By: Derrick P. Rodgers

It’s quite astonishing how some people will quickly speak out against righteous speaking prophets and at the same time become deafly mute when it comes to blatant and brazen false prophets who commit spiritual atrocities upon the saints of God with their wolf theology and whitewashed patterns of ministry. We, as the church, cannot continue to vacillate between two opposing spirits. We must take a definitive stand for God’s righteousness and renounce all opposing forces. Whether we realize it or not, we are engaged in a spiritual warfare that requires complete allegiance to one side or the other.

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. (Matthew 6:24)

Prophetic mystics harness seductive methods of witchcraft that are designed to cause people to forfeit common sense, and educe them to forgo their intellect. This deliberate positioning of the emotions and mind prepares the people to become more fertile to conceive the injectant strains of wicked deception. This activity performed in churches around the world prepares the landscape to become palatable for increasingly sinister impartations.

These “clairvoyant prophets” will make claims of literally seeing and engaging in audible conversation with Jesus. They will possess a rather bizarre obsession for signs, wonders and miracles. They will make claims of angels and Jesus himself visiting them with messages mixed with truth. This activity also includes claims of very strange dreams and intense visions loaded with much spiritual-sounding language. Modern day mystics will utilize their twisted gifted behavior to elicit people to validate their improper administration and shower them with accolades of being a man or woman of God. This elicitation establishes their influence among the multitudes providing counterfeit authorization.

One way to identify these prophetic mystics is to listen carefully to their message excluding all the emotion and hype; you can be sure with all of their dreams, visions and supernatural power, they will not utter one syllable against the practice of sin, wickedness, or perversion. Neither will they exhort God’s people to pursue holiness and practice righteousness. They will often be advocates of inclusion, which removes Godly absolutes and promotes rampant unrestrained immorality in our society blurring the line of what’s evil and good.

The very nature of false prophets and severe immature ministry gifts is to lust for continual recognition and accolades. They crave and even excel into demanding notoriety. Modern day mystics recoil at the thought of not being in the spot light. They use their mysticism to create zombies to faithfully follow them and feed their narcissism, which results in mystics demanding favor and financial rewards from those who follow them.

Modern day mystics are more than often very charismatic but not everyone who is charismatic is a mystic.

It’s nothing antiquated about preaching the simplistic truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ. All too often, pastors and Christian leaders are pressured into competing with “church mystics” to preach or present some super deep revelation in which many cases evolve into some mystical Pandora’s Box leading saints on an eccentric hunt. Modern day church mystics are sure to distance themselves from sound biblical doctrine; this is preferable because sound biblical doctrine interferes with their mystical, weird and spooky patterns of ministry.

It will do us justice to become lovers of the word of God and stop pursuing the next big revelatory formula that will supernaturally empower one to greatness. The obsession to be empowered to greatness opposed to obedience to God, positions one to become fluently mystified by prophetic mystics.

But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings. (Jeremiah 23:22)

I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed. How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy lies? yea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart; which think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams, which they tell every man to his neighbor, as their fathers have forgotten my name for Ba´al. (Jeremiah 23:25-27)

Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel that prophesy, and say thou unto them that prophesy out of their own hearts, Hear ye the word of the Lord; Thus saith the Lord [God]; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing! O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the deserts. Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the Lord. They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The Lord saith: and the Lord hath not sent them: and they have made others to hope that they would confirm the word. Have ye not seen a vain vision, and have ye not spoken a lying divination, whereas ye say, The Lord saith it; albeit I have not spoken? (Ezekiel 13:2-7)

Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. “Therefore if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms!’ do not believe it. (Matthew 24:23, 24, 26)

The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (II Thessalonians 2:9-12)

If there arises among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams, and he gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder comes to pass, of which he spoke to you, saying, ‘Let us go after other gods’—which you have not known—‘and let us serve them,’ you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for the Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. You shall walk after the Lord your God and fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice; you shall serve Him and hold fast to Him. (Deuteronomy 13:1-4)

It seems that if someone shows up preaching quite another Jesus than we preached—different spirit, different message—you put up with him quite nicely. But if you put up with these big-shot “apostles,” why can’t you put up with simple me? I’m as good as they are. It’s true that I don’t have their voice, haven’t mastered that smooth eloquence that impresses you so much. But when I do open my mouth, I at least know what I’m talking about. We haven’t kept anything back. We let you in on everything. (2 Corinthians 11:4-6)