Prophetic ministers speak words of encouragement, edification, comfort, and strength in the spirit of 1 Corinthians 14:1 and 3: “Pursue love and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy . . . He who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men.”
Trained members of the Awakening House of Prayer staff serve all those who sign up for prophetic ministry. We sincerely desire to hear from the Lord on behalf of those coming for ministry, so that they may be encouraged and built up in their faith. We invite you to come receive a word from our prophetic ministry teams. Currently, prophetic ministry monthly on Friday nights. That ministry times will grow as we train more staff. Read FAQs about our Prophecy Rooms below the video.
Our Prophecy Room hours are Friday nights at 7:00 and closing at 9:00 p.m. When you arrive, you’ll be asked to sign in. We pray on a first-come, first serviced basis.
Awakening Prophecy Rooms FAQ
What is prophecy?
“For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy” (Rev 19:10).
Prophecy is the testimony of Jesus. It can take the form of spoken words or pictures Jesus supernaturally inspires. Jesus is the source of all prophecy.
Is prophecy similar to a psychic reading?
In no way. The Bible condemns spiritism, mediums, the occult and psychics (see Leviticus 20:27 and Deuteronomy 18:10-13). Horoscopes, tarot cards, astrology, fortune tellers, palm readings, and séances fall into this category.
Sometimes psychics know things that should be impossible for them to know—but they get this information from familiar spirits. The Bible says; “For even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore, it is no great thing if his ministers also disguise themselves as ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works” (2 Corinthians 11:14-15).
Psychics are tapping into the spirit realm illegally. They get information from demons in order to make them a slave to spiritism. Remember, Jesus told us in John 10:10 “The thief does not come, except to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” Do not give the devil an opportunity to harm you turning to spirits other than the Spirit of God for guidance.
What is the purpose of prophecy? What is the purpose of prophecy?
“But he who prophesies speaks to men for their edification and exhortation and comfort” (1 Corinthians 14:3).
God uses the simple gift of prophecy to build up and encourage members of the Body of Christ by releasing supernaturally-inspired utterances that generally fall into three categories:
1. Edification: When prophecy manifests as edification, its purpose is to build someone up, to strengthen them.
2. Exhortation: When prophecy manifests as exhortation, it is meant to strongly encourage or urge someone to do something.
3. Comfort: When prophecy manifests as comfort, its purpose is to ease and bring freedom from emotional pain or constraint.
What should I expect?
All prophecy should build you up and encourage you to go forward in your relationship with the Lord or bring comfort in a difficult situation.
The prophetic gift of 1 Corinthians 14:3, also known as the simple gift of prophecy, does not include the release of directive words or words of correction. That is part of the office of prophet. Therefore, our prophetic ministry does not offer directive words to members outside of our community.
- How do I respond to personal prophecy?
A genuine prophetic utterance never contradicts the written Word of God. The prophetic should always nurture your personal relationship with God.
- You must be the judge of the prophetic words you receive. You are responsible for seeking the Lord as to their authenticity and application. Prophetic words should always be judged within the larger context of His written Word, the witness of your spirit and counsel of elders, among other things. You can read Jennifer’s book: Did the Spirit of God Say That? to learn more.
- All prophecy is partial. According to 1 Corinthians 13:9, “For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.” The prophecy you receive in our Prophecy Rooms may be one piece of a puzzle you’re trying to solve.
Prophecy is also progressive. As we mature in the Lord, He will highlight and explain more or confirm details concerning His plan and will.
- Personal prophecy is usually conditional. We must steward the prophecies and make war with the prophecies when the enemy brings situations into our lives that defy a true prophetic word (1 Tim. 1:18).
Prophetic words require faith and trust to obtain and fulfill. We cannot “make it happen,” but we can cooperate with God to assure it will happen in His timing.
- Our teams record all prophetic words. If you want a copy of the word you receive, they will be made available to you. Simply fill out the order form, and your word will be provided to you at nominal cost.
Prayerfully listen to the prophecy again and again and ask God to bring you further revelation as to His plan and destiny for your life.
- Something prophesied in the present tense may actually refer to something in the future, and vice versa.
Don’t make major decisions based on a prophetic word. It was never God’s intent for you to be led by prophecy, but to be “led by the Spirit” (Rom. 8:14). Don’t neglect God’s Word, prayer, wisdom, mature counsel and your inward spiritual witness when making major decisions.
- Don’t be too quick to judge a prophetic word as false. There are many variables that go into making a prophetic word come to pass. Remember, all prophecy is conditional. Timing, prayer, faith, obedience and preparation are also key issues.
Don’t be surprised if things go completely opposite to what was prophesied to you for a season. Things usually get worse before they get better after having received a prophetic word, though not always. Patiently hold fast to the promises of God (Heb. 6:11-12).
- What else do I need to know?
Prophecy does not authenticate character. The absence of rebuke or correction in a prophetic word in no way justifies the character or lifestyle of the individual receiving it. Not because God fails to mention a particular sin does it mean that He either doesn’t know or doesn’t care. Personal prophecy was never given for the purpose of exposing people’s sins. We don’t judge our “correctness” by personal prophecy, but by the Word of God.
- Never use personal prophecy to justify a personal decision, position or action. This is called spiritual pride and can lead to deception. Be careful that you do not allow your personal desires, wants and aspirations to cloud or influence your judgment and ability to properly interpret and respond to God’s word for your life.
- Present-day prophets are not infallible. Even a true prophet is capable of making mistakes or mixing a true word with error. Just as we should never accept a false prophet because of a true prophecy, we should never reject a true prophet because of a wrong prophecy. If after careful judgment part or all of your prophetic word is found to be inaccurate, then bring it to our attention in a spirit of meekness rather than condemnation. Remember Paul’s admonition to “Examine all things. Firmly hold onto what is good” (1 Thess. 5: 21).
- Independence and isolation can neutralize and nullify your word. God’s intended environment and context for prophetic fulfillment is in the place of community and plurality as forming part of the whole, not isolation and singularity which are often the evidence of an independent spirit. To persist in your independence is a radical opposition to the will of God being fulfilled in your life.
- The prophetic was meant to build rather than just bless (1 Corinthians 14:3-4). If your current understanding and focus for seeking prophetic ministry is one of being blessed by nice, flattering words from the mouth of God without any kind of adjustment or application towards God’s building process being activated in your life as He works on bringing you into maturity, then you have totally missed what the purpose of the prophetic is truly all about.