Jesus warned that many false prophets would rise in the last days—and Christ's words never fall to the ground. Indeed, we're seeing false prophets rising left and right. But Jezebel's puppets are being exposed.
As it turns out, some are toting credit card machines to the altar so they can swipe your card before they will prophesy over you. (Yes, really!). Others are literally standing on the backs of people apparently slain by some spirit, showboating with a microphone. Still others are divining for money over the Internet in the name of the Lord. Prophets are not psychics, witches and shamans, and Jezebel killed one of the greatest revivals ever!
Although this grieves me to no end, it does not surprise me. Jesus clearly warned us in Matthew 24:11 that many false prophets will rise and deceive many and again in Matthew 24:24 that false christs and false prophets will rise up and perform signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even God's chosen ones. That's why Jesus warned us to “beware” of them (see Mark 7:15). On top of that, in 2008 the Holy Spirit told me, “The merchandisers will rise during this hour like never before.”
False Prophets Rising
The Bible says plenty about false prophets. Their end is not good no matter which way you read it. Peter warned they would bring on themselves swift destruction (see 2 Pet. 2:1). Jesus said that not everyone who says to Him, “Lord, Lord” will enter into the kingdom of heaven, including those who prophesied in His name (see Matt. 7:21).
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False prophets are certainly nothing new. In Deuteronomy 18:20, God said, “But the prophet, who presumes to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who shall speak in the name of other gods—that prophet shall die.” Jeremiah 23:26 declares: “How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies? Indeed, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart, who plan to cause My people to forget My name by their dreams, which they tell to their neighbor, as their fathers have forgotten My name for Baal.”
Jeremiah heard plenty about the false prophets and encountered some of them, but he wasn't the only one. Elijah contended with 850 false prophets, who fell by the sword. The Lord warned Ezekiel about false prophets who “have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, 'The Lord says,' when the Lord has not sent them. And they have made others to hope for the confirmation of their word” (Ezek. 13:6).
Micah's Massive Prophecy
Some say we're living in a Micah 2 moment in the United States. Micah 2 speaks of those who conceive wickedness and devise evil on their beds—and deceitful prophets who will “preach for you wine and beer.” But there is a prophecy in Micah 3 that really struck me earlier this year. It was something the Lord said with regard to prophets who mislead His people that I feel led to release right now:
“Regarding the prophets who mislead My people—the ones who have something to eat proclaim, 'Peace,' but if one does not feed them, then they prepare for war against him. Therefore you will have night without vision, and you will have darkness without divination; the sun will set upon the prophets, and black upon them will be the day. The seers will be shamed and the diviners disgraced, and they will all cover their beards, for there is no answer from God” (Micah 3:5-7).
That hour is coming and it's coming soon. Of course, false prophets get very angry with me—and gnash their teeth at me—when I write articles like this. Some of them threaten to cancel their magazine subscriptions when I call out these things. I draw my response from Acts 4:49 and Micah 3:8:
“Now, Lord, look on their threats and grant that Your servants may speak Your word with great boldness, by stretching out Your hand to heal and that signs and wonders may be performed in the name of Your holy Son Jesus” (Acts 4:49-30). I'm praying the false (and misled) prophets will repent. I really am. But I will not be intimidated by the threats anymore than Jeremiah was in his day. And I agree with Micah, “But as for me, I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the Lord, and with justice and might …” (Micah 3:8).
Jennifer LeClaire is senior editor of Charisma. She is also director of Awakening House of Prayer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, co-founder of AwakeningTV.com, on the leadership team of the New Breed Revival Network and author of several books, including The Next Great Move of God: An Appeal to Heaven for Spiritual Awakening; Mornings With the Holy Spirit, Listening Daily to the Still, Small Voice of God; The Making of a Prophet and Satan's Deadly Trio: Defeating the Deceptions of Jezebel, Religion and Witchcraft. You can visit her website here. You can also join Jennifer on Facebook or follow her on Twitter. Jennifer's Periscope handle is @propheticbooks.