The Beausejour Pulpit

The Gift of Prophecy:

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“Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy…But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men. He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church. I wish you all spoke with tongues, but even more that you prophesied; for he who prophesies is greater than he who speaks with tongues, unless indeed he interprets, that the church may receive edification.” (1 Corinthians 14:1,3-5).

To understand prophecy, there is an important distinction that must be made between the gift of prophecy, and the office of a prophet. The gift of prophecy is a supernatural gift of the Holy Spirit that any Spirit-filled Christian can exercise. The office of a prophet is “Christ’s gift to the church to help bring us to maturity. The prophet reveals God’s Word for the church’s understanding and…

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