Where are the Real Prophets?

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Where are the real prophets

 

Do Real Prophets exist?

People write me all the time, asking me whether or not there are any true prophets in existence and, if there are, could I tell them who they are.

Many are irritated at me because of what I have written in the past.

“Well, you’ve done a fine job, Kevin… So where are the true prophets, since you’ve made yourself judge and jury as to who qualifies?”

Others are sincerely seeking.

This post is an attempt to answer this question, but before I can do that, I need to challenge your definition of the words “prophets” and “prophecy.”

Both words have been grossly distorted by the movements that profit from them – namely the Charismatic and Prophetic movements – as well as traditional teaching which has usually been saturated with dispensational dogma.

Even if you are not part of either of these movements, you are still more than likely affected by this confusion, as the misunderstanding and misuse of these words has bled into all denominations and sects of Christianity.

Before we decide who we are going to view as a prophet or whose “words” we are going to believe, we need to answer the following questions using Scripture as our guide.

  • What is a prophet?
  • What does a prophet do?
  • What is prophecy?
  • How should we respond?

Let’s dive in.

What is a Prophet?

The first time the word “prophet” is used in the Bible it describes Abraham, the father of our faith.

Abimelech had unknowingly taken his wife and was intent on having his way with her, but before he could take action, God visited him in a dream and said that he was “a dead man” because Sarah was Abraham’s wife.

Abimelech pleads his innocence, and God says to him:

Genesis 20:6b-7
Yes, I know that you did this in the integrity of your heart. For I also withheld you from sinning against Me; therefore I did not let you touch her. Now therefore, restore the man’s wife; for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you shall live. But if you do not restore her, know that you shall surely die, you and all who are yours.
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Notice that the first act that is associated with being a prophet is the act of prayer on behalf of another. Supplementally, it is shown that if Abimelech returns Abraham’s wife (repents from taking her), then he will live. If he does not repent, he and and all that he has will die.

So far, there is no mention of “prophets” or “prophecy” in the way that we understand them. There is no foretelling or “reading people’s mail.”[1]

Yet, as God’s prophet, Abraham had a unique relationship with the Creator. The Father could tell Abraham things that He wouldn’t tell other people, and here is the reason why:

Genesis 18:17-19
And the LORD said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing, since Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?

For I have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way [H1870 – derek] of the LORD, to do righteousness [H6666 – tsedeqah] and justice [H4941 – mishpat], that the LORD may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to him.”
  • Derekthe path, the manner – Abraham and his household would walk Yah’s path and guard His Way of doing things.[2]
  • Tsedeqahrighteousness – Abraham was DOING righteousness[3]
  • Mishpatjudging righteously – Abraham was making wise decisions according to Yah’s standards[4]

Abraham was so faithful to this relationship in keeping the commands of YHWH, walking in purity before Him and teaching others to do the same, that his son (and son’s son) continued to reap the benefit. Speaking to Isaac, the Father said:

Genesis 26:3-5
Dwell in this land, and I will be with you and bless you; for to you and your descendants I give all these lands, and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father.

And I will make your descendants multiply as the stars of heaven; I will give to your descendants all these lands; and in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed; because Abraham obeyed My voice and kept My charge [H4931 – mishmereth], My commandments [H4687 – mitsvah], my statutes, [H2708 – chuqqah] and My laws.[H8451 – torah]
  • Mishmerethservice – Abraham was in service to the One He was in covenant with.[5]/
  • Mitsvahcommandment – Abraham kept the commandments.[6]
  • Chuqqaha prescribed task or boundary – As Yah’s prophet, Abraham had duties and he would not go outside the boundaries set for him.[7]
  • Torahteaching and instruction – This word does not mean “law” like the translators say. These teachings are loving instructions from a Father to His child.[8]
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So far, the definition of being a prophet doesn’t necessarily fit into our current western church definition of “prophet.” You don’t see the glitz and the glam, the huge followings or the signs and wonders associated with this title.

Rather, you see a humble man who left his homeland and rejected the riches of Sodom for the promise of something better. A man who would show his love for the Creator by “commanding his household” to “keep the way of the Lord.”

How would they “keep the way of the Lord?”

By doing “justice” and “judgment,” keeping His “charge,” His “commandments,” His “statutes,” and His (oh you dispensationalists are going to hate this one) “laws” (Torah – teaching).

1 John 5:3
For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.

This character trait is not exclusive to Abraham.

