Biblical Keys for Discerning True and False Prophets/Tests/Revelation and Vision

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Claims a True Prophet must make

Revelation and Vision

Of True Of False

If there be a prophet among you, I the Lord will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream. My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house. With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the Lord shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?

  • Also Exod. 24:10, 33:11; Gen. 17.1 48:3, Isaiah 6:1, Acts 7:55-56, 2 Pet. 1:16, 1 Cor. 9:1, 1 Sam. 3, Rev. 1:10. Matt. 7:1-16, Ezek. 40:2-3

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!

  • (Also Luke 6:39, 2 Cor. 11:12-15, Jer. 23)

Thus saith the Lord concerning the prophets that make my people err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace; and he that putteth not into their mouths, they even prepare war against him. Therefore night shall be unto you, that ye shall not have a vision; and it shall be dark unto you, that ye shall not divine; and the sun shall go down over the prophets, and the day shall be dark over them. Then shall the seers be ashamed, and the diviners confounded: yea, they shall all cover their lips; for there is no answer of God.

  • (Jer. 23, Ezek. 13 and 34, 2 Cor. 11:14)

Behold, I am against the prophets, saith the Lord, that use their tongues, and say, He saith. Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets, saith the Lord, that steal my words every one from his neighbour. Behold, I am against them that prophesy false dreams, saith the Lord, and do tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies, and by their lightness; yet I sent them not, nor commanded them: therefore they shall not profit this people at all, saith the Lord.

  • Jude 10

But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.

  • 2 Peter. 2:10-19, 2 Cor. 7:12. 1 Cor. 2:14, 1 John 4:19