What is the gift of prophecy? Who has it? What is its purpose? How can you hear what God has to say to His people? In The Beginners Guide to the Gift of Prophecy, Jack Deere describes the spiritual gift at work in the Church today. Youll find a balanced overview of the role prophecy plays in the twenty-first-century Church as well as practical guidance for discerning prophetic authenticity and for exercising the gift in your faith community. Youll learn how God speaks today, how to understand His messages, how to avoid deception and false prophets, and how to grow your gift to benefit Gods people. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced prophetic minister, Dr. Deeres honest and thoughtful exploration of this biblical gift will equip you to hear what God is saying.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Nobody Ever Told Me
Chapter 2: Discovering Your Gift
Chapter 3: Learning How God Reveals
Chapter 4: Discerning Gods Voice
Chapter 5: Understanding Gods Meaning
Chapter 6: Avoiding Prophetic Craziness
Chapter 7: Giving Prophetic Messages
Chapter 8: Deceptions, Demons and False Prophets
Chapter 9: Growing in Your Prophetic Gift
Postscript: Enjoying the Symphony
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About the Author
Jack Deere brings practical wisdom to Christians through his teaching ministry, which draws on his experience as a professor at Dallas Theological Seminary and as the bestselling author of Surprised by the Voice of God and Surprised by the Power of the Spirit. He is the senior pastor of Wellspring Church in Fort Worth, Texas.