Warmer winds shall waft anew.

Do you have a latent prophetic gift?

Readership: Christians;

The Revelation

On Sunday, May 10, 2020, I had the impression that prophecy will make a resurgence.

28 “And it shall come to pass afterward
That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Your old men shall dream dreams,
Your young men shall see visions.
29 And also on My menservants and on My maidservants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days.
30 “And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth:
Blood and fire and pillars of smoke.
31 The sun shall be turned into darkness,
And the moon into blood,
Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.
32 And it shall come to pass
That whoever calls on the name of the Lord
Shall be saved.
For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance,
As the Lord has said,
Among the remnant whom the Lord calls.~ Joel 2:28-29 (NKJV)

This passage in Joel is quoted by the apostle Paul in Acts 2.

17 ‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God,
That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Your young men shall see visions,
Your old men shall dream dreams.
18 And on My menservants and on My maidservants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days;
And they shall prophesy.
19 I will show wonders in heaven above
And signs in the earth beneath:
Blood and fire and vapor of smoke.
20 The sun shall be turned into darkness,
And the moon into blood,
Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.
21 And it shall come to pass
That whoever calls on the name of the Lord
Shall be saved.’ ~ Acts 2:17-21 (NKJV)

The Application

I believe prophetic ability is not as rare as we have been conditioned to believe.  Part of the issue is that we have been confused in thinking that prophecy is limited to a supernatural or paranormal ability to predict the future, and that this may have occurred in ancient times, but doesn’t happen anymore.  Granted, some prophecy appears in the form of foreseeing the future, but prophecy is not limited to only appearing in this expression.

Men like Dark Brightness, Vox Day, Ed Hurst, Adam Piggott, Gunner Q, and now Sharkly, have exercised their prophetic abilities through blogging.  Secular men with similar giftings, such as Rollo, Roissy, and Boxer have done the same, although within a limited context.  Likewise, Jordan Peterson has utilized his gifting to develop and refine the globalist agenda.

The time has now come for more Christians with prophetic abilities to step forward and offer their services towards building the Kingdom.  Your service is desperately needed.

Discovering your Gift

If you have any of the following experiences, then you may have a prophetic ability.

  • You have vivid dreams.
  • You can discern the applied interpretation of vivid dreams.
  • You experience synchronicity.
  • God speaks to you directly in prayer.
  • You have thoughts which are not your own.
  • You have an extra-sensory perception (ESP).
  • You have mental visions during prayer.
  • You “see” things in your mind’s eye which do not arise from your own imagination.
  • You have the ability to recognize parabolic truth.
  • You have a reliable gut intuition about what is right or wrong, and true or false.
  • You possess a unique insight to recognize patterns and behaviors that others don’t seem to notice.
  • You have the ability to detect the thoughts and motivations of others.
  • You have the ability to communicate with the natural world (e.g. plants, animals).
  • You can communicate using telepathy.
  • You recognize applied theories of paranormal activity and their indicators in reality.
  • You have the ability to sense paranormal activity.

If you have any of the above, I urge you to begin exploring your prophetic ability.  God does not give us such abilities to be hidden away and unused.

If you’re just not sure, then pray about what God wants to tell you, or what He might show to you.

If you have the conviction that you are “getting a message”, then confide in others about it.  Tell them that you need help to test and refine your intuitions.  Keep a journal of your impressions.

Concluding Statements

To really get started in a prophetic ministry, you must grasp the nature of divine revelation and what God is telling you to do.

You need to absorb divine justice.  Until you can think in terms of divine justice, you cannot hope to make sense of any prophetic movements in your spirit.

I doubt there is any textbook manual that can help you develop your prophetic gifting.  You just need to be more aware of your own intuitive ability and the leading of the Holy Spirit until you can develop a reliable sense of what is necessary to restore God’s justice to this earth, at least within your sphere of influence.

The application of the prophetic always begins with an application to the personal.  As your confidence grows, so will your domain.

Don’t expect too much help from organized religion.  Most institutions fear a prophetic gift that they cannot control.  Your pastor may not appreciate what you bring to the table, your individual gift, nor what you require of him.

The church might even discourage the exercise of prophetic gifts for any reason.  The most bothersome reason is that prophets always demand changes to be made.

You are His advocate, an emissary for His cause.  His cause is to restore us to Himself.

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14 Responses to Warmer winds shall waft anew.

