Soothsayers And Charlatans – It Must Be The Last Days
By Ray Gano
“The Spirit tells me – Fidel Castro will die – in the 90’s. Oooh my! Some will try to kill him and they will not succeed. But there will come a change in his physical health, and he will not stay in power, and Cuba will be visited of God.”
– Benny Hinn. ‚ Orlando Christian Center, Dec. 31st, 1989.
Here it is 2007 and Castro is still alive, he is in really bad health, but he still lives.
Benny Hinn – 12/31/89 – PROPHECY – BUSTED
“You’re going to have people raised from the dead watching this network… People around the world who will lose loved ones, will say to undertakers, Not yet. I want to take my dead loved one and place him in front of that TV set for 24 hours.” I’m telling you. People will be — people — I’m telling you, I feel the anointing talking here. People are going to be canceling funeral services and bringing their dead in their caskets, placing them — my God! I feel the anointing here — placing them before a television set, waiting for God’s power to come through and touch them … You wait. Now the Lord just told me…”
– Benny Hinn on Paul and Jan Crouch’s TBN television program, Praise The Lord, Trinity Broadcasting Network, October 19, 1999.
I have not seen any walking dead yet. Lots of people watching TBN and discernment is dead, but no people being miraculously raised from the dead tuning in to TBN. I did not notice a rise in cancelled funerals either. The mere thought of this is morbid.
Benny Hinn ‚ – 10/19/99 – ‚ PROPHECY – BUSTED
“God wants us to go to the back streets. He wants to have a cure for AIDS. He said it’s going to be by the year 2002, there’s going to be a cure for AIDS.
Well, somebody said “Well, those homosexuals deserve to have AIDS.” No they don’t. You deserve to die, but Jesus died for you 2000 years ago. I don’t think anybody deserves to die. There’s gonna be a cure and there’s gonna be a Christian that is a scientist that’s gonna come across a discovery.”
– Kim Clement on Praise the Lord, 12/26/2000
2002 came and went; there is still the plague of AIDS. There weren’t any Christians that I know of who stepped forward to invent the cure either.
Kim Clement – 12/26/2000 – PROPHECY – BUSTED
“Osama Ben Laden said that in 35 days, America, he was prophesying, predicting, that this country would be abolished basically, wiped out, because he has a plan for 35 days. And the word of the Lord came to me… The spirit of the Lord said to me, “You prophesy that the very thing that he said and predicted for this nation, tell him, prophesy, that that is reversed, and I’m going to bring him out in 35 days!”
– Kim Clement Prophesies Concerning Ben Laden, “OUT within 35 days” on TBN
This one is a nail in the coffin for Kim. 35 days after Jan 12th 2004 and Osama buddy was still running around a free man. In fact it is Feb 12 th 2007 and he is still running around a free man.
Kim Clement – 01/12/04 – ‚ PROPHECY – BUSTED
The New Wave Of Revivalists
Through Patricia King – November 2004
The Revivalists of God’s Apostolic Power and Authority
The Lord revealed to me that a new wave of revivalists has been launched and will continue to grow and multiply. The revivalists will emerge particularly (yet not completely) from the generation born between 1960 to 1990. They will be carrying powerful evangelistic, prophetic, apostolic and miracle working anointings. The apostolic sign of the raising of the dead will be performed through some of these revivalists.
The Lord revealed that from the months of September – December 2004, there will be an unusual amount of conceptions in the Body of Christ. Many of these babies to be born between the months of June – September 2005 will be girls and will be named HARVEST. Their birth and name will be a prophetic statement regarding the revivalists that are emerging to lead the Body into the harvest season.
The apostolic sign of the raising of the dead will be performed? Again, I have not seen nor have heard of any dead people being raised. But more than that, between June – September 2005 a lot of girls named Harvest will be born? Can I verify that nationwide? No, but taking a quick poll around here in our town, not one was born with the name of Harvest during that time frame that I have been able to find. I bet the same is in your area too. I guess our town is just not “holy” enough to have our own little prophetess / revivalist named Harvest. – http://www.extremeprophetic.com/archivesitem.php?art=254&c=0&id=11&style=
Patricia King Nov -2004 – PROPHECY – BUSTED
As I have shown these so called “words of God,” and these “prophets” are wrong. The events have not taken place as these people have “prophesied.”
