Prophesy is scary, prophesy is challenging, prophesy can be misused, it is often mis-trusted and avoided. It is biblical and a gift from God.
I've just spent a bit of time with some of the other ministry leaders at OG and Keith Hazel, a prophet from Calgary, Alberta Canada.
It's amazing how we single out prophesy and intersession as 'scary gifts' but seem happy with hospitality and helps (comfort zone anyone?) We simply rate these things wrong and we miss out when we do.
Keith talked about being accountable to the bible and how prophesy must be in line with what the Word says. Good stuff. He also referred to Jacob in Genesis as a good example of biblical prophesy. In Gen 49, Jacob blesses his sons. The same sons that became the twelve tribes of Israel. A brief look at Benjamin shows how prophesy can, and should be tracked.
When you think of the famous Benjamites the name Saul has to be the one; both King Saul and apparently Saul of Tarsus (Paul.) Prophesy and response/result. Prophesy has most power on the back of a successful prophesy. So we need to be regularly practicing this gift if it is to have the most effect.
Tonight this modern day prophet prophesied. The detail and the accuracy means he is either genuine or an exceptional trickster (and I know what I think.)
He gave about seven prophesies and though we will have to wait to see the impact of them, I believe they will have an effect.
As one of them was about me, I'm looking forward to seeing it for myself!