I don’t eat food prepared by any and everybody.
I don’t care how appetizing it looks or smells, if I know the person who prepared it is dirty, it’s thanks but no thanks. Why? Because if the preparer is dirty, the food could very well be contaminated and will harm me.
I also don’t eat spiritually from any and everybody.
If I know the message is coming from someone who’s spiritually dirty, I put the brakes on it. Why? The message coming from them is contaminated and I know it will be spiritually harmful for me.
Folk who deal in deception, use something you believe to make something you would normally reject acceptable. Once you bite, it becomes very easy to get you to buy into their other nons…beliefs. What am I saying? People are wrapping conspiracy theories in scripture and prophecy to deceive the church. Some have bitten because all they heard was the scripture and prophecy, but couldn’t discern what they were really being fed. It’s necessary for the enemy to deceive and neutralize the church, because then the church won’t armor up and engage in spiritual warfare. Or they instigate so much division and confusion in the camp that the church will engage in warfare against friend instead of foe.
People have always been fascinated by prophecy. I cut my spiritual teeth in a ministry where the gift of prophecy was prevalent. Its manifestation was a normal part of the services. When the pastor prophesied something, you could take it to the bank. It happened. It wasn’t hit or miss, and it lined up with scripture. If he said it, it was Amen. This is why what I’m witnessing now regarding prophecy doesn’t excite me. Instead, I weigh and sift as we all should.
Listen, we shouldn’t eat spiritually from any and everybody. There are consequences to doing so. You may say, but Toni, they have scripture to back what they’re saying. They probably do, but I’ll also remind you that the devil knows scripture (Luke 4:9-11) and believes in God (James 2:19).
Weigh what you hear and don’t eat everything that’s offered to you. It’s perfectly acceptable to walk away from the table.
In other words, watch what you eat!