Lisa Yvette Pearson

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Beware the False Prophets


Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. (1 John 4:1)

A few years ago, I woke up to a pain in my arm and pain in my chest. In those days, I stayed out late and woke up later. But it was a little after six on a Saturday morning. The sky was just beginning to push the darkness aside, and there I was wide awake. I felt terrible inside and scared for my life. Do you think I called an ambulance first? No. Any God-fearing woman out there knows – I checked WebMD. My worst fears were confirmed: I was having a heart attack. A prayer marathon commenced. I prayed to live. Actually, my words were more like, “Please don’t let me die, Jesus.”

Needless to say, a trip to the ER revealed through thorough testing and investigation into my prior activities revealed the source of my issues: Too much fried food, too much alcohol, and too much ice cream. All of which my body didn’t quite agree with.

I was not dying. My prophecy was not Divine. ‘Twas false.

It’s not too far a stretch to see how this happens in our schools.

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