I was attending a Bible school that offered High school matriculation. We had to attend chapel every day. During chapel, some one would get up and say: “The Lord told me.” One day, I too decided that I had an inspiration. Instantly, a voice within me said, “Sit down, I did not tell you anything!” My face must have turned red because I felt hot and my conscience accused me of lying. Never again did I dare to take it upon myself to speak for God.
Jesus warned us to watch out for deceivers, false Christs and false signs or miracles (Mk.13; Mt.24; 7:15-23). If we are ashamed of Him and His word, he will reciprocate (Mk.8:38; Lk.9:26). If we confess Christ before man, he will confess us before the angels and God (Mt.10:32-33; Lk.12:8-9).