On that day every prophet will be ashamed of his vision when he prophesies; they will not put on a hairy cloak in order to deceive. Zechariah 13:4 HCSB
Many of the commercials on television are deceptive. These commercials often make a person think that he must have a specific product to look beautiful or handsome, to be popular, or to attract the opposite sex. One battery company claimed that their batteries were advanced and lasted longer, but the reality is they did not last any longer than other alkaline batteries. A baby formula claimed to improve brain and eye development, but in reality it did not. A body lotion claimed to reduce body size. Who would fall for such misleading advertising?
We live in a world where there are many false claims and promises. In the end times there will be many false prophets that will deceive God’s people and lead them astray. When God’s new kingdom is established, these false prophets will be ashamed of what they have done. The hairy cloak was the traditional dress of a prophet. (see 2 Kings 1:8). In the past, false prophets would dress like a prophet in an attempt to deceive God’s people. We can be assured that in the end times when He establishes His new heaven and earth, God will put an end to all false prophets.
Challenge: Do not be deceived. Be careful what you believe and test everything you hear against the Word of God. Pray for godly wisdom and discernment.