The days are come where in we shall hunger for the word and not chase after prophecies and miracles. Even Prophets will change from one spiritual father to another seeking truth and the real word. For indeed there shall be a hunger for the authentic word.
The prophetic churches have been seriously compromised and infiltrated by the enemy. Charlatans performing staged miracles now characterise the pulpits of such churches and there is a dearth of the authentic word of God.
God inspired the prophet Amos to record: “Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine on the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD.
The 21st century began with a global resurgence of religion that surprised secular leaders and scholars. Fundamentalist religious movements are spreading in Africa, China, Russia and South America.
Some prominent Christians speak of “re-evangelising” Europe. In North America, “back to-the-Bible” churches are thriving while liberal “mainstream” churches are losing many members. Proponents of Intelligent Design are challenging evolutionists in classrooms and in the courts. In Africa the churches run by the so-called Prophetic Mafia, where young prophets are fathered and gathered into families that perform miracles and all sorts are losing attractiveness and people now want the pure word of God minus all the dramatics and staged miracles that have become synonymous with these modern day prophetic churches.
All this excites many Bible-believers today, yet the Bible states that there will be a “famine of the hearing of the word” as we approach the end of this age. How can this happen along with a resurgence of religion? The answer is found in what the Bible reveals about religion at the end of the age—in prophecies that are coming alive today!
God inspired the prophet Amos to record: “Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine on the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD. They shall wander from sea to sea, and from north to east; they shall run to and fro, seeking the word of the LORD, but shall not find it” (Amos 8:11–12).
This prophecy refers to a time when “the end has come upon My people Israel” (Amos 8:2), and it has dual applications to both the ancient nation of Israel and to modern nations descended from ancient Israel. A “famine” of hearing the truth in our day occurs when the people are now excited and focused on miracles and prophecies as opposed to reading the actual word of God.
Many in today’s world have lost focus on God and are now preoccupied with their man of God, (a prophet). Instead of reading scripture they focus more on the Facebook and Instagram posts of their man of God. They have retweeted more statements from their man of God than they have shared scripture. They have attacked and insulted and threatened all those who point out or questions the authority or authenticity of their man of God.
The Bible indicates that as we approach the end of this age, militant religious activity will increase (Revelation 6:1–2). In the last days, people will have “a form of godliness,” but it will not be based solidly on the Scriptures (2 Timothy 3:1–5; 4:1–4).
Indeed we are seeing this in the so-called-Prophetic mafia churches.
Some influential religious figures using supernatural powers to deceive people to believe lies, and will suppress the truth (2 Thessalonians 2:1–12). There is a rise in staged miracles in the prophetic churches as charlatans try to out do each other some are even claiming to walk in the air and some are using technology to trick the unsuspecting and the undiscerning crowds that angels are appearing in their churches.
False teachers will “bring in destructive heresies” and will ridicule biblical doctrines and speak evil of the truth, while they twist Scriptures to support their erroneous ideas (2 Peter 2:1–3; 3:1–18).
This climate of public opinion, critical and dismissive of true biblical Christianity, is developing today, and will culminate in an attempt to stamp out true biblical teaching—an attempt led by a powerful mafia type religious figures linked with what some have called the modern-day Prophetic movement . It is vital that we understand where world events are leading today, and that we “seek the LORD while he may be found” (Isaiah 55:6) because a period of darkness is coming (John 9:4)—and with it will come “a famine… of the hearing of the word of the LORD.”
Not all spiritual hunger is healthy. During Jesus’ ministry, the religious leaders came to Him demanding that He show them signs. “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign.” (Matthew 12:39) Jesus was aware that people are bedazzled by signs, and people have not changed. Two thousand years ago, Jesus warned His disciples. “For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” (Matthew 24:24) Again, when asked to come a nobleman’s home to pray for his son, “Then Jesus said to him, ‘Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will by no means believe.’” (John 4:48)
Some people’s spiritual hunger or cravings are for things they should not desire. As some people’s physical tastes can be perverted, and their cravings are for more seasonings or spices, or stranger and stranger taste sensations, so some people hunger for spiritual experiences that are destructive and detour them from the true God of satisfaction. Jesus cautioned his followers often. “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.” (Matthew 7:15) Paul, also, warned Christian believers. “Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.” (Colossians 2:8)
Only the truth of God’s Word satisfies spiritual hunger and provides healthy food for the mind of a believer. Jeremiah wrote, “Your words were found, and I ate them, and Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; for I am called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts.” (Jeremiah 15:16) The Psalmist praised God and wrote, “For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.” (Psalm 107:9)
As the subject of the entire Word of God, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, makes known the Father, and the purpose of knowing God’s Word is to know Jesus, the Way the Truth and the Life. Only knowing Jesus brings a person to a personal knowledge of the living God. “And Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.'” (John 6:35) Not only can one’s spiritual hunger be satisfied in this life, but never hunger means never! The future holds eternal satisfaction for God’s people. “They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” (Revelation 7:16, 17)