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What Is A True Prophet

What is the Biblical standard for discerning a true prophet of God from a false prophet? Please list relevant scriptures.

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Corinthians -
it is an awesome thing to say 'thus sayeth the Lord" the implications for error and the possibilty of error should make any christian take this seriously.
I get revelation all the time - God speaks I listen but it must align with the word and I do not expect anyone else to take it for anything other then encouragement.
---Andrea on 8/12/07


Another multiple blogger!
It does not help
---alan_of_UK on 8/12/07


Marcia, what do you say?
---Buffalo_Berries on 8/12/07


Well, Marcia? What do you say?
---Blueberry on 8/11/07


Marcia,
Oh, I get it. You're 23 years old in the Lord. You used to be in the RCC 23 years ago.
You were married once and divorced, the man was 8 years younger than yourself.
---Hill_Berry on 8/9/07




I don't think peaple here change their names because of what they said, otherwise they wouldn't be repeating the same statments or holding on to the same stand. Some changte names because their names have been confused with those of others, or so that they can view different statements they made over a period of time, or because they feel like bloggers here disagree strongly with them and they want to make the same points they made before without being badly shut out.
---OK on 8/7/07


I Corinthians 12:10, I John 4:1, Romans 16:18, Phillipians 3:19, Proverbs 14:15, John 7:17, Matthew 7:15. Never place a human's opinion above that of God's: see I Corinthians, chapter 1. I Thessalonians 5:21 - prove all things. I Corinthains 16:22
---Debby on 7/29/07


A woman prophet come up to me many years ago and told me I was very creative with my little children. I told her I wasn't married and I didn't have any. She said, but you will. Well, I did marry, but I don't have children, except I have dog now. I'm not as creative as I need to be with my bratty "Sophie".
---Raine on 7/29/07


My Pastor has the gift of prophecying. He has gave me messages, and I know that it came from God because no one knew on something going through my mind. And then I've had people come up to me and tell me things. I'd listen but if my spirit doesn't bare with their spirit. I brush them off. Someone told me that I would have an easy birth with my son. Yeah, I was on complete bedrest for 2 months and had emercency c-section. Lost half of my blood. Easy birth, yeah okay??
---Rebecca_D on 7/29/07


Well said, Exzucuh! God Bless!
---Mrs._Morgan on 7/27/07




Exzucuh. Yes, a prophets word must come true but it doesn't have to be right away and sometimes God will move things around if people repent. Look at Jonah, that which he prophesied did not come to be at all in the fourty days that he said it would because the people repented. It was destroyed several generation later.
---john on 7/27/07


A true prophet his prophecy comes to pass a false prophet is a liar and a fake and uses
gimmics and excuses why his prophecy doesn't
happen he usually blames the person for not believing or sinning against God or they didn't pay their tithe ect.
---Exzucuh on 7/27/07


The reason why some people change their name is because they have said something to someone and are ashamed. And instead of facing the problem, they simply change their name, because they can. If a person changes their name because they can, how can anyone take them serious or even trust them?
---Rebecca_D on 7/27/07


sue, Marcia has been at least 20 different monikers on CN, and still counting. She changes her demographics/wears different hats because it's fun, but as Linda has said, you really have to pay attention to the details to see through it all. For most, it's not worth it as long all of the monikers tell the truth. But she's way off of some of her teachings. She slip/slides her holiness teachings in whenever she gets a chance. I do believe she is a fundamental preacher's wife.
---Harry_Bill on 7/27/07


Prophecy is from the Spirit of God to the spirit of man.

1 Cor. 14:32
The spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.

Those who desire to operate in the gifts, it should only be for God's Glory. Not to lift a prophet up. When a prophet's name is lifted up above God's name, dangerous waters.
---Rachel on 7/27/07


We speak only what the Lord Jesus tells us to say, his words only, and no more and no less. "For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy." Revelation 19:10.
---Eloy on 7/27/07


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I think the problem some had with the name Virtue is the fact that you came off sounding self-righteous in some of your posts and didn't sound virtuous. That happens sometimes but what we look like, sound like, smell like, taste like, or feel like doesn't determine who we are. Jacob still got the blessing even though he, according to at least four of the senses, was not who Isaac thought he was. Can't go by the flesh. It's deceptive.
---Linda on 7/27/07


Can't go by the five senses either. They are equally as deceptive. The blessing still rested on a man Isaac couldn't see. Though a liar, he couldn't stop the blessing. Now the blessing rests on One we can see.
"Now we see Jesus", "looking unto Jesus", "and when we shall see Him, we shall be like Him", "and when He appears, we shall appear with Him in glory", "and we all, with unveiled face, are beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord..."
---Linda on 7/27/07


Marcia ?(i think) I COULD be hurt by what you wrote to me: Sue: "...you sound Self-Rigtheous to me. It would help you to look back every once in a while to see will God has brought you from. So you won't come off as sounding like a CAIAPHAS the Pharisee."