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  2. Lance Roberts says:

    As long as you’re talking about prophecy as “forth-telling” then that’s fine. Though most of your points have little to do with that. Just study the Bible, God’s revealed word and you’ll get the principles you need to analyze the present.

    “Fore-telling” is no longer in effect. Any prophecy of that type is saying that God has revealed, when the canon has been closed. There’s a harsh penalty for those who add to God’s word. The fulfillment of Joel happened in the timeframe of the Book of Acts and itself showed a fulfillment of prophecy to testify of the messiah. Now it is no longer needed as the Bible is completely sufficient.

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    • Ed Hurst says:

      So say you and a bunch of other entrenched institutional leaders. Men have declared the canon closed, but God never did. If you want to quote that passage in Revelation 22, it applies only to the book of Revelation. God doesn’t need yours or anyone else’s permission to call prophets today. It’s not a question of whether the Bible is sufficient, but that the Holy Spirit still moves in unique situations today. We reject your “traditions of the elders.” Feel free to ignore us; we’ll return the favor.

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      • Lance Roberts says:

        I have no problem ignoring people who teach classes in Biblical Mysticism, since I also reject the Gnostic and Mystic heresies.

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      • pukeko60 says:

        I think there are prophets out there, and prophetic words. Many of the prophecies that happened in NT times ain’t in scripture.
        I’m also aware that exegesis done well in the current moment — forthtelling — exists. All prophecy should be tested by elders and conform to scripture.

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  4. Ed Hurst says:

    There you go Lance. So what’s the beef? Why did you bother? It’s not like we are sending folks to your church to upset the applecart. The folks we seek would never come to your church in the first place. We are thrilled to embrace folks you have already driven away, so it’s not like your offering plates will come up short or anything if they join us.

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  5. Lance Roberts says:

    You’re not just embracing them, you’re pulling them away from God and his word, the Bible. You’re teaching them they need “special” knowledge instead of the simple gospel of truth. The Bible truly is sufficient for all of life; there are no unique situations, the precepts of God cover everything.

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  6. Lance Roberts says:

    Here’s something I just wrote up as I know some people who are starting to fall into the snare of some of these beliefs, like tongues, prophecy and faith healing. This is just the draft of the prophecy section I wrote up.

    Prophecy
    What is prophecy and why is it needed:

    a) A fulfillment of prophecy for the Jews. Joel 2:28-29 which is then quoted in Acts 2:17-21 by the Apostle Paul is a prophecy that there will be prophesy when the Messiah comes.
    1) This also showed the Jews that Jesus Christ was the fulfilment of prophecy.
    2) It gave guidance and revelation before the New Testament was complete.

    b) The prophecy of “fore-telling” as mentioned above was only needed in the Old Testament and the first age. Then the canon of scripture was completed and it was no longer necessary. The Bible is now sufficient for everything, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.” 2 Tim 3:15. There is a huge curse for anyone who adds to or subtracts from the Bible, “…If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the hold city, and from the things which are written in this book.” Rev 18b:19.

    The form of prophetic gift we have now is “forthtelling” also known as preaching or teaching. It’s where we tell people the gospel truth, which encapsulates the entire Bible. Some have the gift of being able to communicate that truth effectually. “But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation and comfort.” 1 Cor 14:3

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  7. Scott says:

    The space between these two positions can seem expansive and quite lonely at times.

    Having grown up in the mainline Church of Christ, the view that supernatural events, including miracles, prophecy, and so on died with the original Apostles (and those whom they laid hands on) was the prevailing one and driven into me relentlessly. This was reinforced at the seminary I attended, which taught orthodox (small o) reform theology, straight from Luther through Pink and beyond.

    It wasn’t until about 4 years ago that I ever experienced something that I could not explain rationally. Namely, the story of how I converted (technically reverted) to Holy Orthodoxy, which I was invited to write about here:

    https://journeytoorthodoxy.com/2016/04/from-the-church-of-christ-to-the-orthodox-church-part-1/

    Yet my rational mind knows I cannot ever convince anyone of this objectively, so I don’t try.

    In the middle, I find myself skeptical of anyone who claims to have access to Truth from sources outside the texts. But my (new) faith tradition relies on seeing the arc of the church and its behavior as one that has still not ended. This position requires the individual Christian to trust in the institution over a much longer time horizon than most people think much about.

