Jeremiah 23: 21 “I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran.
I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied
During the times of crisis in the world, false prophets rise up in numbers and in force. They see their opening with a faithless generation and start predicting all sorts of things. The main one being “the world will end soon” as they scour newspapers and prophesy off of the headlines.
The draw of a false prophet is subtle. They know how to deceive the masses by predictors. Remember a clock is right twice a day.
Meaning “A normally unreliable person or instrument can occasionally provide correct information, even if only by accident.“
One can predict the outcome of a game for example simply by guessing. You have a 50% chance of always being right with an either or scenario. Does it mean you are a prophet from God for being correct? Not in the least! It just means you guessed and it was a correct guess.
Example, I can predict that Jesus will return in September of 2020. If He does, does it mean I was given divine inspiration? NO! Why? Because it is only God who knows then this will happen. And MORE false prophets show themselves in this scenario than any other one in history. I have heard it yearly for most of my life, “the Lord will return this year” or some year a false prophet predicted. Sadly, some buy these lies and then follow this person religiously, anxiously waiting for the next prediction.
During this COVID-19 crisis, false prophets are on the rise again. Is this the tribulation? You will need to read and study Scripture carefully because I believe those who lived through the 1918 Spanish Flu or the black plague could tell you that the false prophets got it wrong.
If an actual prophet from God voiced a prediction, they would be able to provide a second by second scenario and would never be wrong and not once in their prophecy. Why? Because it is God who is speaking through the prophet, they cannot fail in the prophecy nor can that prophecy change.
My favorite false prophets are the blood moon purveyors. Almost each and every Fall, they predict the end of the world based on a moon phase or “blood moon”, generally in September or October. When the world continues on, they simply change their prediction timeline. Remember, if the prophet was from God, their prophecy could not change, God is immutable, He doesn’t change His mind.
Conspiracy theories during COVID-19 are also developed by false prophets. A vaccine being somehow a marking device for example, or wearing a mask is the mark of the beast or some wild theory which will proved to be wrong time and time again. The lesson during a crisis like this? DO NOT get caught up in the fallen ways of the world! Trust in God and His word alone. The tribulation when it comes will NOT have a question mark placed upon it, you will KNOW it is here based on the Scripture account. It will be a time like no other in history.
BEWARE of the false prophets who have risen up and are roaming for prey. Always remember that a clock can be correct twice a day, so take every prediction with that discernment. A true prophet from God on the other hand will be correct 24 hours a day. Don’t be swept away in conspiracies and wives tales. Trust in the revealed word of God!