The Christian community-at-large needs remediation in order to understand what it means to speak for God… There are multitudes of ministers including everyday people, who ‘speak for God’ and they publish these prophecies and words on Youtube and elsewhere.
So, I did a Bible concordance search for the words “prophesy” and “speak” …
- Thus says the Lord of hosts: Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you, filling you with vain hopes; they speak visions of their own minds, not from the mouth of the Lord. ~Jeremiah 23:16
- But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in my name that I have not commanded him to speak…that same prophet shall die. ~Deuteronomy 18:20
- And if you say in your heart, ‘How may we know the word that the Lord has not spoken?’ — when a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word that the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously. You need not regard him. ~Deuteronomy 18:21–22
Did you notice? —God’s tests for His prophets were stern.
It is self-evident in sacred Scripture, that a prophet’s words, who, if he indeed speaks for God, will be fulfilled. Unfortunately, over a year on, the SARS Coronavirus is still endemic in our communities and now even variants from the original Coronavirus have arisen.
At the very least, “executing judgment” on any pestilence is Scripturally ungrounded and it is questionable at best, because Yahweh Himself often visited pestilence on people or nations for the purpose of divine judgment —something to think about…
/St. George of Hyperlink ✞