How False Prophets Are Set In Place

How False Prophets Are Set In Place

written by Traveler

The real distinction between the false prophet and the real prophet is where they receive their words and support from. The real prophet will receive their support from the throne room of God himself and the false will receive their words from the kingdom of Satan. Both are actually operating in the supernatural but serve different masters. All major religions that are not covenant based have their prophets and they all go through basically the same process with the only difference being that the supporting demons will be geared to the particular faith they are promoting, Islam or Buddhist or Hindu or Pagan etc.

The kingdom of Satan is also only too glad to be able to set up counterfeit prophets for the Christians and Jews as well. The difference here is that although the process to creating the false prophet is the same as the other religions their aim is not to support the faith but to create a parallel faith that mimics the genuine as closely as possible but with the intention of corrupting the basic doctrine of the covenant faith in such a way that the people under their sway will follow a different Christ or a different God instead of the real ones. Their objective is to cast doubt on the real Christ and draw the redeemed away to the false. By so doing they will achieve the objective of breaking the power that the real church has under the authority of Jesus who redeemed us back to God and now sits at his right hand.


2Co 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

2Co 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

2Co 11:15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.


As can be seen from that passage Satan itself can appear and pretend to be an angel from God while his ministers in the form of false Apostles and Prophets can be made to look and act like they are the ministers of Christ.

Now it needs to be understood that a prophet has a very different ministry from that of the Apostle. A prophet is all about communications. Receiving information and instructions and visions from God to pass onto the saints. An Apostle on the other hand is all about teaching and discipleling and building up the body of redeemed so that it can start to function properly in the power of the spirit. Both draw on the gifts of the spirit for the supernatural that is required to manifest in support of their ministries as well. Likewise the false prophets and Apostles need to draw on the resources of the kingdom of Satan in order to preform signs and wonders in order to support their claims to the offices as well.

Here I am only looking at the office of prophet as pertaining to the covenant faiths. A false prophet is by definition a white witch as they are operating in the same power and form as a white witch will even though the actual rituals associated with it are normally quite different. They only become black witches upon understanding where they are getting their visions and gifts from and make the informed choice to continue on the path they are on and serve the kingdom of Satan with intent. Repentance in order to turn back to God and the real Christ will result in the loss of their positions or office and spiritual gifts. Basically they have to go back to the start line and start over the right way.

There is also the situation where the budding prophet will start off the right way but because of a lack of proper discipleling they are never taught how to test the spirit they are working with and end up being led astray until they drift away to the point where this process described takes them over while they think that they are actually growing in spirituality. From a Satanic perspective the name of the game is corruption of the real by any means possible.


(Yes, Michelle, it is true that My only begotten Son, Jesus Christ came in the flesh and died for your sins and is seated at My right hand side. I AM your God on high. The objective is to scramble to communications. In any war, this is one of the main objectives. It is true that Jesus Christ came in the flesh and died for your sins and is seated at My right hand side. I AM your God on high.)


Now the making of a Satanic or false prophet is quite the process. Not only is there the process where the individual has to be selected, groomed and led down the garden path while their physical selves are prepared and transformed to operate in the fashion of a prophet but there is also the need for all the other supporting legions of demons that are required to provide the support structures to mimic the gifts of the spirit as well. Not only that but in most cases there is the need to keep the false prophet deluded as to what is working through them as well. Remember that for the most part the false prophet is going to be under the belief that they are serving the higher good or true God. They most often never find out that they are actually controlled by the devil himself.

Below is the white witch line that mimics the covenant faiths. These lines are controlled by Astaroth who is often referred to as the Queen of Heaven. The same one that the old testament prophet Jeremiah was sent to confront the Israelites about. It can be divided into two parts. The first is the steps in building the false prophet itself which comes under the demon Aradia. Aradia is the modern name for this demon , before it was formally known as Diana which is the name those in Wicca are more familiar with but also goes right back to the old Egyptian times. These demons have a habit of reinventing themselves as human society evolves. And the second part is all the legions under Zagan that are needed to mimic the Holy Spirit as in make the magic happen. Zagan has not changed much since the days King Solomon wrote his greater and lessor keys. In Satanic circles Zagan has always been known as the scam artists patron.


