THE TEST OF A PROPHET OF GOD
by Tuese Ahkiong
“If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder, 2 and the sign or wonder that he tells you comes to pass, and if he says, ‘Let us go after other gods,’ which you have not known, ‘and let us serve them,’ 3 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 with all your soul. 4 You shall walk after the Lord your God and fear him and keep his commandments and obey his voice, and you shall serve him and hold fast to him. 5 BUT THAT PROPHET OR THAT DREAMER OF DREAMS SHALL BE PUT TO DEATH, because he has taught rebellion against the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you out of the house of slavery, to make you leave the way in which the Lord your God commanded you to walk. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.
**A prophet must teach correctly about God when he or she makes a prophecy or be put to death.
22 when a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word that theLord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously. You need not be afraid of him.
**A prophet predictions must come true 100% of the time or be put to death because he or she is speaking falsely in God’s Name.
8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you A GOSPEL CONTRARY TO THE ONE WE PREACHED TO YOU, let him be accursed. 9 As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed.
**Even angels can appear with a message, i.e., Islam, Mormonism… That message must be TESTED against Scripture.
10 The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. 11 Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, EXAMINING THE SCRIPTURES DAILY TO SEE IF THESE THINGS WERE SO. 12 Many of them therefore believed, with not a few Greek women of high standing as well as men.
**The Bereans put The Apostle Paul, a writer of The New Testament in check with The Word of God which was just the Old Testament during that time.
1 John 4:1-3
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but TEST THE SPIRITS TO SEE WHETHER THEY ARE FROM GOD, FOR MANY FALSE PROPHETS HAVE GONE OUT INTO THE WORLD. 2 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already.***Spirits or a person’s beliefs can be tested whether they are from God or not. Is what they are teaching consistent with Scripture?