God is Still Speaking
God wants to communicate with His family. It is important for us to actively listen for His voice and experience the variety of ways He communicates.
John 10:26–28, 16:13; Matthew 4:4; Isaiah 50:4–5; 1 John 2:27;Acts 2:17; Numbers 11:29; 1 Kings 19:9–13
Scripture calls us to earnestly desire the gift of prophecy, which is to speak on God’s behalf to strengthen, encourage, and comfort people. We desire to say what the Father is saying to help people grow in their identity and discover their God-given purpose and value.
1 Corinthians 14:1–4; John 12:49; 1 Timothy 4:14–16; Acts 2:17;
1 Corinthians 14:24–25; Acts 13:1–3
Prophecy is not one-way communication. It involves two people hearing from God: the one who gives the prophetic word and the one who receives it. With the Holy Spirit, Scripture and our community, we judge the spirit and accuracy of the words we give and receive. Holding on to what is good, we let go of what is not.
1 Thessalonians 5:19–22; 1 Corinthians 14:29; Luke 9:55;
Acts 21:10–22:24, 27:10, 22–24
The Bible is the ultimate, authoritative revelation unlike any other; nothing will be added to it. Therefore, prophecy should never contradict properly interpreted Scripture.
Galatians 1:6–9; 2 Timothy 3:16–17; 2 Thessalonians 2:13–15; Matthew 7:15–20; John 8:31–32; 2 Peter 1:16–21