David Robertson shares some excellent teaching on what it means to “quench the Spirit” and “not despise prophecy.”
Well worth a listen. In my view this is a good middle-way between the excessive abuse of prophecy which is so prevalent today, and the hyper-cessationist view that equally neglects scripture by despising all and any “words from the Lord.”
Last Sunday was a great Lord’s Day for us – again the joy of knowing the presence of the Lord…the recording for the whole service did not work in the morning but we did manage to get the sermon – this was on 1 Thessalonians 5:16-20. The Lord’s timing for me was fascinating…..I did not know that I would be preaching on this when the issue of ‘cessationism’ (the idea that all the revelatory and miraculous spiritual gifts have ceased) would rear its head again. St Peters is a congregation with a good number of charismatics within and sometimes I am asked what we think about these things – this sermon answers that. We look at rejoicing, quenching the Spirit, prayer and prophecy….
“By the term prophecy, however, I do not understand the gift of foretelling the future, but as in 1 Corinthians 14:3, the science of interpreting Scripture, so…
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