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 or men, 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, or denomination. They do not sit under the cover of men, neither do they owe any allegiance to anyone else other than the authority and power of Jesus Christ.
God commands everyone to listen to His true servants, may they be Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Preachers, or Teachers. But many in this age have placed themselves into one or more of these positions without God’s permission. Causing many to follow and revere them instead of God.
Anyone who is raised up by men, a piece of paper ordination, or promotes themselves to such a place is not obeying God. Be very careful who you listen to. Unfortunately, this is exactly the case with many popular preachers, not just prosperity but mainline denominations and nondenominational churches.
They cause people to run after them and are deceived by their smooth and intellectual speeches. 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, and when they are rebuked for their falsehood, the people defend the preacher to the end.
Remember God sees into the depths of each heart and nothing is hidden.
“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 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 no matter the blowback.
Just as in those days, right now, they scorn the words of the righteous and hate them. They hate God in their hearts so they also hate those who come in His name. They hate their words, which are actually Jesus’ 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? That the messenger loves you too. They are not doing it for their own gain.
“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. Don’t listen to the liars who say God no longer speaks! Don’t you dare speak against His anointed ones. If you do you are speaking against God. Are you 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 may sound right by human understanding but many are deceivers.
God’s true prophets are crying out to you day and night for you to listen and obey God’s Words. To follow Jesus and not religion. To open your eyes to see, ears to hear, and hearts to repent of your sins to God.
Again, are you listening or will you believe popular preachers instead of God? Will you heed this word of warning? Are you willing to turn and repent for following men? The Lord will return soon you must be ready.
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 popular leaders of solemn assemblies will lead you into legalism and idolatry. Flocking to those claiming to be teaching the truth using the intellect, wisdom, and doctrine crafted by men of great renown, will lead you into undetected deception.
The path of listening to whatever men say is a wide and dangerous direction. It leads to destruction. The churches are full of wolves who lead the sheep to the slaughter. The faithful messengers of God stand on the fringe crying to anyone who will listen.
Feed off the Word of God and heed to the warning of the 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. Just watch for one by one they will fall like dominos and those who followed them will be ashamed.
Just as God raised up Jesus as The Prophet that can save from sin and death, God is raising up His true prophets, in these last days. Those who hear from Jesus Christ Himself. Warning and declaring all to repent and turn from sin. To turn to Jesus Christ for salvation. Will you be the one who listens?
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