"Follow the Holy Spirit's leading on what to do with a word after you've received it. Not all words are for the purpose of proclamation; many are for intercession. Some words should be "put on file," waiting for confirmation. Other words should be written down and submitted to more mature Christians with a prophetic ministry for evaluation. Some prophecies should only be spoken to an individual, others to a group. Some prophetic words should be delivered as songs." -- James Goll
Let us just consider the first statement here. Some words from God are for intercession, meaning prayer, and others for proclamation to the people. While this may be perfectly true, is God somehow unclear? Why would He give you a word meant for prayer and not tell you? If God spoke it, why do I need to vet it through an alleged "mature Christian?" Some should be delivered as songs? Yeah and some as interpretive dance no doubt.
"Don't let the fear of failure keep you from stepping out. What if you mess up? No start is perfect. Maturity only comes from taking risks and occasionally failing. Proverbs 24:16a says, "For a just man falls seven times and rises up again." Learn from your mistakes, ask the Lord to forgive and cleanse you and get back up and humbly receive His grace (see 1 Pet. 5:5). As light and darkness continue to increase in our world, you can be an agent of light bringing hope, encouragement and comfort to everyone around you. Together, we will become a prophetic army for the kingdom of God!" -- James Goll
There is no "failure" in prophecy -- only presumption. There are fewer things more frightening than speaking presumptuously for the Lord. if you mess up you are to be labeled a false prophet an be avoided. The bible says to not be afraid of such liars. 1Peter 5 has nothing to do with dusting yourself off after lying on behalf of God. False prophets like Goll claim a 65% success rate is the mark of a good prophet! That means 35% of the time they have potentially shipwrecked the faith of those who have heard them and wrongly assumed God was speaking to them! There are always victims of false teaching and prophecy! The bodies left in the wake of someone as false as James Goll is real and tragic. He does not seem to care as continues to push these false teachings on others. Do not fall for it beloved. God does not stutter. He is not ambiguous. He will not be mocked.
Reverend Anthony Wade -- September 2019