by Paul M Hanssen
THE FALL OF THE END-TIME CHURCH – Diviners Use Flattery – article 6
By Paul M Hanssen
If you have not read the previous articles, especially 1 & 2, please do so as they lay the foundation for this article.
DIVINERS & FALSE PROPHETS USE FLATTERY:
Flattery is a sticky web that is used by false prophets and diviners. Flattery is foul in the eyes of God as it is a deceitful bait which allures the victim into a deadly trap.
Flattery means smoothness of tongue. It also means to divide, to separate and a slippery place. Flattery will use the smoothness of the tongue to separate you from the purpose of God. It will place you on slippery ground where it is not easy to stand. Flattery is demonic. It is a wicked tool and has been used through the centuries to take down kings, kingdoms and dominions. It is still used today by those who move and operate in “misplaced” giftings of the Spirit, so called, and who work under the spirit of Jezebel and divination.
Diviners will, most of the time, use flattery in their prophetic utterances. Commonalities such as “God is with you, no matter what”, “Don’t be afraid of anything, or anyone, God loves you”, “You are blessed and not cursed”, “I love you so much”, and other such common phrases and general comments are frequently used. There is nothing wrong with encouraging a brother or a sister. There is certainly nothing wrong with quoting God’s word to yourself, or to another. But, when anyone attempts to present a “tailor made” message from God you had better know the source and the inspiration from whence that word is coming. One day we will all stand before God and give an account for every word that we have spoken!
Ezekiel 12:24. For there shall be no more any vain vision nor flattering divination within the house of Israel.
God’s hates flattering divination.
Psalm 12:2-3. They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak. The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:
It is obvious that flattering lips are a disgusting thing in the eyes of God. He promised to cut off all flattering lips. Flattery is false and fake, but it is also weaponized and powerful. Flattery is never spoken without purpose. There is always an impure destructive motive behind flattery.
Proverbs 7:5.21-23 That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words.
With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him. He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks; Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.
Within these verses a warning is given to the young man who is tempted and led astray by the “strange woman”. The strange woman speaks of doctrines, teachings, and guidance. This is a Jezebel spirit that seduces her victims with her teaching and knowledge for the purpose of entrapment. (Revelation 2:20) Unfortunately, the church world today is full of this spirit. It works through males and females. It is used in pulpits, counseling sessions, and in particular within the so-called prophetic movement. Multitudes flock to conferences, seminars, and training centers today as they are allured into this demonic world of falsehood and flattery.
True prophetic word will be based on scripture. True prophecy will encourage, but it will not flatter. True word prophets will rebuke, tear down, destroy and root up before they build, plant, and sow. A true prophet’s motive behind every word they speak is to guide the lost, the broken, and the sinner to God. But a diviner and false prophet has another motive, and only one motive – self. Their end-game is to allure the victim to themselves. They crave power over people’s lives. Their words are divisive for the purpose of conquering. They separate and divide people from people for the purpose of alluring them into their own little nest and to bring them under their wing. The strange woman allured the young man into her house, into her domain, into a secret chamber. Once she had him in her grip he was slaughtered, placed in stocks, struck through with a dart, and ensnared like a bird in a trap. He knew not until it was too late, that she was in fact after his life.
This Jezebel spirit roams within the church of God, in many cases undetected. The reason the “strange woman” goes undetected is because this spirit comes across as so loving, so beautiful, so kind, and so godly, at least initially. Be alert! If anyone ever wants to give you a private word, or feed you information you need to know but they insist it can only be given to you in private, get out of there as soon as you can. You are a target. A snake is about to strike at you and entrap you with flattering and lying words that are wrapped in deceit and prophetic smooth talk.
Psalm 78:34-37. When he slew them, then they sought him: and they returned and enquired early after God. And they remembered that God was their rock, and the high God their redeemer. Nevertheless they did flatter him with their mouth, and they lied unto him with their tongues. For their heart was not right with him, neither were they stedfast in his covenant.
Imagine, this spirit even tries to smooth talk God. SICK!! Flattery is shoved in God’s face for the purpose of attempting to change His mind. People under the spirit of Jezebel have no fear of God. In their sick minds they hold the position of God.
Yes, flattery is dangerous! Flattery can be destructive. I know of cases where people have been told not to worry about any adverse circumstances that may be occurring in their lives because no weapon formed against them could prosper, “Thus saith the LORD”. For example, even though this is Bible truth, this did not pertain to a particular couple’s situation whom I knew and with whom I had been counseling. They were living in sin, running from God, and ignoring His very poignant warnings. However, they listened to the diviner’s words of flattery and took the “flattering prophetic words” to mean that everything was OK and that God was on their side. Shortly thereafter, they were both killed in a car accident. Be careful what you say as being from God. Know the source of your inspiration! Also, try the spirits that are ministering to you. Using flattering words when God is trying to get someone’s attention is not Godly. It is in fact demonic and deceitful! Flattering words can destroy in a few moments what a pastor, leader, or mentor has built in someone’s life over many years.