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work in progressThere is a lot of content in this website. It started off as a website called PropheticReformation.

What you have before you now is a gentler, more balanced, scripture-honouring and God-glorifying approach to the prophetic ministry, complete with a heart-felt reconciliatory appeal prophets and bible teachers to work close together.

The puzzled heart

After just experienced the most astonishing three years of his life, seeing miracle after miracle and hearing the most profound ...
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The sound of silence

I met with one of my elders this easter for a quick coffee. Nearly two hours later we hugged and ...
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Grace: 5 Things you may be forgetting…

Grace is the greatest thing that ever happened to you - and it came to you despite your best efforts, ...
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Quality time?

Many years ago, one of my co-elders was pressed with the  question, "What are the highest values in your life?" ...
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Mounting up with wings as eagles

As Christians, we live a life of tension, caught between the glorious truths of Scripture whilst living in a broken, ...
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The pure in heart.

There is a reason why the pure in heart see God (Matthew 6) and probably, it's not what you think ...
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3 Significant ways to increase your prophetic ‘stuff’.

It is intimidating when you look into the life story of Samuel, Elijah and Elisha and see these men - ...
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The story never ends here.

It doesn't matter what you have seen, heard, touched, tasted, felt or encountered in the most dynamic lifetime, it doesn't ...
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The best advice about prophecy

In recent years there has been a massive surge of interest in both the gift and role of prophecy in ...
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Freely, very freely you have received…

I've been writing this blog since about 1997. During that time thousands of visitors have been to the site and ...
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Amos – prophet for our day?

When did you last hear a prophecy on the message and ministry of the prophet Amos? You will be surprised at ...
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Oaks of righteousness…

Isaiah 61 - The Year of the Lord's Favor  The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,     because the ...
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Elijah’s greatest revelation.

Elijah appears suddenly on the pages of scripture and history with no introduction. His ministry was nothing short of phenomenal ...
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Astronomical Grace

Whether you are overwhelmed, alarmed or fearful for the future not just of America as it desperately tries to retain its ...
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Being formed and shaped by God

What is God doing in your life right now? The answer to that question may not be easy to express ...
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From theism to Christianity

As a young person, Homer's Iliad and The Odyssey toward above the (easily understandable in contrast to Homer) Alastair Maclean books ...
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It starts with purity

As a Christian you have a call to a different lifestyle - it's a lifestyle change that invites immediate accusations ...
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101 prophets

You need to read this. We read the bible sometimes as if we were cramming for an exam, only to ...
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The happiest people on Earth. Apparently.

It's not without reason that the church should be known as the 'happiest people on earth'. For the Christian, life on ...
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Looking back for answers (fasting revisited)

It's a fantastic promise. In context it was given to the Israelites but with faith, and taken that all the ...
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Fasting

Has it ever occurred to you that God may be calling you to fast - to seek his face with ...
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Evangelism & Mission: Silence is not a strategy

The Church has a mandate that is greater than we can ever imagine. Francis of Assisi is often quoted as ...
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Letting nostalgia define our vision…

Habakkuk's cry in his prophecy is a stirring inspiration for prayer, "O LORD, how long shall I cry for help, and ...
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The Big Redesign: What’s Next for the prophetic ministry?

The 'prophetic movement' have their work cut out for them when it comes to modernising their approach to prophetic ministry ...
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The missing word

I've been musing over King David's brilliant enroute-to-Jerusalem worship lyrics, "How good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in ...
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That irreversable grace

Just as you begin to think you have an understanding of God's lavish and extravagant grace, you make a fresh ...
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What Will God Be Like in 100 Years?

The pace of change today is simply breathtaking. Nothing and no-one is exempt, the only thing  guaranteed for the future ...
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In the hands of prophets – charcoal drawings

Charcoal drawing is messy, creative and rewarding fun. I guess nearly everyone has had a go at drawing with it, ...
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Preaching to turn the lights on.

There is nothing worse than a poor sermon. The problem is we have grown up with the false teaching that ...
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What prophets eat in the night

Do you know what prophets eat in the night? It's a strange thing to ponder, and I doubt if you ...
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Stand still?

There is nothing worse than that moment when you can't make a choice and your brain freezes. It is like ...
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Brexit and the rediscovered truth…

Where does the Church stand on the issue of the UK's exit from the European Union? It is an emotive ...
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The 19 word sermon you need to hear.

