Sunday, September 02, 2007

lloyd-jones on prophecy

"Prophecy always has the element of direct and immediate inspiration ... Prophecy is un-premeditated, unprepared, the revelation is always given".

"A prophetic utterance is not self-initiated; it is not something that we can give whenever we want to".

Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones - "Exposition of Chapter 12 - Christian Conduct - Romans" - Banner of Truth, Edinburgh (2000)

I like this because I find that too many people confuse the gifts of the Spirit with the fruit of the Spirit, with talent, with character, etc..

As a side-note, in the same book, Lloyd-Jones writes, "God's people are not meant to be thinkers only or people with fine sensibilities and nothing else but whole men and women redeemed and functioning as a people for God's own special possession".


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