Summary: This sermon is able believing everyone who calls themselves a prophet, and abuse of personal. prophesy
When a Prophet is like a Weatherman
By Reverend Daniel Panitz, Miracle Fellowship
Now what if I told a sister that I had a word from God and that he told me that you should shave off the hair on your head, and that then and only then would he know that you were obedient? Or if I told a brother, that God told me that you should not eat any animal meat or jeopardize your place in heaven?
Now brother if I told you that I had a word from God and that he told me that if you double your tithes that you would be assured of getting into heaven before those who did not give as much in His name.
If I told you sister that you should leave your husband and lie with a holy man of God as this would glorify God as I am His prophet here on this earth.
And now brother if I told you that I have a special anointment and that I am connected with God Himself and for a small donation I will pray for you and intercede on your behalf. So tell me what your needs are and I will bring your message to God and He will answer you through me his messenger.
I see I am beginning to lose your confidence in me as MAN Of GOD. Did I mention to you that I am specially anointed by God himself and that I truly am a prophet of God. To tell you the truth I wouldn’t have confidence in a man like this either. This is a false Prophet, or what I like to call these types of individuals, “ weathermen prophets.”
Look I understand that we are all hungry for an intimate relationship with God. God wants us to have that relationship. I understand that we all want to do the right thing, the Godly thing, so many of us are looking for a direct communication from Him in a human conduit. We desire something clear and unmistakably spoken to us in a voice that comes directly from God. We often look to someone who we believe can transcend the heavens and can bring to earth, and us, God’s personal message. We so want to understand what He wants from us. It is a natural human need for us to want to be closer to our God and to hear his voice speak as directly to us as possible. And so we often look to others for a human conduit, to bring the personal words of God to us. We look to the Men and women of God who we think have a closer relationship or closer tie to God than we ourselves do. We nievely believe that they have some special anointment that we do not. We believe that they can hear Him more clearly than we can hear Him ourselves. I am afraid that this, my brethren, is often quite dangerous, for if you are a child of God then the holy Spirit already lives within you. He who lives within you will speak to you if you would but only listen. You do not need another teacher or Prophet to bring to you the word of God, as you should have already established your own relationship with Him through the Baptism in Holy Spirit. I am not saying there are not still holy prophets today, but these will encourage, comfort and exhort you to the things of God. Other men and women of God may guide you to knowledge of the word of God, which is clearly consistent within the Bible. But beware of those for their need of power, money, and self aggrandizement, that would peddle the word of God As if they are better connected than you . These unholy prophets are not only dangerous but they should be despised. In 1 John 2:26-27 It says I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray. (27) As for you, the anointing you received from Him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as His anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit; just as it has taught you, remain in Him.” So you see if you are a child of God and if you allow the Lord into your heart; It is He who speaks to you through His Holy Spirit, and this will be the voice of God that directs you. You will not be subject to the greed or failings of other human beings. It is only God Himself that revealed plan of God himself. Men of God clearly can Guide you but this is advice on where you may look or find Gods consistent word. And that word is always consistent with the Bible.