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God’s Judgment On False Prophets

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Jesus said …..He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. (John 3:18)

I heard a prophet on a Christian television program say that some preachers are going to start dropping dead behind their pulpits.

If a preacher says God will make us prosper if we send them money, I do not believe it. However, if they say God is going to kill you if you don’t repent, then I believe it. Why? Because He did it all the time in the Bible.

God does not love anyone more than he loved Ananias and Sapphira. Yet he struck them dead. Peter rebuked them before all.

He did not offer them counselling. He did not offer them a chance. He did not instruct them to go recite one-hundred Hail Mary’s. He did not tell them “I understand. No one is perfect.” He offered no altar to kneel and repent at. No covering it up. Peter did not even forgive them himself. He said for lying to the Holy Ghost you must die.

Next scene: two corpses lying at Peter’s feet. One died, then the other. Their dead bodies carried out, and buried, and the church rolled on.

We can just imagine how filled with fear all the church was after seeing these two now alive, now dead. Struck dead before them all. It would appear that those of Peter’s congregation did not try the same thing Ananias and Sapphira tried.

Back to the pulpit deaths…of course we know a pulpit means more than the standard ones we see in churches. Any preacher out there who is preaching a false gospel is in danger of being among those who drop dead under the judgment of God.

You know that God hasn’t changed one iota about how he sees sin. He still hates it and it will still be punished. Nothing has changed.

Why do some ministers who stand behind a pulpit preaching not live as God commands them to live? Simple answer: they don’t want to. How do we know this is true? Because God is good, and he is just, and he is merciful. He will never, ever, ever command us to do what we cannot do THROUGH Christ.

It is possible to live for Jesus.

And Paul the apostle said we can do all things through Christ. If God told you to do it, then you can do it through him who loved us and bought us with his blood. Someone said God will not bring you to it, if he does not bring you through it.

God commands all men everywhere to repent. But man tells God go away. Not today God I’m busy having fun. I am satisfying my flesh so take a hike. Go away  God go away.

Jesus already said that few will find the way to eternal life. Many will go to hell. Horrible! Oh God does it have to be that many will be lost forever suffering the eternal flames of hell?

Some say there is no hell.

Do they really think the suffering we see today in the world is not allowed by God? God is Sovereign. He is either doing his will, or permitting what is not his will. How he does this is not to be understood. He warns the world repent repent repent or perish.

But as sinners from times of old the world tells God GO AWAY.

However God cannot go away. He is omnipresent and fills all in all.

When one sees the suffering in the world today, it is difficult to bear it. But it is God who allows it. If one does not obey he suffers.

Better to repent today then find out later that to die without Christ is to go to that place where the worm dies not and the fire is not quenched. Jesus said that not me.

God and Prophecy

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Prophecy. What is it? It is the word of God. It cannot will not fail.

In ancient times the Hebrew prophets were men who never got it wrong. They preached to their generation for the people to repent. To turn to God in humility and deep sorrow for their sins. Never did they teach that if one does what God says he will immediately begin to acquire riches and wealth.They saw what the problem was.  These is why they were called seers. They had 20/20 spiritual vision.

They saw what was there.  They saw what people needed to do and why; Repent. They told the people exactly what was coming if they did not repent. They did not study trends and somehow were able to figure out what would happen next if the people did not repent. God told them exactly what he would do to the sinners if they did not repent. It happened as the prophets said to the jot and tittle. Many of their prophecies are still coming to pass. And will still in the future come to pass.

But also within their preaching were prophecies of the coming Messiah.

But there are many false prophets that preach today money and wealth instead of repentance. Give to them and God will give to you.

Consider this: There are rich people out there who give nothing to God and his kingdom. So what does this say? It says that one does not have to give to God to be rich and prosperous. These false prophets are basically saying to us that Hollywood Celebrity can be rich without giving to God. But Christian must give to God to acquire the same things Hollywood Celebrity did without giving to God.

The world is rich and prosperous and it has nothing to do with serving God.

And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. (Luke 12:15)

Nor did the prophets go around telling people what they wanted to hear. Their message was always about repentance and returning to God. Their preaching was leading to the appearance of Messiah. Prophets will always preach and teach what will bring you to God. If you obey it will bring you to his salvation. If you do not obey it will bring you to his judgment.

You will not pass go and you will not collect $200.

Prophets knew that the only way for the people’s lives to improve was for the people to do exactly what God said. Do what God says and you will be happy. Don’t do what God says and you will suffer judgment. This was the prophet’s message. Do or die. No in-between clauses were found in their messages. It was simple. Return to God or be destroyed.

That is simple to understand. It was like in ancient times when Israel was traveling God told them when the cloud moves you move. When it stands still you stand still. God made it so simple a child could understand. He has not changed.

But today there are prophets out there who tell the people exactly what they want to hear. Nothing but good will come to you if you give to their ministry. Granted God always honors anything done for him. But woe to the ministries that are giving to Caesar what belongs to God.

It is important to know the difference.

There is the law of probability. There is always a chance of a so-called prophesy coming to pass. A prophet says that tomorrow you will get a visit from a person who will write you out a check for the amount you need to meet your bills. If God did not say that there is still a chance of that happening. How?

Well the one who made the prophecy can bring it to pass themselves. They can call a friend and tell them to do exactly what the prophecy prophesied. They can say to their friend..go to this person I prophesied to and write them a check. Or I will be seen as a false prophet.

Prophets can go to a government leader and prophesy; Thus says the Lord..You will be re-elected. There is a fifty-fifty chance of that prophesy coming to pass. This prophecy is still not from God even if the  prophet told the exact number of votes the leader will get. It is not a prophecy from God if the prophet does not tell the wicked person to repent of their sins and to follow Jesus. Not follow God whoever you imagine her/him to be as the new age gurus teach. But as the scriptures say follow Jesus.

Many false prophets are gone out into the world to deceive those who do not know ONE thing; the Holy Scriptures. If one does not know the Holy Scriptures he is a sitting duck for the devil to deceive.

And what do the false prophets damage besides their own reputations? Others faith in what is true. If a prophet says that a prophecy can be obtained from God if you leave an offering that should set off a loud alarm that the prophet is false.

Jesus said many MANY false prophets will arise and deceive many. But according to the false prophets there are no false prophets..anyway not them. But what Jesus said is true when he told of to beware of false prophets.

If a prophet does not warn you of coming judgment IF you do not repent of your sins…you can be sure he is false.