Agents of Satan ex­posed (Part 2)

The Manica Post - - Faith - Apos­tle Cleto Mhuru

False prophets and fa­mil­iar spir­its

FALSE prophets are not used by God. They do not proph­esy by the Spirit of God, but they proph­esy through fa­mil­iar spir­its and div­ina­tion. Jeremiah Chap­ter 14:14 states that: “Then the LORD said unto me, the prophets proph­esy lies in my name: I sent them not, nei­ther have I com­manded them, nei­ther spoke unto them: they proph­esy unto you false a false vi­sion and div­ina­tion, and a thing of nought, and the de­ceit of their heart”.

Again in Deuteron­omy 18:14 we read: “When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do af­ter the abom­i­na­tions of those na­tions.

There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daugh­ter to pass through the fire, or that useth div­ina­tion, or an ob­server of times, or an en­chanter, or a witch. Or a charmer, or a con­sul­ter with fa­mil­iar spir­its, or a wizard, or a necro­mancer.

For all that do these things are an abom­i­na­tion unto the LORD: and be­cause of these abom­i­na­tions the LORD thy God doth drive them out from be­fore thee. Thou shalt be per­fect with the LORD thy God.

For these na­tions, which thou shalt pos­sess, hear­kened unto ob­servers of times, and unto di­vin­ers: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suf­fered thee so to do.”

From the scriptures cited above we can see that false prophets are put in the same cat­e­gory in the oc­cult world with witches, wiz­ards, sor­cer­ers, di­vin­ers, ma­gi­cians, necro­mancers, sooth­say­ers, charm­ers and con­sul­ter’s of fa­mil­iar spir­its.

This is be­cause they all prac­tise div­ina­tion. Div­ina­tion is the abil­ity to get hid­den knowl­edge or se­crets per­tain­ing to a per­son or an event through de­monic sources such as fa­mil­iar spir­its.

Ac­cord­ing to Strong’s Con­cor­dance, div­ina­tion de­rives its name from a Greek word puthon which is be­lieved to be a divin­ing spirit. It is from this Greek word where we get the name python, which is a myth­i­cal ser­pent known to have the spirit of div­ina­tion un­der the Greek mythol­ogy.

It will not be a sur­prise to see false prophets hav­ing a love of snakes. Such is one of an ex­am­ple of a fa­mil­iar spirit be­hind false prophets.

They con­jure these fa­mil­iar spir­its as they proph­esy.

We are not ig­no­rant of Satan’s de­vices. I want you to be en­light­ened so that you can­not fall prey of these false prophets. They use fa­mil­iar spir­its to per­form mir­a­cles and ex­tort money from des­per­ate peo­ple.

False prophets and mir­a­cles

Our Lord Je­sus Christ warned us to be wary of false prophets and false Christ who will come in the last days per­form­ing great signs and mir­a­cles to de­ceive even the elect. We read this from Mathew 24:24-25 which says: “For false Christ and false prophets will rise and show great signs and won­ders to de­ceive, if pos­si­ble, even the elect. See, I have told you be­fore­hand.”

The mir­a­cles per­formed by false prophets are mostly for self-glory, not for the glory of God. The mir­a­cles are meant to ex­alt the prophet and his in­sti­tu­tion.

Peo­ple are made to be­lieve the prophet more than God to such an ex­tent that they will be left ig­no­rant about God ex­cept the prophet. The prophet will be seen as the father fig­ure with the abil­ity to me­di­ate be­tween the fol­low­ers and God.

The fol­low­ers are made to be­lieve that they can­not reach God or ac­cess God on their own be­sides go­ing through the prophet.

The mir­a­cles per­formed by the prophet would qual­ify his to be re­garded as the god-father for the peo­ple. This is clear de­cep­tion of the devil.

False prophets and money

False prophets are just like for­tune tell­ers or di­vin­ers; they preach and per­form mir­a­cles in or­der to get money from peo­ple.

They ma­nip­u­late peo­ple through the de­cep­tion of mir­a­cles for them to ex­tort money from them.

The mes­sages preached by these false prophets are mainly fo­cused on ma­te­rial gains or pros­per­ity, rather than build­ing Christ-like char­ac­ter and devel­op­ing a strong re­la­tion­ship with God.

To­day, these false prophets are promis­ing peo­ple to get heal­ing and de­liv­er­ance from what­ever sit­u­a­tion or prob­lem once they give money or seed to them or their min­istries.

True heal­ing and de­liv­er­ance is for free and it comes from the Lord Je­sus Christ who died for us on the cross. Je­sus paid a debt that we could not pay through His blood and His death on the cross. Sal­va­tion is for free in the name of Je­sus Christ.

Why should you pay for it? Je­sus Him­self said in Matthew 10:7, “Heal the sick, cleanse the lep­ers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have re­ceived, freely give”.

Je­sus paid the price for you and me. We can­not pay for it again.

Such false prophets or teach­ers preach against tithing. Their doc­trine is that tithing was a Law of Moses and it does not con­cern the be­liev­ers to­day. They teach that tithing was done away with by Je­sus Christ.

You can watch this space for Part 3 on False Prophets, Witchcraft and doc­trines of demons.

The writer, Cleto Mhuru is the Se­nior Pas­tor and Found­ing Apos­tle of Break Free Min­istries In­ter­na­tional (B.F.M.I)

He is the au­thor of the best­selling book: “Over­com­ing Sa­tanic At­tacks – How Chris­tians can over­come sa­tanic at­tacks”.

It is from this book that some of these ar­ti­cles are ex­tracted from. He also au­thored an­other book en­ti­tled “Liv­ing Tes­ti­mony of a Trans­formed Life – Dreams, Vi­sions and Life Callings”.

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