Most Occurring Errors in The Prophetic
Some Christians have been turned off by so called prophets who have made prediction in the name of the Lord Only the word of God can satisfy our longing to see into the feature. there are several Most Occurring Errors in The Prophetic (Ps 119:105: Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.) Mathew 24:11 the more Gods prophets arise the more the devil will also plant the seed of falsehood. Below are few reasons for prophetic errors that we are seeing today in our society.
7 Most Occurring Errors in The Prophetic
unable to be humble to acknowledge mistake when there is an error in prophecy.
Pride comes before destruction, Prophets are human vessels; they have their weakness, they can give false interpretations. But damages come in when a prophet refuse to accept His weakness. God prophet is to be honest and straight forward with his mistake and humble with His success. Samuel one of the greatest prophets who ever lived, whom prophecy never fails, tended to judge men by their external appearance rather than by their hearts (Samuel 16). It would have been a great error if he had not listened to God. God alone can reveal the future accurately
2. Claiming to reveal secrets things that belong to God:
a simple of such is a prophet prophesying a particular date for the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. God has secrets, anyone who claims to reveal the secret things is really a false prophet (Deut 29:29: The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law) Satan is capable of many dramatic signs and wanders as a tool to deceived the church. Many Christians have a tendency to think if it is supernatural, it must be from God. Truth is not established by signs. Truth is established by the word of God. Anything contrary to the word of God is not the truth.
3. Those who are not call into the prophetic assume the office of the prophet.
When those who are not call into the prophetic assume the office of the prophet is like a lawyer assuming the office of a medical doctor in the Hospital, there will be lot of disasters. A Christians can be false prophet when they presume a ministry that the Lord did not give them.
Eph 4:11-15 It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12 to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming.
Going in, to do what you are not call to do can be described with a radiographer or a pharmacy in the hospital going to conduct a surgery in the absence of a surgeon. They are all workers in that hospital but because doing surgery is not the training of the pharmacy or a radiographer, he cannot conduct the surgery.
God has call us into different office to operate and except we understand our calling and stick to doing what we are call to do, we will always find ourselves trying to please men by doing what God has not call us to do and if that is not what we are call to do we will not do it correctly.
Lack of spiritual sensitivity:
a prophet is he that is trying to learn How to hear from God accurately on daily basis and is also devoted to seeing the whole church brought to the place where it can do the same. Every Christian should be able to both hear from the Lord and speak a specific word from Him.
5. Revelations that are not from God.
God alone can reveal the future accurately. He never makes mistake. There will be false prophecy When one Has not learn how to distinguish revelations. Discerning the spirit behind revelation is very paramount. Jesus Said my sheep hears my voice. This can be done by developing a persistent fellowship with the Holy Spirit.
1 John 4:1 BELOVED, DO not put faith in every spirit, but prove (test) the spirits to discover whether they proceed from God; for many false prophets have gone forth into the world.
Man’s opinions in prophecies:
it occurs when one Don’t know how to interpret and judge prophetic revelation. Many who are growing up in the prophetic may have genuine vision and dreams but they arrive at faulty interpretation. Some prophets receive revelation in dreams and visions from God but went about using their own logical thinking to interpret which result to lack of accuracy. they become too familiar with dreams and vision and went about interpreting it on their own due to over-familiarity which results to inaccuracy.
Some time you may even begin to doubt if the prophet is actually hearing from God or is just creating visions. The giver of mysteries is the only one that can give accurate meaning of a mystery. when one received it better to Share exactly what you receive and don’t add assumption on how it will be. The giver of revelation is the only one that can accurately interpret revelation.
7. the gift of the prophet is not for recognition: Prophet are for equipping of the church and not to speak for the church, the church speaks for herself. Every bit of influence that we gain from self-promotion or self-seeking will end up being a stumbling block (heb5:4-5)
in summary 1 king 17:1 living before the living God are true characteristics of a prophet not before men (gal 1:10)