Thought this was a good quote from my friend Carla Raes Hey friends!
I've had some conversations with a few of you about growing in hearing God & giving prophetic words to ppl. I just finished reading on the subject and wanted to share.... It's from Ivan & Isabel Allums book, Your Destiny: Unlocking the Impossible Promises of God:
"...Prophecy is not about telling people what they had for lunch yesterday, for breakfast this morning and what colour of pajamas they will wear tomorrow. That is simple revelation and psychics do that all the time. A psychic and a prophet can both very easily give revelation to people although they receive it from very different sources. However, the greatest difference that separates them is that even though both can give revelation only one has the ability or power to reveal the heart of God to others and to release the Kingdom of heaven into their lives right there and then, giving them a hope and a future. When we prophesy we must focus on the Father and His heart, which is the place from where all good things flow. He is the only one who knows the heart of men. There is a big difference when we learn to draw from His heart and not the gift. If we minister out of the gift we simply give information that reaches the head, but when we minister from the Father's heart, we reach the heart of men and connect their hearts with the heart of God. This is what we should experience when we receive prophecies. Prophecy simply reveals and facilitates an encounter with the heart of the Father..."
(For more about the Father's heart, check out Jeremiah 29:11 & 1 Corinthians 2:9)