Modern Day Myths About Prophecy

Myth #1Only a few special people are called to prophesy.

What the Bible says: Everyone has a gift and may use their gift.

1 Corinthians 14:26, “How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.

1 Corinthians 14:31, ” For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.”

Myth #2Asking for the gifts opens us up to demonic deception.

What the Bible says: God gives good gifts to his children.

Luke 11: 9-13, “And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.  For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened.  For if a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?  Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

I Corinthians 14:1, “Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.

Myth #3When the Holy Spirit gives us a gift, He must keep on giving it to us again when we need to use it.

What the Bible says: The Holy Spirit gives the gift; we use it by faith.

I Corinthians 12:11(Amp), “All these endowments, (gifts) are inspired and brought to pass by one and the same Holy Spirit, Who apportions, (gives) to each person individually as He chooses.”

Romans 12:6 (Amp), “Having gifts that differ according to the grace given us, let us use them: He whose gift is prophecy, let him prophesy according to the proportion of his faith.”