|Isaiah 42:||9: “Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.”
|John 10:||35: “... the scripture cannot be broken.”|
|Amos 3:||7: “Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.”
|Genesis 18:||17: And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do.”|
|2 Chronicles 20:||20: “...Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; |
Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.”
|Mark 13:||22: “For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.”
|Revelation 19:||20: “And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.”
|Matthew 7:||15: “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16: Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?”|
A clear picture of false prophets and their devastating effect upon a land is given in (Jeremiah 23). Read the whole chapter and note the following:
|Jeremiah 23:||10: “The land is full of adulterers...” (false prophets who adulterate Truth with Error.)
|Verse:||11: “For both prophet and priest are profane; yea, in my house have I found their wickedness, saith the LORD.”
|Verse:||13: And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied in Baal, and caused my people Israel to err.”
|Verse:||14: “I have seen an horrible thing in the prophets of Jerusalem, they commit adultery ...”
|Verse:||21: “I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.”
|Verse:||25: “They prophesy lies in my name.”
|Verse:||30: “Therefore I am against them.”
|Verse:||34: “And as for the prophet and the priest, and the people, that shall say, 'The burden of the LORD', I will even punish that man and his house.”
|Verse:||36: “And the burden of the LORD shall ye mention no more.”|
|Matthew 7:15-23|| ... Ye shall know them by their fruits ...
|Verse:||21: “Not every one who saith unto me Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of Heaven; but that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.”|
|Luke 6:||26: “Woe unto you when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.”|
|Deuteronomy 13:||1: “If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder,|
2: And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them;
3: Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
4: Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.
5: And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath spoken to turn you away from the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust thee out of the way which the LORD thy God commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou put the evil away from the midst of thee.”
|Jeremiah 28:||7: “Nevertheless hear thou now this word that I speak in thine ears, and in the ears of all the people;|
8: The prophets that have been before me and before thee of old prophesied both against many countries, and against great kingdoms, of war, and of evil, and of pestilence.
9: The prophet which prophesieth of peace, when the word of the prophet shall come to pass, then shall the prophet be known, that the LORD hath truly sent him.”
|Isaiah 8:||20: “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this Word, it is because there is no light in them.”|
|1 Thessalonians 5:||19: “Quench not the Spirit.|
20. Despise not prophesyings.
21. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good”
|1 Corinthains 14: 1-5||“Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts; but rather that ye may prophesy. ... For greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues...”|
|2 Chronicles 20:||20: “Believe His prophets, so shall ye prosper.”
|Matthew 10:||41: “He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet, shall receive a prophet's reward.”|
|Revelation 1:||3: “Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.”|
|Luke 24:||44: “...all things must be fulfilled which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms concerning me.”
|2 Peter 1:||19: “We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts.”|
|2 Peter 1:||20: “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.|
21. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”
|Acts 26:||27: “King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets”|
How we believers react to that question will determine our future destination, for in accepting or rejecting the messages of the prophets of the LORD we are in fact showing our regard or disregard for the Most High Himself.
Believest thou the prophets?
It is true to say that those who do not believe Moses and the prophets would also reject the Messiah if he appeared in person today with the message of the Bible prophets. The message of all the Bible prophets in a nutshell is: Fear God and keep His commandments, or suffer the consequences. That message has not changed and those who reject it are simply deceiving themselves.
|Luke 16:||31: “And he (Jesus) said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.”|
There is an infinite measure of truth in that single statement. If people do not believe Moses and the prophets, (the law of God and the testimony of His prophets) the two most powerful divine proofs available, they will not believe even if one rose from the dead; yes, even if the resurrected One were the Messiah himself. Those who profess to believe in the resurrected Messiah and at the same time reject the law of God and the testimonies of the prophets do not possess the kind of faith that the Scriptures recommend!