A funny thing happened on my way to the computer today. I came across a website of “prophets” statement of faith and it’s titled “Prophetic Standards”. You can read about it in the following link.
As most of us know 2020 was a devastating year for the TV evangelical “prophets”. They all missed COVID 19, the presidential election, the national upheaval and riots and looting and Antifa and BLM and Proud Boys, the world’s economies shut down, and just the overall year of 2020 has been talked about all across the nation and the world as a disastrous year. Well apparently more people were paying attention to the false prophets than we realize. They feel threatened or something because they have released a statement of faith for all the charlatans to sign. This is their way of excusing themselves while redefining what a false prophet is in a vague enough way that people who never read the Bible won’t know the difference. As if it matters to people who follow these charlatans. Just take a look at some of their declarations. This one for example…
“WE AGREE that Scripture instructs us not to despise prophecies but to examine prophetic utterances carefully and to hold fast to that which is good (1 Thes. 5:19-21). This also means that we should cultivate honor and respect for true prophetic ministries rather than an attitude of skepticism or scorn.”
When I saw Kenneth Copeland declare Covid 19 was “Dog Gone!” on March 29 2020 I despised that stupid “prophecy” with a passion. I don’t know how many of you watched his You Tube clips but he had several and they were so ridiculous and so demonic. That’s not what Paul the Apostle was talking about in 1 Thessalonians 5 anyway. Prophesy is for our benefit, to cause us to repent, NOT to tell us how the next election will go or how to stop a corona virus. Look at 2 Peter1:19-21. The prophecy we are not to despise is the written word which has been confirmed and did not come by the will of men and is the light that shines in the darkness. As Paul said in 1 Thess 5, “Test all things”. We are to avoid false prophets and are warned they can deceive the very elect. The only way to know who they are is to look to the scriptures and test them. Hebrews 1:1-2 tells us God no longer uses prophets and God NEVER used charlatans like today’s false prophets. These modern ones do not even understand what “Prophecy” is anyway. A prophet’s job was to do the will of God, and not be a fortune teller or a magician or trickster. When God sent out a prophet His word didn’t return empty.