In my latest video, I address the ongoing debate about the prophets and their messages. The Lord brought some things to my attention this past week that will help sort through some confusion in recognizing a genuine work and move of the Holy Spirit – even through flawed and imperfect vessels.
Some of you may have heard of the unexpected passing of prophet Jeff Jansen this week. I posted a comment on his Facebook profile testifying to my own encounter with him years ago. Regardless of his more recent history and “fallout” with his church, my own life was powerfully marked when he laid hands on me at a conference and the fire of God shook me for over half an hour. It was a turning point in my life. I am not condoning any moral failure on his part when I share my testimony. I am simply honoring the Holy Spirit’s activity at that time.
He is just one example that I cite as I challenge the Church to do a better job in receiving prophetic revelation through His various messengers – all of whom have their own flaws and shortcomings. The world is watching us and how we walk together. This is not about covering up someone else’s sin. It’s about walking together in a redemptive way for His name’s sake.
I also reference a video Bobby watched recently from Mike Bickle of the International House of Prayer (Kansas City). He spoke about his relationship with prophets Bob Jones and Paul Cain years ago (before they passed on). Even with all their personal failures, Mike commends the grace of God on their lives and how Holy Spirit used them at that time. His whole point was to learn how to recognize the presence and power of Holy Spirit – regardless of the packaging.
God has continually used imperfect people. As much as we will continue to press in for leaders with both godly integrity AND powerful anointings, we’ve got a ways to go. As more exposures come out about leaders of all kinds – including those in the church – let’s be sure to look for signs of Holy Spirit’s activity. There will probably be a mixture, but we can still glean the best out of a mess and receive God’s intended purpose. If we start doing this for others, He will most certainly do it for us.
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SESSION 1 (32 min): Establishing an Apostolic/Prophetic People
SESSION 2 (49 min): Spiritual Gifts, Discernment, and Discerning of Spirits
SESSION 3 (47 min): Becoming a Pure Prophetic Vessel and Voice
SESSION 4 (53 min): Prophecy in Dreams, Visions, and Revelatory Encounters
Activation: Giving and Receiving Prophetic Words
SESSION 5 (56 min): Hosting His Presence
SESSION 6 (53 min): Prophetic Intercession and Spiritual Warfare
SESSION 7 (54 min): The Call of the Prophet and Prophetic Accountability (WATCH BELOW)
SESSION 8 (53 min): Pastors and Prophets in the Local House and the Nation