It is next to impossible for us to avoid the influence of prophets. Their work and works comprose the main warning to the latter day generations. The best of them do not try to tell us that our lives depend on their message. Many of today’s prophets are agents of an international venture that has counterfeited God’s dealings with his chosen people and agents.
Profiteers installed as spokespeople for God miss the point of the kingdom of God. They see gain and advancement in the current age as paramount. One is tempted to conclude that Christ did not really die and God’s interest is focused on our carnal comforts. Apart from the use of the name Jesus there is little in their doctrine and practice that follows the pattern of life and growth revealed in the New Testament.
forsaking the right way, they have gone astray, having followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; 16. but he received a rebuke for his own transgression, for a mute donkey, speaking with a voice of a man, restrained the madness of the prophet.2 Peter 2:15-16
The prophet’s fate
Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and among his own relatives and in his own household.”Mark 6:4
Instead of looking for prophets and profits believers can invest their time in the words of the reliable Speaker, the One Moses said would have the final word on all of God’s business.