In the latter days, people will follow after a doctrine of demons …
2 Timothy 3:3-4
For the time will come when they will not tolerate sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance with their own desires, and they will turn their ears away from the truth and will turn aside to myths.
There was a woman who was following Paul as he was ministering saying … These are the men of the most high coming to show you the way. Now what she was saying was right but it’s “what” was saying it, that is the problem. She had a “gift” that we today would call “prophecy”. She would be considered by some as a prophetess. Paul turned to her and rebuked her! Instantly, the demon left her, along with the “gifting”. Imagine all who were listening to her, following her, putting stock into what she was saying. They all were following the doctrine of a demon!
What are you listening to? I believe the Lord is opening the eyes of people through real prophets and the doctrine of demons will be called out. May we have the humility to recognize this, repent, and start to follow the true doctrine of Jesus!
She followed Paul and us and cried out repeatedly, saying, “These men are bond-servants of the Most High God, who are proclaiming to you a way of salvation.” Now she continued doing this for many days. But Paul was greatly annoyed, and he turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her!” And it came out at that very moment.