Many of us have come across prophecies. Both personal and global, such as where the last awakening will come from, where the antichrist will come from, etc. There are also many prophecies that may have been in relation to families, communities, cities, and states. Although we may have been at a conference or in a prayer setting and someone may have spoken in to our life, some of us may had an experience with a well-known and respected servant of the Lord who have the fruits of their ministry and who sincerely love Him from whose devoted lives me may have heard prophetic words as well. At first, I myself, like many other believers, may have been cynical, but I have been edified by the words spoken into my life, and at times some of the words of caution have come to fruition as well.
However, we were forewarned that false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders that would deceive even the elect (Church) if that were possible. it is the last hour church; and just as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have already appeared. This is how we know that it is the last hour. The prophets prophesy lies in Jesus name: He sent them not, neither has He commanded them, neither spake unto them: yet they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of naught, and the deceit of their heart.
The Father spoke to Ezekiel, “Son of man, prophesy against the prophets…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! Ye have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the Lord.
They have seen vanity and lying divination, saying, The Lord saith: and the Lord hath not sent them: and they have made others hope that they would confirm the word.”
Here is one of the proving grounds of a prophet. He is to stand in the gap for his nation, his church, and his family. “And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.”
God is looking for someone who wishes to stand in the gap and fight against the devil and his demons so that they do not blind people and prevent them from seeing the need for the Savior, or his return.
Inspect the Scriptures: “Here is the fast that I have chosen: resolve the chains of wickedness, untie the bonds of the yoke, and let the oppressed go free, and break every yoke.” Isaiah 58: 6
“Bear one another burdens, and thus fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6: 2
“There is no more of that love as if someone laid down his soul for his friends.” John 15:13
By the said scriptures the Lord inspects our desire to carry burden and pain of the brethren and sisters, and he has displayed an example of a fight unto death if necessary, for their liberation from slavery. Standing behind them in the gap is one of the ways, and the ultimate sacrifice of a prophet is to lay one’s life down for those, whose burden he carried before the Lord.
Be of sober spirit, be on the alert for your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour; but he that overcomes, and continuously does the Lords works unto the end, to him will Our Father give power over the nations. While those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. . . . None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand.” (Dan. 12:3, 10)