I read the following list from Kris Vallotton on judgemental prophecies and thought it was great so wanted to share it with you all. There is much being said by some people at this time about God’s judgement coming upon peoples and cities and nations; we need to weigh that up against scripture, God’s character, his values and his heart for mankind.

This is a season where God is challenging our theology’s and beliefs about who he really is. Will we let him do so or will we dig our toes in and say  “The way I see God is right and is all there is to know about who he is” because in effect that is what we are saying when we won’t let him challenge our ideas on who he is and what he is like.

Read Kris’s list and see if God challenges your thinking about who He is.

Judgmental “Prophetic Words” – Why they Are Usually Wrong

by Kris Vallotton

1.) They represent God as an angry person who only has one response to sin and the problems of the world and that is kill everybody

2.) They assume that disaster leads to repentance and revival

3.) Life and death are in the power of the tongue: prophesying disaster brings them on

4.) They ignore the fact that we are salt and light in this earth whose responsibility is to bring change and transform our environments for the better.

5.) They agree with the accuser whose ministry is to steal, kill and destroy.  When you create judgmental words that steal, kill, and destroy, you come into agreement with the wrong spirit (John 10:10).

6.) They work against the principles instituted by God for the restoration of ruined cities (Isaiah 61).  Why are people judging the cities we are supposed to restore?

7.) The world already sees us as the bringer of the Law and not the Lover of the world and they already think that [the church] loves “the rules” more than we love them.

8.) False prophets promote words that instill fear.  Fear is not from God.  Perfect love casts out fear (1 John 4:18).

How do you know if you are listening to the wrong spirit?  Your prophetic declarations will scare people.