Do you know who the greatest threat to church leaders is? Its the false prophets. By false I don’t mean people who are not prophets, I mean real prophets that are being used by the devil.
Ezekiel 22:28 And her prophets have daubed them with untempered morter, seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord GOD, when the LORD hath not spoken.
Jeremiah 23:30 Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the LORD, that steal my words every one from his neighbour.
Prophets are mature Christians, the have walked in the Spirit and been led of the Spirit. Yet somehow, like the Prophet Balaam they have turned astray, gone after money or the desire for position, power and relevance. Where they once waited on the Lord, received revelation and then interceded or gave a word of revelation; now, they now have become a tool of judgement. Where they once received a word from the Lord, they now receive it from others.
As they discern a weakness in the pastor or leader, either present or about to come, or they hear a word from another, what do they do? They fast and intercede, crying out for God’s intervention and mercy….? No! They speak it out, discuss it with the carnal, prophecy it and in so doing establish the very thing the devil is trying to bring forth. As the curse of their words and actions takes effect and the weakness becomes more evident, the prophet laments; “I warned that this was taking place” not realizing they have effectively hastened it to come to pass. The actions and words of these prophet are no longer tempered by the Spirit of God, but by the need for recognition, spiritual importance and relevance.
The devil loves to use those within the Body to break down the Body. It is the most effective means to bring about destruction “A house divided shall not stand.” And when the pastor or leader falls it affects the whole body of believers.
Its time for the prophets of the Body of Christ to regain their spiritual focus and purpose. Intercession, fasting and repenting for their leaders whom are under ongoing spiritual attack because of their headship role. And this is relevant not only to leaders of a fellowship; this is relevant for the wives who are the prophetic voice for their husbands who hold the headship role of the family; the leader of the company wherein the Christian is employed, the leaders of nations, schools and communities.
Long before evil becomes known to the average soul, the prophets and prophetess’s have seen it and have discerned the projected path ahead. Now is the time for Spirit led responses, the choice spoken words, the prayer to change destinies. Instead of cursing, accusing and biting with your words, turn your revelation out for good. Now is time for the prophets to come out of the pit and make straight the paths of those God has yoked you together with.
Lest the word spoke by Jeremiah 23:15 comes to pass; Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets; Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall: for from the prophets of Jerusalem is profaneness gone forth into all the land.