Go ahead say it isn't so. OK,
it isn't so. Does that make it so just because someone said so. No!
It's kind of like saying "if it walks like a duck, if it quacks like a
duck, if it looks like a duck, then it must be a duck". Now you can call
it a cow if you want to, but the fact will remain, "it still is a duck"!
Just because you said it was a cow didn't change the actuality of it.
That's the problem with so many of today's preachers and ministries. They
promise so much in return for what they claim is so little, but actually
it is just the opposite. They rake in the money hand over fist as the old
saying goes, and what do you get in return? A ministry gift worth a few
dollars and a promise. The promise? That you will be paid back 30, 60,
100 fold by way of God Himself in the future. The problem with these
types of promises is that there never is a time frame for the return. You
ever notice how the ministry gets their money right away but you have to
wait and wait and wait. The problem with all this is that these shysters
who call themselves Prophets from God are nothing more than mere men
disguising themselves as
"men of God" and taking your hard earned money to support their rich
lifestyles. Now please do not group all preachers into this category.
There are many wonderful Ministries out there which are working so hard
for the Kingdom. These Ministries have God fearing men behind them who
believe in the Bible and preach the Bible as the Lord would have us to.
But, there are also many preachers out there who make false prophesies
and when they do not come true, make an excuse for it or just go on as
nothing ever happened, hoping you will forget about it. I often wonder if
these men have any conscience at all. What must go through their minds as
they pillage the poor of their last remnants of cash. Cash that would
maybe have helped pay the electric bill, pay the phone bill, purchase that
much needed antibiotics for one of the kids? Most of these poor people
are always looking for the quick gain. Always in search of the easy money
because they do not have enough money to invest in anything else. The
ones whom have the additional money to spend are just like the poor
people. Always looking for the easy gain. Spend one dollar and get back
ten. These preachers know this fact and use this knowledge as part of
their tools to deceive the elect along with the ones who know no better.
These preachers are experts at getting you to call them with a pledge or instant payment on your credit card while all along promising you 100 fold return on your dollars.
Benny Hinn, Orlando Christian Center, Dec. 31st, 1989.
"The Lord also tells me to tell you in the mid 90's, about '94-'95, no later than that, God will destroy the homosexual community of America. But He will not destroy it with what many minds have thought Him to be, He will destroy it with fire. And many will turn and be saved, and many will rebel and be destroyed." This never came to be just like the ones before him therefore making Benny Hinn a "false prophet".
Pat Robertson's False Prophesy (one of many)
In the mid-1980s, he claimed to have received these words from God: "I have something else for you to do. I want you to run for president of the United States." On the campaign trail in February 1988, he told supporters: "This is where God wanted me to be. . . . Here I am in New Hampshire, before a major primary. I assure you that I am going to be the next president of the United States." We as history has shown, this prophesy did not come true, adding Pat Robertson to the list of "false prophets".
There are many more false prophets out there today. Bob Jones, Paul Cain, John Kilpatrick, Paul Crouch and many more. The list is long and sad. The amazing thing about these preachers who make these false prophesies is that people by the thousands continue to follow them as if everything is on the up and up. Inside they must know the truth but just elect to deny it.
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It seems every time I turn around there is another ministry having a pledge drive or fund raiser of some sort. The most amazing of these is the "Word of Faith" ministries. Turn on the television and watch TBN or Daystar and you will see many false prophets at work. When these ministries hold their fund drives they sometimes hire the best. Who is the best? I consider Mike Murdock to be one of the best fundraisers out there in the "Christian" realm.
Peter Sumrall has taken over his dad's ministry Lester Sumrall Evangelistic Association since his dad's death. Peter uses Mike Murdock to help him raise money as you can see below.
Peter Sumrall, the CEO of LeSea
Network gave this endorsement on Mike Murdock, "This is one of the most
dear friends of the ministry over the years. Helping us out in
telethons...You are probably the greatest blessing to Christian
television since it started."
Another type of false prophet is when you hear someone in a church give a prophesy from God. I believe the majority to be false for one simple reason. The message almost always is in King James dialect. Now think about this for a minute. Today's language is not like it was in 1611, not even close. The only use of that language is in the King James Bible which a lot of Pentecostals use. I do not believe that God would make a conscience decision to use a language that was not of today when using today's person to pass the Word through. I have heard many messages given in a church setting where the message was in the King James language and I have never felt it was from God. I just could not get my spirit to witness with the message. I also wonder why God only chooses to use a church setting to give a prophesy but never has it happen in every day life? Does this mean that messages from God are only for the believers and not for the lost? I do not think so. The majority of prophetic messages given in church are generic in content. Generic in this case means that the message is usually something like "the Lord loves you and wishes you to have a great life. the Lord wants this church to grow and be prosperous for Him, etc. etc. etc. The problem with this is that this is common knowledge that every believer knows already. I cannot believe God uses such a circumstance to bring such a simple message as that. These generic prophesies bring us back to the original topic at hand. If anything of true substance was spoken in the prophesy in the church setting, it would have to come true. If not, then the church and the speaker would both be false. I just ask you the reader of this article to do one thing. The next time you hear a prophetic message in church, listen carefully, listen for the dialect used, listen to what is actually be spoken. If it is something that anyone could say without fear of not coming true, then believe me it was not a true prophetic message from the Most High God.
In conclusion, I would ask you to take some time to reason it all out. Watch what the preachers of today are claiming to be from God and check it against the Bible.
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