“O Israel, your prophets are like foxes in the deserts. You have not gone up into the gaps to build a wall for the house of Israel to stand in battle on the day of the Lord” (Ez 13:4, 5)
The false prophets are called ‘jackals among ruins’ or ‘foxes in the desert’. There are some interesting facts about the desert foxes. They are of the size of a domestic cat. They live mostly in the Sahara desert. They are generally afraid of humans. Their ears are very large. That is why their hearing is extremely sensitive. They can detect the sound of their victims, insects, lizards or rats moving underground. They are skillful hunters. Using a pouncing technique practiced from an early age, they are usually able to kill their prey quickly. They live mostly underground. They dig long tunnels to protect themselves from heat and other predators like the desert eagles. Their dens have up to 15 entrances so that they can run in and out from different directions. They hunt mostly at night when the temperatures are lower. Desert foxes are social animals. Different families interconnect underground. Their body is adapted to live without water for a long time. They look very friendly and are beautiful. That is why some keep these animals at home as exotic pets. If taken as kittens and separated from their mothers, they can be domesticated like cats. If not, they remain wild and uncooperative. The desert fox is the national animal of Algeria. In the Arabic superstition and tradition, the desert fox can drive away demons from houses.
Like foxes, the jackals live in the deserts too. They are hunters and opportunistic scavengers. In the Bible they are symbols of desolation, loneliness and abandonment, with reference to its habit of living in the ruins of former cities and other areas abandoned by humans.
In other words, the false prophets therefore are religious unbelievers, men of the dark occult realms. They come only to take advantage of you. They inhabit ruins, like tenants who never pay rent and soon pretend to be the house owners. They may flatter you with their sweet words but their prophecies do not help you at all but indeed they shall disappoint you at last. Like the desert jackals, they are rugged; they have a type of natural strength. They are used to live without the water of life, without the Word of God and the Holy Spirit. This may deceive others saying that this is spiritual strength, but it is not. The difficulties of life do not intimidate them. They look confident when things are not easy. They look for big money but they do not reject any amount. Like the foxes in the desert, they hear the movement of their victims and are attracted by it. They exploit your fears and your confusion. Pretending to pray, they attack the one in need and kill the victim without any mercy. They do not make peace but cause divisions. They do not go to ‘the walls to close the gaps’. They ignore the need for the unity of the Spirit. Their counsel increases the tension in the home. Little quarrels become bigger. A house divided cannot stand! Many marriages have ended in divorce as a result of false prophesies. Be jealous over your soul and over your home!
In Christ I declare:
I repent of any sympathy with the false prophets!
I shut the door to any religious evil spirit!
I reject all false prophets!
I cover myself and my family with the Blood of Jesus!
In Jesus name