There is a good deal of controversy as to the exactness of Winston Churchill's famous maxim, “Never, never, never give ...
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National ‘Encourage-Someone’ day

I often wonder who it is that decides that a day out of our calendar is to be set apart ...
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Don’t despise the day of small things…

Small acts of faith can have massive outcomes. Jesus encouraged his disciples that if they had faith as small as ...
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Do you understand the gospel?

Do you know what the gospel is all about - do you understand it well? I'm not sure if Einstein ...
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God’s Now-Word for the Church in Europe’s chaos

Europe is in the clutches of deep, dark chaos. Open a newspaper and the message that greets you is the ...
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Remain or Exit?

Today, in the United Kingdom the population gather around the ballot box to decide whether to remain in Europe or ...
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5 reasons you need to make sermon notes

Imagine the folly of a policeman taking a witness statement, and instead of making notes, he nods his head, occasionally ...
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Waiting for the new prophets.

With the exception of the Pensacola revival led by the Turkish Born, American Evangelist Stephen Hill in which over a ...
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Always more than restoration.

One of the buzzwords in the 1980's was the word, "restoration'. For those who already know about it, it came ...
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A certain degree of theology needed!

Elim Bible College made a significant impact on my life. More importantly, although it was a hosted in a superb ...
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Just dive in!

Jerusalem, AD33 and around three thousand people have just responded in faith to the quickening work of the Holy Spirit ...
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The glorious Church!

As a brand new Christian saved in a Pentecostal crusade with the thick smoke of fire and brimstone preaching swirling around me and the ...
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Prayer – developing a wider vocabulary.

One of the biggest benefits of reading the book of Psalms daily is that it develops our 'prayer-vocabulary'.  Sometimes we ...
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We’re the same – but different!

The Church is not a building made up of stone, wood, steel or glass, but a dynamic living organism made ...
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Heal the sick and raise the dead.

In 1995 I visited Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship for two weeks and stood, sat and laid on the carpet, amazed at ...
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Re-engaging the Power of God

"Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay." (Mt 10:8) The Stradivarius ...
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Oh God!

There is an unmistakable desire for intimacy with God that prevails upon those who  desire to see the emergence of a church that ...
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What about fleeces?

How do we know what God wants us to do? Do we still have the option to throw down a ...
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Engaging the young prophets.

How do we encourage and engage our young children to be a part of the prophetic community?((Indeed the challenge goes ...
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Full access to God

Having free and unfettered access to the immediate Presence of God is truly awesome in the richest and deepest meaning ...
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Contending for life-transforming repentance.

Luther's  first thesis, written in Latin and translated and nailed to the heavy oak door of the Church in Wittenberg ...
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Discerning of spirits. #neglected gifts

Discerning of Spirits. Have we have relegated this gift and changed its remit to fit our own agenda? It is ...
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The emerging gold.

Ephesians 4:11 is finding its way back into our bible. "And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the ...
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Final thoughts…

It has been said that some of the most important things that a person has to say in life are ...
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All seeing in secret…

Our great source of comfort, and something that we have a tendency to forget quickly is the omnipresence of God ...
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Perspective

Perspective matters. It should dictate the way that we pray, read our bibles, think and live our lives. The apostle ...
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Time for the Reset button?

One of the hard things to come to terms with in this present day is that to some extent things ...
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You did it to me.

Refugees are risking their lives to leave war-torn countries such as Syria, Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan, journeying to safer European countries ...
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Talking of Tongues…

I'm not sure that we have fully understood the immense value of the God-given ability to speak in other tongues ...
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Build ever so carefully.

This blog will provoke you. These are days of great opportunity, challenge and concern.It is very easy to have a ...
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Keep your eyes on the ball

Keep your eye on the ball! There are many distractions in life and ministry and the focus of our hearts ...
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Five things you don’t want to hear about the gifts of the Spirit

When Paul, by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit encouraged the Corinthian Church that the Holy Spirit made various spiritual gifts ...
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When you can’t improve the story.

Jesus told an expert in the law of Moses a parable, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, ...
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What Wikipedia can’t tell you about walking with God

Wikipedia is brilliant! It's not always accurate, but the concept is nevertheless, brilliant. There are some things that Wikipedia will ...
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Making Paul proud

A long time ago, in the days when there were dragons, I was introduced to a Church on the platform on ...
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The question that never goes away.

It goes without saying that as Christians we want to live a life that is pleasing to God. Because of ...
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The main thing we never tell new Christians about prayer…

One of the most significant discoveries when we first come to faith in Christ is that God not only hears our ...
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The Resurgence of Awe

My prophetic word for the Church is that I have an overwhelming conviction that we are about to see a ...
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Prophet without honour?

