A Inspirational Gift
The gift of prophecy edifies, exhorts, and comforts, I Corinthians 14:3; it helps us build up or strengthen; and should lead us to the Word of God. It is the ministry of the Holy Spirit to convict of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment to come. John 16:8-11.
Prophecy is bringing to light secret motives of the heart.. Revelation 2:3....when Jesus is speaking forth the strength and weaknesses of the 7 churches in Asia. Prophecy is a divinely inspired and anointed utterance; a supernatural proclamation in a known language. It is the manifestation of the Spirit of God ~ not of intellect. I Corinthians 12:7. It may be possessed and operated by all who have the infilling of the Holy Spirit. I Corinthians 14:31.
Intellect, faith, and will are operative in this gift, but its exercise is not intellectually based. It is calling forth words from the Spirit of God. The gift of prophecy operates when there is high worship...See I Samuel 10::5-6, when other prophets are present....See I Samuel 10:9-10, and when hands are laid on you by ministers. See Acts 19:1-6
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