Matthew 24:10-12 NIV “At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and MANY FALSE PROPHETS WILL APPEAR and DECEIVE MANY PEOPLE. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,”
In the verse above Jesus is talking about something contributing to people’s love growing cold. Jesus said there would be MANY FALSE PROPHETS which are always accompanied by an, “Increase of wickedness,” wherever you find them. When we think of a false prophet the first picture that comes to mind might be a prosperity get money preacher, or a supposed man or woman of God that teaches false doctrines. But are they the only kind of false prophets Jesus was talking about? False prophets or people who make a habit of prophesying falsely are everywhere! They come in all colors, shapes, and sizes. They are in every occupation. Some are politicians, movie stars, musicians, rappers, singers, doctors, lawyers, dishwashers, school teachers, bus drivers, waiters, waitresses, mechanics, you get the picture. Jesus said there would be MANY of them in the time of the end. They don’t have to be the obvious phony church Pastors and Teachers. Social media outlets like YouTube, Instagram, etcetera are filled with them!😳
Don’t get me wrong, social media can be used for good purposes, but you know the old saying, “Bad news travels fast.” Sadly news of the misfortunes in the world always travels fast, but wrong interpretations of them travel even faster through the mouths of false prophets. Their messages are hurting people; causing confusion, and causing their love to grow cold. Do you know what the Bible calls true prophesying? Most folks think it just means foretelling the future because that’s what prophets did and do. Check out this verse:
1 Corinthians 14:3 NIV “But the one who PROPHESIES speaks to people for their STRENGTHENING, ENCOURAGING and COMFORT.”
We’re right at the finish line. This is not the time to be indifferent and lose the race. I know you get tired sometimes, I do too. But if we persevere a little longer we will be glad forever we did!😂 Our Lord will reward us with the crown of eternal life!
Yes, ANYONE who speaks to people to strengthen them, encourage them, and comfort them is prophesying.😊 I didn’t say they are a, “Prophet,” or “Prophetess.” Imagine someone who does the very opposite. Instead of strengthening people they are always bashing them or tearing folks down with their words. Instead of encouraging people they instill fear in them. And instead of comforting others their speech is always disrespectful and painful. We are all guilty of doing these things at some point, but imagine someone who does this 24/7 like it’s they’re calling.😳 Some folks on social media will tell you that this is their calling! They justify it by saying their job is to expose folks, and they’re just telling the truth. But are they not FALSELY prophesying; doing the very opposite of what true prophesying is? Because of how they use their tongues would it be unfair to put them in the category with false prophets?🤔
Listening to God’s words have wholesome effects on us. Any Christian who’s been a Christian for a while knows this. You know how you feel when you regularly, diligently, study your Bible. You feel strong as an ox. We must fight not to be lured in by social media which is designed to pull our attention away from the comforting, encouraging, and strengthening words of God.
We’re so close to the end guys. We’re right at the finish line. This is not the time to be indifferent and lose the race. I know you get tired sometimes, I do too. But if we persevere a little longer we will be glad forever we did!😂 Our Lord will reward us with the crown of eternal life! Avoid serpents and scorpions who are always biting with their words. I hope this article has encouraged you. Be blessed.
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