BUT I sure aint gonna change my name! And Marcia, I didn't mean to judge you, I was just wondering why people use differant names and telling my own personal opinion about it, nothing more, nothing less. Now I know. Thankyou.
---sue on 7/27/07


Linda, Thank you!

People seem so complicated sometimes! When I read your words, they are what I love: truth. Nothing complicated or hidden, just intellegent, helpful, beautiful truth!
May God continue to bless you with that.
---sue on 7/27/07


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Marcia, have a nice vacation. See you with next name, on the next blog, Kathr.
---Abby on 7/26/07


sue: "wow! I'm SO confused! Why do people use a bunch of differant names on here?"

Actually there are only three people on these blogs - you, me and the fellow who can't make up his mind and doctrines to confuse you. :)
---Steveng on 7/26/07


In fact, many Christians today wouldn't even recognize Jesus if he was standing in fromt of you.
---Steveng on 7/26/07


{{Sorry I am taking the focus away from your quetion.}}
That's OK Virtue/Marcia, my question was answered early on by john, joseph, a servant, Rachel and Linda. (Thanks all)
However, I am curious as to where you get this idea from... "Names are temporary. The name you have now will not be the name you have in Heaven."
---tracy3346 on 7/26/07


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I've only used My real name and my nick name while on this site. I never knew I would be ridiculed for it. I have a lot of nick names and are called by them by different people depending on how close I am to that person.
---Marcia on 7/26/07


I have been call Kido by my elders, Chessy Cat because I am fast but clumbsy, of course you know why I am called virtue. I feel differently then you all do when it comes to names and nicknames. I have fun with them. You disagree with my position on the matter. Okay we can just agree to disagee and all move on to more important issues.

God Bless, Peace, and catch ya at another Blog site.
---Marcia on 7/26/07


3)
God's love casteth out all fear. Sin is a result of fear amongst other things. People lie because they are afraid of what people will think or to avoid persecution. Lieing is done when one is ashamed of the truth, but the truth will set you free! God said all liars will face hell fire and whether you believe it or not, not everyone lies. (Rev 21:8)


Those who obey God find no fun in being deceitful, actually, they abhor it.
---Matthew_from_LA on 7/26/07


Many can spot it, but usually ignore it.

As Linda and others have said, a leopard doesn't change it's spots. They can carry on the ruse for only so long, then you see that old doggy personality come right back out again.
---Blueberry_Hill on 7/26/07


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People use different names for all kinds of reasons. Penpal names are variable, but you can always see the heart.
---Blueberry_Hill on 7/26/07


If I saw a woman walking down the street and come up to me and say "Hi, my name is Harry." and the next day she says "Hi my name is Larry." and the next day it's "Hi my name is Shelly." I don't think I could trust her. All the name changes in the world doesnt change who you are behind that keyboard and trying to act as if it does is quite nutty.
---Matthew_from_LA on 7/26/07


2)The only good reason Marcia gave for using another name is "Others do it because they have been confused with others who have the same name as them" I once used the name "Matthew". Other people have used it to so now I am using this name, but my real name is Matthew and I am really man. I have been hurt more than enough. Jesus was hurt to but you didn't see him trying to put on a disguise to avoid people from knowing who he was. He didn't do it because it is deceit.
---Matthew_from_LA on 7/26/07


Sue, I love everything you just said re: name changes. That's why I would like to go on a long trip with you :)
---Linda on 7/26/07


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Sue: I don't mean to intrude on your fault-finding parade but you sound Self-Rigtheous to me. It would help you to look back every once in a while to see will God has brought you from. So you won't come off as sounding like a CAIAPHAS the Pharisee.
---Marcia on 7/26/07


Sue: I don't mean to intrude on your faultfinding parade but you sound self-righteous to me. It would help if you would go look back every now and then and see where God has brought you from. So you won't come off as an arrogant sour puss who sound like she been baptised in lemon Juice and doesn't know how to have fun.
---Marcia on 7/26/07


Kathr4453, you're giving yourself away, even with the misspelled words.
Like Linda says, everyone has their own writing patterns, after awhile, it all comes back out again. No matter how many religious stands you come from, you resort back to your standards.
---Abby on 7/26/07


"If you are confused over this, I know you will surely be confused in Heaven. Perfected names, perfected bodies, and all."

Confused in heaven? I dont think so.
---sue on 7/26/07


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"Protection is needed from the whacko types."

