Scamming With God’s Name by Pastor W.F Kumuyi
DAILY MANNA DEVOTIONAL
FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2021
SCAMMING WITH GOD’S NAME
TEXT: Jeremiah 23:23-32
“I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.” – (Jeremiah 23:25)
Scammers and fraudsters employ different methods in their business. One of the very common ways is by impersonating the personality of a public figure. This is why it is important to be very sure of whoever one is dealing with.
It is sad to know that scamming is not only associated with the world and in business places, but also in the house of God. God, through Prophet Jeremiah, condemns the activities of deceivers who go about in the name of God. God declares clearly and strongly that He does not know these crafty schemers as He has not sent them. They proclaim dreams and prophecies falsely in God’s name. Their main objective is to deceive and defraud their victims. God declares that they do not in any way profit the people.
Today, scamming and other forms of fraud have risen to a very alarming dimension. Unfortunately, the Church has not been left out. So many prophets have risen up giving out false prophecies in the name of God. They take advantage of the desperate condition of our time and the gullible nature of most people to deceive and swindle them. They do not have any interest in the good of the people or the glory of God.
As God condemned the false prophets in Jeremiah’s day, He is equally against today’s prophets and preachers who are scamming people in His name. The Christian therefore must beware of these scammers and take responsibility for his personal safety and security. Jumping from one prayer house to the other gets you exposed to deception. This is why a regular personal study of the Bible and consistent presence in the Bible Study sessions become necessary to help us unmask false prophets all around.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
The word of God shields from religious scammers.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
1 Samuel 1-2