“Kevin, you may not be a false prophet, but you’re contributing to his ministry, so you will share the same punishment.”
Those painful words spoken by a friend echoed through my head as I stepped out into the parking lot. I had just completed my final day as the webmaster for (arguably) the most popular prophetic web ministry of the 00’s. A mix of emotions washed over me. Relief … sorrow … and most of all … regret.
For seven years, I was unable to be a caring father to my little children and a strong, godly husband to my wife. I had verbally and emotionally abused my family, putting them through the ringer because I was so stressed and angry.
For seven years, I had worked for a ministry/business under the delusion that I was helping people, when I was actually contributing to their demise.
For seven years, I watched as this ministry grew from 30,000 subscribers and around 10 employees to over 130,000 subscribers and around 50 employees.
I watched the money come in. I saw the corruption.
And I held a lot of guilt.
I realized that I was only obeying orders from my boss, but when the rubber met the road, I was the one who created the emails, I was the one who trimmed the images, I was the one who hit the “Publish” button.
I was the one who distributed false prophecy to the world.
Now, on an international scale, this same false prophetic ministry is viewed by hundreds of thousands as “The Source” to go to if you want to find the latest word from the Creator.
And I contributed to this deception.
As I opened the door to my car, I knew that I would eventually need to do something to make it right, so I embarked on this crazy journey with Jesus, using the Word as my guide.
I spent the next seven years studying prophets and prophecy in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. You can find a lot of information on my web site, http://www.HonorOfKings.org.
This book is the culmination of my studies.
Why be so Critical of the Prophetic Movement?
People often ask me why I am so convinced that the modern day prophetic movement is a false and/or deceptive movement. The simple 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 so many often do), then I would be committing a grievous sin.
Many believers have been taught that discerning a prophet has to be complicated. I don’t see it that way. If you compare the words and characteristics of a “prophet” to the Word of God, the matter becomes quite simple. You just have to be willing to accept what the Word of God says is the truth – and that’s not always easy to do in today’s politically correct, have-it-your-way society.
Approximately 30% of the Word of God is comprised of real prophecies written by men who were true prophets of the Most High. If 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 our discernment in these Last Days.
God Does not Want You to be Deceived
The Messiah told us:
For false christs and false prophets will rise and show signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. But take heed; see, I have told you all things beforehand.
Believe me, friends, it is not God’s will for you to be among those deceived by these false prophets and the clever words they say.
In this book, I will give you an abundance of Scripture 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. In fact, many people who are caught up in this false movement are genuine, sincere people, who do “many wonderful works.” Nevertheless, when you compare their words and characteristics to what the Word of God says, they are identical to false prophets.
The Image of a False Prophet
As you read through this book, seriously consider the Scriptures that I will be highlighting and re-create the image of a false prophet as your mind is being renewed according to the Word. It is vital that you let your man-made doctrines, personal biases and human reasoning submit to the authority of the Word. The wolves among the sheep will become evident when you do so.
The Word says to let a matter be established by “two or three witnesses.”
By the time you are done reading this book, you will have at least 10 witnesses from Scripture to help you test the alleged prophet. You will also have ironclad proof that 99% of the modern-day prophets are not who they claim to be.
I 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 our due diligence and “study to show ourselves approved.” We are going to dig deep into Scripture and study the characteristics of a false prophet. After you read these posts, ask yourself,
“Are the ‘prophets’ I listen to true, or are they false?”
Remember, this is a True/False answer. Contrary to what you may have been taught, there is no “gray area” with God’s Word.
Give Others this Information!
Finally, I want to encourage you to give (or loan) this book to your friends after you are done reading it. This book 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, please share this information!
As we approach the end, it is VITAL that we remain on the path laid out for us in His Word.
One mistake can have eternal consequences.