You can say that again!
---sue on 7/26/07


"Many reasons people use other names. Another common one is to save your good name and your popular votes."

So, in other words, you post things that 'your good name' would be ashamed to post?
---sue on 7/26/07


"Then there are all of the women prophets, they use other names because, frankly, some of them haven't prophesied a single thing."

Why would using a fake name make the false prophets more credible?

"Other names are useful so you can preserve your more sane self."

Huh? LOL!
---sue on 7/26/07


"...they have been so hurt by some of the comment expressed on here that they change there name in order to start fresh. "

Hurt? or embarrassed? or ashamed of what they posted? I just dont get it. If they were hurt they shouldnt worry about it, the person who is doing the hurting should.
If they posted something they regret, just apologize, right? After all, nobody's perfect.
---sue on 7/26/07


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"Then again there are those like me who do it for fun. "

hmmmmm. well, okay, I guess it could be 'fun' for the easily amused. I just think it's kind of strange. But thats just my humble opinion...and I dont mean to disrespect anybody, I'm very sure that I have a lot of curious little peculiar things about myself that people would find quite strange.
---sue on 7/26/07


My own words. A true prophetess is one when God tells you. And He reminds you on occasions. And He will not let you out of your callings. God is real folks, whether you believe this or not nontheless He is real.
---catherine on 7/26/07


Sue: I do it because I can. Others do it because they have been confused with others who have the same name as them, or because they have been so hurt by some of the comment expressed on here that they change there name in order to start fresh. Then again there are those like me who do it for fun.
---Marcia on 7/25/07


sue, because you didn't get your thrill on Blueberry Hill, doesn't mean the rest of us don't have good reasons for using other names. Many women use mens names to be taken seriously. Especially if they want to do some serious sharing of the Word in great depth. You really don't do that, yet, so just using sue works for you.
---Blueberry_Hill on 7/25/07


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Then there are all of the women prophets, they use other names because, frankly, some of them haven't prophesied a single thing. We have a tidal wave of prophets all trying to ride their surf boards into the shore. Some of them are floundering. Other names are useful so you can preserve your more sane self.
---Blueberry_Hill on 7/25/07


Then, sue, others use many names because we have some really onery types that would love to worm in on your life. Protection is needed from the whacko types. Many reasons people use other names. Another common one is to save your good name and your popular votes. You can be a skunk with your alias.
---Blueberry_Hill on 7/25/07


Sue>>
Don't worry about names, don't get confused over name changeing. Names are temporary. The name you have now will not be the name you have in Heaven. It is not the name that matters it is definition you bring to the name. You give the name sue a personal difintion. Their are many sues but different difinitions. What do you think means more, The name sue or the difitniton you give to the name sue?
---Marcia on 7/25/07


Sue>> If your name was Sam would your difiniton change? What I am trying to say is you bring meaning to your name. Your name does not bring meaning to you. Since this is true, it doesn't matter what I or anyone on this site calls ourselves we will alway be who we are and that is what defines us.

If you are confused over this, I know you will surely be confused in Heaven. Perfected names, perfected bodies, and all.
---Marcia on 7/25/07


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wow! I'm SO confused! Why do people use a bunch of differant names on here? It's so strange to me....I mean, nobody can see you or really 'know' you, isn't that enough? Do you have to hide yourself even more?! very strange.
---sue on 7/25/07


Now that the berries have taken a bow, give me a bowl for my cereal. I would like berries on top of my cereal, please :)
---Linda on 7/25/07


Linda: You get Extra Credit too.
---Marcia on 7/25/07


That's simply the berries, isn't it.

Will all of the berries please take a bow.
---Berry_Hill on 7/25/07


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I think it had more to do with the consistent misspelling of "satan" as "satin" and "question" as "quetion" than it had to do with discernment. Hence the blog entries copy/pasted by Jan that revealed such. Some pay attention to what they read and others really pay attention to what they read. Some people are extremely sensitive to misspelled words and remember them quickly when they see them in a consistent pattern.
---Linda on 7/25/07


I noticed the pattern of the misspelled "satan/satin" and knew who you were before I read the blogs Jan and Hill Berries posted. That's not discernment, just a blessed memory.
---Linda on 7/25/07


Jan and Triple Berry: You Guys must have the gift of Discernment because you are right.
I got the nick name virtue as a young girl because I was so obsessed as a child on being pure for Christ all my life. I am 23 years old and love being spontaneous, I love studing Gods Word and sharing my faith. Sorry Tracy once again for taking the focus away from your quetion. It just that I am so amazed that Jan and Hill Berry figured out who I am that I wanted to give more of my identity as extra credit.
---Marcia on 7/25/07


Jan, words are like little fingerprints. They leave traces of their original owner. After I recognized the consistent misspelling of "satin", I began to also see the frequent e's before i's and the missing letters in certain words. There are people who pay attention to what is written and then there are people who really pay attention to what is written.
---Linda on 7/24/07


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Marcia Marcia Marcia.....