Do searches in the Old Testament and the New Testament and you will see the same qualities in all the prophets. They are men who leave all to promote the Kingdom soon to come – warning everyone with the same message (paraphrased):

God is returning to set up His Kingdom! Repent from your wicked ways and return to His Ways! Obey His commands – all of them! If you do, GOOD things will happen! If you refuse, BAD things will happen!

All the prophets throughout the entire Bible spoke this same message and I challenge anyone to find a Scripture to prove me wrong.

For a deeper analysis of New Testament prophecy:
New Testament Prophecy – Understanding 1 Corinthians 14

They preached repentance – a turning FROM sin and a turning TO God’s ways.

Psalm 103:7
He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel.

This leads me to the next question.

What does a prophet DO?

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Because of the confusion handed to us by the geniuses at cemeteries (seminaries) around the world, people automatically associate a prophet with one who foretells the future and reads people’s mail.

They may try to make their answers sound deeper and more spiritual by prefacing them with “someone who walks so close to God that…” but everybody knows that the main idea is that they have some kind of supernatural abilities that set them apart from the flock.

Sorry to break the news to you, but God does NOT identify His prophets by their supernatural abilities, nor should we.

So what are the earmarks of a prophet?

Micah 3:8
But truly I am full of power by the Spirit of the LORD, and of justice and might, to declare to Jacob his transgression and to Israel his sin.

The whole reason the Father filled the true prophet Micah with the Spirit was to declare to Israel their sin.

Why did the Father want Israel aware of their sin? Was it because He wanted to make them feel guilty? Was it because He was angry with them?

Yes to all the above. But why?

Because Israel was not fulfilling their role and blessing the earth like the Father promised Abraham they would do! The Father told him:

Genesis 12:2-3
I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.

But Israel was not being a blessing. They had mixed with the other nations for a very long time and adopted their ways of worship.

Jeremiah 2:26-27
As the thief is ashamed when he is found out, so is the house of Israel ashamed; they and their kings and their princes, and their priests and their prophets, saying to a tree, “You are my father,” and to a stone, “You gave birth to me.” For they have turned their back to Me, and not their face. But in the time of their trouble they will say, “Arise and save us.”

The false prophets were doing the exact opposite of what a true prophet should do. Instead of exposing sin and directing people back to the commandments, they were spending their time promoting vanity, “false burdens” and foolishness.

Lamentations 2:14
Your prophets have seen for you false and deceptive visions; they have not uncovered your iniquity, to bring back your captives, but have envisioned for you false prophecies and delusions.

Jeremiah 23:21-22
I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran. I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied. But if they had stood in My counsel, and had caused My people to hear My words, then they would have turned them from their evil way and from the evil of their doings.
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So the role of the prophet is to convict Israel (come on now, you’re of “the Commonwealth of Israel,” right?) of their sin. If Israel will be convicted and repent, then they will fulfill God’s role for them that He set forth from the beginning.

We know that the scriptural definition of “sin” is transgression of the law.

1 John 3:4
Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.

We know that if you turn FROM disobedience/transgression of the law, then you’re turning TO something. What are you turning TO?

Continued disobedience? Come on, people…

What is “prophecy”?

Based on the evidence provided in this post so far, we can deduce that prophecies are the words that warn people AWAY FROM sin (“the transgression of the law”1 John 3:4) TO obedience.

Prophecy is not some hyper-spiritual, ethereal crapshoot that is subject to our dispensationally-laced understanding and doctrines.

Likewise, to prophesy is not to foretell the future or read people’s mail. Now, I know some of you want to argue that, but bear with me and I’ll soon explain more fully what I mean by this. It’s probably not what you think.

For a better understanding of what it means to prophesy, we need to take a closer look at the testimony of Yeshua – the very “spirit” of prophecy.

Revelation 19:10
And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”

We’ve been taught to believe that the testimony of Yeshua is His death, burial and resurrection. This too is incorrect. As a result of this misunderstanding, people believe that, wherever Jesus is talked about, the Holy Spirit is there to enable people to prophesy.

This is an untrue assumption, and here’s why I say this.

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The angel in Revelation is not referring to a testimony ABOUT Yeshua, rather, he is referring to Yeshua’s testimony! What is Yeshua’s testimony?

John 7:7
The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it that its works are evil.

The testimony of Yeshua is the Spirit of Prophecy because it warns the world of their evil ways, soon to be followed by the Gospel of the Kingdom, which says:

Matthew 4:17
From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”

This is the testimony in which prophecy in it’s truest form can thrive and produce fruit.

