I've been reading so many articles about being aware of false prophets. Christians are calling out other christians and tossing around the word 'false' in an attempt to discredit them. I want to shed some light on what the Bible actually says, in context.
Matthew 7:15 (Amplified Bible) “Beware of the false prophets, [teachers] who come to you dressed as sheep [appearing gentle and innocent], but inwardly are ravenous wolves." If you read the very next verse it says "By their fruit, you will recognize them." It does NOT say, if they get a few facts wrong they are a false prophet. It says you will know a false prophet by the FRUIT they produce.
If we look at the verses before that, Matthew 7:1-6 it speaks about not judging others. If you have a log in your own eye, do not call out the speck in another's eye. Get the log out of your own eye first. This is our context. These are the words of Jesus.
We are all human. In our human form we are imperfect. As an imperfect person we can never be 100% correct no matter how close our relationship is to our Father. In addition, when God wants us to follow a certain path to divine appointments, He will tell us one thing for that season and then tell us something different in regards to that same thing in another season. We are only called to be obedient to what we hear, when we hear it. It's not for us to second guess ourselves or another person because God can redeem anything. He works ALL things for His good.
Beloved, let's extend grace to those who take the risk on giving a corporate prophetic word. L
et's support one another in the family of Christ. Let's love one another the way we are called to love and leave the judgement to God. Matthew 18:15 “If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens and pays attention to you, you have won back your brother."