In a previous article we have been unpacking a little of what Jesus was saying in Mark 6:4; “A prophet ...
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Prophets – between a rock and a hard place…

Prophets! When it comes to the subject of prophets in the 21st Century you have to feel a little bit ...
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An audacious plan

It is a long time since the Church encountered an individual with fiery, burning vision like Wesley, Whitfield, Knox and Edwards ...
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Looking for Revival

After nearly 111 years since revival on the shores of Britain, there is an understandable appetite for revival these days ...
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What kind of face do you have?

Have you washed your face recently? Strange question, but behind it lies a serious challenge. I recently got to thinking ...
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Our great satisfaction

One of the maxims in life that you soon come to terms with, but are always anxious about is, 'change ...
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God speaks – in different ways

How does God speak to us today? The answer is that God speaks through His Word, through preaching , prayer and ...
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Pentecost continues…

The energy displayed in the opening pages of its history in the book of Acts is to say the least, ...
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Don’t just make your mark in history…

We're all familiar with the exhortation from Paul the apostle, "Do your best to present yourself to God as one ...
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Walking by faith. No footprints.

I love the narrative that tells the story of Peter walking on water. It's a story loaded with meaning, lessons ...
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Methusaleh – a long life wasted?

Have you ever sat down and worked your way through the years of the first few generations of mankind (Genesis ...
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70 prophecies but no prophets…

We are living under a new, and better covenant than Old Testament days, and the message that flows from the ...
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Character & Gifting – the old chestnut!

It’s time we dispelled a myth. We don’t just want our leaders and churches to be filled with excellent, godly ...
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The Spirit level

Jonathan Edwards, the great reformer, theologian and evangelist said that, "the task of every generation is to discover the direction ...
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The Transfiguration – more questions than answers?

The transfiguration of Jesus on a mountain (probably Hermon) near Caesarea Philippi is interesting, not just because of the dynamics ...
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God’s magnificent Church!

This is a strange day we live in. Many think that we have never had it so bad and have ...
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At the heart of authentic prophetic ministry

One of the most rigorous challenges to any understanding of the real dynamics of prophetic ministry in our bleak, but ...
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I never knew you like this.

At some point, as you come to a profound, deep life-changing discovery of the holiness of God, you will inevitably ...
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Mentoring the prophets

The whole issue of ‘mentoring’ previously, produced a significant amount of responses. Understandably the problem is not in the concept, ...
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Restoring hope

Restoration can be one of the most exciting and incredible  events in life. The transition between the heartache of discovering ...
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Character

Character is our commitment to doing the right thing regardless of the personal cost. It's been said that character is ...
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Why we may need to apologise to John the Baptist.

The Bible tells us about some extraordinary acts of faith and obedience exhibited in the lives of ordinary people in ...
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Irresponsibility

When prophetic people should just know better There have been times where prophetic ministry, left to its own devices has ...
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How to respond to a prophetic word

There are few things in life as encouraging as when God speaks to you through the ministry of the prophetic ...
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Timing Issues . . .

You can tell the depth of profound intimacy that a prophet has with Jesus, by taking a look at the ...
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Obedience Matters

Don’t be surprised if you hear prophetic exhortation to obey the Lord with gladness, right in the middle of difficult ...
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Facing Realities

One of the biggest lessons anyone with an international prophetic ministry probably has to learn both quickly and urgently, is ...
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Raising up the endtimes prophets.

I've been on the end of some weird facebook comments recently (all deleted!)and seen some of the strange things that ...
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Increasing the anointing . . .

I can only think of two people that I have met in the last 34 years who wouldn't say a ...
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That most ferocious loyalty.

It has been said that God moves in seasons, and that like the sea, the outpouring(s) of His Spirit come ...
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Even servants & handmaidens

Life is one big adventure. We all encounter pain, sorrow and sadness as well as joy in our experience of ...
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Your Ministry?

Have you noticed that people have a tendency under pressure to go to extremes? You have probably noticed it with ...
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Hearing God

Prophetic ministry is known for its ability to hear what God is saying, but almost all the prophetic people I ...
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The gift of interpretation.

I found it interesting that when I looked up the subject of interpretation of tongues on the internet, that most ...
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The return of the Vengeance of God

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I ...
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Where are the prophets when you need them?

You might be asking that very question because of the insurmountable difficulty of the situation that faces you, or because ...
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What our ministry is really about.

