Ten Distinguishing Marks of a False Prophet

False prophets can be easily detected

false-prophetPeople often ask me why I am so convinced that the modern day “prophetic movement” is a false and/or deceptive movement.

My answer is that there is an overwhelming amount of scripture to support this viewpoint.

If I were to willfully ignore the abundance of scriptural evidence supplied in God’s Word (as many so often do), then I would be committing a grievous sin.

Usually, people think that discerning a prophet has to be complicated, but I don’t see it that way. If you compare the words and actions of a “prophet” to the Word of God, the matter becomes quite simple.

You just have to be willing to accept what the Word says as “Truth” … and that’s not always easy to do in today’s politically correct society. If you happen to “identify” with a particular prophetic person, well that can make it more difficult.

The Word contains a TON of information on true and false prophets!

prophetic-prophetApproximately 30% of the Word of God is comprised of prophecies written by men who were True Prophets of the Most High. When you add in the multitude of scriptures scattered throughout the rest of the Bible referencing prophets, prophecies and false prophets, the percentage gets much, much higher.

I believe that God did this intentionally, to assist us in discerning between true and false prophets/prophecy in these Last Days.

God does not want you to be deceived

The Messiah told us:

Mark 13:22-23
“For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if [it were] possible, even the elect. But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things. (also see Matthew 24:24)

Believe me friends, it is not God’s Will for you to be among those deceived by these false prophets and the “words” they say.

prophecy-wolf-sheepOver the next few weeks, I’m going to be releasing a series of posts that YOU can use as a reference to help you discern those who call themselves “prophets/prophetesses” but are actually deceived … or outright liars.

I didn’t compose this list with ill-will towards anyone in the modern day “prophetic movement.”

Many people who are caught up in this false movement are genuinely “nice” people, who do “many wonderful works.” Nevertheless, when you compare them to what the Word of God says, they match the description of false prophets …. perfectly.

If it looks like a duck, acts like a duck and smells like a duck … it’s a duck, and I’m gonna call it a “duck.”

The “image” of a false prophet

As you read through these posts, seriously consider the scriptures that I will be highlighting and create an image of a false prophet with your renewed mind.

Most important … let your man-made doctrines, personal biases and human reasoning submit to the authority of the Word.

** Suddenly ** the wolves among the sheep will become evident.

REMEMBER: The scripture says that “by 2 or 3 witnesses, let every matter be established.”

By the time this series is over, you will have at least 10 witnesses from scripture to help you “test” the potential prophet. You will also have ironclad proof that 99% of the modern day prophets are not who they claim to be.

Pay close attention as you read these posts!

post-it-pay-attentionI want to stress that it is not the Will of God for us to be deceived …. at the same time, it is up to us to do “due diligence” and “study to show ourselves approved.”

We are going to dig into scripture and study the characteristics of a false prophet. After you read these posts, you’ll find yourself asking:

Are the “prophets” I listen to True? Or are they False?

Remember, this is a True/False answer. There is no “gray area” with God’s Word.

Give others this information

Finally, for those of you who haven’t read the email, I want to encourage you to forward this information to your friends and suggest that they subscribe to the HonorOfKings.org email list.

This series will greatly benefit the following groups of people:

  • Those who question the modern day prophetic movement
  • Those who call themselves prophets and/or are involved in the prophetic movement
  • Those who are drawn to the “show” of the prophetic movement
  • Those who want to stay aligned with the Word and not be deceived in these Final Days

If you know anyone that falls into any of these groups, give them the link to this page!

HERE IS THE LINK: http://www.honorofkings.org/false-prophet/

As we approach the End, it is VITAL that we stay on the Path laid out for us in His Word.

One mistake can have Eternal consequences.

For the Truth,

Kevin Kleint
Email: kevinkleint@outlook.com

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  1. Hugh H. Echols says

    Looking forward to the rest of you series, here’s one you can put on the list:

    False Prophets often alter the plain meaning of the Bible to make it sound more mysterious and mystical. Of course this requires their “special” insight to interpret and explain (pay up, their conference is coming to town).

    Example (one among many): In a post on todays Elijah List mailing Chuck Pierce makes an intricate prophetic word around the idea of a FORMING door and even uses 1 Corinthians 8 saying “A key Scripture reference about Pentecost time is 1 Corinthians 16:8. Paul purposed to stay at Ephesus until Pentecost, because an effectual door was opened to him for his ministry. Many enemies are behind this FORMING door”.

