During my early morning prayer time on July 24 2016, the Father spoke the following words to me.
“There is a poisonous pollution being spewed across the churches of America. A false prophecy of hope, rooted in the trust of a man. I will expose this false Hananiah prophecy in the coming days! I will clear the air in My Churches with fresh revelation and fresh anointing. I am not the author of confusion! I have not sent these false prophets, who are not prophets, but mouthpieces for the wicked one!
Confusion, deception, and false revelation reeks from the mouth of these vipers and snakes. Their venomous poison has been designed to confuse My Church, to paralyze them between two opinions. Whom shall I serve and whom shall I believe? But I will settle the score and I will settle the issue. I will silence the prophets of Hananiah with great vindication to My Jeremiah’s, My Isaiah’s, and My Prophets of Truth!
I will clear the air says your God. I will remove the stench of the Prophetic Pollution that the prophets of Baal proclaim. This will be the showdown of My Word against the god of this world.
The prince of the air has confused many but I will reveal My Truth. I will reveal My Voice and those who know Me will respond and follow Me. My Sheep know My Voice, My Church knows My Ways, My Bride knows the time of Her departure. For it is when the fig tree bears her fruit, the time is nigh. Do not be dismayed by the prophesies of false peace and false hope. The tares will always grow among you. But you must abide in Me and My Words abide in you. That will be the difference between the wheat and tares of the last days. I know the difference says the Lord and I will reap, bundle, and store what is Mine!
But for the unprofitable servant, I will cast him out. For I will reward both the wicked and the righteous. Choose this day; to whom will you serve, and to whom will you listen!”
The Father then revealed to me the following prophetic teaching. The prophet Jeremiah was instructed by God to tell the King of Judah and the five kings of foreign nations that they would go into bondage to the King of Babylon. This was a very heavy and hard word to give and receive, but it was the word of the Lord. It was such an extreme word that the Father added some consequences if they did not obey His plan.
And it shall come to pass, that the nation and kingdom which will not serve the same Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, and that will not put their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, that nation will I punish, saith the LORD, with the sword, and with the famine, and with the pestilence, until I have consumed them by his hand. (Jeremiah 27:8)
The Father then said in essence, “Don’t try to prophesy your way out of this judgment! I said what I said and I will do what I’m going to do!”
9 Therefore hearken not ye to your prophets, nor to your diviners, nor to your dreamers, nor to your enchanters, nor to your sorcerers, which speak unto you, saying, “Ye shall not serve the king of Babylon”
10 For they prophesy a lie unto you, to remove you far from your land; and that I should drive you out, and ye should perish. (Jeremiah 27:9-10)
The Father warned them not to listen to anyone in their “spiritual barn” that spoke contrary to what He was saying to them through His prophet. False prophets will lie to us out of the very nature of self-preservation!
The prophetic parallel of Jeremiah 27 is taking place in our nation right now. We have a sure word of judgment coming to America, and really it’s already here. If you don’t believe me, just take a few moments at your computer and research how much blood has been shed in this nation and around the world, in this month alone. Honestly, the world has gone off the cliff of sanity, into the abyss of madness!
But because we are in a major election cycle, the prophets of false hope and false peace are sprouting up everywhere! We have entered the old worn-out mantra cycle that repeatedly says; “If we can just get the right person in office, things will change.”
Once again our major leaders of mega ministries are promising us that with enough prayer and of course enough financial support, God will see our efforts and once again bless us! Plus, everybody will live a long and happy glorious life (except for the 60 million aborted babies)! But the reality is judgment has been determined by the Courts of Heaven and no amount of lip service and political deal making with Heaven will change the outcome!
Can you see all the church superstars gathering together on some massive stage, praying and agreeing on doctrine of any kind? It’s not happening now, but it might happen after the sword of the Lord intensifies across this nation, but I wouldn’t buy any advanced tickets for that one. Now if our church leaders want to find the biggest stage on the planet that will hold the weight of their egos, and strip off their pride, wearing only sackcloth and ashes, maybe, just maybe, Heaven would offer a reprieve. But from where I’m sitting, I can only hear the sound of crickets!
Jeremiah declares the warning and uses a prophetic illustrated sermon by means of a yoke around his neck. America, we have been wearing a yoke around our neck for over seven years under this current administration! Can you tell me what merits of righteousness and deep acts of repentance grants us the freedom from this yoke? The silence is deafening because we have been silent in our crying out to God! Our pulpits are quiet, lethargic and impotent, not because of an IRS code (501c3) but because we don’t believe in the Covenant called the Bible! We are not forbidden to speak of the Blood of the Lamb by our government. We don’t preach about it because we don’t believe in its’ power! We are not forbidden to speak against the sin of abortion, murder, pedophilia, homosexuality, or even the sin of lying. The PC police (politically correct), may not like it, but I fear God and not man! Yes, there are incidents of persecution, intimidation, and mafia style extortion taking place against the Church, but that should be NORMAL CHRISTIANITY! Go back to the book of Acts, look how the Church was birthed, in, by, and through persecution! We are too pampered to understand the power and principal of persecution, but our crash course has only begun!
The modern day Laodicean, Babylonian church, doesn’t speak to the sin of our day because they don’t have the fear of the Lord! It has nothing to do with the government! That is a lie. Research church statistics on what they believe and you will find we are apostate in our theology. Our seminaries have become cemeteries where dead men teach dead men a lifeless gospel of humanism! That is why we are living in Hell right now!
The People’s Choice and Voice:
Jeremiah recorded how the false prophet Hananiah, who was only a son of a prophet, prophesied in the House of the Lord, that all would be well. By the way, these false prophets still operate in the House of the Lord! Hananiah rebuked the words of Jeremiah and sought to negate the plans of Heaven.