Have you noticed that people have a tendency under pressure to go to extremes? You have probably noticed it with ...
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An imperative for prophets

Two things alone spoiled my recent 6,000 feet paragliding descent jump from the side of Babadag Mountain in Fethiye; there ...
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The Smith Wigglesworth Prophecy -1947

“During the next few decades there will be two distinct moves of the Holy Spirit across the Church in Great ...
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Coaching the prophets

There is a distinct, shared passion that is shared, and highly evident among mature prophets when it comes to prophetic ...
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Prophets in the shadows…

There is a chance that Flavius Josephus, the Jewish historian may be wrong when he states that between the time ...
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Elements of the prophetic – fog and mist!

Sometimes God uses prophets to speak into what appears to be for us, a time of fog and mist. In ...
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Nothing to say.

Prophets, artists and musicians all have one thing in common - they need inspiration to work at their best. Anyone ...
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Facing tomorrow

Christians have an unfair advantage in life when it comes to facing the challenges that the future hold. That advantage ...
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Naming Elders!

It is interesting to note that in the account where Moses appoints seventy elders for Israel and brings them before ...
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Restoring the blazing fire of passion for Christ

Prophets sometimes lose their place in the purposes of God. Discouragement can get the best of them, resulting in them ...
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Be a member of the Church!

One of the questions that is raised often is whether the prophetic ministry should necessarily be a member of the ...
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The return of the Sons of Issachar…

When God said that he would shake everything that could be shaken so that our confidence would rest in Christ ...
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Thinking Jacob’s thought…

If there is one thing that the prophetic ministry will bring both to the Church and to the individual, it ...
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The right time.

You can tell the depth of profound intimacy that a prophet has with Jesus, by taking a look at the ...
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Bread is not enough…

Dieticians all over the world assent to the obvious truth that you can't live by bread alone. It seems a ...
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Vacancy: Prophet needed?

Comparison is not always a good or healthy thing - especially when it comes to comparing the prophets of today ...
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Does imagination have a role in prophecy?

With just the smallest glance at some of the prophetic writings of scripture (such as Ezekiel's primary vision of the ...
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Isaiah 40 – a new prophetic paradigm?

Isaiah's prophecy in chapter 40 is a breath-taking one that deserves our full attention, particularly as we urge those who ...
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The Prophetic Pareto principle?

There is an area of concern at large on the internet that have grave concerns about the accuracy of prophetic ...
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When God’s people don’t listen

The painful question that church leaders may sometimes have to ask is, ‘why don’t people listen to the encouragement that ...
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The certain sound of the heart of God

 It is thought by many that prophets have a mandate from heaven to discern the mind, will and intention of ...
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Do prophets prophesy at will?

RT Kendall says of the prophetic ministry, 'You can't turn it on, and you can't turn it off!' But can ...
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Holiness & Glory

Holiness and the glory of God seems to be the topic of many excited discussions today, and not without good ...
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Your lake is full

Your lake is full, even when your net is empty! In the remarkable account of Jesus’ instructing the disciples to ...
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Mentoring or monitoring prophetic ministry?

I would hazard a guess that 95% of prophetically gifted individuals would would function more confidently if they were given ...
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Putting prophets in their place…

How would you, or other members of your church vote for the role of prophets, if it was a secret ...
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Having the final word.

People often forget most of what you say, but do sometimes remember accurately your last remark. The last word of ...
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3 hindrances to hearing God

All prophetic ministries know that there are three ways that God speaks, excepting of course, for His audible voice. And ...
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Prophets use the rear view mirror…

In life generally, especially whilst driving, if you focus too much on what is behind you, trouble awaits you. The ...
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Mistaking the shadows of the mountain for men

Judges 9 tells an intriguing story. I will let you venture upon that event at your own discretion, but it ...
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Five things the Church expect from prophets.

As you can imagine, in the context of prophetic ministry there is a bottom line. No man is an island, ...
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Unlocking your true potential.

The public image of the prophetic ministry has been something of a spin-doctor’s delight. A constant flow of signs and ...
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Horizons – obscurity and profile

Do you know how to deal with obscurity as well as profile? Paul Cain warned a prophet once about the ...
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Defining strangeness!

Richard Baxter, one of the great Puritan ministers said that, “there is no divinity in devices”, I would take that ...
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Prophets – you belong in Church

Prophets – you belong in Church! AWOL Prophets are not a good thing! I frequently get emails from people who ...
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A crisis of confidence – talking down the talking up?

We’re facing a crisis of confidence about prophetic ministry unlike anything we have faced before. Here’s the picture, and it’s ...
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