Did you know that God sent the prophets of the Bible to turn people away from doing evil? They were not fortune tellers like we see on television and in some pulpits sent to give you a personal word. God sent prophets to warn his people of the pending disaster that would come upon them if they didn’t repent and turn from their evil ways. Though I believe if we tune in to hear his voice, he speaks to us to help others who need to feel God’s love or to show us who needs help. If you are walking in the ways of the Lord, doing what’s right in his eyes, and you hear the words of a prophecy, those words are not for you but are for those doing evil in the name of the Lord, though we can benefit from hearing them; to help keep us on the straight and narrow path. Be careful who you listen to; use discernment to assess the intentions of “so-called” prophets; many are out to line their pockets at your expense; God will deal harshly with them if they don’t turn away from their evil practices. If you need to hear a word from God, the best place to get one is from your Bible. If you comb through the pages daily, you will get a word from him every day because it is the Living Word!
“Both prophet and priest are ungodly; even in my house I have found their evil, declares the LORD. Jeremiah 23:11
In the prophets of Samaria I saw an unsavory thing: they prophesied by Baal and led my people Israel astray. But in the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a horrible thing: they commit adultery and walk in lies; they strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that no one turns from his evil; all of them have become like Sodom to me, and its inhabitants like Gomorrah.” Jeremiah 23:13-14
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