Who say to the seers, “Do not see,” and to the prophets, “Do not prophesy to us what is right; speak to us smooth things, prophesy illusions (Isaiah 30:10, ESV) There was a very strange period in Israel’s history, characterized by a heightened activity of false prophets. Israel lived in rebellion and sin, and the
And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying (Acts 16:16, KJV) The Lord has ushered in a prophetic move in the Church that has never been seen since the Church was born. We see
When Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, heard of it, it grieved them exceedingly that there was come a man to seek the welfare of the children of Israel (Neh. 2:10 KJV) God granted Nehemiah favor in the sight of the Persian king Artaxerxes to return to Jerusalem to build up the
As we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners much gain by fortune-telling (Acts 16:16 ESV) Paul and Silas encountered an evil spirit in Philippi which is not only present today, but its activity is on the rise.
But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss? (Lk. 22:48 KJV). A kiss is a symbol of love, acceptance, and fellowship. The Bible calls this a “holy kiss” (Rom. 16:16), or “kiss of love” (1 Pet. 5:14). It is not referring to the romantic kiss between a husband
And their message will spread like cancer. Hymenaeus and Philetus are of this sort, who have strayed concerning the truth, saying that the resurrection is already past; and they overthrow the faith of some. (2 Tim. 2:17-18 NKJ) In Paul’s time, Hymenaeus and Philetus were two teachers who brought false teachings to the early Church.
“Behold, you trust in lying words that cannot profit” (Jer. 7:8 NKJ). When Jeremiah prophesied, it was a very difficult time to be a prophet in Israel. The nation had sinned against God. He was bringing judgment against them, but false prophets told the people that all was well and that they should expect nothing
But it was because of the false brethren who had sneaked in to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, in order to bring us into bondage (Gal. 2:4 NASB). The believer in Christ is usually quite tenderhearted toward the Lord, and the enemy has turned this beautiful thing into a vulnerable