The Mark Of A False Prophet


Episode #5 of Counter-punching the counterfeit. Last week we talked about Jesus literally rising from the dead on the third day, this week we will be talking about the quintessential element so many cult groups screw up on. That’s right, we’re talking about the imminent return of Jesus Christ at an undisclosed time.

“A man says to me, ‘Can you explain the seven trumpets of the Revelation?’ No, but I can blow one in your ear, and warn you to escape from the wrath to come.”

— Charles H. Spurgeon

Listen to the archived message HERE.

Here are all of the Scripture references made in our show this week.

Matthew 24:3-28

Deuteronomy 18:20-22

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

Acts 1:11

Luke 21:25-28

Deuteronomy 13:1-3

  • 1If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, 2And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; 3Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

Dueteronomy 13:10-11

  • 10And thou shalt stone him with stones, that he die; because he hath sought to thrust thee away from the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. 11And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do no more any such wickedness as this is among you

  • Matthew 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

Peter warns

  • 2Peter 2:1 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.

So how will Jesus return? Acts 1:9-11. 9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.

  • 10 And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; 11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

  • Mark 16:19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.<