1 Chronicles 20: 20 and How to Escape Prophetic Manipulation Behind It
1 Chronicles chapter 20 verse 20 is one of the most popular scriptures in the Bible. It is made popular by many prophetic churches and movement. As great as this scriptures and all others are, it has become a powerful tool of spiritual manipulation and bullying in the hands of some men and women of God.
The whole basis is on believe His prophets, and you shall prosper. But the believe part has been taken too far beyond what is actually meant or intended.
The scriptures is quoted below:
Believe in the Lord your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.”
Many pastors and especially prophets capitalise on this particular scriptures to command undue and total submission and hero worship from their church member and followers.
The scripture is the root of the popular teaching that indicates your prosperity is in the hands of your prophet.
Just because the scriptures say believe His prophets, and you shall prosper, hence some men and women of God hold it against their followers that if they don’t commit to them in many ways that cannot even be mentioned here, they will not prosper.
This is a lie from the pit of hell. It is nothing but a problem of misinterpretation.
Particularly, the scripture speaks to the situation of that time involving the Isrealites and his King as they went to war against formidable armies of five countries.
While it is important to believe God-sent prophets or pastors in these days, our loyalty is first and foremost to Jesus Christ because He is our true and only intercessor before the father, not any prophet or pastor.
What if we believe in prophets, but we don’t have enough faith to believe in Jesus, would have faith in prophets work? I don’t thin so. Prophets and pastors are servants of God. Their job is to lead us to Christ. Prophets and pastors are messengers of God.
God is the source, Prophets and pastors are God’s resources.
They are not the ones that answer our prayers, it is God who answers. They are not the ones who perform miracles and wonders, it is God who work through them.
So, if God is the source, our focus must be mainly on him not on the resources whom he uses for his purpose.
Remember God hates to share his glory with any man. Any prophet and pastor who call people himself or herself has already entered into error and he or she is already close to the gate of anti-Christ.
So, what 2 Chronicles 20 verse 20 is saying in essence is that we can believe the pastors and prophets as long as they call us to the Word of God. We only believe the word of God from them, we don’t believe in them as in their words, personality. We believe in God that they claim and demonstrate they serve. Prophets and pastors can only help us to strengthen our believe in God, not in themselves.
No man’s prosperity is in the hands of any pastor or prophet. Either you believe in them or not, you will prosper as long as you believe in Christ.
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