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7. Not having a full relationship with Christ will affect your discernment between spirit/soul.

The Lost Son- God is a good Father – he is waiting for lost sons to come back so He can throw a big party!

To reject genuine prophecy, true prophets and the true prophetic ministry, also have implications that will not be good for the person who despises prophecy.

Seven Tactics of Heresy Hunters- Troy Edwards masterfully exposes some of the tactics used by those who wish to totally discreditWord of Faithand Charismatic teachers.

Praying over the word that was spoken over you. Being obedient to the word that was spoken.

E.g. The Lord says to you that you will travel much by light air-craft.

Mankind Perverted as Children of Satan

4. Is there some sort of religious bias in the attitude of the person giving the word?

Divination is an act into enquiring by false means into the realm of the divine.

17. Never allow pride to keep you from admitting a mistake.


It is fortune telling through the medium of dreams, visions, omens and other phenomena.

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant: You know that you were Gentiles, carried away to these dumb idols, however you were led. Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed, and no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit. There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills. 1 Cor 12:1-11

The Weapons of our Warfare- Reveals the weapons God has given us for defeating Satan and bringing down his interests.

Other Accounts of the Great Commission

True Christianity and the Authority of the Bible

13 Prophets have unusual Judicial aptitude understanding of how and when to minister and when and when not to. They have integrity, patience and a understanding of timing.

2 They have special sensitivity to spiritual things.

Traditional Views and Various Objections against the Doctrine of Divine Healing answered.

Miracles Still Happen- Free online book by Marlies Zechner about miraculous works of God through her personal relationship with Him.

Now you might say, what has this to do with prophecy.

The Power in Your Words- what does the Bible say?

Spirit, Soul and Body – the tripartite nature of man- reveals what these are and Gods plan for each of them, as well as warning of dangers and abuses.

Categories of Articles and Bible Teaching

On Speculation about End Time Events

Paul says to Timothy in 1 Timothy 1:18 I give you this instruction keeping with the prophecies once made about you.. .

Includes biblical proof that the majority of Christians have still to get rid of evil spirits out of their lives, practical instructions for deliverance ministry and LOTS MORE.

Satan the arch deceiver will display his works of counterfeit to cause even the very elect to enter into sin through deception.

This keeping with the prophecies are two fold:

12 Prophets have Governmental abilities. Prophets understands foundations and structure in the church. Whats in order and what is out of order. They can help establish leadership in the Church.

Is it possible to ever lose your salvation in Christ?

Praying over the prophetic word is important.

The Atonement- how God provided salvation.

When receiving a message, discern in your heart if the deliverer of the message is ministering with the peace of Christ in their life.

5. Do I sense a witness from the Holy Spirit?

Prophecy in the New Testament flows from the Spirit of Christ, which is a spirit of grace and love. As we have already considered, the majority of personal prophecy should be given as edification, exhortation, and comfort (1 Corinthians 14:3).

Speaking in Tongues – What, Why, When?

Eph 4:11-12 11And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,

18 They have potential for inspired utterances. He has the gift of Prophecy and it will manifest at all times only God may not allow him to deliver it.

Making Disciples, Communicating the Gospel

We can see in this verse that God sends, appoints and speaks to His prophets. If a prophet that He happens to send makes a mistake because of lack of maturity, it does not mean that hes a false prophet. It means that he is a young prophet that needs some training.

Examines what this means for us in the information age.

True and False Apostleship- practical teaching on apostolic ministry.

Pride Vs Humility- Article talks about how God is humble, and how He hates pride.

Purpose of the Baptism in the Spirit

19 Prophets will have Strong literary skills. He does not have to be perfect but, should be able to leave written accounts for future generations.

Lots of people are getting divinely healed by the direct action of the Holy Spirit. I have many testimonies and God has also used me in this area. Its best if ourfaithis based on Scripture rather than testimonies, however.

E.g. Presuming to speak on Gods behalf to a situation. When the Lord speaks then repeat only what the Lord says do not speak on the Lords beahalf.

The part that we prophecy can be 100% accurate. This is often dependant on the intimacy the speaker has with the Lord. We do not know everything and often a message that is given might only be a part of the bigger picture. The attitude in receiving the word is important.

