Who said God sent you to them? Or them to you… What God said was, Beware! That’s not a sending that’s a warning against those who will come.
Jesus said that false prophets WILL COME and that they come to YOU. They are sent to you. Not by God but they still come to you. He didn’t say that they would come to THEM but to YOU.
Why then? Because God gave you instruction as to how to know them — by their fruits [Mt 7:20] [Deut 18:15-22]. God gave you the tests for prophets and men of God. This is how God expects His people do know them. It has nothing to do with a ‘sending’ from God or some ‘spiritual’ mumbo jumbo.
Not everything that comes to you is from God. Not everything you come across is from God. “Test the spirits” [1Jn 4:1] Why would God tell us this if He only intends for everything that graces (or grazes) our lives to be from Him? It’s not! “Your adversary, the Devil” [1Pt 5:8] You have an adversary that is out to destroy you – if by any means. He’s bent on leading you into error and sending men of error into your life. This is why God gave instruction for you to test them and all things that within the situations of our lives.
The primary thing we all need to learn and filter everything in our lives with is John 10:10. It will settle everything! It will filter where anything comes from. Is it form God or Satan? John 10:10 will tell us. The thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy: Jesus came to bring us life, and life in abundance.
So which is it? Life or death? What is the fruit of anything in your life? This test will tell you the author of it.
Does God Send False Prophets?
No. But they run, (“I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.”) [Jer 23:21-31] And they will run into you. So beware the false prophets [Mt 7:20]. Nowhere did God say, ‘if you come across them then I sent them to you’. Those are the false prophets that are telling you that God sent them and He wouldn’t guide you wrong. That is certainly a false prophet moving his lips. Run!
and Yes …
Scripture does show some false prophets that God sent. Jonah being the most prominent. [Jonah’s prophecy didn’t come to pass, so according to Gods test [Deut 18:15-22] Jonah was a false prophet and Jonah knew that, that’s why Jonah ran from God. He didn’t want to be a false prophet] There was also this spirit that went out that used a prophet (and made him a false prophet) with his false message, intending to deceive — and God allowed it. [1Kings 22:22] “behold, the Lord hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of these thy prophets, and the Lord hath spoken evil against thee.” [2 Chronicles 18:18-22]
So Why Would God Allow It?
Because He gave you instruction on how to know them and test them [Mt 7:20] [Deut 18:15-22]. You fail to do that, then you are allowed to be deceived by a false prophet. Don’t blame it on God, He gave you the ways and means to filter out the false prophets. It’s simple, but you must do it.