And now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers. But what God foretold by the mouth of All the prophets, that His Christ (Jesus) would suffer, He thus fulfilled. Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets long ago. Acts 3:17-21
God has sent His holy prophets out into the earth to cry out, “repent for the day of the Lord is near.” They also come in the purity of the Holy Spirit saying, “We come in the name of Jesus, not by our own names or titles, not by the authority of churches, but by the authority of Jesus Christ. To warn and admonish you all to turn from your sinful ways. Turn to Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.”
The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now He commands all people everywhere to repent, because He has fixed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom He has appointed; and of this He has given assurance to all by raising Him from the dead.” Acts 17:30-31
They do not stand on their own authority or the authority of a church, organization, religion, denomination, or any word of man. But they come by the authority and power of Jesus Christ only.
God commands everyone to listen to His true servants, may they be Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Preachers, or Teachers. But many in this day and age have placed themselves into one or more of these positions without God’s proper call or permission.
Anyone who promotes themselves to such a place is not obeying God and is not to be listened to. But the people run to hear their fruity and deceiving words. They listen to the high, mighty, popular, rich, charismatic, scholarly, and entertaining words. They love their false words just as the Pharisees loved the false words of their time.
“But woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. For you neither enter yourselves nor allow those who would enter to go in. Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel across sea and land to make a single proselyte, and when he becomes a proselyte, you make him twice as much a child of hell as yourselves.“
“Woe to you, blind guides, who say, ‘If anyone swears by the temple, it is nothing, but if anyone swears by the gold of the temple, he is bound by his oath.’ You blind fools! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that has made the gold sacred?” Matthew 23:14-17
Just as in the days of old God uses His servants the prophets to call out in truth, to warn. To cry out from the wilderness, to obey the Lord your God, His commandments, and to follow the ways of Jesus Christ the Lord. To follow and obey His Holy Spirit and His holy ways only.
But just as in those days they scorned their words and hated them. They hate God in their hearts so they also hate those who come in His name. They hate their words, His words.
Do you not know that you are being warned so you can escape the punishment of hell? Do you not know it is because of the love of God that they warn you to turn from your sin?
“You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you. Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute? And they killed those who announced beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whom you have now betrayed and murdered, you who received the law as delivered by angels and did not keep it.” Acts 7:51-53
Oh yes, there are true prophets in these last days. Is anyone listening?
You will know those who are true by who they put first, Jesus Christ. You will know them by the boldness and purity of their ways and words, who it comes from, Jesus Christ. You will know them by the power and authority they walk in, Jesus Christ.
The day of the Lord is closing soon. They are speaking and warning you to turn from listening to the words of men and the doctrines of men. They are crying out to you day and night to listen and obey God’s Word. To follow Jesus and not religion. To open your eyes to see, ears to hear, and mouths to repent of your sins to God.
Are you listening? Do you heed their words? Are you willing to turn and repent?
No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on your guard and stay alert! For you do not know when the appointed time will come.
It is like a man going on a journey who left his house, put each servant in charge of his own task, and instructed the doorkeeper to keep watch. Therefore keep watch, because you do not know when the master of the house will return—whether in the evening, at midnight, when the rooster crows, or in the morning. Mark 13:32-35
Turn now to Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Listen to His true prophets and pay attention to their warnings.
Listening to the prosperity words of those in preachers’ positions will lead you away from the Lord God. Following the false leaders of solemn assemblies will lead you into legalism and idolatry. Flocking to those claiming to be teaching the truth by the wisdom and doctrine of man, but are actually wolves in sheep’s clothing, will lead you into being deceived. The wide path of listening to whatever men say is right leads to destruction.
Feed off the Word of God and heed to the instruction of His Spirit and you will not be led astray. Listen to those who are true, His true prophets, those whose fruits are good and pleasing to the Lord. The time is drawing to a close and those who are false will be torn down. Those who follow the false will be ashamed.
God is raising up His true prophets, in these last days. Those who hear from Jesus Christ. Will you listen?
God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets long ago. Moses said, ‘The Lord God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your brothers. You shall listen to Him in whatever He tells you. And it shall be that every soul who does not listen to that prophet shall be destroyed from the people.’
And all the prophets who have spoken, from Samuel and those who came after Him, also proclaimed these days. You are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant that God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed.’ God, having raised up His servant, sent Him (Jesus Christ) to you first, to bless you by turning every one of you from your wickedness.” Acts 3:21-26