In these uncertain days, Curt Landry, who has been involved in the prophetic movement for 30 years, says anyone can try to pass off prophecy as divine revelation on social media.
But the founder of Curt Landry Ministries says God's children must be cautious, and there are certain ways to know if what you have received from the Lord is truly prophetic.
"With social media, you can put anything out there, and, let's be honest, fear really sells," Landry told Dr. Steve Greene on a recent episode of Greenelines on the Charisma Podcast Network. "If we put something out in a fear category, it's going to have a lot more energy and numbers than if it's about hope.
"One of the basics is 1 Corinthians 14:32, and it says, 'the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets.' Before you take something to social media, the protocol would be that you actually get proven prophets with proven track records. ...
"When your circumstances don't line up with the vision the Lord has given you, you're supposed to stand, not trade in the vision and modify it," Landry said. "Then the key is, after you get that vision, then when it comes time, you're able to run with it. ...
"I have a lot of things affecting the filter, and that's the word I want to use: 'filter.' Anytime you get a prophetic word, you always filter it through a lot of your own culture, spirit and experiences you've been through. ... A prophetic word comes out of the third heaven. It is contaminated in the second heaven and then it's manipulated on earth. ...
"So, there's a certain level of consecration and holiness that prophets need to walk in. Here's the key: In 30 years, after I speak out of the word, I never defend God or myself," Landry said. "You have to humble yourself, take that protocol and test it with other prophets."
For more about testing prophecy from Curt Landry, listen to the entire podcast here.
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