HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
Prophecy And Experiences Many Times Must Be Tested By Waiting To See If They Come True.
Look at what Moses taught about prophecies:
If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the LORD does not take place or come true, that is a message the LORD has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him (Deuteronomy 18:22).
Sometimes the only way to determine if the prophecy is of God is to wait and see. God told Israel they would know if the prophecy was of him by whether it came true or not. Sometimes we may receive words of prophecy or knowledge from others, and the only thing we can do is write them down and see if they come true or not. Again, we must remember that God’s Word is our ultimate test of a prophecy or experience.
The Colossian cult was exalting experience over the Word of God and therefore had lost connection to the Head. Be careful of any teaching that exalts one person’s experience or calls us to seek experience over God’s Word. These ministries have lost connection to the Head and will ultimately bring believers under bondage to something other than Christ.