Today’s Reading:  Deuteronomy 15 – 18

“But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die. And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken? When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.” Deuteronomy 18:20-22 (KJV)

Moses has just spoken to them of a Prophet to come (verses 15-19) and that Prophet was one who was more than a prophet.  He would be the Son of God; the promised and coming Messiah of Israel.  We know Him as Jesus Christ.  We know that He spoke all that the Father gave Him to speak; even unto His life.

The above verses are guidance to the people of God for all ages to discern the true from the false prophet.  It makes no difference if they speak in the name of God.  What matters is that what they speak come to pass even as they spoke it.  If it fails that test; it is not, and they are not from God.

We have been given a two fold test thus far to determine whether a prophet or a preacher is from God.  Yesterday’s post (Deut. 13:1-5) deals with the prophet who speaks, what he speaks comes to pass, but he leads people away from God.  Today of the prophet who claims to speak for God; or not; and what he says does not come to pass.

God will always fulfill His word.  Not one word will fail  (Matthew 24:35).

Reading for March 05:  Deuteronomy 19 – 22

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