In the last few years, we have witnessed the rise to prominence of the gift of prophecy and many people are now addressed as prophets. As a Bible teacher, I have felt, for some time now, that I should share a few things to help us understand this precious gift and also to get a clear description of the office of a prophet.

What Is Prophecy? It is forth-telling and fore-telling, by the inspiration of a super natural being. A prophet can be led by God or by an evil spirit. Forth-telling has to do with telling what has happened or what is happening now. Fore-telling has to do with revealing what will come in the future. The Word of God (or the Bible) is also called prophecy, for “no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation… [and]… no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:20-21, ESV).
New Testament Prophecy In the New Testament, every Spirit-filled person can prophecy, because it…


Series: Ignited By The Spirit                          
5th  & 12th  March 2017

INTRODUCTION Pentecostalism and Charismatic churches are the fastest growing stream of Christianity in the world today, the movement is reshaping religion in the twenty-first century. This growth is what you see now in all of Africa, Asia and Latin America. Almost all the largest churches in any country are from this stream of Christianity. The big emphasis in these churches are:  1. Christ the Savior, 2. Christ the Baptizer in the Holy Spirit, 3. Christ the Healer and 4. Christ the king who is returning soon.  

Acts 1: 4-5, 8“….. “8But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”  ESV The big thing in this movement is the baptism in the Holy Spirit which is always followed by speaking in tongues.  This part of this movement has been a place for controver…