An excellent teaching resource! – Michael Fackerell

17 Points To Test Prophecy And To Check Your Own Heart.

The Wilderness Experience- every real Christian goes through the wilderness some time. It usually starts early. Dont waste your life. Find out what is happening and how not to miss the Promised Land.

6 Prophets have extraordinary wisdom and insight. They will understand things of the spirit and not really know why!

Below is a simple process by which we can determine what is false (from a source that is other than from God).

UPDATED and IMPROVED material on revival through spiritual warfare, deliverance from demons.

What the Word of God Can Produce in your Life

Miracles that are not performed by God, and performed by the works of darkness.

The Lords Supper- and its relevance for us.

Ask God for discernment of Spirit, and see who are the false prophets. Expose their works and expel them from the church and have nothing to do with them.

1 John 4:1 Test the spirits as there are many false prophets.

5 Prophets have a capacity for search out the secret things. They can hear from God They get messages from the word of God.

Christians should know the Bible and memorize key portions of it. It is the Word of God that will protect us against false doctrine, deception, and spiritual manipulation. Always check a prophetic word against the other seven keys, beginning with the Bible. If the prophecy contradicts the Scriptures, you can obviously ignore it.

– Will there be a Secret Rapture of the Church?- I invite serious discussion on this subject from readers.

Why some fail to receive healing- apart from the traditions of men, about 30 other common reasons why people fail to receive.

11. Imitation of others in speech, actions, dress code.

Sometimes a person will bring what could be termed a doctrinal hobby horse into a prophetic situation that can twist a true prophecy and give it an unbalanced presentation. Be careful to judge the word against the Bible, and not against the positions of a certain denomination.

When the Lord is speaking to us, no matter what method He chooses, our born-again spirits recognize the voice of the Good Shepherd. Jesus made it clear in John 10 that His sheep know His voice, and the voice of a stranger they will not follow. If a personal prophecy is not of God, the born-again Christian will get what is known as a check in their spirit an uncomfortable feeling in the pit of the stomach telling them that something is not right.

Great work to grow in the stature of YESHUA. Was blessed incredibly. Thanks a lot.

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts.

We need to test everything and hold only to that which is good, rejecting the evil, means a sifting process by which prophecy can be tested ( 1 Thessalonians 5.21).

11 They have remarkable accuracy in terms of divine communication. Prophets will know things that only God can know and minister it very accurately. They will see prophetic things in the world around them TV, commercials, the news, pictures! They see God in everything.

What Grace Does- saves, sanctifies, justifies, equips …

1. Presumption and the spirit of divination.

Selling and charging for a ministry or a gift of ministry is not pleasing to God, though receiving an honorarium is correct.

Dr. Hamon has given a list of what he calls the 10 Ms for maturing and maintaining ministry. These key character attributes are a good guide for determining the fruit of the person giving a prophetic word:

What We Need to Know About Times and Seasons

10. Wrong motives in ministering the Word and recognition by others.

He will use false prophets to deceive the world and cause them to believe a lie (2 Thessalonians 2:7-12).

Satan andEvil Spiritscontrasted with God

If you hear only what you want to hear, you could loose out on what God is wanting to say and become critical, judging as error when the problem lies with the receiver and not the deliverer.

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Born of the Spirit, Baptised in the Spirit

Matt.7: 15 watch out for false prophets

9 Prophets have a deep understanding of the place of Prophecy in the body of Christ. They aslo have great organizational, management and administrative abilities. As it relates to the ChurchThey understand the structure of the church. They also know when its out of order.

The Fall of Man- how men became sinners.

3. What is the character and fruit of the person giving the word?

Various articles covering diverse subjects are listing in the categories below. Some are teachings from the Bible and others are articles based on a Christian world view which analyze and critique various opposing philosophies and ways of thinking.

Christians, who make a mistake, should be corrected, encouraged and re-affirmed to hear from God again. We should not stone the prophets of God if they make mistakes. Prophets are not God. Neither are those who minister in the works of prophecy that the Father gives to the church, nor to those who have a gift of prophecy.

He or she is bordering on spiritual whoredom.

Principles to Make your Home Group Grow- five key principles guaranteed to make your home group grow.

The Lord Jesus Christ- central Christian truth about Jesus.

What Shall We Make of Matthew 7:21-23?

