I was on Facebook and saw this video by J.D. King and Steve Gray. It you take what Steve says here in context, it is quite concerning to put it lightly. He show concept for the voice of God in the believer’s life.
In the video linked above, Steve Gray states that:
- The Prophetic is for pastors primarily
- Cracks jokes about not receiving the prophetic person
Both of these are very serious concerns. The prophetic ministry is fundamental to the life of the believer. Hearing God’s voice is actually a salvation issue. How can we know we are called until we hear?
Sorry, Steve Gray, the prophetic is not just for pastors
At World Revival Church, they have a weird fixation on pastors. They forget that there is Apostles, Prophets and Teachers. They do not forget the Evangelists. We are their favorite group to hate on regularly…from the pulpit.
However, for Steve to state that pastors should primarily hear God is nonsense. It is also completely unbiblical. This is not just a different take on some text. This goes against the New Testament is about every way.
At the very least, it is odd. Does he also believe that the Acts 2:4 experience is only for pastors as well? It would seem that way.
Despite not prophecy
Do not quench the Spirit. Do not treat prophecies with contempt but test them all; hold on to what is good..
1 Thessalonians 5:19-21
For a leader to openly mock the free gift of the prophetic ministry for all believers is concerning at best. Anyone that moves in the prophetic should be very alarmed by his words. He called giving personal prophecy “stupid words.” Excuse me?
I agree that personal prophecy can be quite messy and pastors do not like messy Christianity. However, the Books of Acts was a pretty messy time for the Church. This was especially true at Corinth.