Have you ever been in a meeting where all the saints prophesy?

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.


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5 responses to “Have you ever been in a meeting where all the saints prophesy?

  • norma j hill - penandpapermama

    Just to let you know – I really do like this post. So much that I’ve checked back every day (a whole week) since you posted it, to see what other people might say. I’ll keep checking! 🙂

    (And yes, I checked the previous article too)

  • lawdawg23

    Thanks, Norma! I’ve been checking back myself, hoping someone will leave their thoughts. It’s like that, though. Usually it’s with the posts I think lots of people will respond to that no one does, and vice versa. Oh well. Such is life! 🙂

  • Chris Thomas

    I think of all the verses on prophecy, the one that has most impressed me is that we should each speak, as it were, the very words of God. There should be a certain ease about it, a “natural supernatural.”

    • Josh

      No doubt, Chris. I like that expression-“natural supernatural.” Sure tracks with my own experience and observation of the kind of prophecy Paul was referring to in 1 Corinthians 14.

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