Peter was proclaiming the testimony of Yeshua at Pentecost/Shavu’ot, when he proclaimed:

Acts 2:40
And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation.”

He would later write about prophecy to the churches of Asia Minor.

2 Peter 1:19-21
And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.

What Spirit was Peter talking about here? The same Spirit that moved on him at Pentecost!

In the end, we see that the saints will have this same testimony… this same “spirit of prophecy.”

Revelation 12:17
And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

If you do not have this “spirit of prophecy,” the dragon will not be chasing you.

Why would he not be chasing you?

Because you’re no threat… and you’ve come into alignment with his short-lived kingdom.

How should we respond?

Meanwhile, we take Paul’s advice and covet this gift.

1 Corinthians 14:39
Therefore, brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid to speak with tongues.

Why would we want to covet this gift? Because it edifies/builds up the ekklesia!

1 Corinthians 14:4
He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies [G3618 – oikodomeo] the church.

What is the ekklesia being edified/built up to become?

1 Peter 2:5
you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
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We’re being built up into that spiritual house, that holy priesthood that the Father intended us to be! The Father is eager for us to be zealous for His Kingdom! He’s always wanted a people that would be His representatives to bless the earth.

How do we become built up? Is it by getting a big, fat paycheck? Is it by being told how great we are? Is it by getting slain in the spirit and flopping around on the floor for an hour? Is it by getting the holy ghost giggles?

The prophetic movement would have you think so.

The prophetic and charismatic movements will validate any phenomena that will reinforce your self-esteem and make you feel good.

But the Father doesn’t define that as “edification” or “encouragement.” The true prophet, Jeremiah, hits the nail on the head when he says:

Jeremiah 9:24
“But let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” says the LORD.

We’re supposed to be disciples, people, and we find edification and encouragement when we know that we are following the Master the way we should be following Him.

Luke 6:40
A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher.

And for those who are coming in from the outside, prophecy serves to turn them from their evil ways. Not by crazy signs and wonders and “manifestations of the spirit,” but by speaking the truth so that they can see the wickedness of their own hearts and their need for Him.

1 Corinthians 14:24-25
But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an uninformed person comes in, he is convinced [G1651 – elegchō][9] by all, he is convicted by all. And thus the secrets of his heart are revealed; and so, falling down on his face, he will worship God and report that God is truly among you.

Now, contrary to what you might think at this point, I am not in any way opposed to the idea that the Father will cause His prophets to speak of future events (foretell the future) or tell someone something that nobody should know about (read people’s mail), but if they do not have a foundational, proven track record of obeying the commandments and teaching others to do the same, they are false prophets – even if what they say is correct, or comes to pass.

Deuteronomy 13:1-4
If there arises among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams, and he gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder comes to pass, of which he spoke to you, saying, “Let us go after other gods” – which you have not known “and let us serve them,” you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for the LORD your God is testing you to know whether you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. You shall walk after the LORD your God and fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice; you shall serve Him and hold fast to Him.

Satan will gladly hand you a counterfeit.

I really want to SLAM this truth home to you.

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Signs and wonders, prognosticating and “words of knowledge” are not proofs of a prophet, rather they are the fruit (or result) of being faithful to preach and live out the prophet’s core message… again, paraphrased:

God is returning to set up His Kingdom! Repent from your wicked ways and return to His Ways! Obey His commands – all of them! If you do, GOOD things will happen! If you refuse, BAD things will happen!

The problem with all these people like Bill Johnson, Rick Joyner, Kris Vallotton and all the rest of the self-appointed prophets is that they teach you to circumvent obedience to the commandments to get to the supernatural experience.

When they do this, they actually take on the role of the adversary.

Matthew 4:8-9
Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”

They show you a “mountaintop experience” and give you a vision of the Kingdom (as they see it). Subtly they whisper in your ear… “all these things will I show you if you come to this conference,” “soak to this music,” “read this book” (other than the Bible) or “just send your money!” (in the case of WOF camp)

Yeshua knew these people would be prevalent in the last days.

Matthew 24:11
Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.

How many? …MANY!

Where are we seeing MANY false prophets arising from, showing all the fruits of wolves and getting really cozy with Pope Francis?

Exactly. The Charismatic and the Prophetic movements. Aside of a few random nut jobs, there is NO OTHER SOURCE where you will find false prophets.

