Recent headlines once again have Pat Robertson in the headlines, this time sharing with us that he believes the Lord has warned him of storms to come. As usual, the critics love this kind of story, and are quick to point out the scam potential, and use these things generally to tarnish the world's perception of Our Faith.
Which has had me thinking about the possibility and fate of modern-day prophets. Does God really still use them? As a pentecostal believer for over ten years now, I've heard a number of prophecies, some which I've taken quite seriously. For instance, I've seen this prophecy from Kenneth Hagin on video, and it is quite powerful, and I'm watching quite closely for signs of its fulfillment, since it is pretty time-specific. Brother Hagin was powerfully gifted in prophecy, and the 2003 prophecy above tracked pretty closely with others he made in 1980 and 1997 .
And of course, we received a somewhat prophetic word at the Round Table back in 2003, from the words of the prophet Isaiah, concerning the impending invasion of Iraq (we won't go back into that just now :-)
This link is a good compilation of scriptures that direct us on the possibility of modern-day prophets.
Faire brothers-in-arms, how does Our Lord lead you in this realm of knowledge? Should we make a diligent effort to discover and discern current prophecy, or just leave it alone?