Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out in the world. (1John 4:1 KJV)
Trying the spirit is different from weighing gifts! Just because a “prophecy” is accurate or the witch/wizard (aka prophet) has personal knowledge about you DOESN’T MEAN THEY ARE OF GOD! Many people believe trying the spirit of a prophet means waiting to see whether the prophecy fails, well let me inform you that the prophecies of false prophets don’t always fail! (Deut 13:1-5). Have you ever questioned a prophet and he/she became offensive and combative? This is one way of trying the spirit of a prophet. A prophet ordained by God will NEVER spew curses or become enraged with anger or feel insulted if you question them; it is God who tells us to try every spirit. “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheeps clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit”. (Mat 7:15-18) As Spirit-filled believers we have the right and responsibility to judge prophetic words over our lives. We should embrace the true prophetic words and dismiss—even break the power of words that are not from God. The paradigm that sets prophets on a pedestal, not to be questioned, must end.
A true prophet WILL ALWAYS BE IN HARMONY WITH SCRIPTURE! (1 Cor 14:37). All other wisdom comes from Satan’s heaven, the astral plane. This is the place from which all false prophets, witches, warlocks, and pagan practitioners prophesy from. The wind of God is not in or on what they speak. They speak either lies or truth for their own greedy/false purposes (usually for fame, money or both). Don’t fear being “cursed” by a false prophet! Many false prophets use intimidation tactics to cause weaklings to fear them! They’ll say “Don’t question me or I’ll lay a curse on you” or “If you don’t send me money you’ll be cursed.” or “If you speak against me I’ll lay a curse against you,” RUBBISH! A false prophet doesn’t have the power to kill a mosquito much less lay a curse on a child of God! (As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse without cause shall not come Prov 26:2 MKJV).
A prophet of God is not justified in cursing those who hate them! A curse from a true prophet of God can never be because of a personal, social, political, or selfish thing in any way. Cursing a true child of God will bring the curse back to the false prophet. A shaman, a witch doctor a wizard/witch or anyone operating in witchcraft disguised as a prophet or not can use demonic powers to put curses on those who don’t follow Christ. Again, I’ll say, a TRUE prophet of God WILL NEVER GO AGAINST SCRIPTURE!!! (Read: Math 5:44-48 Luke 6:27-36 Romans 12:17-21). THE ONLY THING THAT A TRUE PROPHET OF GOD WILL CURSE IS AN EVIL SPIRIT! Men of God only curse as inspired by God and not because you refuse to stroke their ego! By accepting Jesus, you can be free from demonic oppression and HAVE AUTHORITY over the devil and his curses (Luke 9:1). We (followers of Christ) have been REDEEMED from the curse, but if we walk in willful rebellion, we are breaking our covenant with Christ and that leaves holes for the enemy to bring a curse on us. If we are out of the will of God or not walking in faith and love then we can be affected by a curse BUT if we are walking where God wants us to walk, a hundred curses against us would bounce off and do us no harm! (A good example can be found in Numbers 22). Anyone who curses a child of God actually curses himself! To be continued….