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Jeremiah 29:8–9 NKJV
8 For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Do not let your prophets and your diviners who are in your midst deceive you, nor listen to your dreams which you cause to be dreamed. 9 For they prophesy falsely to you in My name; I have not sent them, says the Lord.
Matthew 24:24–26 NKJV
24 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you beforehand. 26 “Therefore if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms!’ do not believe it.
Acts 13:6–12 NKJV
6 Now when they had gone through the island to Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew whose name was Bar-Jesus, 7 who was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, an intelligent man. This man called for Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word of God. 8 But Elymas the sorcerer (for so his name is translated) withstood them, seeking to turn the proconsul away from the faith. 9 Then Saul, who also is called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked intently at him 10 and said, “O full of all deceit and all fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease perverting the straight ways of the Lord? 11 And now, indeed, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you shall be blind, not seeing the sun for a time.” And immediately a dark mist fell on him, and he went around seeking someone to lead him by the hand. 12 Then the proconsul believed, when he saw what had been done, being astonished at the teaching of the Lord.

1) Prophecy.

2 Peter 1:21 NKJV
21 for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 14:3 NKJV
3 But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men.
Edification 3619 οἰκοδομή [oikodome /oy·kod·om·ay/] n f. Feminine (abstract) of a compound of 3624 and the base of 1430; TDNT 5:144; TDNTA 674; GK 3869; 18 occurrences; AV translates as “edifying” seven times, “building” six times, “edification” four times, and “wherewith (one) may edify” once. 1 (the act of) building, building up. 2 metaph. edifying, edification. 2A the act of one who promotes another’s growth in Christian wisdom, piety, happiness, holiness. 3 a building (i.e. the thing built, edifice). James Strong, Enhanced Strong’s Lexicon (Woodside Bible Fellowship, 1995).
Edification EDIFICATION. A Pauline metaphor meaning spiritual and moral growth among believers (Gk. oikodomḗ “act and result of building”; cf. 2 Cor. 10:8, “building up”; Matt. 7:24, 26 refers to the literal construction of a house). The apostle exhorts mature believers to consider their immature fellows in Christ and to help them “become stronger” (so JB; Rom. 15:2). At 1 Cor. 14 he urges the Corinthian Christians, especially those who had been speaking in tongues (v. 4), to act also for the “benefit” of others and for the “common good” (vv. 17, 26, JB). At 1 Tim. 1:4 the RSV reads “training” (Gk. oikonomía; JB “design”; NIV “work”) rather than “edifying” (KJV; Gk. oikodomía), which is the result of disciplined faith and is nothing like mythic or genealogical “speculations” (so RSV). Allen C. Myers, The Eerdmans Bible Dictionary (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1987), 304.
Exhortation 3874 παράκλησις [paraklesis /par·ak·lay·sis/] n f. From 3870; TDNT 5:773; TDNTA 778; GK 4155; 29 occurrences; AV translates as “consolation” 14 times, “exhortation” eight times, “comfort” six times, and “intreaty” once. 1 a calling near, summons, (esp. for help). 2 importation, supplication, entreaty. 3 exhortation, admonition, encouragement. 4 consolation, comfort, solace; that which affords comfort or refreshment. 4A thus of the Messianic salvation (so the Rabbis call the Messiah the consoler, the comforter). 5 persuasive discourse, stirring address. 5A instructive, admonitory, conciliatory, powerful hortatory discourse. James Strong, Enhanced Strong’s Lexicon (Woodside Bible Fellowship, 1995).
Exhortation EXHORTATION* Translation of a Greek word literally meaning “a calling of someone alongside to help.” Its primary meaning in the NT is the urging of someone to do something—particularly some ethical course of action. In some contexts, the same Greek word may also include the idea of comforting and consoling. The given context will determine which meaning to use.Walter A. Elwell and Philip Wesley Comfort, Tyndale Bible Dictionary, Tyndale Reference Library (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 2001), 453.
Comfort 3889 παραμυθία [paramuthia /par·am·oo·thee·ah/] n f. From 3888; TDNT 5:816; TDNTA 784; GK 4171; AV translates as “comfort” once. 1 any address, whether made for the purpose of persuading, or of arousing and stimulating, or of calming and consoling. 1A consolation, comfort.James Strong, Enhanced Strong’s Lexicon (Woodside Bible Fellowship, 1995).
2 Peter 1:21 NKJV
21 for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.
if everyone who prophesied spoke as they where moved by the Holy Spirit, then there would not be an issue.

2. Prophecy from the desire of my heart.

Jeremiah 29:8–9 NKJV
8 For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Do not let your prophets and your diviners who are in your midst deceive you, nor listen to your dreams which you cause to be dreamed. 9 For they prophesy falsely to you in My name; I have not sent them, says the Lord.
there are two offices that are mentioned. they are prophets and diviners.
Prophets are people who are led of the spirit to speak the things of God.
so, the first office is legitimate.
The second office is not. the second office is diviners.
The Lord prohibits divination. 1 Samuel 15:23
1 Samuel 15:23 NKJV
23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He also has rejected you from being king.”
Saul was rejected as King in part for the practice of Divination.
when Christians consult the horoscope they are doing the same thing.
often times we don’t want to wait on God, we try to take short cuts.
lets assume for a moment that much of what happens in the Church today is not done just to fleece the people of God. let’s assume for a moment that people have good intention. The only real prophecy that can occur that has any value should come directly from heart of God.

by my calculation then there are three possible sources for the prophetic.

The Lord.

The heart and desire of Human kind.

Satanic.

2 Corinthians 11:14 NKJV
14 And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.
if then satan can appear as an angel of light it seems we know that at the end of days that there will be the antichrist and false prophet.
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