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Red Flag #5 – The Blind Dart Thrower


Still 'fine-tuning' our process. You can get to the original article HERE

NOTE: THIS ARTICLE is a reprint from the blog of reverend Kevin Rogers of New Song Church in Windsor, Ontario and is reproduced here for your convenience. You can visit the his blog called "The Orphan Age" HERE.


Pin The Tail On The Donkey’ was a childhood game
where you had a poster with a picture of a donkey. You were blindfolded and
given a paper donkey tail with a thumb tack through it. You were then
instructed to walk over to the wall and pin the tail on the rear of the donkey.
Inevitably the tail would be pinned to some other part of the donkey or miss
the donkey completely. Those watching would laugh as the blinded participant
fumbled around.


Imagine playing darts with a blindfold on. Not only would
you miss the bulls eye, but you might also dangerously fire a dart in the wrong
direction and hit someone in the eye. There have always been prophets that tell
of future events. Unfortunately, too many miss the mark and yet insist on
prophesying again.


There is an accuracy with a real prophet and a real
prophecy. It is not blindly throwing darts at a target.



Deuteronomy 18:

21 You
Will Say To Yourselves, “How Can We Know When A Message Hasn’t Been Spoken By
The Lord?” 22 Sometimes A Prophet Will Announce Something In
The Name Of The Lord. And It Won’t Take Place Or Come True. Then That’s A
Message The Lord Hasn’t Told Him To Speak. That Prophet Has Dared To Speak On
His Own Authority. So Don’t Be Afraid Of What He Says.



There is much in the name of prophecy that should be
discredited when the target is missed. If a grizzly bear is coming up the path
to attack you, you need a kill shot and not random bullets in various


Once you find a prophet has missed the mark, do not keep
listening for updates and new prophecies. There’s also the risk of
misdirection. Magicians create illusions by getting you to focus your attention
away from the sleight-of-hand that performs the trick.


Also, be wary of a prophet who predicts accurately, or
performs a miracle but then introduces teachings that distort the gospel or
introduce ideas that are not grounded in what the Bible teaches or


Deuteronomy 13:

Suppose A Prophet
Appears Among You. Or Someone Comes Who Uses Dreams To Tell What’s Going To
Happen. He Tells You That A Sign Or Something Amazing Is Going To Take Place. The
Sign Or Amazing Thing He Has Spoken About Might Really Take Place. And Then The
Prophet Might Say, “Let’s Serve Other Gods. Let’s Worship Them.” But You
Haven’t Known Anything About Those Gods Before. So You Must
Not Listen To What That Prophet Or Dreamer Has Said. The Lord Your God Is
Testing You. He Wants To Know Whether You Love Him With All Your Heart And With
All Your Soul. You Must Worship Him. You Must Honor Him. Keep
His Commands. Obey Him. Serve Him. Remain True To Him.


 The Scriptures go on to say that we should get rid of that
person. They should not be given a voice in our midst. As we have considered
what the Bible teaches about false teachers, false prophets, and false
messiahs, let’s also consider that we there is an abundance of good teachers,
good prophets and only one that can save us.


You are invited by Jesus to be his follower and to receive
the Holy Spirit who will empower you for your part in God’s mission. As we
learn to walk humbly together, it is the Spirit that calls and affirms what
each one is given to do. There is no power imbalance in the Kingdom of God and
its work is marked by love and unity.


We are members connected together and there is one head in
the person of Jesus. Let’s continue in the way that Jesus established for us to
walk in.



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