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Offline Goaty

Prophetic Dreams and Visions.
« on: January 01, 2019, 11:34:27 PM »

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Recently heard someone give a word about Mount Vesuvius. Also heard a few years ago someone else say that the big volcano near Tokyo will erupt.
There have been many dreams and visions about other events.
Anyone had such dreams or visions? Pray that it is ok to share before you post.




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Offline John

Re: Prophetic Dreams and Visions.
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2019, 07:59:04 AM »

What is their view of God?

Is he a bumbling abcent minded old fool, or is he the supreme ruler who knows what he has planned for the future and as a perfect communicator is able to inform those he has chosen to be prophets.

What I'm getting at is God does not make mistakes in his actions or in telling his prophets so his prophets do not make mistakes.

There is a simple test of whether someone is a prophet of God or not.  Those who get it wrong were never prophets of God, never given a message from God and are blasphemers.


So what is the record of your people who 'give a word from God'. Are they telling the truth or what?

Offline Goaty

Re: Prophetic Dreams and Visions.
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2019, 07:36:33 PM »
Probably why in most churches prophecy has ceased.

Offline John

Re: Prophetic Dreams and Visions.
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2019, 06:54:12 AM »
What that there is no spirit of prophercy?

or that churches are two critical?

Offline Goaty

Re: Prophetic Dreams and Visions.
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2019, 09:02:56 PM »
I do believe that the church can be too critical. A Christian prophet, or those who have been given dreams or visions are to give it out if they believe the Lord is telling them to. I do have a concern from my own observations and experience is that those with such gifts don't use them due to the fear of being judged.
Remember that God uses the lowely so that those in positions of athority don't let pride rule their hearts.

Offline John

Re: Prophetic Dreams and Visions.
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2019, 10:44:41 PM »
Reread my post about the nature of God.

They have a message from God. Well if it is from God it will happen. Amos 3:8 applies.

But the church had to evaluate any message and be judgemental.

What do you think a church should do it someone claims to be a prophet, but isn't?
That is say God told me this..... And it doesn't happen.

Offline Goaty

Re: Prophetic Dreams and Visions.
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2019, 11:45:35 PM »
Then we know it did not come from God.

My concern is that it needs handling in compassion and love.

The most common issue with prophecy is that ones own mind can take over from the Holy Spirit and this is easy to do as ones own mind is listening to the word coming through. Yes, one can also be deceived by a counterfit spirit but this is easier to spot.

Prophetic dreams and visions.
Visions are prophetic pictures. They normally take place as they are seen.
Dreams can be like that but are more likely symbolic. I don't like using the term symbolic as it is most often misused and is often given as an excuse for misrepresenting the Scriptures.

Offline John

Re: Prophetic Dreams and Visions.
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2019, 08:38:16 AM »
What do you think is the role of prophercy today?

How should a church teach about it?

Looking at the OT prophercy in the form of telling the future in significant ways was rare.


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