The false prophets could tell their dreams just as the true prophets could declare the Lord’s words. But it would become clear eventually that the difference between these prophecies was as great as that between straw and grain. The one was weak and worthless, while the other was nourishing and beneficial. God’s true words were as penetrating as fire and as powerful as a hammer. Both fire and a hammer can be destructive, yet purifying. Are we letting God’s Word do it’s work in our heart?
The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? saith the LORD. “Is not My word like fire?” declares the LORD, “and like a hammer which shatters a rock? (Jeremiah 23:28-29)