For all their swelling words and so called divine revelations
- these people add nothing genuine to the life of the Church. Many
of the people in these ad's are self-appointed, self-anointed, and self-proclaimed.
It is an interesting FACT that the Bible has more warning(s) about
the mission of false prophets than any other demonic counterfeit.
Here are just the New Testament texts: (KJV)
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's
clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
Matthew 24:24 For
there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great
signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall
deceive the very elect.
Mark 13:22 For
false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders,
to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
Luke 6:26 Woe
unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers
to the false prophets.
Acts 13:6 And
when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer,
a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-jesus:
2 Peter 2:1 But
there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be
false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies,
even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift
1 John 4:1 Beloved,
believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God:
because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
Rev. 16:13 And
I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of
the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of
the false prophet.
Rev. 19:20 And
the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles
before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the
beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into
a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
Rev. 20:10 And
the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone,
where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented
day and night for ever and ever.
Bible is filled with warnings so that God's people will not be deceived
by these people masquerading as the oracles of God. Yet today, sadly,
many of God's people have itching ears and are running as fast as they
can to hear the latest "word" from the mouth of one claiming to
be a prophet of our Lord -
In my own city of Detroit we have a
resident false prophet named Kim Clement, a regular on TBN. Not only
is he allegedly a prophet but he has a prophetic team.
I e-mailed his web site and asked
what they meant by "Prophetic Music/Art" and what was the "Prophetic
Atmosphere." They could not answer me directly, but I was invited
to come - and so I will try to go. But this advert. (like the others)
is just a small sample of what is taking place within the charismatic movement.
It is also I fear, a sign of the times in which we live. A time of
apostasy, of departing from the faith, a time of confusion and judgment
on the Church.