To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish between spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills. - 1Corinthians 12:7-11 (ESV)
The false prophet scheme set up within the apostate church today is completely unbiblical. In order to justify their falseness, they require rewriting the bible to fit their heresies. For example, they pretend that the very nature of prophecy somehow changed between the Old and New Covenants. That they no longer need to be 100% accurate as laid out in the Old Testament. That today hearing directly from God allows for as much as a 35% inaccuracy rate. Yes, most of the false prophet leaders think you are still an excellent prophet if you mishear what God has said 35% of the time. They need this buffer of course because they do not hear from God at all and need to cover up all of the times they are proven wrong. The above link is to a recent article from a married false prophet couple - Craig and Colette Toach. In this offering they argue that it is a lie from Satan that everyone cannot prophesy. Ehh"no. Let us reason once more together.
"Due to a lack of knowledge, many Christians believe that only a select few in the kingdom are called to prophesy. Craig and Colette Toach, who founded the ministry Next Gen Prophets, simply beg to differ. At salvation, believers are indwelled by the Holy Spirit. And, Colette says, when the Holy Spirit indwells a believer, they are called to prophesy." - Shawn Akers
You can beg all you like but you still remain wildly wrong. There is zero biblical proof that when believers are indwelt they are now called to prophesy. They simply made that up. In fact, let's examine the key verses today regarding this subject. We see that each believer is given the manifestation of the Holy Spirit for the common good. Then the language of text reveals that to ONE is given wisdom. To ANOTHER is given faith. These are clearly not given to all. To one is given miracles and to another prophecy. The spirit apportions each one individually as He wills. So, I am afraid that the "next gen prophets" are all false prophets.
'"The apostle Paul says that you would all prophesy," Colette told Dr. Steve Greene on a recent episode of Greenelines on the Charisma Podcast Network. "I think every believer from the time that they're born again, has the capacity to prophesy because they have the capacity to connect with Christ because of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. But how we prophesy is going to change according to our grace."' - Shawn Akers
Yes Paul wished that all would prophesy as opposed to speaking in tongues but he is not declaring all CAN prophesy. He starts that portion of scripture by declaring we need to earnestly desire the gifts. Not so much as an endorsement of prophecy but rather a warning regarding tongues. Either way, there is nothing in these verses that says that all can prophesy. It does not matter what Colette thinks. It does not matter what I think. It only matters what God thinks. We have plenty of historical record surrounding events in the Apostolic Age. Are all prophesying? Of course not. Now we should all hear from God, primarily through His written word but that does not mean God has commissioned us to "prophesy." So it is true that we all have ability to connect with Christ through the indwelt Holy Spirit but that alone does not mean the Holy Spirit has apportioned that gift to all of us. By the way, if He had, then why are so many so wrong all of the time?
"A prophet is only one of the roles of the fivefold ministry to which we are all called as Christ's representatives. Ephesians 4:11 says we are also called to be apostles, evangelists, pastors and teachers. But how does one begin to prophesy once they become born again? It's not simply by opening their mouths and God blessing them with the right words, Colette says. A prophet must and will receive training before God sends them out into the kingdom." - Shawn Akers
So apostles, pastors, teachers and evangelists are not called as Christ's representatives? How silly. Of course, they all are. Heck, all of the saints are called as Christ's representatives. The difference with the prophet is they are claiming to have heard directly from God a message to convey to His people. God does not "bless" anyone with the right words. He simply tells them. This is not some esoteric, gnostic mystery. There is nothing to divine. There is nothing to interpret. There is nothing to figure out. God says "A" and instructs the prophet to convey "A" to His people.
'"Prophecy is really just expressing the heart and mind of Christ, whether it's in your own life or into the life of another," she says. "Every believer has the ability. We cannot define a prophet by prophecy because a prophet is more than the sum of the prophetic word. Do not judge me by prophetic word. You judge me by my fruit that I have birthed in this Earth by helping people find a place by teaching them to hear God for themselves; for establishing a face-to-face relationship with Jesus with every believer I come into touch with. With that, now I'm being a prophet.' - Shawn Akers
Prophesy is NOT expressing the mind and heart of Christ. It is expressing what God told you to express. His words will never be out of step with the mind and heart of Christ because He is Christ! Look at how deviously sneaky they are though. We cannot define a prophet by their prophecies? Why not? Did you hear from God or not? Obviously the Toach's believe this so they are not held accountable for all of their false words. It does not work like that however. Benny Hinn was defined early in his ministry as false because of his ludicrous prophecy that Fidel Castro would die in the 1990s. Hinn gave himself a ten-year window and he still missed by over a decade. David Taylor will always be remembered for prophesying a Denver Bronco Super Bowl win in 2014. Why not? It made sense as Denver was favored and had the best quarterback. Plus, it was a 50-50 shot? Right? Denver lost of course 43-8. So many false prophets from Jeremiah Johnson to Lance Wallnau are now forever remembered for falsely prophesying a second term for Donald Trump. So with no apologies to false prophets Craig and Colette Toach, your false prophesies not only expose you for being false but they brand you so that we might remember and mark you as such.
'"Don't tell me that I'm a prophet, because I can prophesy. Personally I'm insulted because I didn't get stripped, I didn't get rejected, I didn't go through everything that I did just so that I could prophesy. I prophesy in my secret place in the closet just to connect with Jesus. Yes, but I'm a prophet when I leave that closet. "They not only need to be trained, they will be trained, whether they like it or not. Did the Lord leave the apostle Paul just to be traipsing on his little horse all the way to Damascus? Not so much. When God called him, when God picked him out, he threw him to the ground because he had to. He got the memo, good and solid."' - Shawn Akers
Do not worry, I will not tell you that you are a prophet. I will tell the body of Christ that you are false prophets. Comparing yourself to the Apostle Paul only further reveals your arrogance. A prophet does not "prophesy to God" as way to connect with Jesus. That makes no sense. You were not a prophet when you entered the closet or when you left and you are now marked as such. Avoid beloved, avoid.