HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
Prophecy And Experiences Must Be Tested By The Church Community.
In 1 Corinthians 14, Paul teaches that when a prophecy is given in the church, it should be tested by the church. Listen to what he says:
“Two or three prophets should speak, and the others should weigh carefully what is said” (1 Corinthians 14:29).
The word “weigh” can be translated as “judge.” The church was supposed to judge the prophecy and not just accept it. Jesus said, “My sheep hear my voice and they will not follow the voice of another” (John 10:4–5). We must test the prophecy by what the other sheep are discerning. This is a practical way to discern God’s will in areas that are not clearly expressed in Scripture. Proverbs 11:14 says, “There is safety in the multitude of counsellors,” or it can be translated, as “There is victory in the multitude of counsellors.”
God will often help us confirm through the counsel of mature believers.