Thursday, 26 February 2009

Prophetic Craziness

Jack Deere..believes that it is wrong to hold modern-day seers to the test of 100 percent accuracy. Deere recounts the story of a prophet who, in front of eight hundred peers of a nineteen-year-old, falsely accused the young man of having a problem with pornography. The seer in Deere's story called out the young man and said, "You're into pornography. And the Lord says you have to repent!" Deere says the young man began to weep because the truth was that he was not into pornography. As Deere elaborates, "He was publicly humiliated before eight hundred school kids. We had to go back to his church, apologize to his whole church, apologize to the whole conference. It was a horrible mess."

Despite the mess, Deere concludes, "But you know what? God is in the process of offending our minds in order to reveal our hearts. And I don't know any place where He's going to give us a pure ministry. I don't know any place where it's going to be 100 percent right. There's going to be stumbling blocks in every ministry THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR (emphasis Hanegraaff)". (The Counterfeit Revival, pp75, 76, Hank Hanegraaff)


Mark said...

Ouch, that must be painfull. Prophetysing (what is the correct spelling?) and coming to the one young male who doesn't have a problem with pornography.

It painfully illustrates the problem with much of the prophecies. Taking problems that much of the people expierence. Maritial issues, pornography/lust, greed and other sins that 90% of the people (christian or otherwise) are guilty of.

Trying to explain the mistakes away may be a more comforting way to deal with the problems with the so called 'prophets' than asking yourself more fundamental questions about the nature and the way the Holy Spirit works, but it's not gonna work. Not in the long term.

Tim said...

When did we stop stoning false prophets?