For Atheists, Agnostics and Skeptics

The Passage the devil wants out of your Bible- I am not a fan of the NU-text. I believe that Mark 16:15-20 is the word of God, and the Lord Jesus wants us all to put it into practise and expect signs and wonders to follow. I have intellectual reasons for my convictions on the matter, but best of all, I found Mark 16:17,18 works! Please read the article.

Nearly in every magazine one reads or newspaper one looks at, there is some form of prophetic message to be given through tarot card readers or fortune tellers. These are easily recognisable as they are not sent from God and their source is from the other side. Often where there is smoke there is fire.

Sorcery is a type of magic that will try to control spirits, even direct the spirits, and witchcraft is to employ that medium for good and bad.

When discerning a word we need to be careful that we are not negatively critical, if we do not fully understand the context in which it is given.

I am a Christian but I have sinned . I feel guilty. What can I do?

Christians can fall into traps of divination by speaking into situations out of Gods will. E.g. By overhearing a conversation, then speaking of what was heard.

How Religion often opposes the Spirit of God

Biblical Proof that these are separate works

Manhood Are they the man or woman that God intends for them to be in Him? Ministry Do they exhibit the mature fruit of a loving, grace-filled ministry? Message Do they speak the truth in love, in a balanced, scriptural manner? Maturity Do they display a right attitude and heavenly wisdom in every relationship? Marriage Is their life biblically in order, with the right priorities (God first, wife and family second, and then ministry)? Methods Are they righteous, ethical, honest, and full of integrity, or are they manipulative or deceptive? Manners Are they unselfish, polite, kind, and discreet? Are they a gentleman or a lady? Money Do they have a love of money, or the proper perspective of stewardship in their finances? Morality Are they virtuous and sexually pure? Do they display the right attitudes, thoughts, and actions in all situations? Motive Is their motive to be seen or to serve?(2)

Believe the words of the Prophet and you will prosper.. Shut the voice of the Prophet and God will no longer speak.

Baptism in the Holy Spirit- a Biblical perspective.

Sanctification by the Blood of Jesus

When a guitarist tunes his guitar, he will play one note and then match the next string on the guitar to the note on the first string. A true musician can hear the dissonance when their instrument is out of tune, and they will tinker with the tuning key until there is resonance between the two strings.

1 Thessalonians 5.20 (Amplified) Do not spurn the gifts and utterances of the prophets [do not despise prophetic revelations nor despise inspired instruction or exhortation or warning].

The Millenium- the literal pre-millenial view.

The Dedication Required by Jesus for this

Outside information can often blur what God wants to say, though it is not wrong to be like Daniel who was a man who knew the times he was living in.

1. Watch the terminology we live in the 20th century, not in the days of King James. E.g. Thus saith the Holy One There is nothing wrong with the good old King James version, but most people do not understand that type of talk and whan they do hear it they place it in a catergory of a religious message. As a speaker you must be culturally effective and doctrinaly sound.

Be Filled with the Spirit – continually

Matt. 24:11 false prophets deceive people ..

15 Prophets have a comprehension of Prophetic matters.

Jeremiah 14:14 Then the Lord said to me, the prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I have not sent them or appointed them or spoken to them.

Spiritual Warfare – key to local revival- Examines the big picture of our present situation and how prayer breaks the devils influence off people, communities and nations.

False Prophets take on their own identity

The written Word is Gods confirmed, established Word and it is Gods final authority.

Allowing the peace of Christ to be a plumb line in testing what is right and wrong.

A True Christian Has Given Himself and All He has to God

Keep away from them, they are not serving our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive.

The Second Coming of Christ- what you need to know.

4. Attitude of status in prophesying (proud postures and gestures). Sometimes one can easily fall into temptations of status and pride. It is a good thing to know your gift but deteramental to you, if flaunting it in front of others.

Parking-lot prophecy For your own protection and for the benefit of others always record the message and have witnesses present. If the message is being delivered in the local church setting then always try to present the message in the company of church leadership.

We are to make warfare over the word, as it protects the word from being stolen, and also keeps you in focus with the vision that is unfolding through the prophetic message.

Misuse of the gift. Manipulating and justifying yourself after delivering

Also check the fruit of the message does it bear the peace of Christ.

Divine Healing- and reasons to embrace it.

Dear brethren I appreciate u for the work u are doing for the advancement of Gods kingdom. I think Ive learnt alot from this site. I pray u send me more of your teachings on different topics, especially those that are linked to the new birth, the Holy Spirit, spiritual warefare, forgiveness, holiness, marriage, etc.

