“But you must not mention ‘the oracle of the Lord’ again, because every man’s own word becomes his oracle and so you distort the words of the living God, the Lord Almighty, our God” (Jer. 23:36).

This sentence shows up in a paragraph in Jeremiah 23. For study, the whole paragraph should be read. I pulled the sentence because of its application today. Weekly I come across people whose own words are their revelation of truth. It is always a distortion of the Word of God. In churches that recognize the gift of prophecy, the same thing occurs. In many instances, there is no means or effort to shut down these false prophecies. Several chapters in Jeremiah are given to shutting down or standing up against these “prophets.”

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