There are many people who profess to be prophets of the Living God. These prophets give wonderful messages that uplift, encourage, and instruct the individual to continue on the path because God is pleased with them. Every once in a while, I hear a bold one; as with recently who declared to an upper middle-aged woman that she was discouraged by her looks but God is going to fix it supernaturally and she will be beautiful.

If we've ever talked about prophets you will have heard my stance. The second thing I look for in a TRUE prophet is the message. Is the message always sweet smells and roses, and to continue in the pleasing walk? I tell people this is the first warning sign of a false prophet. Why would this be?

First of all, listen to the prophets of the Old Testament and even the New. Their messages were bold and hard warnings of repentance to the people of God. Because of this, they were hated and murdered by the people of the church of the day. Listen to the greatest prophet who ever lived - John the Baptist (Matt 11:11). These are the words of this prophet to the religious leaders of the church in that day:

Matthew 3:7-9 (NKJV) “Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8 Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance, 9 and do not think to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.

Truth be told, if John the Baptist gave that warning in the church today he would be thrown out and declared a false prophet.

Some may ask, "Why do you feel the prophet's message would be that of a strong warning to the church today?"

First and foremost is because the modern church has become the fulfillment of 2 Timothy 3:1-5. The sins of the church have become equal to that of Sodom (Ezekiel 16:49). The church is serving the same idolatry as Israel (1 Corinthians 10:7). Even my African friends who have moved to America tell me how little time they now have because the cares in this country make them too busy (Mark 14:19). Paul exhorted to not keep company with someone called a Christian but who is "sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner—not even to eat with such a person." (1 Corinthians 5:11). John exclaims that a person with plenty who does not help a brother in need does not have the love of God in him (1 John 3:17).

That's the Biblical concern now let's look at the physical stats:
Of church-going women, 56% of women under 25 SEEK out pornography; versus 27% among women 25-plus; and, one-third seek it out at least monthly.
Of church-going men, 81% of men under 25 SEEK out pornography and 67% at least monthly. Among men ages 25-plus, the comps are 65% and 47%.
Of pastors and youth pastors, 21% of youth pastors and 14% of pastors admit they currently struggle with using porn.
The divorce rate among professing Christians is 60% with church-going Christians at 38%
According to the UN, it would cost 30 billion dollars a year to cure world hunger yet America spent 122 billion on Christmas in 2017 and will spend 18.4 billion this coming Easter. Two holidays said to celebrate a Messiah who gave all and we are supposed to mimic.
While 30 billion would feed human beings American spend 60.5 billion on our pets - Animals.

Understanding these physical and Biblical truths, why would the prophet's message be anything but a warning in this country?

For the inquiring minds who are wondering what my first warning sign of a false prophet is, it's the fact they call themselves a prophet. Look at the character of prophets in the Bible... they never announced the office given to them by God. To do so would be an issue of pride. The greatest prophet denied even being a prophet (John 1:21). A prophet does not have to announce they are a prophet. Their life and their message make it clear.

If you want to be eaten by wolves then ignore what the Bible shows of prophets.
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