These people DO claim the title prophet.
Webster’s1828 Dictionary ‚ defines prophet as the following
PROPH’ET, n. [L. propheta.]
1. One that foretells future events; a predicter; a foreteller.
2. In Scripture, a person illuminated, inspired or instructed by God to announce future events; as Moses, Elijah, David, Isaiah, &c.
3. An interpreter; one that explains or communicates sentiments. Exo 7.
4. One who pretends to foretell; an imposter; as a false prophet. Acts 13.
Eaton’s Bible Dictionary States the following.
The Hebrew word or root word for the word Prophet is nabi, from a root meaning “to bubble forth, as from a fountain,” hence “to utter”. In the time of Samuel another word, ro’eh, “seer”, began to be used (1Sa_9:9). It occurs seven times in reference to Samuel. Afterwards another word, hozeh, “seer” (2Sa_24:11), was employed. In 1Ch_29:29 all these three words are used: “Samuel the seer (ro’eh), Nathan the prophet (nabi’), Gad the seer” (hozeh).
In Jos_13:22 Balaam is called (Heb.) a kosem = “diviner,” a word used only of a false prophet.
Here is how God’s word the bible defines a prophet.
Deut 18:18 (KJV) I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.
So a prophet is one who is the official mouthpiece of God and He will put His words into their mouth.
Question: Does God lie to us?
No and here is the scripture showing us that God does not lie.
Titus 1:2 (KJV) In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;
Heb 6:18 (KJV) That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
So can God make a mistake, an error, or sin?
No. Here is what God’s Word says.
Hab 1:13 Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous
Here are some other points about God and who He is.
- God is eternal (Psalms 90:2)
- God is has an unchanging quality (James 1:17)
- God is omnipotence, or being all powerful, the Almighty One (Rev 1:8)
- God is omnipresence, everywhere present at all times (Psalms139:7-11)
- God is righteousness and just (Psalms 11:7)
- God is His truth (Titus 1:2) as stated above.
So we have defined who and what a Prophet is as well as who God is.
Can God lie?
Then why are these prophets wrong?
If these so called prophets are wrong, then God DID NOT put His words into their mouth as stated in Deut 18:18.
So who is the liar here? It can’t be God based upon His own word which is pure truth, so these so called “prophets” are the ones lying.
So if it is not God speaking through them, and yes they all profess speaking on behalf of some deity, namely God whom we have shown that it truly is not so. Then who is speaking to these people and who are these people listening to? But more than that, who are these people speaking on behalf of? It is not God. It is Satan and his minions, that is who.
These people are practicing the ancient black art of soothsaying, fortune telling, divination, palm reading, crystal ball gazing, what ever you wish to call it.
Webster’s Dictionary 1828 defines soothsay as the following:
SOOTH’SAY, v.i. [sooth and say.] To foretell; to predict.
SOOTHSAYER – n. A foreteller; a prognosticator; one who undertakes to foretell future events without inspiration.
SOOTH’SAYING, n. The foretelling of future events by persons without divine aid or authority, and thus distinguished from prophecy.
The following is from ChristianAnswers.net.
Divination, Fortune-telling, Mediums, Spiritism, Necromancy, Familiar Spirits, Wizardry, Seances, Channeling, Clairvoyance, Spirit-guides
The Bible strongly warns people not to consult mediums and spiritists for the truth, but to inquire of God (Isaiah 8:19). Clearly, if those who practiced these arts have any power (beyond being great deceivers), it is not a gift from God (as some falsely claim). The Bible condemns and forbids these practices several times (Deuteronomy 18:9-14; Isaiah 44:25; Jeremiah 27:9; 2 Kings 21:6; 23:24). Divination and Spiritism were despised practices of the heathens (Ezekiel 21:21; Isaiah 19:3; 1 Samuel 28). Scripture says that one of the reasons King Saul died was “because he consulted a medium for guidance” rather than God (1 Chronicles 10:13-14).
The Bible provides examples showing the folly and failures of those who claimed the ability to predict the future based on their own powers or those of spirits (Daniel 2:27, etc.). God calls the word of diviners “nonsense,” lies” and “deception” for foolish people (Ezekiel 13:8; Jeremiah 14:14; Isaiah 44:25). God said, “Woe to the foolish prophets who follow their own spirit and have seen nothing!” (Ezekiel 13:3). If an Israelite lived the deceitful practice of being a medium, it was punishable by death (Leviticus 20:27). The presence of a medium or spiritist among God’s people of Israel was considered a defilement (Leviticus 19:31). All these practices take people further from their Creator, the true and living God.