Matthew 24:24
For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.

Where are all the signs and wonders coming from?

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Exactly. The Charismatic and the Prophetic movements.

Why?

Because the devil will gladly cough up a supernatural sign for you that involves no sacrifice. He’ll gladly show (and give) you something the easy way… all you have to do is just sign your soul (in blood) on the dotted line.

He was willing to do it for Yeshua. He’s willing to do it for you.

Matthew 12:38-39
Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered, saying, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from You.” But He answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign …

Knowing that a wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, we return to our original question.

Where are the true prophets?

Forgive me if I take a step back and eye you a little suspiciously.

Are you seeking for a sign?

Do you want someone to tell your future or read your mail? Perhaps you just want to know where we are on YHWH’s time clock?

You see, a true prophet is going to (first and foremost) tell you that you need to repent of your transgressions of the law and turn back to the Kingdom’s commandments.

Can you stomach listening to that? Or is your theology so riddled with dispensationalism that you cannot handle the truth?

Psalm 119:142
Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and Your law (Torah) is truth.

Now’s your chance to walk away, because I’m about to tell you who the true prophets are. You’re going to be a little disappointed, because you will not find them on TBN or the Sid Roth show. Those people sold out long ago.

Like the Master, a true prophet is despised and rejected.

Luke 6:22-23
Blessed are you when men hate you, and when they exclude you, and revile you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of Man’s sake. Rejoice in that day and leap for joy! For indeed your reward is great in heaven, for in like manner their fathers did to the prophets.

Real prophets pledge their allegiance to the King and spread the prophet’s message. They leave the fame, popularity and riches to the sellouts.

Luke 6:26
Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

So, you want to know a true prophet?

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Find someone who will tell you to repent of your sins (transgressions of the law) and follow the Torah of the Most High. The Father may or may not tell the prophet something “out of the ordinary,” but if you are not part of “a evil and adulterous generation,” that will be OK with you.

If you don’t know of anyone who will tell you to repent of your sins (they are rare these days), open up the Bible. Isaiah is a great prophet to start with. As you read, take what he says and apply it.

Who knows? Maybe you’ll start to hear the Voice of THE Prophet speaking from within you.

Mmmmmm… Now things are getting good!

Footnotes:

[1] The phrase “reading people’s mail” basically means to tell them something about themselves that they may (or may not) know, that nobody else would know. This phenomenon is pushed heavily in the Prophetic Movement as part of prophecy. In truth, this is not prophecy at all, but soothsaying.

[2] Blueletter Bible definition of the word “Derek” (Source)

[3] Blueletter Bible definition of the Hebrew word “Tsedeqah” (Source)

[4] Blueletter Bible definition of the Hebrew word “Mishpat” (Source)

[5] Blueletter Bible definition of the Hebrew word “Mishmereth” (Source)

[6] Blueletter Bible definition of the Hebrew word “Mitsvah” (Source)

[7] Blueletter Bible definition of the Hebrew word “Chuqqah” (Source)

[8] Blueletter Bible definition of the Hebrew word “Torah” (Source)

[9] Blueletter Bible definition of the Greek word “Elegcho” (Source)

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  1. If I may add to this Kevin: In terms of dispensationalism, let’s not forget apostle Paul’s message in II Corinthians 3. That is, in part, “For if that which [was] glorious, much more that which remains [is] glorious. Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech: and not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not steadfastly look to the end of that which is abolished; but their minds were blinded: for until this day remains the SAME VAIL UNTAKEN AWAY in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ. But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart. Nevertheless, when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away. Now the Lord is that Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord [is], there is liberty. But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, [even] as by the Spirit of the Lord.” (II Corinthians 3:11-18) “The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam [was made] a quickening Spirit.” (I Corinthians 15:45) Blessings brother … in the precious Name of our Lord God and Saviour Jesus the Christ!

    1. That is the traditional thought process, but it’s wrong. First and foremost, Paul cannot trump God. Paul must fit within the framework already established, otherwise he’s defying God and His Messiah.

      The law of Moses is not what puts a veil on people’s faces. The reason the veil was put over their face was due to their stubborn hearts and lack of willingness to obey what was set forth.

      Isaiah 6:9-10
      And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.

      But David, a man after God’s own heart, says:

      Psalm 119:18
      Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law (Torah).

