Welcome to an open agenda! Throughout the years, I’ve maintained several websites, some of which have been written to encourage churches and Christians to engage more with the Prophetic Ministry and gifts of the Spirit.
Others were written with a purpose of sharing a more scripture-based perspective on the prophetic ministry, as well as encouraging those on the fringe to step up and be more than spectators.
There are enough books and websites available today to give you everything you need to know about prophets and prophecy. Despite my lack of expertise, I am happy if the tiniest comment I have written here proves useful to you. For any struggling with feelings of irrelevance or lack of opportunity in ministry, I understand and relate closely, but I urge you to remain faithful and keep pressing into God. Things can change in a heartbeat.
Here, with An Open Agenda I am attempting to write with a focus on sharing some of the things that are on my heart and to challenge, provoke and encourage faith so that people intentionally step out into the things God has planned for them.
I have a real heart-felt desire to restore hope in the heart of the believer by providing a scripture-honouring approach to the prophetic ministry. In recent years, some prophetic ministries, especially in the US, have been given bad publicity, but I believe this is a good time to retune our sense of reason and purpose whilst facing the obstacles before us in a positive manner, holding other prophets and ministries in respect.
We have much to gain by guiding each other, not how not to do something, but how to. God is with us and not against us, we too must express this across the entire Church. Sure, some things are weird, but then so were some of the prophets of old!
In a world stricken by pandemics, it is easy for people to lose sight of what God is doing, what He has promised, and how the Holy Spirit wants to empower them to accomplish great things both as individuals, and more importantly corporately as the body of Christ.
I hope you feel the same, but when we pray for people or encourage them, especially with prophetic words, we want to bring something of the presence of God to them.
Our lives are shaped by the Old Testament prophets; they are like the hour hand of a clock, while the prophetic ministry (when it is accurately communicating the burden of the Lord and the emancipating heart of God) resembles the minute hand.
It is only together that we can truly begin to comprehend the hour; showing what God has done, is doing and what lies ahead, redeeming the hour because the days are evil.
So, thanks for visiting, I am going to write freely what comes to mind – most of it may not be of much significance, however, being aware of my own limitations, I am going to try my best to make you feel like you are my only reader. Or maybe you are.
Keep trusting the Lord – You will not be disappointed!
Jon & Kerry