Breaking the Authority of the Bastard Curse: Restoring The Congregation of the Lord- by Carl L. Fox and Paul D. Norcross

Effective Healing Ministry In Jesus Name

1 Prophets are called of God to stand in the office of the prophet.

Sanctification- our part and Gods part.

A true Prophet is not flaky or weird. They dont do things out of order. They work with and honor all Pastors and those in authority in a local body. They dont manipulate or control in anyway. True Prophets are not to be feared! They are a special gift to the body of Christ to help the leadership and strengthen the saints!

20 Prophets have Impressive elocution or very bold speaking that arrests people and causes them to listen. Hear by the spirit.

The Devil- the facts on your greatest enemy.

True prophecy must always come to pass. However, one can wait a very long time, for some words to come to pass.

4 They have an awareness that Jesus is the spirit of Prophecy.And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. Rev 19:10 (NKJV)

17 Prophets will have an inordinate grasp of the Scriptures

The Problem- our inadequacy to meet the standards

No submission to God or to the authority above you and at the place where you are ministering.

The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil

These words hold serious consequences of rejecting the Holy Spirit.

What is Grace?- the free gift of God

Faithfulness with Talents and Calling

The Holy Scriptures- about the Bible.

Eternal Godhead- discusses the doctrine of God.

This did not make David a false prophet. We will look at testing prophecy later.

8. Witchcraft spirits of control. People who try to control the word or the ministry. When told under control, what to say.

Turning Curses to Blessings- by Ps. Carl Fox. This book could really open your eyes to a lot of things that might be going on in your life, and causing you trouble. Here on by permission.

Hundreds of Bible Questions Answered- excellent material with considerable scholarly content.

The Passage the devil wants out of your Bible- I am not a fan of the NU-text. I believe that Mark 16:15-20 is the word of God, and the Lord Jesus wants us all to put it into practise and expect signs and wonders to follow. I have intellectual reasons for my convictions on the matter, but best of all, I found Mark 16:17,18 works! Please read the article.

If prophetic messages given today do not have words in them which were used in the Old Testament or in the days of the writings of the New Testament, these should not be discarded on grounds like that.

This contains a powerful revelation for our spiritual lives!

It is interesting that the portion of Scripture that has become known as the love chapter, 1 Corinthians 13, is sandwiched between the two chapters that deal with the manifestation of the Holy Spirit. Through these gifts God shows His love to the world, and He expects His ministers to do the same.

In every prophetic word you should ask, does the prophecy line up with the Bible? The Holy Spirit will never act in contradiction to the written Word of God. He is the One who inspired the Bible in the first place.

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Practical Christian Development & Ministry

The personal character of a prophetic minister, or any minister for that matter, is the foundation of his or her ministry. Character is a primary guide for determining whether someone is a true or false prophet.

The Office of the Prophet is different than the gift of Prophecy and works of prophecy.

Information received that is not from God. It is the same as fortune telling and is used in crystal gazing, astrology, augury (interpreting of omens, tea-leaves and other things that occur by chance), and necromancy.

The Word of God is our absolute, and not prophecy or the words of any minister of God, or even a Prophet.

E.g. teacup reading, tarot cards, etc.

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Most of the false prophets move in supernatural powers and perform secret arts of the occult, of satanism and of witchcraft.

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Check in your Spirit. Even if all the lights are green, if you are not sure and doubt the word, wait for a confirmation, or speak the word and let the recipients know that you are not too sure if it is you or the Lord.

6. When man encourages you to prophesy, or limits you to certain issues, or even offers money. E.g.: Your very own gifting and anointing can be to your detriment if pride comes in.

False prophets will usually prophecy what the people want to hear.

Bruce Yocum writes of this principle regarding our spirit and the Holy Spirits witness in our heart:

So.The bottom lineIf someone comes in to your church and they dont have these qualities they are not a Prophet Period!

The first test of any prophetic message, should be the PEACE TEST.

Sure, we can do so, where are you from Terry?

A Scriptural and Practical Approach to Divine Healing

8 Prophets have outstanding leadership abilities. They are natural born leaders. Prophets are brought in to help lay down the foundation of the church Prophets are the watchman, strongmen , intercessors and the voice of the Lord to the church today. They will usually point out the leaders in the church and will confirm those leaders for the Pastor!

