I am going to tell you why there are so many false prophets among evangelicals, why so many evangelicals are bewitched by them, and why these “prophets” were wrong about Donald Trump in the recent election.
Many of these “so -called prophets” have turned prophecy into a money making enterprise, and they merchandise evangelicals who follow them. They promote themselves as the spiritual ones who hear from God, and many of them sell their prophecies in books, videos, and by other various means of financial profit.
They are able to garner large followings among susceptible evangelicals who are not grounded in the doctrine of Christ, who become “the market” for these for profit, prophets, who lead them into error. The apostle Peter says that the way of the truth is evil spoken of because of them – And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of the truth shall be evil spoken of. ~ 2 Peter 2:2
The word “pernicious” means having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way. Even now, many of these prophets and unfortunately many who have esteemed them as prophets, have doubled down with claims that they will still be right and the election will be overturned. What will be their excuse on January 20, 2021?
Now is not the time to double down. Now is the time to humbly repent of speaking falsehood under the guise of prophecy. Now is the time to repent of indoctrinating others with their errors.
The sad reality is American evangelicalism has been hijacked by those who are involved in a type of sorcery. When you make prophecy a “for profit enterprise,” the result is witchcraft and divination.
In the Old Testament (2 Kings 5), Gehazi, the servant of Elijah thought he could take advantage of Elijah’s gift as a prophet of God and use it for profit, and was consequently cursed with leprosy.
In the New Testament, Simon the Sorcerer wanted to maintain control over the people who had come to Christ and received the Holy Spirit. After Simon saw that the apostles had the gift of ministering the Spirit of the Lord to the people, he offered them money for this gift and was rebuked by Peter – ” Your money perish with thee, because you have thought the gift of God may be purchased with money. You have not part nor lot in this matter: for your heart is not right in the sight of God.” ~ Acts 8 20-21
Notice what Peter says next: Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee. ~ v. 22
Peter refers to Simeon’s offer of money in relation to the gift of God as wickedness which Simeon needed to repent from. On more than one occasion, the New Testament writers make reference to Balaam (an Old Testament prophet who perverted his gift for bribery). The story of Balaam can be found in Numbers 22-24
In Numbers 31:16 the counsel of Balaam is spoken of as “committing trespass against the Lord.” In Joshua 13:22 Balaam is called a soothsayer. In the New Testament, Balaam is mentioned in connection with false ministers who forsake the way of righteousness for financial gain, and who place stumbling blocks before the children of God so that they stumble from truth into error.
Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness… ~ 2 Peter 2:15
Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core. ~ Jude 1:11
But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. ~ Revelation 2:14
Those who pervert the gifts of God, such as prophecy into a business enterprise, have turned to corruption and no longer abide in the truth of the gospel. God’s gifts are not to be marketed and sold.
And that is why the evangelical prophets got it wrong, and why they will still be wrong on January 20, 2021. It is time for them to repent and not double down.
THEY HAVE NOT HEARD FROM GOD – AN HONEST RESPONSE TO THE TRUMP PROPHETS