Prophets vs. Profits

by Pastor Mark Downey

In this day and age we hear a lot about the future. In fact, futurism has become a big business for not only religious opportunists, but secular interests as well. There is altogether too much disinformation regarding the parameters (elements whose values characterize a member of a system) and perimeters (a boundary line protecting an area) of what a prophet entails. Nowadays anybody can call themselves a prophet and not have the character or limitations of this vocation, whether temporary or during a lifetime, and may be outside the realm of what constitutes the job description. One can declare themselves a prophet with impunity, because there is no law against it, except God’s Law, which unfortunately is not enforced these days by the body politic. Conversely, lawless accusers can enjoy their day of calumny labeling someone a false prophet without much reality to the accusation.

There are three basic prerequisites which mandate a prophet and that is a White Christian who is grounded in the Word of God and sent by God. The Old Testament prophets were Christians because they believed in a Messiah even though Christ had not yet been born. All others are charlatans, hucksters, power-hungry, greedy and false. There has never been a non-Adamic/Israelite prophet. One can be knowledgeable of the Bible, but not sent by God. In fact, a lot of seminary and Bible college professors have merely latched on to a lucrative profession. Whereas, the rank and file of Christian Identity adherents not only study to show themselves approved of God, but have responded to their divine calling in life. All prophecy must harmonize with the Law/Word of God. Let’s be clear about the lackadaisical crossover some people make between a prophet and a teacher being synonymous. A prophet has the divine credentials to impart a message from God. A teacher is responsible for helping others learn what that message is. A prophet needs to have a rough hide for all of the adversity and distortions caused by adversaries happy with the status quo and their own egotistical doctrines. Most of the OT prophets were not very well received. Noah exemplified an extreme rejection from those who heard his message.

The prophet is there at God’s direction, to put away those things that would spoil a new era of God’s workings. Prophets are like gardeners that pluck the weeds to protect the flowers; they water and nourish the small buds into full blooms. There’s a secret to gardening: you must have a green thumb. In other words, it’s more than just planting a seed, it’s a divine gift. An idea can grow or wither depending on the care it receives.

There’s about 2500 prophecies in the Bible of which 4/5th have been fulfilled. Prophecy is 100% proof of God’s hand in the affairs of man. No other book or person can match the unique accuracy of foretelling specific events in detail before they happen. The acid test for identifying a prophet of God, according to Deut. 18:20-22, is that there is no room for error. Anyone who is so presumptuous to speak a word in the authority of God and the thing doesn’t happen or come true, then that prophet has spoken on his own authority. They shall die in their presumptions. Don’t be afraid of those who speak in the name of other gods. They are merely foolish imposters.

Then there’s the school of thought called preterism, which holds to the idea that all prophecy has been fulfilled. In order to validate this theory, one has to muster a great deal of hyper-spiritualization to believe that the Second Coming, the fall of Mystery Babylon, the establishment of God’s Kingdom upon the earth and eternal life are now the reigning realities for all to see. However, if death was swallowed up in victory, then no preterist has the right to attend their own funeral. What’s the harm in thinking all prophecy has been fulfilled? It removes the hope in this life and the next one of resurrection life. In a twisted sort of way, preterism sticks a spiritual label on secular humanism and deifies the righteousness of man. “Let Israel hope in the Lord; for with the Lord there is mercy, and with Him is plenteous redemption. And He shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities” Ps. 130:7. What hope does the preterist provide for our race in ending iniquity? None. It merely robs God of His glory and delegates it to man.

Being a prophet is not just predicting things, but also demonstrates the divine perspective and insight needed to solve what appears to be perplexing and insurmountable problems of the day. “For the Lord God doesn't do anything unless He [first] reveals His secret to His servants the prophets” Amos 3:7. But first the prophet must be prepared to deliver the message that the Lord wants revealed to each era. God sends to each generation or period of time, someone who reveals the intent and will of God in a perfect progression of predestination.

How does God prepare the prophet for any epoch of time? First, He chooses him before he is born, just as Jesus was born at the right time in history - to be rejected and crucified, but also to nurture the way, the truth and the life.