Aradia (white witch) -Astaroth

*Cerridwen (demon of Naba- make self a prophet) -Aradia

**kundalini ( Over the unit Kasah– Fill up hollows)-under Naba (make self prophet)

***Imamiah (demon of parach- make souls fly)- under Kasah (fill up hollows)

****Deumos (demon of tsyid- hunt)- under Parach (make souls fly)

*****Orias (demonic unit of Qesem-Divination)-under Tsyid(hunt)

*******Narcissus (demon of Shav-Vanity)- under Orias (demon of qesem-divination)

*******Jezebeth (demon of kazab-lies)- under Shay (vanity)

********Taah (Seduce)-under Kazab(lies)

********Taphel (Untempered foolish things)-under

Zagan – in charge of all the false signs and wonders in the church and in the satanic kingdoms.

Nybbas (manager of visions and dreams)- Zagan

*Pseudoprophetes-under Zagan

**Roeh (vision)- under Pseudoprophetes

**Chizzayon (dream)- under Pseudoprophetes

**Orobas (demon of ob-familiar spirit) -under pseudoprophetes

** Hagenti (demonic unit of change liquid elements Semeion-great signs)

**Berith (demonic unit of Teras-wonders)-under Psedoprophetes

**Elyil (vain)- under Pseudoprophetes

**Tormah (deceit)- under Elyil (vain)

**Planao (seduce)- Tormah (deceit)


The start of the Aradia line is the Legion of demons called Taphel which is the Hebrew word H8062 in Strong’s dictionary for foolish things as in frivolity: – foolish things, unsavoury, untempered. This legion of demons play the part of head hunters or recruiters for the line of false prophets or Apostles. They will operate through things like the entertainment industry that falls under Amdusias etc and draw attention to simple things like films that promote witchcraft in a positive light or films that display the benefits of the supernatural or encourage the fate lines like fortune telling or the Ouija boards or astrology. In essence they act as the introduction to those things that will become a temptation and snare to hold the mind and introduce an interest in gaining a greater power than what is found in the natural.

After the introduction to a line that can lead into the occult the unit of Taah, which means to seduce, takes over. This one works on the imagination and selfish instincts of the victim. The idea here is to lead them to look deeper into that which has caught their interest in whatever area of the occult that the legion Taphel peeked their curiosity in. Direct them to find further books on the subject or have their paths cross others that are deeper into the occult and may prove an encouragement to them to try and gain further knowledge or abilities for themselves.

Now it needs to be understood that at this stage all things look innocent enough and all these areas are recognized as established spiritual practices in our modern society. The idea that all paths lead to god is derived from here in that all the thousands of paths that these legions operate through do lead to a single source but it is the spirit of this world, not the spirit of God that is found under the covenants revealed in the scriptures.

Now the next legion of demons that pick up the victim and run with them is the legion of Kazab, which means lies. However in the Christian faiths this legion has a singular demon in control over it that goes by the name of Jezebeth. When operating in the other main religious lines or occult faiths this legion will have different singular demons in control over it specific to those faiths. Old texts have little to say about this demon over this unit in the Christian lines except that she is a demon of falsehood. Though interestingly enough a motion picture, as in horror flick, has been made about her. However the function of this unit under her control is to deal with rationalizations. And Jezebeth is very good at her job.

Once the victim starts to discover things about the path they are learning about questions and doubts will arise as to what they are playing with and where this all leads to. This legion of Kazab is there to deal with this, They will rationalized away the negatives and promote the positives and twist any original understanding of the scriptures to make it look like they say something other than what they do. In other words they are there to make sure that the victim stays on that particular path so that they can be handed over to the next demonic chain upline.

The next demonic legion in the links of this chain is Shav, which means Vanity. In the Christian lines this legion has a singular demon in command over them by the name of Narcissus. This entity is well known from the old Greek literature about the doings of the pagan gods in their times and he is well suited to the control of this Legion in this area. This legion is involved in shielding the victim from drifting back from the rout they have embarked on. It instills a form of pride very much like the gadal pride of Leviathan. The victim is brought to a point through the rationalization program where they now have a form of assurety that they have the correct understanding and this legion of Shav instills a vain pride where the victim will deliberately cut off all words of reason that will contradict what they have come to understand and believe.

It is at this point that the victim is given some reward for their diligence and the legion of Qesem, which is divination , starts to take over. In the Christian lines this legion has a singular demon by the name of Orias over them. This is a well known demon dating back to ancient Egypt and still called upon by Satanists in modern times. He is well connected with astrology. Anyway it is this legion of Qesem that attaches familiar spirits to the victim so as to give them a taste of the supernatural and enable them to produce some effects so as to establish them in their particular faith. In most religions they will be considered spirit guides but in Christianity they will mimic a guardian angel and give simple revelations so as to mimic the gift of the word of Knowledge. At this point the person will start to become a wolf in sheeps clothing. They will receive information from the kingdom of Satan and will use it to cause trouble to the saints. They will be able to do simple readings of a person and have the appearance of walking in the spirit etc. Religiosity and negative legalism will abound in them when they operate in Christian circles.

Below is an example of a person in this kind of situation and how you deal with them.


Act 13:6 And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus:

Act 13:7 Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God.

Act 13:8 But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.

Act 13:9 Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him,

Act 13:10 And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?

Act 13:11 And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand.

Act 13:12 Then the deputy, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the doctrine of the Lord.


Act 16:16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:

Act 16:17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.

Act 16:18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.

Act 16:19 And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers,


The next legion that the willing victims are handed over to is tsyid, which means to hunt. While operating in the counterfeit Christian lines the singular demon in control of this legion is Deumos. Very little is recorded in the old literature about this demon except that it is female, but the name has found its way into modern popular dark culture. This is the turning point in the development of false prophets. This is where the parlour tricks and theory start to give way to something a lot deeper. That which is hunted is the soul. This unit will prepare the willing victim by losing the bond between the soul and its body, This often manifests in the form of sleep paralysis etc but is presented as a form of spiritual development.

The kingdom of Satan needs living bodies to work through in our natural world. Sharing a body is a lot easier than possessing one outright as it does not attract the unwanted attention that possession does. What is being worked towards from here on is an empowered witch or wizard. To achieve that the body has to be shared with an empowering demon. In most pagan religions or philosophies this is known as the enlightenment. Or at least the first step towards it.


Eze 13:21 Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and deliver my people out of your hand, and they shall be no more in your hand to be hunted; and ye shall know that I am the LORD. Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life: Therefore ye shall see no more vanity, nor divine divinations: for I will deliver my people out of your hand: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.


The next legion up the ladder is parach, which means to make souls fly. This legion is under the control of a singular demon in the counterfeit Christian lines by the name of Imamiah. This one is also well recorded in ancient literature as a fallen angel. What the legion of parach does here is enable the ability of the soul to separate from the physical body and to atrial project. This is a controlled form of projection as in the person will only be shown that which this legion will allow, but it does create the illusion that the victim is developing themselves spiritually and gaining greater enlightenment etc, etc. Basically it plays on the persons vanity to be great in their own strength. They will be shown that which will render support for the reinforcement of the individuals personal belief or religious system. In Christian terminology it will be given the name of being in the spirit but its all just an adaption of the same eastern teachings of Hinduism or Buddhism. Nothing more than satans way to gain control over a cultivated soul for their own ends.


Eze 13:20 Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against your pillows, wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make them fly, and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly.


And then we come to the clincher which is the legion of Kasah, which means fill up hollows. Demons from this legion take up residence in the vacated bodies so as to empower them for service to the Satanic order. Yes the original soul will return and occupy the body but along with all the newfound abilities comes a form of control that they cannot resist either. This is what is known as the Kundalini Spirit. Or fiery serpent that wraps itself around the base of the spine. In essence this is the spirit of this world that mimics the infilling of the Holy Spirit in the counterfeit Christian lines. Those that are under the sway of this spirit will often reveal themselves in their resistance and opposition to what the scriptures teach about the testing of the spirit. They will rather substitute a gospel of self ability and the prophet being able to discern themselves while covering over and ridiculing the very scriptures that teach about the test. They will be very religious and always on the prowl so as to protect the flock, they just don’t mention which shepherd they work for. Or to who’s pasture they wish the flock to be led to.


(Yes, Michelle, it is true that My only begotten son, Jesus Christ came in the flesh and died for your sins. He is seated at My right hand side. I AM the Great I AM, your God on high. Even at this stage the person does not fully understand what is going on. They are held sway by something they believe is of Me, and they believe that they have been infilled with the Holy Spirit. The Kundalini spirit does not have to manifest in jerks and jirations, or other strange phenomenon. It will manifest in ways according to the doctrine that the person is most likely to adhere to. If it is a religious by the law type doctrine, then it will become even more legalistic. If it is a charismatic type doctrine, then more of the emotional responses will be manifested. All built on a spiritual superiority complex that will be upheld as being better than all the other prophets, but usually manifested by a false humility. It is true that My only begotten son came in the flesh, died for your sins, and is seated at My right hand side. I AM your God on high)


Just as an added note to what the Lord pointed out in that confirmation is one other trait that I have noticed demonstrated by some of those caught up in this. They will gather as a pack of wolves to rip to sheds any saint that questions their doctrine and immediately after start preaching about the need for forgiveness and not harbouring any hatred in your harts. But they will not be preaching to the saint that is lying bleeding in the gutter, they will be preaching to the onlookers that witnessed the event. Their hypocrisy is so blatant and religiosity so vile it can be used as a good indicator for where this false spirit is in operation.


Eph 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:


What this indwelling demon from the legion of Kasah does is act as an interface between the other satanic legions which enable the person to have apparent miracles preformed through their hands via the units of Scirlin or Zagan etc. This gives the person a form of credibility as a prophet which in turn lends weight to their false teachings etc. The prophet with the power is the one that the natural man will flock to. The real prophets of God are the ones the world will tend to reject. Keep in mind that the counterfeit Apostles comes under the chains found under the demon Sargatanas. The making of false Apostles is a different process altogether although the counterfeit signs and wonders will come from the same legions under Zagan etc.

The last legion involved here is the legion of Naba, which means to make self prophet. In the counterfeit Christian lines and Jewish lines the singular demon over these ones goes by the name of Cerridwen. The principles of the kingdom of Satan centres around self while in the kingdom of God everything centres around God. The false prophet wants to be a prophet for their own prestige and praise. They will wish to say and do that which will play to their audiences and followings. The legion of Naba is what gives them the information to work with.


Luk 6:26 Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

Mat 24:24 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.


And last but not least the singular demonic entity that has oversight over this whole chain goes by the name of Aradia, who is in control of all the white witch lines just as Hecate is in control of the Black witch lines. Aradia answers directly to the arch demoness Astaroth who’s main function is the corruption of all the covenant faiths.

This demon used to be called Diana as in the goddess of the hunt in ancient Greek mythology.

Since the publication of Leland’s gospel, Aradia has become “arguably one of the central figures of the modern pagan witchcraft revival” and as such has featured in various forms of Wicca, including Gardnerianism and Stregheria, as an actual deity.

What are False Prophets

What are False Prophets

Written by Traveler

A prophet is a person that is in the service of a deity and is used by that deity to propagate and promote the faith which the deity is representative of. The main function of a prophet in any particular faith structure is communications. To be empowered to act as a messenger between a particular deity and the adherents to that particular faith represented by that deity. The messages they receive are real and the signs and wonders preformed through them are real, this is applicable to all faiths be it Hindu or Buddhist or Pagan or Covenant Bible Based.

But the distinction between what is understood as a true prophet or a false prophet is dependant upon what spirit is operating through them. There are essentially only two! There is Gods Holy Spirit or there is the powers and principalities of the air, also known as demonic entities. The false prophets can again be divided up into two general groups. The White witch lines and the Black witch lines which is determined by the level of knowledge the false prophet actually possesses, and this again is reflected in which demonic chains operate through them so as to either maintain the deception or provided the most power.

Looking at the normal false prophet first.

White Witches.

In any of the worldly faiths such as Islam or Hinduism or Paganism etc, you will have the prophets of that faith in the form of high priests or seers or mediums or what ever name is applicable to the different faiths. These prophets are dedicated to the faiths they represent and they will promote the particular deities of their faith or Parthenon and spread the knowledge or laws applicable to their religious orders. These all fall into the white witch lines. They all believe that their chosen faith is the correct road to spiritual development and they, in good conscience, will teach its precepts and serve those that are a part of that faith and they will defend their particular faiths from all others. They will also have spiritual experiences and empowerments bestowed on them from the demonic deities associated with the faith they are promoting so as to provided the proofs that they are supposed to be the genuine articles.

These white witch false prophets do not just spring up out of thin air, they are cultivated over time passing on their beliefs from one generation to the next. There are two separate demonic chains involved here. The first is the one that recruits and trains up and establishes the false prophet in a specific faith in such a way that they remain under the impression that they are the real deal for all their lives. The second demonic chain is what is used to empower them so as to give them some credibility in the eyes of the local populations. The actual demonic legions that make up these chains remain the same for all the worldly faiths but where they operate under each different faith so they will come under the control of different singular demons of higher rank dedicated to the understanding of the particular faith. These demonic chains are the powers and principalities of the air that the Christians are called to war against.


Eph 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

Eph 3:10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

Eph 3:11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:

Eph 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

Eph 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.


Now just as there are many different worldly faiths constructed with the intent of drawing men away from God, so there is also a false Christian faith that has been manufactured as well with the intent of providing a substitute for the real that will serve the same function as all the other religious ideologies that permeate our nations. This false Christian faith is very religious and very legalistic and forever quoting scripture out of context and ignoring other scriptures so as to uphold a false doctrine. There are dozens of these that permeate right to the hart of Christendom. The same principles of the white witches or false prophets apply here as well. The false prophets of these denominations or movements all think they are hearing from God when nothing of the sort is happening. The same demonic legions are involved as are found in other worldly faiths and they have been cultivated and empowered the same way as well. This has been an ongoing problem right from the time of the first Apostles as an be seen from the warnings they gave us.


2Co 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.

2Co 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

2Co 11:4 For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.

2Co 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

2Co 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

2Co 11:15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.


Just as a side note our Lord did not leave us defenceless against this kind of deception. We are taught in the bible how to test the spirit to see if it is from God or a deceiving demon pretending to be from God. The test actually works very well but the interesting part is how many supposed on fire Christians will not apply it. They will ridicule it or ignore it or call it a formula of vain repetitions, any number of reasons to not apply it and in many cases they will attack the idea of doing the test altogether. In one breath they will make proclamations of following the whole council of God and the inerrancy of scripture and then push that section of scriptures as far away from the flock as possible in a fit of religiosity. In fact it is surprising how many big names in Christendom do this and then when you examine the doctrines they teach and enforce the deceptions they carry soon becomes apparent. This is the spirit of this world or demonic legions in operation right in the church itself. As John points out in verse 5 in the passage below, the spirit of this world normally always wins the popularity contest.


1Jn 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

1Jn 4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

1Jn 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

1Jn 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

1Jn 4:5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.

1Jn 4:6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.


Black Witches

Now here things are a lot different, In fact the label of prophet is not really appropriate as what we are dealing with here are full blown Satanists, although they will play the part of prophet very well when required and depending on what situation they are operating in. The demonic legions in the demonic chains that operate through them and empower them are different from those used in the white witch lines. These are the wizards of old testament times that were able to operate more openly before Jesus gave to men the authority to use his name so that his redeemed would have power over them. Now they have to operate from out the shadows undetected. The practices of the black witch lines is basically that found in the passages below.


2Ch 33:6 And he caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times, and used enchantments, and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.

2Ki 21:6 And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards: he wrought much wickedness in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.


Now the black witch lines are the mediators for the kingdom of Satan on this earth. They are the ones that are used by the demons to gain access to this world and to direct the steps of the white witch lines and to hold sway over the powers in control of this world systems. They legitimise the demonic presence here in this natural world we are supposed to belong to. In return the kingdom of Satan gives them mammon, authority over common men, and does favours for them such as destroying their enemies etc. The only thing standing in their way is the covenant faiths hence they expend so much of their energies to destroy the knowledge of Christ from the minds of men. They have full knowledge of which demon holds what position and which demons to summon so as to achieve which objective. They have chosen to make themselves enemies of God.

Discerning of Spirits.

Discerning of Spirits.

written by traveler

This is an article that the Lord has been impressing on me for some time now. It is a warning to the church of things to watch out for and is needed for the times that we are entering into but I also know that it is going to ruffle many feathers. But that makes no difference, it needs to be said and heard!

This is intended mainly for those who are a little more mature and experienced in the Lord because they are the ones that will have to deal with these problems. The younger members just need to know that these problems exist and that they need to tread carefully in this area.

Right from early on in the church history there were problems with the gift of prophecy being subverted by deceiving or seducing spirits. It got so bad that the leadership was thinking of forbidding prophecy altogether and Paul had to write to them in his epistles and tell them not to forbid prophecy but instead to test the spirits to see if they were indeed from God.

Now this testing of the spirits is something that we have been instructed to do by the scriptures that have been handed down to us and we are therefore expected to do it. It is not blasphemy to challenge and test the prophet. If the prophet in question is so full of pride that they will not submit to this type of test because they consider themselves above and too superior for this type of thing then immediately place them on the suspect list. But also keep in mind that a deceiving spirit is very, very good at what they do and in some cases the prophet is in need of our prayers and help, not condemnation.

Below is a passage of scripture that tell us how to do this. I will give a practical example of where I have applied it later, but note verse 4 to 6. It highlights the differences between the spirit of this world and the spirit of God. Those who have not been born again and had their spirits renewed will automatically bear witness with the spirit of this world and follow it because the spirit of God will appear as foolishness to them. They just won’t gel with it.


1 John Chapter 4

1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:

3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.

6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. [/quote]

Now this is a little story that took place about 25 years ago.

I was a member of a small prayer group that was operating with some success and we had amongst our numbers one that had the gift of prophecy. Now at the start this was great because we could pray and ask questions etc and get an answer back almost straight away through this gift. Then one day during my study time the scriptures instructing us to test the spirits kept leaping out the pages at me. So I took notice and did something about it.

The next time that we were gathered in prayer and this prophet was receiving a prophecy I bluntly asked straight out if Jesus had come in the flesh. Everyone was so shocked that you could have heard a pin drop but I persisted. At first the prophet was a bit confused and disorientated, then continued with the words, “The spirit that confesses that Jesus has come in the flesh says” he then rattled off what was basically the opposite of what he had been saying before.

You see the prophet only has the gift of prophecy. He does not have the gift of the discerning of spirits, nor does he have the gift of interpretation of tongues. The prophet was never intended to be an independent operator. He is supposed to operate with the other supporting members of the body as a part of the body. The prophet will interpret whatever message he receives according to how his emotional strings are plucked, but without some one with the gift of discerning of spirits, he cannot tell if it is a deceiving spirit that is doing the plucking. And it goes without saying that satan will target the prophets because if he can get to them he can derail a church body in no time flat.

Now to the carnal mind the discerning of spirits is not one of the exciting gifts so it has been neglected with the result that the body has been led astray and largely neutralized by satan. Below is another section of scripture that confirms the first but also lists out the gifts of the spirit. This I want you to notice. Although the office of prophet is ranked just below the Apostle in the ministries, the actual gift of prophecy is ranked near the bottom as far as the gifts of the spirit are concerned.

1 Corinthians Chapter 12

3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.

4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.

7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;

10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:

11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit [/quote]

Now the gifts of prophecy, discerning of spirits, divers kinds of tongues, and the interpretation of tongues all make up the prophetic ministries and should operate as a team in support of each other. In the listing of the gifts they are at the bottom.

