We just did a program on Blogtalkradio called "Do Modern Day Prophets Have To Be Be 100% Accurate?" The link to that program is right here if click here to listen. We examined that in 1 Samuel 3:19 G-d didn't allow any of the Prophet Samuel's words to fall to the ground, and that in St. John 16:13 the Holy Spirit leads and guides us into all truth and show us things to come. With that being said, why do these so-called Prophets or Profits think it's okay to hit and miss when prophesying in the name of the Lord. Bob Jones, one of the Kansas City Prophets, was quoted by Rick Joyner in his newsletter (both Joyner and Jones are known as renown Prophets in the America Church) that prophetic revelation was about 65% at this time, and that mature prophets were 85%-95% accurate (source). Isn't this a paradox? Doesn't scripture say that the Holy Spirit will lead and guide us into all truth and not some truth?
During this episode we examine some the people that have had failed prophecies in the past, and never came back to repent for being off in their prophecies. Benny Hinn is one of the biggest offenders of failed prophecies. He profit-lied some real whoppers when he said that G-d would send fire down and destroy the homosexual community in America by 1994 or 1995. He also said that President Fidel Castro would die in the mid-nineties. Also, that Cuba would be liberated from Communism. Unfortunately, these prophecies never came to pass (source). Some of the other people to join Benny Hinn on the "False Prophets Wall of Shame" of failed prophecies are Brian Carn , Jim Bakker , and Kim Clement (here, here).
Characteristics of Why False Prophets Give False Prophecies
1. They speak when the Lord has not commanded them speak. Deuteronomy 18:20
2. They follow their own spirit and not the Holy Spirit. Ezekiel 13:3
3. They make people to trust in lies than the truth of The Word of G-d. Jeremiah 28:15
4. They prophesy lies in the name of the Lord. Jeremiah 14:14
5. A lying spirit grabs a hold of their mouth to entice people to be led astray. 2 Chronicles 18:21-22
6. A False Prophet can be used by an occult spirit of divination to prophesy. Acts 16:16
Matthew 7:15 Jesus warns us to beware of False Prophets. Also, in Matthew 24:11 we are warned that in the last days before His Second Coming that many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. Saints of G-d follow 1 John 4:1 which says, "Beloved, Believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world."