(March 14, 2021) Robert McQuillan responds to a young man’s question …
Dear Dr Robert
I have a question. Can you tell me what is a word of prophecy?
Jono (Not real name)
Prophesying means a Christian (not necessary only a church leader or minister) under divine inspiration from God boldly bringing a word – a message, short or longish – to bless and encourage people. Paul mentions it in 1 Corinthians 12 as being one of the nine supernatural manifestation gifts of the Holy Spirit (Hence the divine inspiration aspect, not from one’s imagination ‘making things up’ just to please, win favour or misguide).
It’s a gift that’s used in faith (itself one of the nine gifts), believing that we’re being directed by the Holy Spirit. (more…)