Jeremiah 28:9 As for the prophet who prophesies of peace, when the word of the prophet comes to pass, the prophet will be known as one whom the Lord has truly sent.
Such a very important truth and simple insight. So many have come and went who claimed to be somebody for God but was not. So many contradictory messages in Gods name. Look, its simple, if the word comes to pass, exactly the way spoken, well its most likely from God. If not, well, false prophet! Hold these guys accountable! Dont listen to a word they say. If their message contradicts Gods proven word, their word is a lie from the pit of hell. Speaking for God is an awesome priveledge, not to be done lightly. I dont fear lisrening and obeying what He has spoken to me to give yet I definately dont just start blabbing things off with a "thus says the Lord" or "the Lord said". I respect His word far more than that. I understand that my flesh can blur and muddy the waters of communication a bit at times. Much thought, meditation, prayer goes into speaking anything for God. And not one person or group has a monopoly on His word. God spoke through a donkey! Willingness, submission, humility, just simple love enables us to be this glorious conduit of His word.