Cleto Mhuru Senior Pastor
Satan works with his agents to accomplish his purpose of stealing, killing and destroying people’s lives. These agents of the devil are on the rampant today and they include: false prophets, Satanists, sorcerers and witches. In this Part 1 of five series on “Agents of Satan Exposed”, I am looking at false prophets.
In this present era, we are witnessing many prophets mushrooming than ever before in the history of Christianity. Nearly everyone who is a preacher or who starts a church ministry is claiming to be a prophet. This should not surprise us because Jesus told us in Mathew 24:11 that, “Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many”.
While there are true prophets of God, I want to tell you that there are also false prophets sent by the devil himself in order to deceive many people and lead them to hell. Our Lord Jesus Christ forewarned us of the coming of false prophets and false christs in the last days.
The aim of these false prophets is to deceive people even the elect. We read about this again from Matthew 24:24-25 which says, “For false Christs 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 catch of these false prophets is on miracles and nothing else. They know that people are desperate, and as a result they promise miraculous solutions. Through such professed miracles they then force their doctrines of demons down the throats of unsuspecting people making them as twice the sons and daughters of hell (Matthew 23:15).
False prophets do not teach the doctrine of Christ Jesus neither do they follow the true teachings of the Bible. Even if they quote Scriptures and make biblical references, they twist them and try by all means to suit their demonic doctrines. In the book of 1 Timothy 4:1 we read: “But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons; influenced by the hypocrisy of liars, whose consciences are seared with a hot iron.”
False prophets are so cunning and subtle just like their father the devil. They use the Bible as a cover for their devilish acts. In 2 Corinthians 11:13-14 we read: “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.”
To an ordinary unsuspecting person, it could be difficult to know if you are under the prey of a false prophet or not. You need to know the Word of God and be Spirit filled in order to discern the influence of these false prophets. You can easily know them through their works. Do not be deceived by miracles, signs and wonders.
The works these prophets do are a clear indication that they are agents of Satan operating under the powers of leviathan – the sea monster. Matthew Chapter 7:15-23 clearly warns us against false prophets: “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
- Cleto Mhuru is the Senior Pastor and Founding Apostle of Break Free Ministries International (B.F.M.I). WhatsApp: +263774775770 or email: [email protected]