Did you prophesy that Trump would win this election? Now that he “lost,” are you being called a false prophet? Time to further educate the public on the difference between the Spirit of Revelation and the Spirit of Divination. What beforetime was called a Soothsayer, is today called a Psychic:
16 And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying (Acts 16)
The practice of Divination (with or without the help of the Spirit of Divination) was always a problem for God’s people. The House of Israel was cautioned against their use:
17 And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire [child sacrifices], and used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger. (2 Kings 17)
The question of who can or cannot accurately predict a thing should never be the only test for who is a prophet of God. False prophets did exist anciently, just as they do today:
14 Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought (Jeremiah 14)
Who is controlling the false prophets and psychics in the majority of cases? The “god of this world”:
4 In whom the God of the world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. (2 Corinthians 4)
Who was the same creature that offered Jesus favors—in exchange for His soul:
6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. 7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine. (Luke 4)
The apostle Paul rightly identified the cause of all misery on earth—the devil and its cohorts:
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (Ephesians 6:12)
Thus, false prophets and its psychics can accurately foretell the future, most of the time. But, what they cannot foreknow, and therefore cannot accurately predict, is the mind of Christ.
16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? (1 Corinthians 2)
Q1. Did God want President Trump in for a second term?
Q2. If a prophet prophesied that President Trump would: a. run again, and b. win the election—did they prophesy the will of God accurately?
Q3. If a “prophet” prophesied that President Trump would a. not run again, or b. not win the election—did they prophesy the will of God accurately?
Q4. Are those who criticize the true prophets of God [Q2]—saying they are false—are they an offense to God?
Q5. What should their critics do?
Q6. Will God forgive those who have spoken against His holy prophets?
A6. John 13:20-21