Since beginning this blog about a year and a half ago I’ve written 63 posts. WordPress is kind enough to keep a running tab of how many hits each post receives, which ones receive the most traffic from search engines, and various other statistics. You might find it interesting (at least I do) to know that the most frequented post of all the ones I’ve written is the article on What it means to prophesy.
If you haven’t read the article, check it out. Leave your thoughts either here or there. I’d love to know what you think about this issue. In the churches Paul established there was no Head but Christ. All the saints were taught and trained to look to Him as the invisibile Leader of the assembly, made visible through the every-member functioning of the Body. They were encouraged to prophesy-to speak the truth of Christ to one another in love. This kind of Body ministry was of primary benefit to the church itself, though it also held the power to convict the heart of any unbeliever who might be present in the assembly, opening His eyes to see the Lord.
The first time I was ever in a meeting like the one spoken of in 1 Corinthians 14 I didn’t even recognize it as a “meeting.” But it was glorious, I knew that much. And sitting through fifteen minutes of it did more for me than a hundred hours’ worth of the best sermons I’d ever heard.
Have you ever been in a meeting like this? Perhaps you could share your own experience. Either way I would love to hear your thoughts on this passage.