Ronald and Laura Weinland and Steve Fletcher are Three Examples of False Prophets
A year or so ago, a man by the name of Ronald Weinland stated that the Lord revealed to him that he is to be one of the two witnesses spoken of in Revelation 11:1-12. Revelation 11:3-6 states the following:
And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for twelve hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.” 4 These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. 5 And if anyone wants to harm them, fire flows out of their mouth and devours their enemies; so if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this way. 6 These have the power to shut up the sky, so that rain will not fall during the days of their prophesying; and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood, and to strike the earth with every plague, as often as they desire.
Here, we learn of the two witnesses and the fact that for 1,260 days (three and a half years), their ministry will occur on the earth. There are a couple of very large hints here that provide a huge clue as to their identities. We’ll get to that in a moment.
Ronald Weinland (like numerous other false prophets) claims that we are in the Tribulation now and that it actually began a while ago. Ronald has a history of prophecies that turned out to be false. He then normally posts a new date for the prophecy or spiritualizes things in such a way that it appears to make him truthful. This was the same tactic that Family Radio man Harold Camping used when Jesus didn’t return when Camping said He was going to return in 2013 (first in May, then in October).
In fact, this type of spiritualizing to explain away mistakes by humans is a normal way of doing business when it comes to the end times scenario. Weinland has stated that he is not only one of the witnesses, but that his wife is the other witness. He also claimed that they would be able to call down fire from heaven to destroy their enemies. He has made claims that have not come to pass time and time again.
He established a timeline beginning in February of 2008 that was to culminate with Jesus’ return on the Feast of Trumpets, September 29, 2011. After specific prophecies for immediate calamities failed to materialize by the summer of 2008, he restarted his timeline to begin in September of 2008 (Feast of Trumpets) with Jesus’ return delayed to Pentecost of 2012 (May 27, 2012). On that date, he declared a one-year-long Day of the Lord with Christ to return on Pentecost of 2013. Shortly before that date, he declared that Christ was not returning but would return on some future Pentecost.
Like Steve Fletcher who also has a habit of making claims that are not fulfilled (making him a false prophet as well), Ronald Weinland seems undaunted by his numerous errors and continues on as though nothing was amiss. This is simply the way it is with false prophets. Normally, when they are shown to be wrong, they will often attack those who call them out. This is the modus operandi for those who esteem themselves as prophets or seers. In reality, they have overworked imaginations and an ability to cause people to follow them. There is an intensity about their personality that makes people believe they have something that others do not.
As I’ve stated before, because people do not read the Bible on their own (it’s too difficult, right?), they wind up believing every wind of doctrine that is taught to them. They can’t compare it with Scripture, because they do not know Scripture or how to find things in Scripture. Because of this they are tossed around like the waves of the sea. Paul says it best in Ephesians 4:14.
As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;
The point Paul is making is that when we study God’s Word, when we learn what it says, we cease to be at the mercy of those who say things that tickle people’s ears. We know the truth – like the Bereans of Acts 17 – and can easily find in Scripture where the truth lies.
Regarding the two witnesses of Revelation 11, the clues given in that section of Scripture point to two men. They are the same men who appeared with Jesus during the Transfiguration (Luke 9). Peter recognized them at once as Moses and Elijah. How did he do that? Very likely the same way he knew that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of God, which was revealed to Peter by the God the Father (cf. Matthew 16:16-20).
From Revelation 11:6, we again read: “These have the power to shut up the sky, so that rain will not fall during the days of their prophesying; and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood, and to strike the earth with every plague, as often as they desire.”
Note the first part of the verse where we learn that they have the power to stop rain from falling. Didn’t Elijah do that during his ministry? Yes, he did (cf. 1 Kings 17; James 5:17). That was part of Elijah’s ministry, proving that God had called and empowered him to prophesy. Who turned water to blood and who brought plagues to Egypt? Wasn’t that Moses? (cf. Exodus 4, 7, 8, etc.).
There is no way we can really come to another conclusion. Moses and Elijah appear to be the individuals whom God refers to as His witnesses. He also refers to them as His two olive trees and two lampstands. The idea that these two witnesses would be Gentiles is absurd to begin with, yet many people simply accept what Ronald Weinland states, though he has a shaky track record of accuracy at best.
Neither Ronald Weinland or his wife Laura, are the two witnesses that God speaks of in Revelation 11. Like Steve Fletcher, the Weinlands are false prophets who need to be called out and then shunned. They say they speak for God, but in reality, they do not since they speak lies.
God’s Word is not that difficult to understand if people will apply themselves to learning what His Word has to say. There are very few things in Scripture that are truly hidden from plain view and understanding.
These days will see more false prophets appear and disappear. In Matthew 24 Jesus said these things must be but that we are not to believe these false prophets. You are responsible for what you believe. You cannot blame it on anyone else. Do your own research. Open God’s Word and study, relying on His Spirit to make things clear to you.
These “prophets” are convinced they expound truth. They will not listen to reason. Will you?
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