Corinne sometimes calls me "Scrooge!" I don't get into all of the "sappy" Christmas movies, that type of thing. I love Christmas, New Years, the so called, "Holidays!" Tonight we have a fabulous New Years Eve party and service scheduled at church..... I can't wait. However, I also can't wait until next week when "things" get back to somewhat normal. Of course we begin 14 days of special meetings tomorrow evening too, so what is normal? Who's to say!
One thing I do find interesting this time of the year is all of the "prophetic words" that are coming forth in regards to the New Year, this year, 2012. OK, here comes the Scrooge part of me.... The vast majority of these "words" will never come to pass!
I've been a student of these "words" over the years, and most of them, and many of them given by well known, famous ministers, never come to pass! That is right the vast majority of them never happen!
What's the problem... doesn't God still want us to use prophetic words. Well, I find the problem isn't with God, it is with those who are saying God gave them these prophetic utterances for the New Year. New Testament prophesy is for "edification, exhortation and comfort." The model of the Old Testament prophet being found in the New Testament just doesn't exist. In the NT we can all prophesy and we all have the Holy Spirit on us, in us and anointing us. Not so in the OT! They needed Isaiah, Jeremiah and the such. We don't need the prophet as we have Him, Himself... all of Him, in us, on us and through and through us!!!
So when you hear some great "word" for 2012 come from Rev. Billy Bob of the Greater is Light Christian TV Network, give you his great word for 2012, you might consider writing it down and this time next year look at it and see if the "word" came to pass! But don't be too surprised if it never happens!
Happy New Year from Scrooge... Ooops... I mean Larry!