    I think, (and can only know the answer from some place out in eternity, long after I have left this earthly life), that the writings of folks like Dalrock et al may be preserved and entered into the lexicon and collection of “inspired” writings hundreds, maybe thousands of years from now. Maybe then the scholars will parse the verbs, debate over their meaning, and exposit them from their pulpits. Or maybe they won’t.

    It doesn’t matter right now. Only time will tell.

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  8. Jack says:

    I know there are a large number of people, Christians included, who will not take prophecy seriously unless it involves a supernatural miracle or some inexplicable coincidence in one’s personal life experience. I could include myself in this group as well. But in my life, there have been several instances when someone gave me a prophetic word and it helped me sort through my confusion and interpret my own thoughts and experiences in a way that brought me closer to God. If the reader has had such an experience, then it is not so hard to believe that the Holy Spirit continues to use those with special gifts (e.g. evangelists, pastors, prophets, etc.) to reveal sin and guide individuals through the pitfalls of life, just as He did in antiquity.

    I could give a testimony of my own experiences if it might convince someone, but ultimately, it comes down to whether one can believe that it was from God, or just a coincidence, or selection bias, or what not. I believe it is better to give the glory to God, rather than to chalk it up to luck, chance, or fate.

    It was not my intention to spark a debate about the legitimacy of modern-day prophecy, whether it is genuine or heretical, or merely a hookah fantasy. Likewise, I am not arguing about adding anything to the scriptures or the canonicity of anything. This post is merely a call to those who may have a prophetic ability. If you don’t have such an ability then this post will mean nothing to you. If you think it’s all rubbish, then you may reduce your expectations to that of entertainment.

    Thanks for reading!

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  9. Sharkly says:

    It was not my intention to spark a debate about the legitimacy of modern-day prophecy, whether it is genuine or heretical, or merely a hookah fantasy.

    Well, like with many things, some terms get so abused, and there is so much nonsense going on in God’s name in our lawless “churches”, that just bringing up the topic, is going to incite some people who, like myself, will want to distance ourselves from some of the kooky stuff that goes on in the name of “prophecy” and as purported acts of the “Spirit”.

    While I appreciate your endorsement of me, by attesting to my “prophetic abilities”, I don’t actually claim any of what I have written to be prophecy, or to be a prophet. I pray for the wisdom to lead people correctly, as James 1:5 tells us to, and as the story of Solomon,(2 Chronicles 1:11-12) indicates was rewarded by God. And I do feel that God’s spirit has shown me truth in God’s word, most of which I try to share with others, either in person, or now through my blog. But I don’t see how God wouldn’t want every Christian praying for God’s Spirit to give them understanding, and sharing the truth they discover with those whom it is appropriate for them to share it with. Just being used by the Spirit to help others isn’t the gift of prophecy to me, that’s just part of being a Christian and a function of all true members of the body of Christ. If we say something wise, that’s just wisdom. If we say something encouraging, that’s just encouragement. Calling ordinary Christian spiritual conversation, “prophecy”, cheapens the term “prophecy”. Things seem to have gotten to the point, where ordinary Christian spiritual conversation seems like a rare gift, due to the lackadaisical condition of so many self-professed Christ followers.

    Sharing truth from God’s written word is not prophecy, it is teaching or preaching or exhortation or something, but not prophecy.

    A prophet or prophetess is a person who, under God’s direction, speaks for God Himself in certain situations. And God commands that people who falsely claim to be prophets are to be put to death.

    Deuteronomy 18:20 But the prophet who speaks a word presumptuously in My name which I have not commanded him to speak, or which he speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die.

    Even though people may get away with falsely claiming to be a prophet or prophetess in this lackadaisical and lawless generation, don’t expect that God, who commanded that they die for their blasphemy, is going to allow lawless self-appointed prophets and prophetesses into His eternal kingdom.

    If you have called yourself a prophet or prophetess, or claimed the gift of prophecy, out of ignorance, make sure you repent of that, and do not ever presume to speak for God Himself, unless God Himself has indisputably directed you to.

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  10. Paul says:

    Your list is that of psychic abilities, not that of a prophetic gift. Christians are expressly warned against “false signs and wonders”, one is of demons, the other of the Spirit of God. Know that there are and will be MANY false prophets. How to discern; if something does not come true, that person is a false prophet. In NT times the Didache taught that a prophet’s behavior should match his words, i.e. he should live a holy life. The same documents writes “But whoever says in the Spirit, Give me money, or something else, you shall not listen to him.” Compare that to what some modern day well-known “prophets” preach, and you know how the Early Church would have judged them.

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