In the video below, Todd Friel of Wretched, gives commentary on a video in which this woman (Muldoon), a false prophetess, calls out a man (Scott Rodriguez) from the audience, who is also a pastor. In her “prophecy” over this man she tells him that he is a man of God and that he seeks to go deeper with God and that “God has called you by His Holy Spirit”, and one generality after the next, blah, blah, blah!
Now remember, she called him out with a supposed word from God. Therefore, as the great prophetess with a hotline to God, she also should’ve known what was going to come next! Please watch the video before going further...
The false prophet, Benny Hinn.
The Bible is clear when it comes to prophecy.
“(20) 'But the prophet who speaks a word presumptuously in My name which I have not commanded him to speak, or which he speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die.' (21) "You may say in your heart, 'How will we know the word which the LORD has not spoken?' (22) "When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not come about or come true, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him.” (Deu 18:20-22 NASB)
“(1) "If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder, (2) and the sign or the wonder comes true, concerning which he spoke to you, saying, 'Let us go after other gods (whom you have not known) and let us serve them,' (3) you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams; for the LORD your God is testing you to find out if you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. (4) "You shall follow the LORD your God and fear Him; and you shall keep His commandments, listen to His voice, serve Him, and cling to Him. (5) "But that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death, because he has counseled rebellion against the LORD your God who brought you from the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of slavery, to seduce you from the way in which the LORD your God commanded you to walk. So you shall purge the evil from among you. (6) "If your brother, your mother's son, or your son or daughter, or the wife you cherish, or your friend who is as your own soul, entice you secretly, saying, 'Let us go and serve other gods' (whom neither you nor your fathers have known, (7) of the gods of the peoples who are around you, near you or far from you, from one end of the earth to the other end), (8) you shall not yield to him or listen to him; and your eye shall not pity him, nor shall you spare or conceal him. (9) "But you shall surely kill him; your hand shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people. (10) "So you shall stone him to death because he has sought to seduce you from the LORD your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.” (Deu 13:1-10 NASB)
From the two passages above it is clear, if a person claiming to be a prophet either leads people away from God or the prophecies do not come true, that person is a false prophet. Please take note that even if a prophet’s prophecies come true, it is not necessarily so that such a person is a true prophet! If such a prophet leads people away from God, he is still a false prophet! And, notice how serious God is about false prophets in these texts. The penalty for a false prophet is death!
Enter charismatics and the like... According to them, things have changed in the New Testament era, and now prophets are allowed to make mistakes. Who said so? Not the New Testament Scriptures! Is God incapable of speaking loud enough for us to hear? God is God, is He not? Then why do we think that He would be incapable to speak for us to hear Him clearly?
Of course, many of these charismatics point to 1 Cor 13:9-10
“(9) For we know in part and we prophesy in part; (10) but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away.” (1 Cor 13:9-10 NASB)
As you can see, these verses say nothing of the sort! What it does say, is that prophecy will be in part (and certainly not faulty!), and not everything will be revealed. That was even the case in the Old Testament. These verses do not give “prophets” the go ahead to make mistakes—that in the OT led to death—but rather that prophets will not be given everything relevant to any prophecy.
There are many charismaniacs that claim to be God’s prophet for the day, however, I have yet to meet a true prophet, according to the guidelines that God Himself has given us:
- If what the “prophet” said does not come true... FALSE PROPHET! This is a slam dunk against almost every person who is claimed to be a “prophet,” if not all!
- If what the “prophet” said does come true, but he leads people away from God (aka Word-of-Faith guys)... FALSE PROPHET!
- If the “prophet” performs a sign or miracle, but he leads people away from God (aka Word-of-Faith guys)... FALSE PROPHET!
So, if you know of anyone claiming to be a prophet, and I mean ANYONE, who failed on any of these three points... FALSE PROPHET! Such a person needs to go before God in repentance and stop presuming on God.