Prophet’s Handbook – HIDDEN DANGERS IN SELF-PROPHECY(pg.71)

This section is a bit difficult to understand.  But I think I get what she was trying to say.  The overall message is that you can create your own prophecies and use circumstances around you to justify said prophecies.  If I have interpreted her correctly, I ABSOLUTELY AGREE.

This is something I see quite often amongst Charismatic traditions.  They say “the more blessings I see come to life because of my ministry, the more I know that God is working through me and I am righteous before Him.”

This is a problem, and it is a lie we are telling ourselves.  A similar lie is that “You cannot feel whole unless you are Christian”.  Don’t believe me?  

Job 21:7-16

“Why do the wicked live and become old, Yes, become mighty in power?  Their descendants are established with them in their sight, and their offspring before their eyes.  Their houses are safe from fear, Neither is the rod of God upon them.  Their bull breeds without failure; Their cow calves without miscarriage.  They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.  They sing to the tambourine and harp, and rejoice to the sound of the flue.  They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave.  Yet they say to God, ‘Depart from us, for we do not desire the knowledge of Your ways.  Who is the Almighty, that we should serve Him?  And what profit do we have if we pray to Him?’  Indeed their prosperity is not in their hand; the counsel of the wicked is far from me.”

Sure, God judges them, and they will not recieve eternal life- but they feel whole.  THEY ARE LIVIN’ IT UP!  I’ll tell you a personal truth- I feel just as whole now as I did before I turned to Christ.  And in truth, the first few years of my walk back to Christ I felt less whole.  The Christian walk isn’t about being whole, it’s about a relationship with God and the world around us (love the Lord your god with all of your heart and with all your mind; love your neighbor as yourself -Jesus Christ).

To the other point, that more prosperity means you are righteous before God- well I’m sure that’s what many of these people think too:

Matthew 7:21-23

Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

During the plagues, we saw that the magicians could perform the first few plagues, and then God stripped them of their ability to do so, so as to prove that God is above all gods.  So between these two events (the plagues and Christ’s above speech), it’s not hard to see just how easy it is to fool ourselves into believing we are doing God’s work…when in fact we are doing the work of another.  I mean…even the Pharisees and Sadducees though they were righteous.

We must be vigilant in our discernment of what our spirits are telling us, verses what God has said.

Published by alethealeland

Author of "A Wicked & Adulterous Generation"

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