Following omens or signs
We are not to look to omens or “signs” to direct our lives. The Bible reprimands people for doing this. It is an “abomination” and foolishness (Deuteronomy 18:10-12). Look to God and His instructions for life as provided in the Bible. To do otherwise is to foolishly deceive yourself, or allow Satan and others to deceive you. ‚ http://www.christiananswers.net/q-eden/edn-occult.html
These people are working on behalf of Satan and are utilizing the black art of soothsaying knowingly or unknowingly. This is a fact as shown.
We are warned about this over and over again.
2Tim 3:13 (KJV) ‚ But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
The problem is that these soothsayers are deceiving and being deceived from Satan. They are knowingly or unknowingly involved with the black arts. But the bigger issue is that there are many who follow and even promote these people.
But Ray those are very hard words to say.
God states that “he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds”
2 John 10-11 (KJV) – “If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds
You have seen what God’s word says, and the definitions of these words. They are very clear in their meaning. If these people are not serving God, whom do they serve in the long run with these false prophecies? A prophet is a servant of God. Soothsayers, sorcerers and witches are servants of Satan. You may not like it, but the title and definition fits as shown though scripture.
Again here is how God’s word defines a prophet.
Deut 18:18 (KJV) I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.
Did you see that it is God’s words He puts into the prophets mouth? When a prophet speaks on the behalf of God, they are always 100% correct because they are the literal mouthpiece of God. If they were not 100% correct, the words are not from God because God is incapable of lying and incapable of error. If they are not from God, I reiterate the question, who else can these soothsaying predictions come from?
There is only good and evil, just and unjust, right and wrong. There is no
gray area when God is concerned. One is either a prophet of God or they are not. There aren’t any “Golly gee whiz, I guess I missed that one” to fall back on. Wrong just one time and you are a false prophet. Continue on your course and you are a soothsayer.
Deut 18:20 (KJV) ‚ But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die.
You know what? In Old Testament days, they took people like this to the city walls and stoned them till they were cold dead lumps of flesh. The
Israelites took very seriously people who claimed to be the mouthpiece of
God and the punishment was severe when they were found out to be false and self serving. Fast forward to today and what does modern day Christianity do? They give them their own TV show, they send them money and they read their books; when someone dares point out their false teaching we are labeled as legalistic.
Now I am not saying to take these folks out to the city walls and stone them. But why are people still listening to them, supporting them, ect? Why are people so willing to listen to the blatant error spoken on behalf of our loving heavenly Father? But worse, why help them in their efforts?
The Word of God is our foundation. Paul in Acts 17:11 makes it very clear that we are to seek the scriptures daily to see if people are true to what they say and not take those who say they are a “mouthpiece” of God at face value. The Bible is our plumb line and anchor. All is weighed against it.
Now if you do not agree that the entire bible is the inerrant (without any error) Word of God, then you can stop reading right now. It all doesn’t matter and one can believe anything they choose to believe then.
When these people are acting as the mouthpiece of God, they are adding to the inerrant Word of God. The bible is the Word of God. So which word of God should we listen to? The bible is truly eternal. ‚ One who claims to speak in God’s name but in fact diverges IN ANY WAY from what God himself has said, logically cannot be speaking by divine authority.
Deut 4:2 states simply
“Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish aught from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.” (KJV)
Like the verse in Deuteronomy it is echoed again in Revelation 22:18 – 19
“For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” (KJV)
So who are we to believe? These people who have been found in error or do we stand 100% on the bible? To date, I have yet to meet, hear of, read about or see on TV any true 100% prophet of God as defined in scripture. I do in fact see many false prophets, soothsayers, charlatans and wolves in sheep’s clothing.
Mat 24:11-12 (KJV) ‚ And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
Mat 7:15 – 18 (KJV) ‚ Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
Mat 24:24 (KJV) ‚ For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
How many of you reading this, are saying to yourself. “But . but Benny, Kim, Patricia, they are God’s elect.”
No they are not. They are in fact soothsayers and charlatans. In fact here is how Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines charlatans.
