Where are the Prophets? Testing the prophet. Pt3

Do They Lead you to Worship.

Now if a prophet or a dream interpreter appears among you and performs a sign or wonder for you, and the sign or wonder that was spoken actually occurs; if he says: “Come on! We should follow other gods”–ones you haven’t experienced–“and we should worship them,” you must not listen to that prophet’s or dream interpreter’s words, because the LORD your God is testing you to see if you love the LORD your God with all your mind and all your being. You must follow the LORD your God alone! Revere him! Follow his commandments! Obey his voice! Worship him! Cling to him–no other! That prophet or dream interpreter must be executed because he encouraged you to turn away from the LORD your God who brought you out of Egypt, who redeemed you from the house of slavery; they tried to lead you away from the path the LORD your God commanded you to take. Remove such evil from your community! (Deu 13:1-5 CEB)

Many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because disobedience will expand, the love of many will grow cold. (Mat 24:11-12 CEB)

Though the prophet may visions, dreams and a manifestation of the gifts, where are they leading you? Their ministry should always lead to God and not away from God. They like all ministers should you to glorify God and not take the glory on themselves.

Test of Doctrine.

These days there can be any number of styles, or methods of praise, worship, and ministry, that’s not a problem as long as the basic tenant of the Christian faith is in place. The basics are found in the Apostles Creed:

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again;

he ascended into heaven,

is seated at the right hand of the Father,

and will come again to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic (universal) church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

If we start here, we can’t go wrong. 

Published by Terry Threadwell

Dr. Terry Threadwell has thirty five years ministry experience. Author, educator and Director of the Institute of Progressive Pentecostal Studies.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: