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Christian prophets that speak human philosophies and say it’s a word from God

Many believers, who studied and obtained degrees in psychology, sociology, astrology, etc., intertwine their philosophical studies with words of prophecy and exhortation says it’s from God.

I heard a well known Christian Prophet connect his degree in astrology and biblical theology as he predicted the outcome of an election. He indicated when studying astrology he was challenged by his classroom professor and peers about the prediction. The instructor and peers suggested a specific person would not be selected as a public official while the prophet seen that he would be elected. His word of prophecy came to pass and he attributed it to his connection with God.

This prophet reference Daniel’s experience with the king. Daniel was required to study literature and the science of astrology under king Nebuchadnezzar. He served with the king’s experts, the astrologist, scribes, diviner, and exorcist. The king recognized Daniel’s gift above the experts because his interpretations came to pass and the king knew it was from God.

The practitioners in the fields of human study have enabled many folks to rehabilitate and reform their lives. These human services professions connected with medical science professionals and contribute to new methodologies of mental and physical healing. But correlating biblical doctrine with human studies can be misleading.

A friend had words of exhortation or prophecy spoken to him by a Christian woman who had completed a degree in the field of psychology. She spoke about curses that she believed was hovering over their extended family which she is a member. While listening to my friend explain in detail the words spoken, my first thought was Genogram. Was she basing her prediction from a Genogram and not a true revelation from God?

A Genogram is used by psychologist and others in the field of human studies to identify repetitive family patterns (e.g. medical conditions, causes of death, alcohol use, marriage, divorce,) etc.

The details of the curse described by the Christian woman seemed that she had completed a Genogram of the family, not by an individual assessment, but her familiarity.

When my friend questioned her about words spoken, she began stumbling with words while trying to explain what she meant. She became uneasy and removed herself from his presence saying the things he did not confirm will eventually come to pass.

On a personal note, I’ve had prophets and folks that acknowledge they had the gift of prophecy speak to me. And, I’ve questioned clarity what they were saying... their reaction was the same.

How do I know a prophet or prophetess is of God?

Does the prophecy come true? … “How will we know and recognize the word which the Lord has not spoken? When a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord and the thing does not happen or come true, that is the thing which the Lord has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him,” (Deuteronomy 18: 21-22).

Does what the prophet speak correspond to the reveal word of God? “If a prophet arises among you, or a dreamer of dreams, and gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder which he spoke (foretold) to you comes to pass, and if he says, ‘Let us follow after other gods (whom you have not known) and let us serve and worship them,’ you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams; for the Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and mind and all your soul [your entire being],” (Deuteronomy 13:1-3).

Is the prophet living a God fearing life?

Jeremiah gave examples of Prophets who led the people away from God. “And I have seen a foolish and an offensive thing in the prophets of Samaria: They prophesied by Baal and caused My people Israel to go astray,” (Jeremiah 23:13).

“Also I have seen a horrible thing in the prophets of Jerusalem: They commit adultery and walk in lies; they encourage and strengthen the hands of evildoers, So that no one has turned back from his wickedness. All of them have become like Sodom to Me, and her inhabitants like Gomorrah,” (Jeremiah 23:14).

Did the women who spoke into my friend’s life “speak a vision of her own mind and imagination based on human studies?” After all, he is a believer of Christ and when one accepts the Lord as their personal savior, the curses of their family are broken.

Ezekiel made it clear about the curse of the father taunting his child. “The person who committed the sin will die… a son will not paid for the sins of his father…if a wicked man turns away from his sin and keep the commandments of God, all his transgression he committed will not be remembered against him…” (Ezekiel18).



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