I see you now...Virtue

"In the Christians life Satin .."

"I used to think like you because I was Christian only in word and not in Actions. Honey, being a Christian isn't just hard it is impossible." Marcia

Oh catherine...
---Jan on 7/24/07


"Satin always tries to copy ....
---Virtue on 7/24/07"
---Jan on 7/24/07


"Beloved, The quetion is on your heart which means the Spirit is at work.I would quetion their salvation."
---Marcia on 7/24/07
---Jan on 7/24/07


">> Sorry I am taking the focus away from your quetion. .. finding out who I am more then answering your Quetion.
---Virtue on 7/24/07 "
---Jan on 7/24/07


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Marcia = Virtue
Virtue = Marcia
---Triple_Berry on 7/24/07


Anonymous is Donna, when she wants to hide, but I always see her.
---Anonymous on 7/24/07


Oh Matthew from hills of LA, don't get your drawers in a knot.
I don't necessarily believe you are a Matthew either.
Besides, it breaks up the monotony from OSAS, and YCLS. It helps your instincts, who really is that dark moniker out there lurking in the hills of blogland?
Is that you, Matthew, are you really a man?
---Blueberry_Hill on 7/24/07


Linda, she sure is mouthy for someone called Virtue. She's always been rough around the edges, though. She needs to go back to Charm School, not to be confused with "Charmed" School, where you would ride around on a broom.
---Buffalo_Berries on 7/24/07


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Linda & Hill Berries:

What else do you got beloved?

Let it all out honey.
---Virtue on 7/24/07


Tracy3346>> Sorry I am taking the focus away from your quetion. It seems most of the people who are visiting this blog are more interested in finding out who I am more then answering your Quetion.
---Virtue on 7/24/07


Disobedience and a False Prophet: He Hath Spoken to Turn You Away From the LORD (Deuteronomy 13:1-5) "For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders, insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect" (Matthew 24:24)."But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in My Name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die" (Deuteronomy 18:20).
---Virtue on 7/24/07


Satin always tries to copy what God does, this is what most call counterfeits. In the last days there will be false prophets and true prophets. With the anoiting you will be able to discern a false prophet from a true prophet. True prophets will point you to Christ however the false prophet will turn you away from Christ and toward someone or something other then Christ.
---Virtue on 7/24/07


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It's not really the number one topic, it has one vote for favorite blog.
It's your favorite topic.
---Charles on 7/24/07


Truly, no ONE has made me mad. However, there have been some "prophecies" spoken here that I know did not issue from our Lord simply because they did not edify, encourage, or comfort. They did the opposite and it bothers me deeply that someone could say such a thing in the name of the Lord and call it His message. And then there are the "prophecies" based on one Scripture not even read in context. That is pretext and presumptuous to say the least.
---Linda on 7/24/07


Christ does not condemn and He never, since He sits in the heavens and gives the invitation to a marriage banquet, tells someone to "bite the dust". The only people He ever spoke a "woe" to were the self-righteous scribes and Pharisees. He never went around calling people sinners. He ate with them and when the religious folks got mad, He told them, "I am not come to call the righteous to repentance. They that are whole have no need of a physician but they that are sick."
---Linda on 7/24/07


That goes against the very grain of some of the "prophecies" uttered out of the mouths of some here. If anything, I am concerned about the accountability for every idle word (that is a word that makes a lot noise but doesn't get the vehicle moviing) and even more concerned for those who, just in immaturity, think everything a self-proclaimed prophet says is the word of the Lord.
---Linda on 7/24/07


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If we were supposed to believe everything a "prophet" says, then the Holy Ghost would not have seen the need to have Paul write, "The spirit of the prophets is subject to the prophets" or "let the prophets speak two or three and let the other judge". Judge what? The prophet or the prophecy? The prophecy, of course. I don't judge whether one is a called prophet or not. I can, however, judge the prophecy and know what spirit it is of.
---Linda on 7/24/07


catherine, do you or can you do any of those things?
---Davis on 7/24/07


Seems to be the number one topic these days. Some marks of a true prophet. They have a personal experiential knowledge of Christ. A preacher who knows Christ, Having been taught by the Lord, They will be careful how he encourages others to believe that they are in Christ and ready to die. A true prophet can remember or can give an account of how, when, and where God saved him or her. Speaks with unction, power and savor of Him. He points sinners to Christ and to Christ alone. [1 Corin. 2:2] ++
---catherine on 7/24/07


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