“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.”You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? “Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. “A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Matthew 7:15-18
How many times have you heard someone say that a person gave them a Word from God and they ended up shipwrecked and disillusioned? The Lord Jesus Christ wants us to judge the Word given to us but also the person who claims to hear from God! We are to be Led by The Holy Spirit of God and not a man.
Matthew 24:11 “Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.
When you are led by men instead of Jesus you will be led by familiar spirits and it will end in a dismal heart break and failure. Many Christians are looking for a fortune teller rather then Diligent Prayer and seeking The Lord with all of their Heart! Your Eyes and Heart must be on The Lord always!
Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.
2 Timothy 4:3-4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.
Would you allow a brain surgeon to operate on you when he never performed a successful operation in his career? Would you allow a mechanic to repair your car when he does not own his own tools or does not know how to open your hood? Why would you listen to a person who claims to hear and speak for God when their life is a complete disaster and morally bankrupt?
There are many voices in the land who claim to hear from God, but very few bear the fruit or a history of ever being right. Judge the fruit of their lives. Would you take investment advice from a person who is bankrupt with holes in his shoes? Jesus wants us to be led by His Spirit, His Word and the inward witness of your Spirit.
John 10:27 “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
Galations 5:16-18 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
Jeremiah 14:14 And the LORD said to me, “The prophets prophesy lies in My name. I have not sent them, commanded them, nor spoken to them; they prophesy to you a false vision, divination, a worthless thing, and the deceit of their heart.
Jeremiah 23:16-17 Thus says the LORD of hosts: “Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you. They make you worthless; They speak a vision of their own heart, Not from the mouth of the LORD. They continually say to those who despise Me, ‘The LORD has said, “You shall have peace” ‘; And to everyone who walks according to the dictates of his own heart, they say, ‘No evil shall come upon you.'”