The Whole Counsel of God

Posted on September 22, 2020 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

Deuteronomy 13:1 “If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder and the sign or wonder that he tells you comes to pass and if he says, ‘Let us go after other gods,’ which you have not known, ‘and let us serve them,’ you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams.”

There is a warning here for discernment. Just because a prophet or dreamer of dreams accurately communicates a future event, and it ‘comes to pass’ does not mean necessarily that they were sent from God.

The real test requires that that which they foretold is accurate AND that it fits with the Word of God. If the event is not validated by Scripture, flee sister flee. I did not say if the prophetic word or dream validated Scripture because God’s Word is true and does not need validation. But events are open to interpretation. For a word to be from God it must meet two criteria – one: it must come to pass and two: it must be validated by Scripture. We interpret our experience through Scripture not Scripture though our experience.

Written By Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and provides ministry support from her home in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at

Think About This: “Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.” – C.S. Lewis

The Daily Bible Reading: Haggai 1-2, Zechariah 1-2 | You can download our 2020 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: 12 Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; 13 but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. -1 Peter 4:12-13

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.

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