Sunday, November 27, 2011
Beware of False Prophets...
If you have any knowledge of the bible, you know this to be one of the warnings in the bible, especially as it refers to our last days upon this earth.
When I was younger, I used to think that a prophet was something like a wizard who would try and cast spells on me!
Now that I am older and a bit wiser my definition has changed. I truly believe there were true vindicated prophets throughout history and even in my generation. How do I know this? Can I prove this? The answer is no, I cannot prove it to you but I know it to be true myself. Isn't that what is most important, that we are not put upon this earth to prove such things to others, for we only have to answer for ourselves.
Imagine how family and/or friends of William Branham felt when people were sure he was a prophet for our day and time. Some to this day believe he was Jesus Christ himself, even though he never claimed that. There are others who believe he was a fake, although there is no documented proof that he ever took advantage of anyone, monetary or otherwise. As a matter of fact, there is evidence that he was offered many riches and fame, and turned them down flat to live a humble life.
I have studied a bit about William Branham. Despite the opinions of others, I truly believe he was a true Man sent from God to fulfill a purpose. Once that purpose was fulfilled, he was taken off the earth.
The one thing I could not find in my readings over the years, is where anyone could prove the work that God did through him as being fake? I have not found one instance where William Branham willingly or knowingly deceived the people that he ministered to.
If we believe in God..and the Word of God to be the Bible, why would we think it impossible to have a prophet, sent by God in our time as it was back in the bible days?
This brings me to the many "false prophets" I have read about over the years. Men like Jim Jones who claimed to be God's prophet and convinced all those followers to drink koolaid laced with cyanide. I think about David Koresh and Warren Jeffs, these so-called prophets or men of God who were proven to be nothing but sick individuals who fooled many people into believing they were something they were not.
My gut tells me that if God were to really send a prophet to minister to the people, this person would have to not only talk the talk, but most assuredly walk the walk. Can you imagine God choosing someone that has molested little children in his lifetime? Can you imagine God using a man who smokes like a chimney everyday while proclaiming to be a messenger from God? Can you imagine God using a man who use to abuse his children as well as drink hard liquor on a daily basis. Doesn't common sense tell you that God would want his Prophet or Messenger to be someone who lives an undefiled life. Maybe not from the beginning of their life, but once they realize that God wants to use them, it would make sense that they would live their life as blemish free as possible.
I suppose if I were the man or woman who claimed to be a Messenger from God, or a Prophet and knew I had that type of unclean life, I would get to the point of convincing others that it was all lies. I would cry daily that it was the devil trying to destroy my ministry. I would call anyone who did not agree with me evildoers. I would claim that all the evil that I have done to my family was made up by them. All of the awful things that have happened in my life to make it so completely miserable was because my whole family would not accept the work that God has appointed me to do.
Let's be real here. Do you really believe that the God that we know who created the heavens and the earths, who healed the sick, made the lame walk and said do not hurt my little children would actually commision a man who made the life of his wife and children a living hell? Do you believe that he would have allowed a man to run around nude in front of his small granddaughter and then force her to pray to God with him for forgiveness afterwards to do his work? Do you believe that God would choose a man who beat his children beyond the norm with belts until he ordered them to cry? Do you believe God would choose a man who smokes and defiles his body daily if he truly was filled with the spirit of God?
Do I think this type of person I described above could ever be saved? My answer is yes. Do I think he is a Messenger or Prophet sent by God? No, absolutely not. Do I think that the type of person described above could be so beyond possessed by the devil that he could believe all he says? Absolutely yes.
I am not a woman of God. I am no prophetess. I am just a normal woman who wants to do better for God and believes that I am predestinated to be his child. I do believe this though, with all my heart; if you are reading this, and you truly want a chance to make all things right before your last breath, before it is too late, drop to the floor, ask God to have mercy on your soul. Call all your family, write them, do what you have to do and plead for forgiveness for all you have done. For all those lives you have attempted to destroy over the years. Beg God to drive that Religious Devil from you before you take that last breath and you finally have to face the real TRUTH, the truth that it is too late.