They have seen false visions and lying divinations. They say, ‘Declares the Lord,’ when the Lord has not sent them, and yet they expect him to fulfill their word.
Liars are bold. Religious ones even more so. The false prophets Ezekiel takes to task are so brazen against God and so full of themselves that they have come to believe they have the power to command God to do what they say. Think about it. They make a bold statement not from God but say that it is from God and then proudly demand that God will do it. This sounds exactly like what many prosperity preachers believe, teach, and do today. It is why Creflo Dolllar proclaims God wants his ministry to possess a Gulfstream private jet that costs millions in operational expenses each year. He has come to believe that God is his personal genie to command by declaration. It is also a convenient way to fleece pensioners.
Humility is the mark of God's servant. And faith is not about commanding God. I believe that Jesus will reward His servants. I also think that at His Bema Seat, we will find that the lowliest behind-the-scenes pastor in some small corner of the world (I think it somewhere in Asia or Africa) who was faithful to Christ's Word and loved the flock like the Great Shepherd will receive the biggest rewards. I fully expect false prophets to burn in the hottest hell. And those who offended Jesus' little children through their selfish false visions will have millstones tied to their necks in eternal damnation.
So, Creflo, if you are reading this, enjoy the jet dude. Just steer clear of those engines when they fire up, baby. I'd hate to see you lit up before your appointed time.