      This “veil” is done away with “in Christ” because we choose to walk as our Master walked… sinless. What do you think that means? “Sin” in the Old Testament is the same as “sin” in the New Tesament. – The Transgression of the Law

      We all should walk this way. Doing everything we can to mimic the Son of God.

      PS: I hate the faulty OT/NT designation… they weren’t put there by God, but by man. Incidentally, even by man’s standards, the Gospels were written before the NT started to be in effect. And we won’t even know the fullness of the New Covenant until He establishes His Kingdom on earth.

      1. Thank you. Finally another to say this OT/NT designation is from man. Tear that page out of your bible (as long as you don’t lose part of Matthew). GOD is the same GOD as He always was (is).

  2. Very thoughtful and insightfull. Well reasoned. God has used your experience with the false to help identify the true. May the Lord continue to open all of our eyes to a knowledge of his eternal truths.

  3. Such a timely message. I emailed some friends yesterday about prophets and how do we know if we should listen to them. Turns out they had a similar discussion going. Seems to be what the Spirit is saying to those that are called out.

    Those that are still in Babylon get confused when we talk about the commandments and such…they think we are trying to earn our salvation, not understanding it is evidence of our salvation. Been there, done that, so glad to be out. Now to humbly and lovingly help others get out.
    Shalom Kevin!

  4. You have written the right thing. The Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches are referring to their abilities of telling in advance the coming events and gibbering an unknown language (that themselves cannot understand or interpret) as proofs of being saved Christians. They are now coming back to Rome and be united with their Mother Church with Buddhists, Hindus, Jews, Muslims, Baha’is, Taoists, Shintoists, etc. to form the One World Religion for the New World Order.

    There is a new trend in Christian Churches to practise Yoga meditation, spiritualism and mysticism in an attempt to reach God’s spirit and to experience the transcendence in the spirit realm. I like to know if you have written about this phenomenon.

  5. bro kevin i disagree with you about the prophert you mention i live in Nigeria i known many genuine pastors and christian elders who never stop to preach about holiness, repentance and mathew 4 vs 17 all day in the church and any christian meeting some have given away the pleasure of this world but don’t have any power in them to heal, to even cast out those that are hold captive by the devil in there christian meeting place the even don’t have any revelation power to see the agony of their beloved brethren suffering form one attack and vicissitude of life apostle paul say that the gospel is not with word alone but with the demonstration of power. my beloved brother kevin don’t tell me any borne again christian that preach repentance and holiness is a prophet i disagree the spirit of prophet is given to prophet by God to who ever he wish and the may arise a prophet in any generation as prophet moses told the Israelite if the arise a prophet among you. any prophet that God appoint must have a supernatural power different form his follower. moses, David, Jushua, Paul, Peter etc all have the power to deliver the captive and to pray for his flook though repentance and holiness must be the watch word of any prophet turning his sheep to the way of God and then solving their spiritual problem as the prophet of old did but here you emphasis on repentance alone which even my uncle i can voge his genuine repentance and his missionary work across Niger, and must muslim country but their is no power in him to deliver the captive he is preaching so is him a prophet?

    1. I didn’t say supernatural signs never happen, I said that they are not THE sign in the Word for a prophet. Jeremiah, the western missionaries preached to you guys a false gospel by the Western church, and on behalf of my nation, I repent before you for this travesty. I’ve been to Uganda and I have seen the posters and advertisements for your countrymen and their ministries. You’ve been taught a prosperity/sign/wonders gospels which is from hell and has birthed a ton of African “prophets” who are capitalizing on a sideshow. The ones that are humble, repentant and truly seeking YHWH still have their understanding tainted by this false message.

      1. pls explain to me thefalse gospel my brother i need to know i am real comfuse a hebrew friend tells me the name Jesus is fake is a greek word that his main name is yeshua i think iam correct i try to tell him no pls sheed more light on this matter pls. and pls tell me about the false gospel.

        1. I would not get into debates with people on how to pronounce the Name. Your friend does have a point that Jesus really is not the name of the Hebrew Messiah, but the strife that arises from this debate usually does more harm than good. Pursue the Father’s commands and obey them just like Jesus/Yeshua did… be a disciple and try to mimic the Savior. It’s OK to research and try to decipher what His Name is… but do not partake in the strife that can arise through these debates.

