1 Corinthians 14 gives us our definitions of prophecy:
“Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy. For anyone who speaks in a tongue does not speak to men but to God. Indeed, no one understands him; he utters mysteries with his spirit. But everyone who prophesies speaks to men for their strengthening, encouragement, and comfort” (verses 1-3).
“For you can all prophesy in turn so that everyone may be instructed and encouraged” (verse 31).
“[T]herefore my brothers, be eager to prophesy” (verse 39).
Notice the repetition of “eagerly.” We are told to seek to prophecy with enthusiasm. If we mix our God-given, divine creativity with that eagerness to prophesy, we’re in the realm of prophetic art.
We’ve gathered a few solid resources for beginning and growing in the prophetic. Click on the image icons for more information.
Basic Training for the Prophetic Ministry :: In his equipping book, Kris Vallatton explains the distinction between the office of a prophet and the gift of prophecy–reminding us that we are all to eagerly seek and practice the gift of prophecy. This mighty resource gives us tools and skills to do so.
The Prophetic Voice :: Explore the essence of prophecy through stories alternated with prophetic principles. Discover how the gift of prophecy functions in a practical way and how God passionately wants to speak to all of us.
You All May Prophesy :: The title says it all: Thompson reminds us that prophecy is a vital part of our spiritual practice, and he helps us understand the ways God is already speaking to us while also helping us hear in ways we have yet discovered.