Nobody can prophesy a hundred percent accurate prophecy.
Many of today’s churches are facing a big issue with the prophetic ministry. In an episode of Get Real with host Ron Cantor, Dr. Joseph Mattera, founder of Mattera Ministries International, reveals to us the issue that many are facing regarding the prophetic ministry.
Today’s Body of Christ is often failing to check or confirm the word release by a prophet. In 1 Thessalonians 5:21, it is written that we should test everything, which includes prophetic words.
“But test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:21
“When you do away with checking balance, you have people that are ignorant and unlearned and lack discernment that is just following blindly these prophetic words and prophetic people,” Dr. Joseph said.
One of the things that bring problems to the Body of Christ when it comes to prophetic ministries is when we claim that the prophetic word absolutely came from God. Because when we do so, no one can test that word because no one can judge God.
“When I’m giving prophecies, I say, “I believe the Lord is saying this,” because if I say, ‘The Lord is saying this,’ how can anyone judge God?”
In addition to that, no one can accurately prophesy. Today’s prophecies are different than the old testament prophecies. We now need the Word of God and His church to judge every prophetic word released.
“Nobody prophesies a hundred percent accurately and/or a hundred percent of the picture of what God is saying. That’s why we need the body to judge it.”
Unlike the old testament where only chosen prophets are allowed to give word, we all now have the gift of prophesy. Unlike the old testament where only prophets could directly talk to God, we now all have the Holy Spirit in us. Everyone can prophesy and everyone can receive a word from God. Let us just keep in mind that everything should be tested and that we can’t prophesy 100% accurately.
“He gives us the right to prophesy even though we only know in part prophesying. The old testament prophet is a lot different from the new testament patterns of prophecy.”
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