How does a person know when a prophet is legitimate? There are prophets everywhere you look. They flood the internet forums, Youtube channels, and private conversations. People often seek the voice of the one whose words closest match their own belief systems.
Some look for clues: Do their predictions come to pass? Do they feel a warm feeling in their presence? Do they preface their remarks with “Thus saith the Lord!”
There has always been dissenting voices whose predictions and gospels go in every direction. There doesn’t seem to be a shortage of prophets these days. Always someone telling us that they have the truth that will usher in Zion, or that God has revealed to them His true path. Because I write my spiritual experiences in detail, I am also compared to others whose revelations contradict my own.
My suggestion to anyone who is confused by the many prophets in our midst – ask yourself this question, “What does their message do to me?”
In my experience with those claiming a prophetic calling I have been admonished to do the following: invest in gold, move to a safer location, do more family history, pay more money to a cause, study more, buy their books, join their exclusive group, be respectful, refer to them as a prophet, teach their doctrine, and it goes on!
If this is a “prophet,” I am NOT one of these!
Yes, I share much of what I have experienced; however, I only teach or admonish one thing – seek the Lord with all your heart that you may know Him personally. This is what I refer to as REPENTANCE.
My calling is simple, to awaken as many PROPHETS as I can! It is not my job to predict the dates of events, or to build a church. It is not my job to condemn others for not believing as I do. It is my work to help others to know the Lord so that we will be ready when He calls us out to gather the remnants of Israel to a place prepared.
If you are wondering whether someone is a true prophet you should first ask God and receive a personal revelation. Second, look for the fruit. What does their message do for you? Are you closer to Christ?