By Akin Ojumu

How many failed prophecies must a prophet give in order to be judged a false prophet? How many times must a prophet get it wrong before we conclude that he is a charlatan speaking words in the name of God that God has not spoken?

Well, the answer is simple. ONE.

God’s standard is pretty clear. It takes just one false prophecy to know that the self-proclaimed prophet is a false prophet. No one speaking in the name of God gets it wrong. True prophecies from God always come to pass. Those to whom God gives a prophecy are right all the time.

How exactly do I know this, you may ask?

The answer is right there in the Bible gathering dust in your bookshelf. If only you’d care enough to diligently study it instead of going about chasing after the “word from God” spoken by false prophets.

“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:10-11).

Furthermore, there are clear instructions given to us in the Bible on how to tell a true prophet of God from charlatans masquerading as God’s prophets.

Here in Deuteronomy 18:15-22 we read:

“The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brothers – it is to him you shall listen – just as you desired of the LORD your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly, when you said, ‘Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God or see this great fire any more, lest I die.’

“And the LORD said to me, ‘They are right in what they have spoken. I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. And I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. And whoever will not listen to my words that he shall speak in my name, I myself will require it of him.

“But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in my name that I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die.’

“And if you say in your heart, ‘How may we know the word that the LORD has not spoken?’

“When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word that the LORD has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously. You need not be afraid of him.”

Based on the above Scriptures, we can legitimately say that all those who prophesied that Donald Trump was going to win the 2020 U.S. presidential election were all false prophets.

Likewise, it’s clear that the man who prophesied that the Year 2020 was “…Going to be a year of series of joy…It will be victory after victory, shouts of joy after shouts of joy…” is a false prophet.

Judging by God’s standard, we can also confidently conclude that the prophet who prophesied that in the Year 2023, “The world would be relatively more peaceful,” is a false prophet.

The man who claimed God told him that, “In the scheme of things, as far as politics of Nigeria is concerned, President Muhammadu Buhari is number 15, and I am number 16,” is most definitely a false prophet.

“My hand will be against the prophets who see false visions and utter lying divinations. They will not belong to the council of my people or be listed in the records of Israel, nor will they enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Sovereign LORD.” (Ezekiel 13:9).

Giving false prophecies is a dangerous thing. It’s a pretty risky business to ascribe to God proclamations that He hasnt made. Those who speak words in the name of God that God has not spoken run the risk of eternal damnation.

“This is what the LORD Almighty says: “Do not listen to what the prophets are prophesying to you; they fill you with false hopes. They speak visions from their own minds, not from the mouth of the LORD.”” (Jeremiah 23:16).

For goodness’ sake, stop allowing yourself to be deceived by false prophets. If you care at all about your soul, you’ll flee from charlatans.


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