What exactly is prophecy? Prophecy is more than teaching, it is more than preaching. Prophecy is speaking as God! This is crucial to understand. There is a lot of power attached to making people believe that you speak as God. Therefore a false prophet can be very dangerous, which is what Jesus is talking about in the passage we are reading today.
“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them.