There’s no getting around the prophet in our midst, whether true or false, Christian or secular. And it becomes a very serious decision when you encounter one, whether you accept or reject the prophet’s words. There’s nothing wrong with taking a wait and see attitude within a reasonable length of time. The Bible says, “Try the spirits” (I John 4:1) or test these people to see if it’s coming from God. What they say may not come to pass and then they will usually fudge with word games, postponing the fulfillment. We’ve seen this with Mormons (Freemasonry) and Jehovah Witnesses (communism). Nostradamus, an alleged jew, is a favorite parlor game futurist of the politically correct History channel, whose predictions are so vague and generalized that anything can be read into them. A true prophet won’t have to resort to trickery. His words and message will be clear, because it is from God and God is not the author of confusion.

This is incumbent upon the responsible Christian to seriously evaluate anybody who calls themselves a prophet. It may be that it doesn’t even dawn upon the prophet that that’s what he is and that others discern him as such. Let me make it clear, at this point, that I don’t consider myself a prophet or am just here feathering my own nest. The point of this message is to identify those who puff themselves up for self aggrandizement… profits, in contrast to those who don’t. There may even be those who brandish an imitation staff of Moses to impress you and announce a prophecy that something really big is going to happen. Wow… how profound is that?

I am nothing more than a pastor, who is one that feeds His flock in humble service. Jesus saith unto him, “Feed My sheep” (John 21:17). I do not prophesy. A pastorate feeds with milk and strong meat. The latter is considered prophecy. A pastor will entertain the possibilities of a prophecy yet unfulfilled, whereas the prophet will make a definitive assertion. What should be understood by pastors is the principle of what God is communicating. The specifics are not always understood until the prophecy comes to pass.

But here’s why it’s so important to take this subject of prophets seriously. In Acts 3:22 Moses said the Lord would raise up a prophet from among your brethren (racial kinsmen) and that you should listen to what God has him telling you. If you will not listen to the prophet, you will be destroyed (v. 23), meaning that you would be cursed and expelled from the body of Christ. Deut. 28:15 says the same thing, “But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of God, to observe to do all His commandments… that all these curses shall come upon thee and overtake thee.” All the prophets, from the time of Samuel, have told us about these days (Acts 3:24). We are the progeny of the prophets and in thy seed-race shall all of our families be blessed (v.25). We are being blessed with God sending His Son, our Kinsman Redeemer, with the object of turning all of us from our wicked ways (v.26). Every knee shall bow through the baptism of fire.

Hopefully, you can now see the first priority in receiving the prophet of God. Why is this? “He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive “a prophets reward” (Mt. 10:41). What is that? It’s the secrets of God’s purpose being revealed. The purpose that is purposed upon the whole earth is the final culmination of the present Babylonian world system being destroyed (Is. 14:26). When we accept the prophet, we also get the truth of the revelation from God. As mentioned earlier, there are still about 500 prophecies which have not yet come to pass. So it is not necessarily living prophets whom we should seek, but those prophets from the past whose words are still relevant to us today. In fact, I Cor. 13:8 informs us that, “Whether there be prophecies, they shall fail”, suggesting that all prophecy for our edification had already been given. A contemporary Christian prophet would therefore be an enhancement to something previously given scripturally by God. Otherwise, it would be in conflict with the last admonition in John’s Revelation that we should not add unto the words of prophecy (Rev. 22:18; see also Deut. 4:2, 12:32). Yes, there will be dreams and visions, but more likely on a personal level with God’s love for communicating with His own people. The orchestration of people and the synchronization of events correspond to the will of God and His divine power to control the destiny of mankind. His story is history.

Isaiah 53:1 asks, “Who hath believed our report? And to whom is the arm [power] of the Lord revealed?” “The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy” Rev. 19:10. Those who received Jesus Christ, the prophet, were then given the truth of His message and the right to become sons of God. This seems nearly impossible with all of the false prophets competing for your attention as Mt. 24:11 tells us many false prophets shall rise and deceive many. We can conclude that our people will be subjected to more false prophets than there are true prophets. Indeed, the plethora of denominations spreads far and wide like a pandemic. They can’t all be right.

How can we be sure that what we hear is the truth and the messenger a true witness? Well, the New Testament gives us four caution signs to heed against deception:

  1. I Cor. 3:16-20 is talking about the deception of one’s opinion i.e. “The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.”
  2. In Eph. 5:5-7 and 11 Paul is associating evil with deceit i.e. “The unfruitful works of darkness.”
  3. II Thes. 2:2-3, 5-7 is discussing the denial of the order of biblical events which leads to the Day of the Lord i.e. “The mystery of this sin is already at work. But it cannot work effectively until the person now holding it back gets out of the way” (v. 7). Matthew Henry makes this commentary, “These prophecies have, in a great measure, come to pass, and confirm the truth of the Scriptures. This passage exactly agrees with the system of popery, as it prevails in the Romish church, and under the Romish popes. But though the son of perdition has been revealed, though he has opposed and exalted himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; and has spoken and acted as if he were a god upon earth, and has proclaimed his insolent pride, and supported his delusions, by lying miracles and all kinds of frauds; still the Lord has not yet fully destroyed him with the brightness of his coming; that and other prophecies remain to be fulfilled before the end shall come.”
  4. I John 3:1-3, 7 and 9-10 warns us about the denial of the hope of God’s promises i.e. “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God.” Of course, the dogma of universalism destroys the racial consciousness of God’s Word and allocates the promises to the children of the devil (congenital liars).

The first prophet mentioned in the Bible is Abraham (Gen. 20:7) and he had a tremendous message for his posterity because God told him so and he told his people that God had established an unconditional and everlasting covenant, which means it must exist today. It was between God and Abraham’s seed forever; his descendants would be heirs of all the promises made. You can read all about it in chapters 12, 13, 15 and 17 of Genesis, where we are told that God will make of thee a great nation; He will bless thee; make thy name great; we shall be a blessing; God will bless them that bless us and will curse them that curse us; and in thee will all the families of the earth be blessed. The context of families is naturally within Abraham’s seed. These seven things have been fulfilled in the White race. Moreover, there are hundreds of scriptural pronouncements that identify only the genetic line of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob-Israel.

The jews or any other non-White ethnicity failed to meet the requirements. “To whom much is given, much is required” Luke 12:48. You cannot call yourself God’s chosen people if there is no evidence, unless of course you are a false prophet and can only offer false evidence. Prophecy fulfilled in history clearly shows that God and not random coincidence governs the destiny of mankind.

There are a few rules of thumb concerning a prophet that should be considered:

  1. There’s almost always a first and then a final fulfillment of each prophecy.
  2. The prophet first sketches the outline of events and then fills in the details.
  3. Some prophecies are capable of a literal and spiritual interpretation.
  4. In understanding the prophet we should consider that the past is often the explanation of the present and the key to the future – whether immediate or over a long period of time.

That’s probably why there are so many false predictions i.e. man’s impatience with God’s timing. Some of it just may be calculated disinformation, ulterior motives for nefarious purposes and/or for political and economic gains such as the conspiracy to artificially create the Israelie state in 1948. There’s “many” judeo-Christian prophets who predict the future destiny of jews… for fun and profit, making merchandise of God. However, it will not be so profitable when this priestcraft of filthy lucre comes to an abrupt halt when true prophecy is fulfilled. “And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn… for no man buyeth their merchandise any more” Rev. 18:11.

The late Rev. Jerry Falwell dabbled in prophecy by saying that the so called Rapture’s “Antichrist” is alive now and is a male jew (also implying that Jesus was a jew). He either doesn’t read his Bible or he is a liar. The word ‘antichrist’ is only found 5 times in 2 books: I and II John. And the Scripture makes clear who, what when and where this thing is. In I John 2:18 we read, “Little children, it is the last time [the church age] and as you have heard that antichrist [opponents of Jesus] shall come, even now [90 AD] are there many antichrists... who is a liar, but he who denieth that Jesus is the Messiah? He is antichrist [the antagonist of Christ, FF] who denies the Father and the Son” (v. 22). And then in I John 4:3, “Every spirit [person, teacher FF] who does not confess [acknowledge] Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God, and this is that spirit [test, proof] of antichrist.” Finally, in II John 7, “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.” These are the only references and none of them say that the antichrist is a yet future singular personality.

The other problem Falwell has is that Jesus was not a jew as we understand jews today. Jesus was of the tribe of Judah and in no way, shape, form or manner did He ever adhere to Judaism. In fact, Jesus denounced the traditions of the elders or Pharisees, from whom the modern jew originates. Genetically, today’s jews are not direct descendants from the tribe of Judah; nor are they from Shem i.e. Semites. However, their religion of Judaism emphatically denies that Jesus was the Messiah. Consequently, that would make them antichrists. Yes, the antichrists are alive today with not only jews, but anybody else that rejects Jesus Christ who said, “I and My Father are one” (John 10:30). This can easily lead one to the truth that false prophets have distorted the identity of God’s enemies to just the opposite as His chosen; calling good evil and evil good. The prophet Obadiah reveals the prophetic identity of the antichrists as Esau-Edom. Rabbinic scholars have admitted that Edom is found in modern jewry.