Jeremiah 14:14 Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart.
God had to warn His people that the prophets that were all over the country. They weren’t sent from God though they tried to make the people think that they were. God had not even spoken to these frauds. These false prophets didn’t tell the truth. They wasted people’s time. They told what ever their heart wanted to say.
How can you know today that the man you listen to preach is really sent from God. You can’t trust charisma. You can’t trust passion and emotion. You must watch your Bible and be sure that what he is saying is from God’s Word. It needs to be not something good that helps but something that the Bible actually says.
You can look at the Bible and see what it is saying. Does the message come directly from the text? Good Bible preaching isn’t yelling at you and making you feel bad but actually reading what the Bible says and helping you understand and apply it. Be careful that you are listening to a real man of God and not someone who gives you what is just floating in his or her heart!