Then the LORD said to me, "The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I have not sent them or appointed them or spoken to them. They are prophesying to you false visions, divinations, idolatries and the delusions of their own minds. - Jeremiah 14:14 (ESV)
The number of false prophets and teachers today is simply staggering because the opportunity to fleece God's flock seems endless. There seems to be a sliding scale of seriousness, where some appear to be more "real" than others. For example, at one end of the spectrum are the silly Facebook prophets whose scope is relatively limited because their schtick is completely compromised. They still garner a following but it is nowhere near the size as you slide up the spectrum. Sliding past the Facebook prophets we come to the implausible folks like Jennifer LeClaire. True, she has a greater following due to Charisma News propping her up but sneaky squid spirits and releasing the angels of abundant harvest can only get you so far. At the opposite end of this imaginary spectrum are false prophets who have more money, more affiliations, and often are dealing with more serious subjects, such as dominionism. Truth is that Lance Wallnau is just as silly as Jennifer, but he has a larger following and more street cred because he is prophesying about carnal things that might matter to most folks and not aquamarine spirits.
That said, they are all false. It is just the ones on the "serious" end require more discernment than the absurd ones. They are intractably bound by two common traits. One, they are false, meaning a percentage of what they claim God has told them does not come to pass. Some might boast as a high a success rate as 65%, which they consider to be "great prophet" territory but according to the bible proves they are very false. The second consideration for us today is to remember what it means to be false in God's eyes and we find that in the key verse today. We must not lose sight of the fact that they are prophesying lies in the name of God! The arrogance and hubris! We must remember that God has not sent them nor commissioned them. He has not even spoken to them! They are not acting on behalf of the Lord! What they are telling you are false visions, divinations, idolatries, and delusions of their own mind. Do not lose sight of those last two. Dominionism is idolatry and by getting you to focus your faith on this country and politics, they get you to become an idolater. These are often delusions of their own mind meaning they are equally deceived. They deceive themselves. With this as the backdrop, let us examine the above linked article from Mario Murillo, a perfect example of a deluded idolater. Today we find Mario sneering down at the false prophets on the other end of the spectrum. So, what happens when a false prophet calls out other false prophets? Let's find out!
"I have been missing from certain television shows. People are asking why. They deserve an answer but I was not ready to go public until now. I still believe in these shows. And, I am deeply grateful for the strong support they have given to our tent crusades. But I had to step away for two reasons. You will notice that both reasons have only to do with soul winning.
1. The harvest is so great that it is consuming all of my time. The despair in America runs so deep that 20% of our youth have frequent thoughts of suicide. Furthermore, 9% of them have actually attempted suicide. And fentanyl is killing our kids on a scale we have never known in America. Lost souls are stampeding to the tent to be saved. The harvest is so great that we have a critical shortage of workers to handle all of those who are coming to the Lord. This has placed severe demands on my schedule." - Mario Murillo
The first thing Mario tries to do is prop himself up. He is just toiling away in the fields for the Lord! There is of course a huge difference between who shows up to a tent revival and those who seek the Lord. What do they get at Mario's tent shows? They get the gospel of dominionism. They are told the enemy is not the devil but evil leftists. He recently advised his followers to dump their friends who would not follow their voting patterns. Along with this he espoused the whackadoodle conspiracy theory that Barack Obama, George Soros, and Bill Gates are conspiring together to redefine the human race. The bible shows Jesus rebuking the Pharisees by pointing out that they travel around the globe to gain a single convert only to make him twice the son of hell that they are. That is all Mario Murillo does in his tent meetings.