To be prophetic in this movement is highly prized… in fact we could go as far as to say there is a mutation of the prophetic in essence above everything else… People who have bought into the Wow factor of signs & wonders.- come on God Amaze me mindset… are always looking out for the next thing… they will tell you God is always doing a new thing & we need to catch the “Now” so heres where the deception kicks in…. that actually is true…
God is always moving & doing new things, His mercies for sure are new everyday… he does not stand still & there will come a day when this earth will pass away at his mighty hand…. that will sure be a new thing… BUT everything God does & says will fit perfectly with his written word it will not contradict it whatsoever…. It will be in keeping with everything written & everything Jesus spoke of when he walked on the earth..
In this River movement just about EVERYTHING is perceived as prophetic – everything a sign. & weird connections made. & so high significance is made about the all the connections. Furthermore, in the context of being in a meeting – the ones leading will often state: God is saying xxx well he probably is, but not because of the connections, but by & because of his Word. This kind of thing perpetuates the thinking that one “sign” – “thought” – “connection” leads to another – its up & running then – with no checks & balances on its way to la la land… it happens so much – that now this practice has become the norm…
People see posters & adverts or people wearing a certain coloured coat in the street & make prophetic connections, or a certain thing occurs that confirms what they were already considering – & they allow God to speak through that.
In the church we see prophetic art & prophetic acts (such as splashing people with water) all with their unique form of interpretation…. weighed against nothing else except our feelings & hyped up expectations for God to move. When the definition of Prophecy means the forthtelling of God.. what God has done & what he will do & the nature of his heart. –everything always pointing to his Glory.
I think we have trained people to look for prophetic connections in everything & if thats the case of course, connections can be made between all sorts of things all the time… There is always coincidence, but by the time we have worked through all these links we have allowed ourselves to be lead not by God, but by the words of Man, our feelings & superstition…. Yes SUPERSTITION… see a black cat – have a bad day what’s the difference.?
- When Foolish ‘Prophets’ Spew Witchcraft Curses Over You. (greatriversofhope.wordpress.com)