“If a prophet arises among you, or a dreamer of dreams, and gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder which he spoke (foretold) to you comes to pass, and if he says, ‘Let us follow after other gods (whom you have not known) and let us serve and worship them,’ you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams; for the Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and mind and all your soul [your entire being]..." Deuteronomy 13:1-3 (AMP)
This is very important. From reading the book of Revelation in the Bible I know that the antichrist will appear with signs, wonders, and miracles. He will speak against God and those in Heaven and many will follow him (2 Thessalonians 2:1-10 and Revelations 13:11-13).
Old Testament prophets were also judged by the people for accuracy:
Deuteronomy 18:18-22 (AMP)
“To him give all the prophets witness, that through His name whosoever believeth on Him shall receive remission of sins.”Acts 10:43 (KJV)
Every time I prayed, it felt as though I should read Jesse’s book. Yet my thoughts were conflicted: “I don’t want to be influenced by what someone else reports, Lord. I want to see Heaven for myself.”
Over the years I’ve noticed that if God wants you to do something, He doesn’t give up until the opportunity has passed. When the thought persisted for a couple of weeks, I finally realized that God had a purpose in having me read that book. I searched for “Close Encounters of a God Kind."
I got a little choked up, tears in my eyes threatened to overflow when Jesse described Jesus. It always amazes me when people meet God and Jesus that they see fit to argue with Him in person. I was getting a grip on myself when I read the part where Jesus tells Jesse, “Everyone looks for the signs when they ought to look for My witness.”
A ball of emotion welled up in my chest and tears ran down my cheeks. The Holy Spirit whispered, “That’s you.”