I used to go to a prophetic church and participate in prophetic ministry. I honestly miss being surrounded by a prophetic community. But prophecy can hurt people way more than it can help people, especially if you’re giving an unwarranted word to someone you don’t know, who doesn’t want it, and you’re wrong.
I had a friend visiting this last weekend and she really wanted to go to a church so we decided to visit one I haven’t been to before, since I don’t have a church here. This experience made me want to find a church even less than I did before.
My friend wanted to talk to a man who had shared a dream when service was over, so we waited. After she spoke to him, he decided that he needed to give me a word, and without asking started hugging me and praying for him. I was uncomfortable the entire time. And he thought it was appropriate to tell me that I’m going to find a great husband soon. I wish I had said something, but I didn’t, and I am literally so mad. Because I have already found my partner. I have already found the person that I want to love for the rest of my life.
One thing that they taught us when I was doing the supernatural school of ministry and learning prophetic ministry is to not give names, dates, mates, or babies. Especially if you have no rapport yet. There are people that I would trust to give me these kinds of word. But not a stranger. Not a man that made me so uncomfortable that I just shut down.
It’s prophecy 101. Learn it.