Then the prophet Jeremiah told the prophet Hananiah, “Listen, Hananiah! The Lord did not send you! You are making these people trust in a lie!
Jeremiah 28:15 NET
Believers need to understand that not everything that proclaims to be from the Lord is truly from the Lord.
In Bible times, there were prophets whose message was different from each other. Both proclaimed to be prophets of God. Both proclaimed to have a message from God. But both had very different messages, one from God, one from wishful thinking.
Because people don’t necessarily want to hear a message of repentance and becoming holy, they usually listened to the false prophets. They listened to the wrong prophet.
At the most basic level, people who followed the false prophets we’re lazy. They didn’t care to know what the Word of God said. They didn’t examine or question the religious leaders. They new Jewish history, but they thought they were different.
And today, we have more access to the Word of God than any other time in history. Are you trusting what others say, or are you getting in the Word for yourself?
There are so many voices vying for our attention. As a Believer, you should want the only voice you respond to, to be the true voice of God.
This means that you need to know Him, His Word, His presence!
Don’t rely on someone else to give you insight into spiritual matters only. Don’t fall into the trap of false teaching and false prophets, because there is much out there today! Don’t be lazy!
Start reading the Word today! Start praying today! Start walking with Him on a deeper level today. Nothing else compares.
Lord, I desire to know You fully. Reveal Yourself to me as I read Your Word and I pray. Show me Your ways.