Brad over at 21st Century Reformation has written an excellent post about his years in the Vineyard. It is the Nov. 11 one entitled Weird Or Winsome-My Experience with the KC Prophetic Movement. He was there when John Wimber brought in the Third Wave prophets. I have never read an analysis of this movement that is so right on. Together with Andrew Strom's latest post, I think you will be able to get a sense of what the real prophetic is and what the false is.
Strom, in his latest email post, says there are four keys to discernment. Briefly they are:
1. Know the Holy God intimately. Well, this is what the Third Wavers say all day long but Strom correctly keeps away from the mysticism of the Third Wave.
2. Be a lover of truth. IMO this is where most of the Third Wavers fall down. They accept too much false without questioning.
3.Humility. The Third Wavers say they are humble but talk is cheap.
4. The inner witness of the Holy Spirit.
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