Spirit of the Prophet

Spiritual gifts and self control

What would revival look like? The best I can imagine would be like leaving winter behind and rejoicing with Spring.

Coming together as a church body would be quite different if there was more self control. From the beginning, the pastor was not the only voice when the congregation came together. The saints became disorderly and the pastor took control. Unfortunately, that was not the answer. The pastors took the easy way out.

“Have two or three prophets speak, and have the others pass judgment. But if a revelation is made to another who is seated, then the first one is to keep silent. For you can all prophesy one by one, so that all may learn and all may be exhorted; and the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets; for God is not a God of confusion, but of peace.” (1 Corinthians 14:29-33 NASB)

Sheep know the voice of their Shephard and can judge between themselves. Elders are capable of enforcing order, and the spirits of God’s prophets are capable of exercising self control. Pastors, teach and restore to their place those who demonstrate both the fruit of the Spirit and the ministry gifts of Christ. They are God’s gift to you and to your flock. “But the one who prophesies speaks to people for edification, encouragement, and consolation.” (1 Corinthians 14:3 NASB)