For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.2 Timothy 4:3-4
False prophets are masters of covert hypnosis techniques. They use keywords and phrases that directly act as subconscious commands. They force us to put aside our critical thinking faculties. Examples include words like “imagine this” and “relax yourself” or “repeat after me”.
By using keywords, false prophets paint a vivid picture of your future success into your head, you will most likely succumb to the temptation and you will forget or give no weight or dismiss your instinctive ability that compels you to reason logically.
False prophets also use gray, ambiguous speech to stir up the emotions of the people. They force your conscious mind to figure out the logical meaning of their sentences, which doesn’t exist. They throw you with suggestions such as “People of God! I ask you to rise up to the challenge! I ask you to wake up and embrace your breakthrough! Together we can. This time we choose unity and progress! This time we choose to rise to the occasion that God wants us to. Your time has come!”
Other than ambiguity, false prophets often use conjunctions. Conjunctions are covert hypnosis technique that involves stating a few truths to the audience that they can immediately verify and associate themselves with. Like we have seen in a recent example; self proclaimed prophet Thomas Cherian being interviewed by David Diga Hernandez on his TV channel.
The false prophet Thomas Cherian use conjunctions by loosely stating the name “Jessica” to David himself. Of course David would immediately recognize the name or even be surprised by it. Jessica is his wife’s name. Then Thomas Cherian continued and again loosely mention that the name Jessica has something to do with “Maria”, which is Jessica’s middle name. When David confirmed this, the crowd became ecstatic and they were immediately convinced that Thomas Cherian is somehow gifted by God to having supernatural knowledge or power.
But during the course of the interview, while everyone is taken in and engrossed by the “spells” of this invited prophet, no one would have thought of the fact that Jessica’s full name is in fact easily searchable on the Internet because David Diga himself is a popular figure. Information concerning David and his family would have already been widely made available on the World Wide Web for quite some time.
With the use of conjunctions, false prophets made sure that your conscious mind is kept out of any information with which you may not agree with. And by keeping out what you do not agree, the trust is established. People would then lower their guard and no longer deem it necessary anymore to scrutinize or analyze further, the words uttered by the false prophet. From here on, the false prophet could literally carry a gun into the congregation without being noticed, thanks to the weariness and nonchalance of letting their guards down; critical thinking no longer functions in their minds.
And the false prophet then proceeds with his trickery and gimmicks. He speaks all kinds of fond and lovely words like, “God will bring total revival to your city” or “God is about to bless you and bring change to all your misfortunes”. To keep the crowd latched to believing that God is working through him, occasionally the false prophet will make references to Bible verses having positive tones, for example excerpts from chapters like Psalm 91, “For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways (Psalm 91:11).
In essence, if you carefully analyze and break down how a false prophet preaches from start to end, you’ll find that this is actually not preaching or prophesying. This is modern day sorcery conducted straight from the pulpits of our churches.