Devotional

Harvest of Vanity

Michael Beck Michael Beck

“Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe unto the foolish prophets, that follow their own spirit, and have seen nothing!” (Ezekiel 13:3)

None of us knows what a day will bring forth. Each day we say, “We shall see.” When one speaks prophetically they do not say, “We shall see,” they say, “I have seen.” They declare what shall be by the Spirit of God. If they are wrong, they have seen nothing, followed their own spirit, and prophesied falsely.

Tacking on “in Jesus’ name” at the end of a declaration does not legitimize it. God does not hold those guiltless who take His name in vain. (Ex. 20:7) Prophets of old were moved by the Holy Spirit, not their own spirit. “For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” (2 Pet. 1:21) Of Samuel it is said: “And Samuel grew, and the LORD was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground.” (1 Sam. 3:19)

God’s servants under the New Covenant should answer to the same high standard and operate under a greater anointing. God deliver us from the foolish seeds of false prophecy. They fail to prosper in the thing they are sent to. They only bring forth a harvest of vanity.


Michael Beck is a pastor in New York City and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.