CHARLATAN, n. One who prates much in his own favor, and makes unwarrantable pretensions to skill; a quack; an empiric; a mountebank.
If these people were true prophets of God, as I have shown with scripture, they would be 100% correct. They have been found in error and in fact many times over. I have researched and even seen video. The same methods that they use are the same methods used by those who are soothsayers, palm readers, fortune tellers, ect. The only difference, like many of the other errors entering our church today, is that these people have slapped the word “Christian” on it. Because it is titled “Christian” we have allowed it to slip by our radar like many of the other satanic new age pagan errors that are running rampant in our church today.
2Ti 4:3 – 4 ‚ For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
Is this describing you? Do you find yourself defending these soothsayers and charlatans vs. defending God’s Word?
So who is right, the inerrant Word of God or these mere humans who are fallible?
We are living in the age of deception. More than any warning given about the last days, the warning of deception was given. Jesus himself said “Take heed that ye be not deceived.”
If you still stand with the likes of these and others like them, then let’s go one step further.
Answer Me Jesus
The Lord works in mysterious ways and now he will speak to you through this inspired plastic likeness. Hip and holy he possesses the power to amuse and offend. Never again will you have to wonder WHAT JESUS WOULD DO when you hold the answer in the palm of your hand. Fun and funny, this Answer Me JesusT is a blessed way to declare your faith or add a touch of holiness to any decor. Not intended for use by the closed-minded.
When I saw this, it really upset me and made me realize how degenerate this world has become. This insult upon my Lord and Savior is on the exact same par as these false teachers, soothsayers and charlatans. Both mock God’s Word; both mislead and both are leading people to Hell.
Now before some of you start hitting me with the license to sin via grace stuff and start saying “Ray your quoting the law” the definitions and examples given above are found in God’s Word.
2Tim 3:16 (KJV) All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
Note that God’s word says ALL scripture, which means both Old and New Testament.
In fact, the scriptures do not presume to change God’s Law at all and are clearly recognized by Jesus himself. If this is not so, then how are all the Jews to accept Jesus as the messiah? Not only was He a perfect man in all aspects with the gentiles, he was perfect man in all aspects to the Jews as well. Therefore he observed and maintained all 600+ of the Jewish laws.
In fact here are Christ’s own words.
Mat 5:17 (KJV) Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
We as Christians are saved by grace. We are to turn from the world and the ways of the enemy. We are not called to rename the enemy’s ways and continue in our pagan lives.
These soothsayers and charlatans have not turned from their wicked ways; otherwise they would not be doing what they are in fact doing, they are habitually indulging in the ways of the enemy.
What these soothsayers and charlatans are doing is wrong. Those who follow them are being deceived by Satan and need to seek forgiveness. Those who endorse, promote and are involved (TBN) with these soothsayers and charlatans are partakers of the same evil deeds in leading people to hell knowingly or unknowingly. They as well will be held accountable to God for choosing to serve Satan in this manner. They too need to seek God’s forgiveness of their sins and stop serving Satan in this manner.
But more than anything, we as true believers in Christ Jesus need to keep all those involved in this great deception in prayer and continue to earnestly contend for the faith. These are the last days and time is short.
How many people do you know who are involved with the likes of these soothsayers and charlatans? How many will burn in hell because we did not step up to share the true hope and light of Jesus Christ with these people?
Here is what God’s Word says
Isaiah 8:20 (KJV) – “to the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.”
Ephesians 5:11 — “and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.”
2 Timothy 3:5 (KJV) – “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”
2 John 10-11 (KJV) – “If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.”
Jude 3 – 4 (KJV) – “beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was Once delivered unto the saints. For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
Who Do You Serve?
Jesus stated the following.
John 14:6 (KJV) Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
If you do not have Christ in your life, you will spend eternity in hell.This is a fact. It does not matter if you believe this or not, it is the truth spoken by Jesus himself. You will not go to hell for your sins or for
what you have done. You will go to hell for what you have not done and that is accepting Christ as your personal savior.
We work hard at Prophezine to show that Bible Prophecy is coming to pass. Because of this fact, the Bible is true. Since the Bible is the true and inerrant word of God, there is a heaven and there is a hell.
Who you serve will determine where you will spend eternity.
1John 1:9 (KJV) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.