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The School of Prophets

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My early experience in the nineteen-eighties as a new Christian was in a non-denominational, charismatic style church. When we were taught to prophecy it took about 10-15 minutes of instruction and some encouragement from the leader of the church. Why do we have to go to a prophetic school for several months to learn how to prophecy?
Maybe a school of the prophets is more about being indoctrinated into a certain system, indoctrinated into a certain teaching belief by a certain leader. Maybe it’s about mind control and other methods of getting control of believers. Perhaps this kind of school is about establishing a ‘ministry’ for the program director. Maybe it’s about ‘money’ and a ‘career’. Whatever this kind of school is, it is not necessary. If a believer is familiar with Scripture and has the gift of the Holy Spirit, they can prophecy if they want to. The Apostle Paul says that all believers should covet the gift of prophecy because it edifies the body.

Author: lindam

I have been a Christian for about thirty years. Since 2000 I am generally dissatisfied with church as we know it in North America. Today many people seem to be wanting something more real in their lives when relating to God and his Word.

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