Ezekiel had no patience for false prophets. In Ezekiel 13:17-18 he warned against them.
“And you, son of man, set your face against the daughters of your people, who prophesy out of their own hearts. Prophesy against them and say, Thus says the Lord God: Woe to the women who sew magic bands upon all wrists, and make veils for the heads of persons of every stature, in the hunt for souls!”
He goes on to explain how dangerous these women were to the point of causing the death of innocent people and allowing the guilty to live. Then he pronounces their judgment.
“Therefore thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against your magic bands with which you hunt the souls like birds, and I will tear them from your arms, and I will let the souls whom you hunt go free, the souls like birds. Your veils also I will tear off and deliver my people out of your hand, and they shall be no more in your hand as prey, and you shall know that I am the Lord. Because you have disheartened the righteous falsely, although I have not grieved him, and you have encouraged the wicked, that he should not turn from his evil way to save his life, therefore you shall no more see false visions nor practice divination. I will deliver my people out of your hand. And you shall know that I am the Lord.” (Ezekiel 13:20-23)
May we never get caught up in our own visions and lose sight of God’s truths.
Read about false prophets in the Bible: Ezekiel 13:17-23
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