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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:23:01 +1300
NOTE:  Below are some replies that Terry Somerville collected
after his provocative article on the state of the Prophetic movement:

-by Terry Somerville.

(Note: Some letters have been abbreviated, or had names removed -Ed.)

Marja writes:
...Nowhere else could a Prophet get away with as much as in
North America. In any other country the Spiritual leaders would
speak up and say... enough!

Unknown writes:
... I am so blessed as I just came across your article "Balaam and
the Prophetic movement."  I can hardly believe somebody finally
wrote this article and I am having an even harder time believing it
got posted on a prophetic forum!  Andre and I have been concerned
about the "Balaam factor" for some time now, and we've also been
bewildered as we've seen most every christian we meet run in that
direction without thinking twice.....

Earlier this year or last I actually took down notes from the Lord
about how Balaam was manifesting in the prophetic movement,
and hoped to write an article about it also...but so much to say,
and write, I don't always get time and energy to do it!  So, it's
great you have.  I really appreciated the way you were able to
speak forthrightly but also without the judgmental and cutting
edge some of the "prophets" use who speak against these things
in the church.  I see that your heart is for the church, and you are
addressing the sin itself without condemning the sinners, but
rather calling them to think, rather than ramming them for missing
it.  I so appreciate that Terry, and I find it rare in many of the
words/teachings out there these days. It seems people gravitate
to one extreme or the other - either all love and grace, OR
correction but with a heavy and critical spirit. Sigh.

I have felt the same thing re. the gold dust etc.  It makes no sense
to me.  In the bible, all the signs and wonders were unto something.
I did a study on all the verses I could find re. signs and wonders
and every time Jesus speaks about them it is in the context of
reaching out to the lost!  There was a PURPOSE.  They testified
of Jesus.  The miracles in the Bible also benefitted those to whom
they were given - people were healed!  These signs of gold dust
etc. seem to be like things that are tempting people to go oo and
ahh at the supernatural - but as you wrote, there is no focus
coming from it on the Lord Himself.

False Christs and False apostles - Jesus did say they would come.
Thank goodness there are still some who are true and who are
discerning the times and the spirits.

Kimberley writes:
Right now most prophetic leadership I know is fully supporting this
whole "signs and wonders movement" as a thing in itself.  You
helped me to understand what I was trying to articulate in this
regard - antichrist REPLACES something.  This is what I see in
the prophetic culture I've been exposed to.

... I know there are many out there who have seen and discerned
things, but there voices get drowned out by the church's mindsets
which keep them from receiving truth.  I guess when one has been
immersed in the noise of all the hoopla for so long, the real thing
actually looks like an intruder.  But I do wait in hope to see how
the Lord will reveal HIMSELF in the midst of where the prophetic
has gone astray. We have so much to learn...thank goodness the
Lord never stops reaching out to help us come back to the Centre
when we stumble.

Marja writes:
My daughter used to go to the YOUTH in ----.  She finally had
to pull out. It was going too far. Lot of it. One guy would come to
Town from time to time and say in his Crusades... real Signs are
happening !

To me.. the greatest sign and wonder is Changed Life ! That is the
kind of sign God is after..

But, he said, when he preached...he would have BLOOD come out
of his hands. The people were screaming and swooning. I said to
my daughter that is OCCULTIC in origin. That is old Stigmata from
the Roman Catholic Occultic Camp. We do not go there.  She
said...how do you know it is bad ? I said...ask God.So,she did
and God said...they are asking for SIGNS and I give them a sign
of Jonah !

.... So, that is one reason,why she pulled off the whole Youth
Group in ---  . Then right after... they went to drugs... drinking, sex
and lots of boys are into homosexuality.

What I am saying is...that many of these young people are
ignorant. Not purposely foolish. They actually do NOT know,what
to think and believe. If we focus on experiences...yes...we can all
get lost in some never-never land ! That is the problem.

Ria writes:
The prophets of the Bible gave warnings and encouragement. The
two always went hand in hand. There were never any "promises"
of a good life, a bright future, the windows of heaven pouring
mega-bucks into my bank account, blessings galore, without very
stern admonishment of sin and a warning to be obedient NOW. A
friend told me just before the end of last year one of the pastors
of a church in Soweto "prophesied" to his congregation that in the
new year God will give them all BMW´s.....

~SOURCE: "Totalchange.org"