Yesterday was one of those amazing God days, let me explain. Most of my Christian journey has taken place within the confines of the protestant faith. As such I have not had a lot of exposure to the prophetic ministries. My limited exposure tends to give me a knee jerk reaction towards this specific ministry – skepticism. Last night we were invited to a prophetic meeting/service. At the end of a largely incoherent teaching, the specific person started to prophecy and eventually looked me in the eyes, asked my name and started speaking words over me, words that were supposed to come from God. I concentrated very hard not to discard everything under the heading of HERETIC.
During the prophetic session the person told me that God is showing him that our provision will lay in our obedience. Which might not sound like a big deal to you, to me it meant a lot. I have this hobby horse i get unto every now and then where I seriously doubt whether there should be full-time paid pastors …
When I’m galloping on my horse with the wind swooshing through my bald head, I imagine making big bucks for the (kingdom) of course and just having a normal life. I dream of starting my own company and getting some kind of predictable recompense. Last night I was jerked of this hobby horse – or so I think.
I’m putting the prophecy on the rack and praying for God’s wisdom, guidance and affirmation whether the word is truly from him. Paul gives some good advice on this topic, although we usually use these words in the context of experimentation:
Don’t suppress the Spirit, and don’t stifle those who have a word from the Master. On the other hand, don’t be gullible. Check out everything, and keep only what’s good. Throw out anything tainted with evil. 1 Thess 5