Topic: Prophet Amongst Prophets [Thursday November 30, 2017]
Text: Deuteronomy 18:15-22
Key Verse: “The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken” (Deuteronomy 18:15).
In his book, Prophet, novelist Frank Peretti tells the story of a television news anchor, John Barnett, who upon his father’s accidental death, is encouraged to investigate and report on problems at an abortion clinic. He soon discovers his producer attempting to fabricate a story and himself hearing mysterious “voices”. In the process of continuing his investigations John finds God and Truth.
Prophets and prophecies are always associated with truth. Even when they are false, it is the truth that exposes them as false. Moses knew his time was up: his ministry as a prophet and leader of the Israelites was coming to an end. As a true prophet, God revealed His plan for the coming generation to him. This great plan of God was the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, as a Prophet like Moses, who would reveal the will of God to the people and rescue them from the power of sin. But Satan knew about the curiosity of man for the future.
He knew how insatiable the crave for information about the future by man would be. He therefore made his own plan too to flood the world with his own prophets who will go all out to deceive the people. Moses then explained further how to know the fake from the true prophet. The key is simply the ability to tell the truth. True prophets will say the truth about what is going on now and what is coming in the future but false prophets on the other hand will deceive their followers with falsehood. False prophets are literally controlling the lives of many people with revelation on who to marry, the type of job to do, place to live or even what to wear.
Some people can no longer visit their parents or family members because so-called prophets have warned them against it. Christ is the true Prophet of God; He sets captives free and guides us on the path of life. You cannot follow Him and be lost.
Thought for the day: Wise men still seek Jesus.
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DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.