False prophets are per definition liars who prophecy according to the idols in the heart of people (See Ezekiel 14:4) and give visions and predictions from their own imagination. These false prophets discourage the righteous with lies and make them sad and disillusioned, just like these false women prophets did in the book of Ezekiel. At the other hand, they encourage the wicked by promising them life and all sorts of blessings and breakthroughs, even though these people continue to live in their sins. (See Ezekiel 13:17-23) Jesus specifically told us how to discern these false prophets when He said; “Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves. You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit. So every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions.” Matthew 7:15-20 NLT