There is a lot of cry right now to expose false prophets, and indeed, we should.
If they are truly false prophets.
Here are a number of things I see, that people are using as a measuring device:
1) If the prophet is wrong in what they prophesy
2) If the prophet is correct, but it hasn’t come to pass in a “reasonable” time frame
3) If the prophet calls him or herself a prophet, and acts like a prophet, but leads others away from God
What does the WORD of God say?
Hebrews 1:1 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets,
vs 2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;
vs 3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become so much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
I cannot see anything other than what the Word says. There are still prophets but they function differently than they did in the Old Testament.
In the Old Testament, God spoke at various times and various ways through prophets. But in these days He has spoken to us through Christ, His Son.
True Prophets today see Christ and reveal Him. They see HIM! They see the Cross!
1) They see Him in others and are only concerned with seeing what He is doing in another person. 1 Co 2:2 For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
2) They see the finished work of Christ on the Cross and call things that are not visible or manifested yet as though they are, because of this. Romans 4:17 (as it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations”) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did;
The prophets of old spoke of a time yet to come. The prophets in the last days speak of a time that has come, and whose work is completed.
What is the Lord looking for in us today? He has already done it all. He has already completed the work. What is our part?
BE the Body.
Psalm 133: 1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is
For brethren to dwell together in unity!
vs 2 It is like the precious oil upon the head,
Running down on the beard,
The beard of Aaron,
Running down on the edge of his garments.
vs 3 It is like the dew of Hermon,
Descending upon the mountains of Zion;
For there the Lord commanded the blessing—
Unity and Diversity in One Body
1 Co 12: 12 For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ.
vs 13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit.
vs 14 For in fact the body is not one member but many.
There is so much calling out today of false apostles, false prophets, even false Christians. Indeed, we need to mark those who masquerade as true prophets, of their motives are of evil intent, but I see far more calling out of brothers and sisters like you and I, than I do calling the Body of Christ to Be the Body.
Laminin is a protein that is part of the extracellular matrix in humans and animals. The extracellular matrix (ECM) lies outside of cells and provides support and attachment for cells inside organs (along with many other functions). Laminin has “arms” that associate with other laminin molecules to form sheets and bind to cells. Laminin and other ECM proteins essentially “glue” the cells (such as those lining the stomach and intestines) to a foundation of connective tissue.
We are the center of His heart. We are “His Bundle”.
We are the “apple of His eye“.
Today’s prophetic word is “Be the Body”.
Could all the “calling out” be actually what is dividing our collective soul?