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August 18th, 2015

Beware of False Prophets

“And the LORD said to me: ‘The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I did not send them, nor did I command them or speak to them. They are prophesying to you a lying vision, worthless divination, and the deceit of their own minds. Therefore thus says the LORD concerning the prophets who prophesy in my name although I did not send them, and who say, ‘Sword and famine shall not come upon this land’: By sword and famine those prophets shall be consumed. And the people to whom they prophesy shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem, victims of famine and sword, with none to bury them–them, their wives, their sons, and their daughters. For I will pour out their evil upon them.’” Jeremiah 14:14-16 (ESV)

Beware of false prophets, who gain success by telling you what you want to hear rather than the truth. In the midst of impending judgement upon the people of God, some prophets began telling the Israelites that God did not want to send famine or an army to destroy them. Rather, He wanted them to prosper as His beloved, covenant people. These prophets, though, did not receive this word from the Lord; they proclaimed this word for their own good, probably coming forth from their own hopes. But these prophets did not know the heart of God for His holy name and the severity of His offense toward those who defame that name and their covenant. Judgment was coming whether or not the people of God wanted it, because they needed it and deserved it.

False prophets, unfortunately, still proclaim false words, claiming them to be from the Lord, today. They communicate words sinful man wants to hear rather than what they need to hear, which ultimately does them no good. As the new covenant people of God, let us make sure that the words we allow someone to speak over us match the character of God as it is revealed in scripture. Do not be deceived by what you want to hear; be devoted to what you need to hear, flowing forth from the mouth of the Almighty.

Grace and peace,

Jared Richard
Mobilization Pastor (Online Devotional Guest Author)
Follow me on twitter at: http://twitter.com/jaredrichard

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 at 1:00 am
Category False Teachers, Jeremiah, Prophecy.
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August 18th, 2012

Beware of False Prophets

“And the LORD said to me: ‘The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I did not send them, nor did I command them or speak to them. They are prophesying to you a lying vision, worthless divination, and the deceit of their own minds. Therefore thus says the LORD concerning the prophets who prophesy in my name although I did not send them, and who say, ‘Sword and famine shall not come upon this land’: By sword and famine those prophets shall be consumed. And the people to whom they prophesy shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem, victims of famine and sword, with none to bury them–them, their wives, their sons, and their daughters. For I will pour out their evil upon them.’” Jeremiah 14:14-16 (ESV)

Beware of false prophets, who gain success by telling you what you want to hear rather than the truth. In the midst of impending judgement upon the people of God, some prophets began telling the Israelites that God did not want to send famine or an army to destroy them. Rather, He wanted them to prosper as His beloved, covenant people. These prophets, though, did not receive this word from the Lord; they proclaimed this word for their own good, probably coming forth from their own hopes. But these prophets did not know the heart of God for His holy name and the severity of His offense toward those who defame that name and their covenant. Judgment was coming whether or not the people of God wanted it, because they needed it and deserved it.

False prophets, unfortunately, still proclaim false words, claiming them to be from the Lord, today. They communicate words sinful man wants to hear rather than what they need to hear, which ultimately does them no good. As the new covenant people of God, let us make sure that the words we allow someone to speak over us match the character of God as it is revealed in scripture. Do not be deceived by what you want to hear; be devoted to what you need to hear, flowing forth from the mouth of the Almighty.

Chronological Bible Reading Plan: (Day 223:  Jeremiah 14-17)

Grace and peace,

Jared Richard
Associate Pastor (Online Devotional Guest Author)
Follow me on twitter at: http://twitter.com/jaredrichard

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Saturday, August 18th, 2012 at 1:00 am
Category False Teachers, Jeremiah, Prophecy.
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