Rev. Wayne Sanders
The Gift of Prophecy: Part Two
January 12, 2022
First Corinthians 14:1 “Follow after charity [love], and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may PROPHESY.”
Excerpt from "The Holy Spirit and His Gifts Study Course" by Kenneth E. Hagin:
“The Gift of Prophecy vs. the Office of the Prophet
"As we have said, the gift of prophecy should not be confused with the prophetic office. The simple gift of prophecy has no revelation in it. Rather, it speaks unto men for their edification, exhortation, and comfort (1 Cor. 14:3); it is to edify the Church (1 Cor. 14:4).
"Notice that in First Corinthians 14:1, Paul was telling the whole Church at Corinth to covet to prophesy and to desire spiritual gifts, “. . . but rather that ye may prophesy.” Yet in First Corinthians 12:28, Paul said that all are not prophets. If prophesying made a person a prophet, then Paul would be contradicting himself. In other words, the fact that the gift of simple prophecy operates through a person doesn’t make him a prophet."
This word “prophecy" is spoken to us as the Spirit wills, and it will bring comfort to the church, or the believer as you will.
I was in a conversation with a good friend of mine yesterday that had been hurt by false prophets and is rejecting certain ones that have been proven to be false prophets, but we must hold true to the Word of God and what it says about prophecy:
1 Thessalonians 5:20-21 (KJV)
20 "Do not despise prophecies.
21 "Test all things; hold fast what is good."
Thank You, Father, for revealing the truth to us so we can find the peace and comfort that You promised us in Your Word. In Jesus's name, Amen.
Blessings on the journey, and remember that the best is yet to come.