Prophetic Pitfalls

Rob Norman: Prophetic Pitfalls

Rob looks at some of the pitfalls of the prophetic ministry and offers some helpful insight.

Many well known, contemporary ‘prophets’ have made predictions that sound like Old Testament Prophecy.  This kind of prophetic model is either specifically premised with “thus says The Lord” or it is spoken with such authority and certainty that it has the same implied meaning as “Thus says the Lord” and because it comes from leaders who are respected and, in some cases, revered it carries disproportionate weight or authority.

Unfortunately, when ‘prophets’ speak with such certainty and authority, the damage done when they inevitably get it wrong is almost unmitigated.