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 12:9-11 (ESV)
The New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) along with the purpose driven industrial complex has made a mockery of God in so many ways and one glaring example is how they make an absolute mockery of prophecy. This is no casual matter beloved. We must never lose sight amongst the idiocies we see in the Charismaniacal landscape that prophecy is serious business. It is claiming to have heard directly from God. It is speaking on behalf of the creator of the entire universe. To do so presumptively is so mind boggling arrogant and foolish I scarcely can comprehend it. It was so serious to God, that the original rules were made very clear -- prophesy falsely just one time and you would be put to death. Why so harsh? Because you are claiming to speak on behalf of the creator of the entire universe! This is what happens when we treat what should be holy as profane. God struck Uzzah dead because he touched the ark of the covenant when he should not have even been assisting with the transport! He struck Ananias and Sapphira dead for pretending to have given all the proceeds from the sale of a property they owned! The issue again was taking the holy lightly. You did not carry the ark if you were not part of the Kohathite family of the Levite tribe. You did not lie to the apostles to make yourself look better. How much more serious is actually saying thus sayeth the Lord when He never said it! The above link is to the latest article from James Goll, a master false prophet, who loves teaching others to be just as false as he is. Let us reason again together.
"Prophecy is for everyone. It is difficult to convey this concept enough in our world of superstars--both in the church and outside it. But Scripture is clear--every believer is prophetic, and every believer can prophesy (see Num. 11:29 and Acts 2:16-18). So whether you have prophesied for years or are just getting started, here are 10 practical guidelines that will help you grow in prophecy and keep your gift solidly grounded." -- James Goll
Let's deal with the foundational falsehood from all false prophets today. Hear me very clearly -- prophecy is NOT for everyone. That assertion is not only ridiculous but it is biblically ignorant. The key verses today spell that out very plainly. Prophecy is a gift of the Holy Spirit listed in 1Corinthians. The key verses state that these gifts are empowered by the spirit and it is ONLY the spirit that apportions the gifts unto the body of Christ. Later in the same chapter, God makes it even clearer:
Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? But earnestly desire the higher gifts. -- 1Corinthians 12:27-31 (ESV)
Within the Greek these are answered questions and the answer to all of them is a rhetorical "no." You do not need a degree in ancient Greek however to see that the text itself gives the truth away when it says to desire the higher gifts. Why would anyone have to desire them if everyone had access to all of them? James Goll thinks nothing of the sacredness of scripture so when he says scripture is clear, you know he about to mangle it to muddy the waters. Let us quickly look at the two "proof texts" he offers, in proper context:
Now two men remained in the camp, one named Eldad, and the other named Medad, and the Spirit rested on them. They were among those registered, but they had not gone out to the tent, and so they prophesied in the camp. And a young man ran and told Moses, "Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp." And Joshua the son of Nun, the assistant of Moses from his youth, said, "My lord Moses, stop them." But Moses said to him, "Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the Lord's people were prophets, that the Lord would put his Spirit on them!" And Moses and the elders of Israel returned to the camp. -- Numbers 11:26-30 (ESV)