If the Christian prophet does lay a charge for the prophecy, do not receive it rather pray for his soul.

Why did God make us if He knew it would go wrong?

14 Prophets will have unusual interpretive skills. They have the ability to see or hear something and then interpret what it means. They have a tendency to have Dreams and Visions. They are called Seer. Seer- one who sees in the spirit or Sees what he is Prophesying.

The Punishment of the Wicked- hell is for real.

The Importance of a Total Consecration

In Deuteronomy 13 we see that even if what a prophet says comes to pass yet is contrary to what we already know to be the Word of God, we should not listen to what that person has to say.

Though the word light aircraft is not found in the Bible, the testing of this word would be done in accordance to the spirit it was given in and whether or not it comes to pass.

Deuteronomy 18.22 If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the Lord does not take place or come true, that is a message that the Lord has not spoken.

Consult the dead (disguised demons) and seeking information from them. It is a form of fortune telling, that invokes demons for the purpose of receiving information from them.

It is often thought that if a person who brings the Word of God is not doctrinally correct or it does not come to pass, then that person is a false prophet. That is not the way that scripture explains it.

Many prophets fall into sin, because of the lack of financial support that they receive.

Wait until you have a green light in your Spirit that gives you the freedom to deliver the word.

Please note these are only guidelines and not rigid laws

Eph 2:20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone,

I have a bad relationship with someone. What should I do?

Curses and the Judgments of God on Sin Now

E.g. David enquires from the Lord and the word he receives is the same as the outcome, and then the next time he enquires of the Lord the word is different (1 Samuel 23:1-29).

Mens Ministry Manual- online book by Ross Wakeley, who researched methods to reach men for Jesus Christ in Australia. Applicable also to other western nations.

We need to remember that we only prophesy in part (1 Cor 13.9). For we know in part, and we prophesy in part;

At the same time, we need to be careful of imposters and false prophets.

The spirit in giving the word. Always serve the word in a spirit of humility, and never impose a word on someone.

If peace is lacking in the spoken, then rather postpone receiving it as a Word from God.

7 Prophets have heightened spiritual discernment and understanding of the spiritual world, can detect the direction and movement of spiritual forces.

Matthew 12.32 Any one who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but any who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or the age to come.

Keys to moving in the Supernatural of God – Part I

Baptism in Water- a commandment of Christ

Prayers and Confessions Based on Gods Word

Overcoming objections to training believers in the ministry of divine healing.

NECROMANCY Deuteronomy 18:11, Isaiah 8:19

Objects have certain characteristic frequencies at which they vibrate. If you cause one object (for instance a bell) to vibrate near another object with the same characteristic frequency (another bell of the same size and weight and shape), the second object will begin to vibrate by itself. That is something like what happens when we hear the voice of the Lord we resonate.(3)

Benefits of Submission, Problems with Rebelling

2. Is the prophecy given in love and grace, or in anger and judgment?

Gifts of the Holy Spirit- basic but often neglected teaching.

Overcoming Temptation- NEW! A simple yet profound teaching on how to avoid a lot of difficult temptations, and overcome them. Temptation explained.

6. Dont reject a directional word, b

a word. On occasions due to inferiority or other reasons you might judge and condem yourself by thinking that you messed up. To over come this you need to have confidence that the Lord spoke to you and through you.

SORCERY AND WITCHCRAFT Deuteronomy18:10, Exodus 22:18

Salvation- how to get it, what it means.

The Nature and Power of the Bible as Gods Word

The works of prophecy and the gift of prophecy will be looked at in a latter teaching. There is unity in diversity and the Father, Son and Holy Spirit desire to speak to you.

Acts 13: 6-10 False prophets pervert the Gospel.

How can you know the will of God in Divine Healing?

When delivering a word and you have no peace in your heart at the time of delivering the message, WAIT.

16 Prophets have great sense for the application of Prophecy. Prophets can counsel by the spirit of God not from human understanding

Even though taking on the identity and appearance of a prophet of God, that person will remain pseudo in the identity.

Bible Teaching – Answers on Important Questions in the Christian Faith

3 Prophets will have a fierce allegiance to God and the things of God They are the sin finders in the Body of ChristThey cant stand Sin!!!!

They charge for their work, whereas a Christian prophet will never charge when they deliver a word.

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