    The problem is that the text nowhere says anything about a “forming” door, the exact wording is: “1 Corinthians 16:7-9 (NASB77) 7 For I do not wish to see you now just in passing; for I hope to remain with you for some time, if the Lord permits. 8 But I shall remain in Ephesus until Pentecost; 9 for a WIDE DOOR for effective service has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.”

    This willingness to mangle and mutilate the Word of God for their own purposes is a hallmark of false prophets, from Marcion in the first century to the apocalyptic cults at the turns of the last two centuries to the modern prophetic movement. They treat the Bible with no reverence, it is simply a tool to be shredded and used for their manipulation of those who sadly don’t know enough about the Bible to know better.

      • Hugh H. Echols says

        Sorry Kevin, I reread my post and realized I posted somewhat in the wrong spirit. One thing that really gets me going is when people obviously intentionally misuse and distort Gods’ word. Oddly enough, it bugs me more as I get older, and I don’t apologize for that. Your post hit my email right after the Chuck Pierce posting. It is an interesting confluence though.

        God Bless You.

  2. Donna says

    Yeah you should follow your own advise with your Hebrew Roots ministries you follow like 119 Ministries and Jim Staley. Hypocrite!

    • Jeanne Theunissen says

      Now, do you think that was a very loving thing to say to a fellow Christian? Calling someone a hypocrite is pretty harsh. Just because you don’t agree with someone in one area, does not mean they aren’t right in others. I have yet to meet/hear/read ANYONE who has everything right in all areas. I may not agree with EVERYTHING Kevin writes, either, but I certainly wouldn’t go so far as to call him a hypocrite. I believe he is sincerely seeking the will of God, and doing the best he can to do so in all areas, but like the rest of us, he is not perfect. A hypocrite is someone who says one thing and does another, such as “Do what I say, not what I do.” I don’t see Kevin doing that at all.

  3. Jane says

    Kevin, I never could find your article on the 10 distinguishing marks of a false prophet. But I think it should be the easiest thing in the world to know if a man is speaking truth or falsehood.

    First, Jesus is called the “author and finisher of our faith” in Heb. 12:2, so our faith (the Word of God) is finished. And for good reason. If the Word of God were not finished, we would not have the whole Word of God by which we can compare what men say with what God says.

    Having a ‘finished’ Word…we can just compare what a man says with the Word of God and find out if what he says is in there. If not, then we can know that this ‘new prophet’ is probably just blowing smoke. Oh, he may be right about something once in a blue moon, but it wouldn’t be because God told him. In fact, I think it’s Satan giving these messages to the false prophets.

    And it’s undiscerning people who don’t care either way. They just want all the hype and excitement these false prophets are dishing out, and they’re swallowing it all whole. After all, that’s a lot easier than reading their own Bible.

    One person told me I was wrong to judge these new prophets of today. Well, for sure that’s a message from Satan, because God would surely not tell us not to judge whether men are telling us the truth or lies. And God wants us to be good discerners of truth vs falsehood. Otherwise we’re just easy prey for these money hungry servants of Satan.

    • says

      Hi Jane, you have found the “Introduction” … I’ll be releasing 10 different posts over the next few weeks. I couldn’t release the entire series in one post … WAY too much info to fit on one page. As always, thanks for your comment!

      • Jane says

        Kevin, thanks for clarifying that for me. Can’t wait to read what you’ve got to say. I’m sure you’re one man who has thoroughly checked out all ministries before supporting any. Keep up the good work!

    • says

      If you can see the truth, then obviously you will have no problem recognizing a false prophet. Unfortunately many folks choose to believe or disbelieve rather than venture toward the truth and stay on the path of truth. If you are on the path of truth then you find that which others do not.

      Example: Did you find God’s/Jesus Christ signature encoded within the bible? Probably not !

      True proof of God’s existence is actually found hidden within the Bible. But this has been completely ignored, rejected, or worse, by believers/disbelievers for years on end.

      Go to http://goo.gl/38qhp and click on the flashing words “Watch / Listen”. This takes you on a web page tour of such proof of God’s existence, and does so via automatic web page scrolling along with complete audio coverage.

      It lasts about 10 minutes, and thus it is about 10 minutes beyond the length of the average Joe Blows attention span.