The immediate task of all authentic, scripture-honouring prophetic ministry is to encourage, edify and build up the Body of Christ by communicating the things that the Holy Spirit brings to mind.
It's a remarkable and precious gift - especially when it is done well. Like all things in life, there is a way of doing something well, and a way of doing it not so well!
'The vision' as I refer to it here, is the chief aim of the prophetic ministry and is a glimpse into a few of the essential, core elements of the prophetic ministry - it's what we are about, what makes us tick - and what is essential.
My vision as far as this web site is concerned, is to restore hope in the heart of the believer through authentic prophetic ministry, and also to encourage a scripture-honouring approach to the prophetic ministry.
Did God say?
It is never right to say that God has spoken to us when He has not. Our words have to be true to be trusted, if we say that God has spoken to us then let it be so. This will be a challenge for some, but I do know that God can speak, and be heard.
There is no mistaking when God really does speak.
1. the act or power of sensing with
the eyes, sight
2. the act or power of anticipating
that which will or may come to
be: prophetic vision
One thing that is very clear to many when it comes to the prophetic ministry is the need for some kind of correction or re-direction to what people have seen, heard and experienced in their midst, something that will draw and bringing the entire prophetic movement back to real and authentic biblical practices.
This web site has been written to provoke your thinking, and ask you to consider the way that you minister prophetically - or the way that others minister in your church, with a view to getting the very best from the remarkable gift that God has placed in the Church.
Prophecy has not finished.
For some there is a contention that the prophetic ministry ceased after the event of the closing days of the New Testament, something the Bible does not say, or indicate. The Church leader's experience of the prophetic ministry at large in the life of the Church, may not be what they appreciate, value or want to promote, but the truth from my experience is that authentic prophetic ministry is liberating, encouraging and empowering.
It is an awesome gift, but it does need encouragement, direction and scriptural guidance to function at it's best. It won't just happen on it's own and by itself - If you are thinking of Old Testament prophets and their ministry and are trying to emulate them, then you've missed it by a mile.
God is speaking today and these issues are but a small insight at the heart of what the prophetic ministry is all about.
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