You just need to relax a friend tells me and I agree. But the last few years...well I guess you could say I've been going through a spiritual mid-life crisis. Since the name of my blog is, "My Spiritual Journey," I thought I would share a little of my journey with you.
I won't start at the beginning, I'll save that for another time. I've been involved with prophetic ministry for many years because I believe with all my heart God still speaks to His children! But in the last few years I've been concerned that some prophetic people are too focused on and drawn to the spectacular.
I believe a "prophetic industry" has been created, partly because of a deep desire for hungry people, to communicate with God and an addiction to the spectacular. I believe it would be better for the more gifted prophetic people not to share all there prophetic experiences, the Apostle Paul didn't share all his experiences! (2 Cor.12:1-4)
My desire is to be a Word and Spirit guy so my advice to you and me is to, stay grounded in the Scriptures, seek the gift of Prophecy and don't throw the baby out with the bath water. So I think I'll just relax, God is taking us all through a process and we must know what we believe. But God is the only one who can straighten His Church out...so I'll just leave that to Him!
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. (2 Tim.3:16-17)
Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy.(1Corinthians 14:1)
Do not despise prophecies, but test everything; hold fast what is good. (Thessalonians 5:20-21)