PASTOR RAS: It is amazing to me. With all this, getting Words of Knowledge about people by looking into their future telling something that will happen to them, you are kind of going out on a limb. You are projecting into an unknown area to the lay person. How then, is a person to judge if a prophecy they receive is from a true prophet of God?
God answered this question in Deuteronomy 18:10-:22. If it comes to pass, then it is of God. If it does not come to pass do not fear the prophet that gave the word.
PROPHET KENT: God answered this question in Deuteronomy 18:10-:22. If it comes to pass, then it is of God. If it does not come to pass do not fear the prophet that gave the word. He did not say that he is a false prophet, just not to fear him, because he spoke presumptuously.
A prophet must always remember that he is merely the human being chosen to deliver a word from the Holy Spirit. He must not let his emotions enter his mind so that he will not be influenced by his flesh. It is easy for a prophet because of his compassion to see people healed, delivered, set free from poverty etc….to presumptuously say, “God’s going to heal you!” That is what the prophet wants to see happen. He does not have the authority to say anything unless he first hears the Holy Spirit say it. Even if the Holy Spirit revealed, through a Word of Knowledge to the prophet, a sickness a person may have, it is presumption to go ahead and say, “You are going to be healed.” The Holy Spirit only revealed the sickness. He did not say he would be healed. Our carnal mind, however, wants to say God is going to take care of this matter right now. That is not always the way the Lord does it.
I have had the Lord have me prophesy to a person that he would have to wait for God to send him to another minister to receive his healing. This individual came to a service I was ministering at wearing a battery pack attached to his waist. It sent electrical shocks to his nerve endings in his back to keep them from dying while he recovered from major back surgery. This individual had worked for the electric company reading meters. His job required him to climb and jump over fences. The Jarring of his back while completing these tasks had destroyed five vertebras in his back. Doctors surgically placed two metal rods in his back and told him he would probably never walk again. I told him what the lord had said, that He would send another minister to pray for him. However, my flesh desperately wanted to tell him that he was going to receive his healing that night! The kindest thing I could have done for him was to give him the word from the Lord exactly as I had received it.
Not long after I prophesied to him he attended a meeting where Benny Hinn was ministering. Sure enough, Benny Hinn prayed for him and he was healed. The man has had ex-rays of his back made since the night Benny Hinn prayed for him and the metal rods do not show on the ex-ray. He now works for Benny Hinn’s ministry and has had many opportunities to give his testimony of healing.