"Don't rely on physical sensations. When you begin to move in prophecy, the Lord may give you physical sensations such as knots in the stomach, a fluttering heartbeat, intense heat, a feeling of euphoria, impressions, visions and so on. The Holy Spirit does this to prepare you to receive or deliver His word. However, it is also true that as time goes on, the Lord often withholds these promptings so you can grow in the ability to hear Him apart from physical sensations." -- James Goll
So in order to be prepared to deliver a word from the Lord I must feel nauseous first? I also am confused why we have trouble hearing the creator of the universe? Is His voice low? Is there usually traffic drowning Him out in the background? Does He need a megaphone? The truth of what James Goll is selling here is Gnosticism disguised as super-spirituality. That we have to seek out the voice of the Lord. Running a fever? That might be God! Queasy? Deja-vu? Euphoria? That could be God! Or it could be that day old pizza you ate an hour ago!
"Speak clearly and naturally. You don't have to speak in King James English to get your point across. Nor do you always have to say, "Thus saith the Lord." If your word is truly from God, the Spirit will confirm it in the hearts of the listeners (see John 10:4-5, 16). Also, be sure to speak loudly and clearly enough to be heard by everyone." -- James Goll
Funny enough point. I have seen wannabe prophets try so hard to sound so pious that they end up making God sound as if he was speaking in archaic riddles. Other false prophets promise the world -- such as releasing the angels of abundant harvest, who of course do not actually exist. God's message is not nebulous beloved. It usually involved some level of necessary repentance, which is rarely taught or prophesied anymore.
"Recognize that timing is everything. A prophecy that comes at the wrong time during a meeting sounds like a noisy gong or clanging symbol. It will only draw attention to you, not to Jesus. Leave the delivery of corrective and directional words to experienced and mature brothers and sisters. The simple gift of prophecy is for exhortation, edification and comfort. If you do receive a directional word, write it down and prayerfully submit it to someone in leadership for evaluation." -- James Goll
More confusion sown from the master false prophet. Yes the bible does say that prophecy exhorts, edifies and encourages but a corrective or direction word are these things! The message of John the Baptist was a message of repentance but make no mistake about it - repent is an encouraging word! It is a command of exhortation. It is the foundation for any edification! Goll is so neck deep in the purpose driven church lifestyle that he equates anything that is not carnally encouraging with being spiritually harsh. Once again however, why does someone claiming to hear directly from God need to submit what God said to another human being? Is God ambiguous? Unclear? Please.
"Let God speak to you in the way He chooses. You don't have to be struck by a lightning bolt to prophesy. A message can come in a variety of ways: literal words, senses or inklings, vision of words like teletype print in your mind, dreams and so on. More often than not, a seasoned individual receives the sense of what God wants to say. Your duty is to then express that sense clearly and appropriately (see Ps. 12:6)." -- James Goll
Wow. If you ever want to know why false prophets get it wrong so much, just look at the absurdities James Goll lists for how God "speaks to you." Realize that in the Old Testament, God SPOKE to the prophets. He did not give the gooseflesh and expect then to translate that into God-speak. Senses or inklings? Seriously? Visualization of words? Teletype print in your mind? This is how modern-day false prophets are raised and taught. To rely upon their feelings, senses, or premonitions. To use meditation and other eastern mysticism tricks to see visions. They teach you to empty your mind and listen to the first thing that pops into your head and assume God must have said it! How dangerous is that! Who speaks to your heart as well? The enemy! There is a reason why the heart is considered the most deceitful thing ever made!