Discerning between prophecy & divination (Acts 16:16-18) (Acts 8:8-12)

– Where prophecy operates a people are strengthened (Ezra 6:14)

– A prophet is known by the diligence of his prayer life & expression of God’s Mind through scripture (1 Sam 12:23) (2 Kings 3:8-9)

– True prophets direct attention to Jesus, diviners magnify themselves (Num 21:9)

– The focus of the true spirit of a prophet is the Kingdom of God & the Name of Jesus; not self!

– Prophetic ministry teaches giving by conviction; divination emphasizes giving by compulsion (2 Cor 8:12) (Ex 35:5)

– Prophetic vessels don’t change their names; if you visit Babylon they will try to change your name (Dan 4:8-9)

– Any expression of divination tends to be more charismatic than spiritual (1 Tim 4:1-5)

– A prophetic word can come over one operating under a false spirit (1 Sam 19:20-21, 23-24) (Num 23:16)

– Those who see prophecy can also be tempted by a strange spirit (Matt 16:16-23)

– Walking under divination spirit attracts divine judgment (Jer 27:9) (Jer 29:8) (Deut 18:14) (Deut 18:10-11)

– You can be initiated if you keep company with diviners (2 Cor 6:17) (Prov 13:20)

– Those who come from diviners’ background can be defiled by divination spirit


1. Wrong spiritual foundations (Lam 5:7)
2. Evil altars in the family
3. Wrong doctrine
4. Attending to divination altars
5. Untamed desire for material things (1 Cor 4:18)


1. Inability to grow
2. Opens door for scattering spirits
3. Rejection spirit
4. Delays fulfillment of God’s promises (Round about spirit)
5. Strange marital embargos & spirit spouse
6. Conflict with true prophets (2 Chron 18:23)
7. Strange attacks on your divine helpers
8. Perennial financial distress
9. Evil vails over person, business or ministry
10. Unexplained attacks on leaders

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