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  • Writer's pictureRICHARD DEAN BROOKS



20Do not treat prophecies with contempt 21but test them all; hold on to what is good,

5: 20-21   We shouldn’t make fun of those who don’t agree with what we believe (“ treat prophecies with contempt”), but we should always “test them all,” checking people’s words against the Bible. We are on dangerous ground if we laugh at a person who speaks the truth. God has often spoken through prophets, inspiring them with specific messages for particular times and places. The gift of prophecy is less about predicting future events than about bringing messages from God under the direction of the Holy Spirit to the body of believers. This gift provides insight, warning, correction, and encouragement to God’s people (Acts 15: 32), edifying the believers (1   Corinthians 14: 5, 10-12). More Christians should seek this gift today. On one hand, prophecies spoken should not be ignored or treated with contempt because the words are from God; on the other hand, Paul advocates comparing what people say with what the Bible says. A true prophecy will never contradict what the Bible says.Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible.

ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and always refer to GODS word in seeing what we are told by someone to insure we are being told scripural truths and not what humans want us to beleive!! by RICHARD DEAN BROOKS

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