The rise of false prophets is a problem we believers caused ourselves, it’s our own mistake because we believed everything that’s god coated that it is from above yet we know all that glitters isn’t gold.
We were naive, that’s all I can say. Trying to diagnose what went wrong we blame everybody else, and the devil instead of us admitting that this is a problem of our own making – we made them prophets!
You may ask, how is it possible? Read this,
“One of themselves, even a prophet of their own…” (Titus 1:12). We allowed it to happen; instead of stopping them, we listened to them, we allowed them in our houses, and we made them rich. We shouldn’t have done it because Salvation is priceless.
All we needed to have done was hear, then compare what they say with scripture and see if we were not infiltrated. It’s true many joined church as fortune hunters, in order to gain information like an employee of a company that infiltrates the competition to try to learn its secret recipe. So many of these we call prophets today were adept at joining church under false pretenses, fitting in, and working their way up to the highest ranks in order to find out as much information as they wanted, and stealthily they became a part of it to make money, it was easy money indeed and still is, given the rate of those who can afford to spend it on them. But sad, those with no money, the poor, are the ones on a spending spree.
Salvation is priceless!
Isaiah 55:1-3 says,
“Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.  Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.  Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.”
He asked a good question; wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread?
Romans 14:16-18 says,
 Let not then your good be evil spoken of:  For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.  For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.
Grace therefore is priceless; it’s all free!
it’s unmerited favour, that you receive “…without money and without price..” neither tithes nor offerings – we are “justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” Romans 3:24
In Matthew 10:7-10 Jesus said,
 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.  Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.  Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses,  Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.
The Spirit of God is also free
“…Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.” 1 Corinthians 2:11-13
That we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things? All those you’ve been busy tithing for; the blessings of God ain’t got with money for we are “justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.”
Tithes and offerings
“Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.” Romans 3:28
We are saved by faith in Christ, not by the good things we do. Tithes and offerings are one big “deed” of law. It’s no mistake that the New Testament doesn’t testify to it, it’s omission was predetermined – it was written off.
Jesus in Matthew 7:20-24 says,
 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.  Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.  Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.  Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
These false prophets are our problem, and our own mistake. We were naive, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves… A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.” Matthew 7:15,18
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