Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!” And he added, “These are the true words of God.”
10 At this I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “Don’t do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers and sisters who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For it is the Spirit of prophecy who bears testimony to Jesus. (Revelation 19:9-10)
There are many people who claim to have a “spirit of prophecy.” But often they prophecy about themselves or their own movement, for the purpose of making people honor them. THE TRUE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY IS NOT GIVEN TO ATTRACT PEOPLE TO THE PROPHET. It is given to attract people to Christ. Self-honoring prophecy is false prophecy.
Here is how you can test a teacher or prophet:
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world. (I John 4:1-3).