These are spots in your feasts of charity when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots (Jude 12 KJV) Jude described to us false brethren who crept into the fold of believers.
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
And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus (Acts 13:6 KJV) Paul and Barnabas encountered a sorcerer during their missionary journeys called Barjesus. Notice the words used to describe him: “ a certain sorcerer, a false prophet”. The words
And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live (Rev. 13:14
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.