          The Real Gospel has been twisted since the time of the disciples. I’m in the middle of a series documenting that change, you can start here: https://www.honorofkings.org/irony-church-fathers/

          1. ok my beloved brother pls one more question i need your explanation on the issue of hell fire so many christian believe that noting like hellfire in the bible that once you die you turn back to dust were u come form and again pls sheild more light on the issue of tithe paying via Malachi 3vs10 many pastors in African emphases on this so much are we to pay tithe? is it must to pay it or risk financial blessing form God

  6. True dat. I came out of that charismatic movement, and it took me a while to get healed. But praise God He is faithful. The Word from God is repent. Obey His commands.

    “He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”

    “If anyone loves Me, he will keep my word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.” (John 14:21, 23 NKJV)

  7. I really appreciate your article. Everything around us has been reduced to such a grey mess of compromise, that a voice like yours LINING UP WITH THE SCRIPTURES truly are a blessing. Thank you for what you are doing. Shalom

  8. Amazing read Kevin Deep meditation as I read through this on scripture post thank you sir I will take up your suggestion and read through Isiah

  9. Although there is really no way of knowing this for certain, I suspect there are a number of people who have been operating as prophets in very limited contexts in towns scattered around the nation. Like so many of the unnamed prophets of scripture, their names are not know nor are their ministries.

    Moving from church to church, when speaking God’s words of warning and repentance makes staying impossible, they seek neither fame nor conflict – but while fame is easier to avoid the conflict is not.
    They number among the walking wounded who were just hoping to find a place where they could worship God in peace for a time without being troubled by false doctrines, haughty spirits, manipulations, improprieties, abuse, hostilities. They are often tired but no matter how hard they try they cannot avoid their calling, their nature, and the inescapable burning of God’s displeasure that wells up withing them.

    They do not decide where they will minister, nor when, nor are they able to direct their own course but have become like the wind and God directs their course.

    Few will know what their conflicts were, or why they fell out of favor, or why they suddenly stopped coming to church. Their departures were as quiet and without fanfare as their arrivals.

    Only God know who these people are and what their burdens have been like. And like Elijah, so many feel so very alone. At night, many are heard in heaven asking the very same question: Lord, where are all the real prophets?

  10. Thank you for putting this into perspective for me.
    If I may, I would like to warn anyone reading Z3news that it is the same (false prophecy) as the Elijah List.
    Godbless you Brothers and Sisters!

  11. Kevin’s is spot on but he loses his true effectiveness due to his at times arrogant and condescending attitude towards others who have a prophets voice but not a website 🤔
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    1. There’s a fine line between arrogance and confidence. Most people are going to see what they want to see. I’ll leave the seeker-friendly delivery to Joel Osteen.

      Regardless of my delivery, if a person claims to have a prophet’s voice, it needs to match up with Scripture, otherwise they are fooling themselves. All the best…

  12. Judgment will begin with the ekklesia.
    I’ve only read two of your articles so far. I started learning about the Jezebel paradigm. The Pauline paradigm leads us to Yeshua. 2 Thessalonians 2:15, “So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter.”
    Sin was not part of those traditions.
    Could you please elaborate about how to recognize sin?
    is it sinful to believe in the trinity?
    is it sinful to belong to the false name movement (by avoiding the blessed name of Yehovah or Yahweh; by using YHWH though we’re commanded to publish and pronounce his name)?
    is it sinful to ignore certain parts of the torah?
    is it sinful to be part of feminism/chauvinism or an egalitarian marriage instead of a complementarian marriage?
    is it sinful to abdicate one’s family responsibilites by allowing a government-sanctioned marriage?
    is it sinful to “remarry” after divorce while the original partners are alive?
    is it sinful to make legal contracts with unbelievers?
    is it sinful to participatie in the affairs of statism?
    is it sinful to ignore the errors and biases of scripture translators?
    is it sinful to use violence violate when “necessary”?
    is it sinful to observe the sabbath on the wrong day of the week?
    is it sinful to follow a cessationist, dispensational, or preterist paradigm?
    is it sinful to have an exclusivist attitude toward the lost instead of a universalist attitude?
    is it sinful to share communion with false brothers?
    is it sinful to mistreat one’s body (–the temple of the Spirit)?
    is it sinful to harbor a love of money?
    is it sinful or not to allow women in ministry to us men?
    is it sinful to eat something that came from a pig, shellfish, or other unclean animal; or animal fat?
    is it sinful for men (only) to not wear tzitziyot?
    is it sinful to participate in unbiblical celebrations?
    is it sinful to avoid a levirate marriage (which could be polygynous)?
    is it sinful to wear a wedding ring/band?
    Thank you!

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