However we must discern the substitute and false prophetic voices. We need the real prophetic voice to warn and guide the church, but there will be a false prophetic voice that will deceive many. Throughout the Old Testament we have examples of the false. In fact when our early church fathers were compiling books together to make what we call the Bible today they had to sort though hundreds of false books written by false follows of Christ or written by those who claimed to be Christ right after our Lord rose from the dead and ascended back into heaven.
(1 Kings 12:28 ESV) So the king took counsel and made two calves of gold. And he said to the people, "You have gone up to Jerusalem long enough. Behold your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt."
(1 Kings 12:29 ESV) And he set one in Bethel, and the other he put in Dan.
(1 Kings 12:30 ESV) Then this thing became a sin, for the people went as far as Dan to be before one.
(1 Kings 12:31 ESV) He also made temples on high places and appointed priests from among all the people, who were not of the Levites.
(1 Kings 12:32 ESV) And Jeroboam appointed a feast on the fifteenth day of the eighth month like the feast that was in Judah, and he offered sacrifices on the altar. So he did in Bethel, sacrificing to the calves that he made. And he placed in Bethel the priests of the high places that he had made.
The false priesthood of this world in these last days shall embrace itself in a particular type of worship. This is nothing new. The feast will be counterfeit. It will appear to be real but it will not be the real thing ordained of God in His time. The establishing of false gods, false priests, and false worship by Jeroboam is a perfect picture of what is happening in the "church" today. Mark these words and watch as false spiritual leaders are publicly raised up in these end times to lead the world as a whole into all kinds of demonic worship. We talk a lot about the one world government and the one world money, however we forget that there will also be a one world church, the rise of Babylon. The foundation of that structure has already been laid.
The Spirit of Elijah will be upon a radical believer who will love God not by just lip service, but will love God unto death. This group will not be silent. They will proclaim the truth of God and expose the false demonic movement which leads the people into a Babylonian worship of false gods with false signs and wonders. However, not all Christians will have ears to hear and some will be deceived and follow after that which seemed right in their own eyes.
1 Timothy 4:1-2 ESV Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, (2) through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared,
Is it possible that because of the constant fight over the right of homosexuals to be legally married that the governments just suspend all marriage ceremonies? Think about it as a possible government solution to the crisis of defining a marriage. The only people who then will be affected will be the Christians who hold that a ceremony and certificate of marriage is God's idea.
1 Timothy 4:3 ESV who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.
This same government agencies that would suspend marriage ceremonies would also attempt by law to make vegetarians out of everyone.
2 Timothy 3:5-7 ESV having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. (6) For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, (7) always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.
In these days we need men and women who stand before the Lord and hear His voice clearly.