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12.01.2014 Religion

The Menace Of False Prophets And Pastors In Africa

By Brother Amartey
The Menace Of False Prophets And Pastors In Africa

Dear Reader,

They rob and steal from the people. They speak lies and utter vain prophecies and visions, leading people astray. They draw people to themselves, claiming to have a special relationship with God, but they lie and deceive the people.They claim to know everything about you but they lie, and know nothing! They sleep with married women and break the hearts of single women. They destroy homes and families. They destroy marriages, businesses and destinies. They are mere diviners and sorcerers and are no prophets of God at all.

The Lord says," I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them yet they prophesied." Jeremiah 23:21. They prophesy lies in God's name, but God did not send them, command them nor speak to them. They prophesy lying vision, worthless divination and the deceit of their own minds. Jeremiah 14:14. They are all over the place and they spring up everyday like mushrooms.They claim to be "men of God," "apostles," "pastors," "prophets," "bishops," "archbishops," and what-nots, but they lie ! They are ordinary criminals parading as "men of God" and deceiving the gullible who don't know their Bible and have no discernment.

The problem of false prophets and pastors is not peculiar to Africa alone, but is all over the world. Many false prophets and pastors have infiltrated the church of Jesus Christ and are causing a great deal of havoc, destroying souls, families, marriages, businesses, and worse of all, faith in God. But their day of reckoning is coming and has come. Many of them will be exposed and are being exposed, and unless they repent they would surely face swift destruction. Jeremiah 23:12; 2 Peter 2:3.

Anyone who studies the Bible would see that the emergence of many false prophets and pastors in the world today is nothing strange but a fulfillment of prophecy. It is one of the signs of the end-times. Jesus said," For there shall arise false Christs or false messiahs, and false prophets and shall show great signs and wonders and shall deceive many." Matthew 7:15-23; 24:5, 11, 24. The apostles also warned of the coming of many false apostles, prophets, pastors and antichrists. 2 Cor 11:13-15; 1 John 4:1; 2:18; 2 Peter 2:1 These things must be fulfilled because the word of God is true and must surely come to pass. So when we see all these false prophets and pastors and so-called men of God, we should see them as the charlatans that they are and have no regard or respect for them. Certainly, there are true men of God, but most of those out there are just riff raffs and God does not even talk to them nor has He sent them. They are in the ministry for the money, for fame, for possessions and for cheap sex, using the name of the Lord to lure and deceive gullible women, whether they be married or single.

Many of these rogues who claim to be "prophets", "pastors" and "men of God" are not even Christians and don't even know the Bible, but they prey on the ignorance and gullibility of so many people who are desperately trying to find God. Many of them are ordinary sorcerers and wizards who use divination to "prophesy," just like Simon the sorcerer in Acts 8:9-13. Simon was a common magician, an unbeliever, who was not even saved, but the ignorant people saw him as "The Great Power of God," because they were enchanted by his sorceries. Just because someone performs miracles, signs and wonders does not make them genuine.

Miracles alone do not validate a ministry, because Satan is also able to work miracles. Nor does the lack of miracles mean that one is authentic. Certainly God works miracles, but miracles glorify God and point us to Jesus Christ, and not to anyone who wants to draw people to themselves and lead them astray. Those are ministers of Satan, who masquerade as ministers of righteousness, to rob people of their money, to destroy souls and destinies, to break homes and families. 2 Corinthians 11:13-15. They are all over the place, and they use lies, deceit, manipulation, fabrication, divination, false prophecies, threats, intimidation and all kinds of gimmicks to lure people after themselves and destroy them.

The Lord Jesus specifically warned us against being deceived by these false prophets and men of God, but alas, many people are deceived and they look to these false prophets as, "anointed," or "powerful." This is no different from what we have already seen in Acts 8:9-13, and it is such a tragedy in our time. It is time to expose these wolves in sheep's clothing and people should have no fear or regard for them at all because they are ordinary criminals and should be treated as such. I need to sound a special warning to our women, many of whom are so easily deceived by these rogues.

They are deceived by the so called prophecies and miracles and some of them end up sleeping with these criminals and godless fellows. Indeed, some of our women have so much regard for these stupid men than they have for their own husbands and this nonsense must stop! Wake up, African woman!!!! Your false prophet or pastor is not your husband. It is the husband who is the head of the wife and not the pastor or false prophet! Wake up, African woman, and report these idiots who try to sleep with you to your husbands and let them deal with these rogues!

Why are so many people deceived by these false prophets? Because of the lack of knowledge. The Lord says, " My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge." Hosea 4:6. Many Christians are biblically ignorant and illiterate and because of this they just accept anything as the "word of God," and would do anything the false prophet tells them to do, even if he tells them to go eat grass! While some may not tell you to eat grass, they might try other diabolic things and people really need to wake up and use their common sense. People really need to study and know the Bible, because when people know the truth, they would surely be set free from all these criminals parading as "prophets" and "men of God."

There are many marks of a false prophet and some of them are:

These false prophets are not called of God and so do not have the Spirit of God but another spirit, the spirit of Satan. To most ordinary people, they appear "holy" or "anointed," but they are nothing! "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God, because many false prophets are gone out into the world." 1 John 4:1.

They teach false doctrines or doctrines of demons. 1 Timothy 4:1. They don't have the doctrine of Christ. 2 John 9-10

They bear bad fruit. " Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. You will know them by their fruit." Matthew 7:15-16.

They are absorbed with themselves and draw attention to themselves instead of leading people to the Lord Jesus who bought the church with His own blood. They utter false prophecies and mislead people through their lies and divination. Deuteronomy 13:1-5; 18:20-22.

God is very serious about false prophets and their false prophecies, lies, deceit, wickedness, manipulations and fabrications and will surely deal with them. Indeed, He is dealing with some of them right now, but we have a duty to expose these wolves, whoever and wherever they are, without any fear. Scripture tells us to expose the unfruitful works of darkness and not cover them up. Ephesians 5:11.

Have you been exploited by a false prophet? Did they extort money or property from you? Were you raped by anyone? Are you a married woman who is sleeping around with some stupid man who claims to be a "prophet" or "man of God" ? Please feel free to share your story and help expose these wolves in sheep's clothing!
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