1 And it came to pass the same year, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the fourth year, and in the fifth month, that Hananiah the son of Azur the prophet, which was of Gibeon, spake unto me in the house of the LORD, in the presence of the priests and of all the people, saying,
2 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying, I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon.
3 Within two full years will I bring again into this place all the vessels of the LORD’S house, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took away from this place, and carried them to Babylon:
4 And I will bring again to this place Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, with all the captives of Judah, that went into Babylon, saith the LORD: for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon. (Jeremiah 28:1-4)
In verse 2, Hananiah spoke as the devil did to Eve by releasing confusion and deception. Genesis 3:1-7. Did the Lord really say what was said? Did He really mean it? This is what the false Hananiah spirit does, he confuses the language of the prophetic and produces a type of pollution that clouds the truth! Folks, that is what is happening right now in America! This prophetic parallel is undeniable.
Hananiah said God was going to restore the vessels (to us that would be a type of revival and restoration for the Church) and give them a political renewal by returning a King. Now here is what we must see. Zedekiah King of Judah was considered a puppet of the King of Babylon (sound familiar yet) and was chosen by God to be king during this time. Hananiah prophesied that Jeconiah would return during this great restoration of both the house of the Lord and the government. Jeconiah was considered the people’s choice and the voice of the people, because he was popular within the nation. But HE WAS NOT GOD’s choice, nor His Voice! Hananiah prophesied what the people wanted to hear and because of the fear of the people, Zedekiah sat and listened to this tripe.
Let me make this as simple and plain as I can, Hillary Clinton is like King Zedekiah, a puppet of Obama, the King of Babylon. The two of them will continue to lead us deeper into Babylon! Donald Trump might be the people’s choice, but he has not been chosen to lead this country (he might be able to lead us politically, but not spiritually). Even if I and the other prophetic voices that I trust are wrong, there is no political answer or antidote for our sin sickened condition! We will not vote our way out of judgment!
Please read verses 5-11, to understand the word of the Lord being spoken by Jeremiah and the open rebellion of Hananiah’s act of defiance.
12 Then the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah the prophet, after that Hananiah the prophet had broken the yoke from off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah, saying,
13 Go and tell Hananiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Thou hast broken the yokes of wood; but thou shalt make for them yokes of iron. (Jeremiah 28:12-13)
Because of the sin and acceptance of a lying prophet’s words, judgment was intensified. Church, if you follow the voices of the false prophets of this hour, your ability to clearly navigate through this storm will be greatly diminished. Why? Because you choose to believe a lie, and are participants in rebellion against God and His will!
15 Then said the prophet Jeremiah unto Hananiah the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah; The LORD hath not sent thee; but thou makest this people to trust in a lie.
16 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will cast thee from off the face of the earth: this year thou shalt die, because thou hast taught rebellion against the LORD. (Jeremiah 28:15-16)
Do you see it? Rebellion against the Lord was declared because they did not accept the Word of the Lord and what He had planned for the nation! There was nothing they in the assembly at the House of the Lord (Jeremiah 28:1) could do to change what God had determined, even with the false Hananiah prophecy. It was a prophetic certainty that judgment was coming. They tried to prophesy and gather together to avert the inevitable, but as we know, history proved Jeremiah was right, and Hananiah went to his reward.
I understand that no one desires what is coming down the road for this nation. Like Jeremiah, I would like for the prophesies of the Hananiahs to be true. But they are not. Therefore, I must prepare my life, my church, and my family for captivity!
In conclusion, I want to point out several important prophetic parallels. In Jeremiah 28:1 we are told that this event in the House of the Lord was in the fifth month, which is the month of Av, which is a very important month in Israel’s history. It would translate to our month of August. I bring this to light because many prophetic voices are speaking of August as a possible time of great unrest and confusion within our nation, leading up to the time of the elections (if there are elections).
But what I found so amazing is in verse 17.
17 So Hananiah the prophet died the same year in the seventh month. (Jeremiah 28:17)
The seventh month for us would be October. Now I am not speaking of anyone dying who opposes the Prophets of Truth. What I am saying is that by October/November of this year, the voice of the spirit of Hananiah and the false hope it gives will be silenced concerning this election. The reason for my view can found in a word I released in May 2016, entitled “The Veil Will Now Be Lifted and You Will See the Land for What It Is, HELL”. In that word, the Father impressed upon my heart these words,
“It will be a suddenly! I believe the Father impressed into my heart, ‘America and the Church has six months before our harvest of judgment comes to full term.’ I do not see true repentance in sight.”
Six months from when I received that word in May brings us to the October/November period. That timing is also confirmed by the following verse from the prophet Isaiah.
5 For afore the harvest, when the bud is perfect, and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall both cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away and cut down the branches. (Isaiah 18:5)
Judgment will arrive at a time when the harvest is almost ripe; when the sour grapes, which speak of judgment, are ready for harvest. Look for it this fall season!
What if judgment comes crashing down around this nation like an iron yoke? Will you and your family, your church, and your neighbors be ready? Will your politicking for your voice and choice for president really make a difference then?
For me, I fear the Lord. For my house, we will obey and trust in the Father and we will not follow any leadership whether church or political, that doesn’t show us fruits of repentance and righteousness. All I can tell the Body of Christ is what I’ve been told to do by the Father. “You better get into the word and let the word get into you, shut off the false prophets and get ready for impact!”
And if it seems evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. (Joshua 24:15)
Author: Pastor Benjamin Faircloth
Benjamin Faircloth is the President and Founder of World Outreach Ministries International and also the Pastor of Ignited Church in Lavonia GA. His wife Jennifer is also a Pastor at Ignited Church, which was birthed out of a desire to see the glory of God restored to the church and to help others discover their destiny in Christ! Benjamin has been in ministry since 1991.