The following is part two of my article “7 Signs That Help Discern Between Flakey and False Prophets.” As already stated in the first part of this article, by flakey I am referring to a prophetic leader who has serious flaws in their ministry, but their heart and motive is generally right before God. By a false prophet I am referring to a person who is not only erroneous in some of their methodology, but in their motive and ambition. This is the kind of person I believe Jesus was referring to when He told His followers to beware of false prophets who come in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravening wolves (Matthew 7:15).
The prophetic movement and or prophetic leaders have perhaps been the most controversial in the Body of Christ the past several decades. Some of it has to do with the fact that many people are afraid of any move of the Spirit and or criticize that which they do not understand. However, as someone who has functioned in prophetic ministry since the early 1990’s, I would say that a fair share of criticism against the prophetic is warranted because of either “flakey or “false” prophetic ministries.
Many people desire to have a lot more influence than they currently have. Unfortunately, most people do not understand how this can take place. Some Believers have a mystical approach and think that just because a spiritual leader prays over them or gives them a prophetic word – they will somehow be elevated or have a higher position in the Kingdom.
Not long ago it was reported that another prominent Protestant pastor now advocates a pluralist belief that there are many roads to God and salvation (Michael A. Walrond Jr. of Harlem’s 10,000-member First Corinthian Baptist Church.)
Among other things he said was “People take many paths to God, he argued, noting that he personally celebrates the paths others take in finding Him — even if that path does not involve faith in Jesus.” (Christian Post)
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