If HE is not in it, do not go after it.

Always try to look to the LORD for guidance, if you can be so blessed. HE will never lead you astray.

This is what I mean by being a hypocrite. In writing advice or whatever you call this, I don’t want you to take my words as Gospel. I want you to read the Bible for yourself and hopefully the LORD will answer your questions. You can read devotions, but be careful of what you retain. Always go to your Bible and read for yourself. I only read the King James Version; I’ve found that other versions change the wording and can alter the meaning. I cannot stress enough the importance of verifying what you read and making sure it is sound and firmly foundated on the Word of GOD.

3 thoughts on “False Prophets

  1. We are all hypocrites to some extent. I see a friend hurting and I instantly say a prayer in my head, try to find a scripture to send, or remind them of God’s goodness, mercy, and his will. But when its my life, my struggles, and my pain I sometimes forget, lose faith in the very same words I may have just said. In my head I know whats right but my hear feels I’m not good enough for those words or I haven’t earned it or whatever I talk myself into believing. You aren’t alone in your feeling here and I b love your honesty.

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