The gifts of faith, healing and working of miracles make up the general working of the church and are found in the middle of the list of gifts.

But the gift of the word of wisdom and the word of knowledge are to be found at the top of the list as these are the gifts that constitutes the leadership of the church.

So next time you hear about a prophet don’t ask so much about his or her track record only, rather ask who their support team is that keeps them on track. If they have none and there is no one with the gift of discerning of spirits, then ask the prophetic spirit to confess if Jesus has come in the flesh. If they evade the answer or lash out at you then reject the prophet. The real spirit that is of God will be happy to comply and will encourage you to continue this practice in the future. Simple as that.

Now the question is, how long has this problem with deceiving spirits being going on? Is this the only ways of detecting them or testing for them? Well the earliest case that I could find was in the book of Judges. So obviously this was not just a problem in New Testament times, but goes way back to the times before the first kings of Israel even came into being. Even back then Gods own people understood that they could be deceived and that they had to take precautions to make sure that a prophetic word or word of instruction really did come from God and not the deceiver. Satan is not known as the great deceiver and father of lies for nothing.

Judges chapter 6

36 And Gideon said unto God, If thou wilt save Israel by mine hand, as thou hast said,

37 Behold, I will put a fleece of wool in the floor; and if the dew be on the fleece only, and it be dry upon all the earth beside, then shall I know that thou wilt save Israel by mine hand, as thou hast said.

38 And it was so: for he rose up early on the morrow, and thrust the fleece together, and wringed the dew out of the fleece, a bowl full of water.

39 And Gideon said unto God, Let not thine anger be hot against me, and I will speak but this once: let me prove, I pray thee, but this once with the fleece; let it now be dry only upon the fleece, and upon all the ground let there be dew.

40 And God did so that night: for it was dry upon the fleece only, and there was dew on all the ground. [/quote]

Basically here Gideon was taking no chances. In effect he had God jumping through hoops with the dew thing just to make absolutely sure that it was God that was instructing him. Notice that God complied. There was no retribution or condemnation for going to these extremes. God understands the predicament we are in, that is what the love of God is all about. Both God and Gideon knew that if God was not with him a total disaster would be the result and Gideon was as good as dead. God will support his servants in situations like this.

Now the question comes, just how good are mature well schooled Christians at discerning a deceiving spirit. The following verses explain it well!
Acts chapter 16

16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying:

17 The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.

18 And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.

19 And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers,
20 And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city,

016:021 And teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans. [/quote]

Now here was Paul, The Apostle to the Gentiles, One of the original planters of the original churches. He only wrote a good chunk of the New Testament. But from verse 18 we see that this woman kept this up for many days. What she said was quite correct but it was not from God. What this spirit hoped to achieve was to be associated with the Apostle and gain some favour with them so as to legitimize itself in the eyes of the people. The idea being that it would be a lot easier to corrupt things at a later date.

In the end we see that Paul was grieved in the spirit. In other words he never actually discerned what was happening here. The Holy Spirit had to tell him. Now this type of warning works well and good with a single mature Apostle that is in tune to the Holy Spirit and in the service of the Lord, but in the case of a large group that are still babes in the Lord and still undeveloped in their gifts, things are a little different. People in this group, which makes up the majority of us, need this test and need to apply it so that we do not get led off into areas of deception like the prosperity cult and dommonism etc. So get the pride out the prophets and team them up with those who will test them so as to prevent any more deception from taking place.

And what did Paul get for casting this spirit of divination, (fortune telling) out. He got persecuted for his troubles. When you are following the Lord correctly persecution will always follow. The devil tends to leave you alone only when you are not a danger to him. Just remember that the world persecuted Jesus before it persecuted us and we are not greater than our master.

Just as a passing note, I have only seen one person with the gift of the discerning of spirits. I was still a baby Christian at the time and did not know what was happening, but many years later I came to understand what had transpired after being shown through the word how this gift operated. This old guy picked up the sent of an agnostic right from across a hall the moment the oppressing spirit manifested to keep this individual agnostic deaf to the words that the pastor was speaking. Even though it happened so long ago I still remember it well.