False Prophets are Condemned: Ezekiel 13

False Prophets are Condemned: Ezekiel 13

Have you ever seen one of those televangelists who say something like: “if you give generously, the Lord will give back to you 10 fold! He told me so!”. Right. There may be a few cases where that happens. But, as we see from how Jesus lived, we are going to have a hard time here on earth. Jesus himself, as our example, was homeless.

But, let’s get back to what the Lord says about people who say “the Lord says” when he doesn’t actually “say”.

Ezekiel 13: “Say to those who prophesy out of their own imagination: Hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says: woe to the foolish prophets who follow their own spirit and have seen nothing!” Whoa, he said woe to them.

When the Lord says woe to anything, stuff is going to start being bad for them.

Have you ever said, “but the Lord says” when you are talking to someone? I know that I have. But, are  you always sure that the Lord actually said that? This is where it gets a bit tricky. A lot of the time, we like to sound like we know what we’re talking about, only to find out that it isn’t exactly what God said. I always try to preface it with “I’m not sure of the exact wording” or “Don’t quote me on this, but…”.

I urge you to be careful when you quote the Lord and his Word.

He later goes on to say: “Their visions are false and their divinations are a lie. Even though the Lord has not sent them, they say, ‘The Lord declares’, and expect him to fulfill their words.” This may seem like an Old Testament type of thing, but there are people out there who purposely do this all the time. They claim that the Lord spoke to them, when nobody knows if that is true, except the Lord.

The only way to be safe, is to read through your Bible each day. Learn what it says, and test the “prophets”of this generation. If what they say doesn’t line up with Scripture, it might not be true (1 John 4:1).

Comments

  1. Friends, I have a question about a Jesus’ return. I get many conflicting answers, but I know someone has an answer that makes
    sense. The question is, if the year of Christ’s first coming was prophesied,
    why wouldn’t the year of his sencond coming also have been given?

    Matt. 24:36 say’s that no one would know the day or an hour, but it
    doesn’t say anything about a year. And,
    Daniel 12:11,12, in answer to Daniels question in verse 8, really seems to
    give a year for Christ’s second coming. In fact, all of chapter 12
    is a wrap on history, setting a scene straight
    out of II Thessalonians on the second coming. Read
    it.
    Please leave a comment, or visit the website where
    this prophecy is, I believe, well explained.

    According to the author of, The Final Time Prophecy,
    DW, the prophecy ends a matter of years.
    Looking for answers.

    • Thanks for your comment and question. I’m not sure I have a valid answer for you. What I can say, however, is that I used to be borderline obsessed with Jesus’ return. I studied the Scriptures and wanted to know when he was coming back.

      However, after studying the Word, I figured out that to obsess over that misses the mark. We are told that we are to be ready for His return, whenever it happens. And, basically, not to worry about when it comes. Jesus Himself was emptied of that knowledge because He likely knew that His disciples were going to ask “when”. And if He knew, he may have told them.

      The point is that we are supposed to be ready for His return whenever it happens. I hope this helps–even though I didn’t really answer your question.

      Now, having said all of that, I do believe, personally, that we are in the final stage of history. How could we not be with all that is going on in the world? And when you compare what we see everyday with what Scripture says, it sure seems close.

      Be blessed,

      Josh

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