he said, “Listen to my words: “When there is a prophet among you,
I, the Lord, reveal myself to them in visions, I speak to them in dreams.
If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the Lord does not take
place or come true, that is a message the Lord has not spoken.
That prophet has spoken presumptuously, so do not be alarmed.
The angel said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true.
The Lord, the God who inspires the prophets, sent his angel
to show his servants the things that must soon take place.
1 John 4:1
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see
whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone
out into the world.
2 Peter 1:20
Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture
came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things.
who foils the signs of false prophets and makes fools of diviners,
who overthrows the learning of the wise and turns it into nonsense,
2 Chronicles 24:19
Although the Lord sent prophets to the people to bring them back
to him, and though they testified against them, they would not listen.