The world today is governed by fake pastors or prophets. Many of these self acclaimed men of God are only there to steal from the church members, perform fake miracles, et cetera. Just in case you are reading this article, you are the luckiest on earth. I will be revealing to you some of the tricks or ways to know whether a pator or a prophet is fake or not.
Here we go;
1. He Or She Does Not Use The Correct Bible Verses;
Uneducated Christians can believe whatever you tell them as long as it is from the Bible. Imagine that someone tells you that something happened in Genesis chapter 57, verse 7, and that you must give him 500gh for seed.
How would you react if you were in that situation? Personally, I would quote that person and tell him that such a text does not exist.
Besides humor, we all need to know the Bible inside and out. It is not always true that what you hear is right. These things are not always true. And this is why we must examine the Bible to see if God has said something in His Word which is similar to what you have heard or not.
There after, you' ll be able to tell if what you are being told is right or wrong after reading the Bible. If in case it turns out to be wrong, know that this is the first sign of a false teacher or prophet.
2. He Or She Begins To Speak In Tongues Without Praying;
There is not a single time in the Bible when a man of God prayed when he spoke in tongues. Before Peter invoked the holy spirit on his brethren, he prayed. Before the fire came down from heaven, Elijah prayed. Before the loaves and fish were spread, Jesus, the Son of God, prayed. Before the Jordan was divided, Elisha prayed to the God of Elijah. Here are a few examples of great men of God who had to pray before anything could happen.
As seen, it' s a must for a man of God to pray before he can receive the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit now empowers him to speak in tongues and to perform miracles. Another thing to keep in mind is that even the demons have tongues. And it is possible that a false prophet may speak in tongues without your knowledge. Therefore, one way to know whether a man of God is sincere is to listen to his prayers before speaking in tongues or performing miracles. If this does not happen, view it as another sign of a false prophet.
3. When He Or She Asks You To Bring Non- scriptural Items And Uses Non- scriptural Means:
Water, oil, clothing, and shadow are things which I' ve seen used for healing in the Bible. Apart from these. Therefore, if any man or woman tells you that you must bring something which is not seen in the Bible for healing, you can be sure that it is a lie.
4. When He Or She Requests For Money Or Food Before Performing Deliverance;
You were given healing powers for free, there for you must also heal for free. People never gave money to Jesus before He performed miracles for them. Even if people who did not like him, he worked miracles for them. Hence, if a pastor or a prophet requests for money before praying for you, they are probably cheating.
So these are some few things fake prophets or pastors do. If in case you know of some which I have not listed, you can drop them in the comment section. We need to be guided and not let ourselves be fooled by these false men of God. Shalom!
Watch how fake pastors operate in the below video;