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The Anatomy of a Prophetic Word

Early in the modern prophetic movement in 1988, I remember learning the importance of the three-stage process of properly handing revelation. These three basic but essential principles each build upon each other: (1) Revelation, (2) Interpretation, and (3) Proper Application! Without discovering that framework, we might have continued to take every word literally, never realizing that God might sometimes speak in symbolic language. These three principles have become vital building blocks for understanding the prophetic. We also learned there is a trifold nature of the prophetic. It is: 1) Partial, 2) Progressive and 3) Conditional.  So let me build on these foundational [...]

By |October 24th, 2019|

8 Proclamations for 5780 & Beyond

Often at the head of the new Hebrew year, the Holy Spirit speaks concerning things to come.  As I have prayed and sought the face of God, I have been given a series of revelations concerning the new era we have entered as of 5780 and beyond. In this period of time, we are not just crossing from one year to the next, but from one era or decade to the next. I have chosen the title "8 Proclamations for 5780 & Beyond." Let me unpack this one phrase at a time. 8, of course, is the number of a new beginning. [...]

By |October 10th, 2019|

The Prophet: Overcoming the Rejection Syndrome

Sensitive by Nature We prophetic people come in all shapes and sizes, and our upbringing and personal experiences vary widely. But in my view, many of us tend to be more sensitive by nature, which may make us better prophets, but which may also make any form of rejection more painful. What do I mean by rejection? Part of rejection is not feeling understood or valued and therefore being unwanted. Rejection makes you feel excluded, not part of the group, as if you are on the outside looking in. You so much want people to love you, and you are dismayed repeatedly when [...]

By |September 26th, 2019|

10 Practical Keys to Help YOU Prophesy!

Prophecy is for EVERYONE! It is difficult to convey this concept enough in our world of superstars—both in the church and outside it. But Scripture is clear—every believer is prophetic, and every believer can prophesy (see Numbers 11:29 and Acts 2:16-18). So whether you have prophesied for years or are just getting started, here are 10 practical guidelines that will help you grow in prophecy and keep your gift solidly grounded. 10 Practical Keys to Help YOU Prophesy! 1. Earnestly desire the gifts of the Holy Spirit, especially that you may prophesy (see 1 Corinthians 14:1). God wants to speak to you and [...]

By |September 19th, 2019|

Prophetic Wisdom Lessons: What To Do & What NOT To Do

Wisdom is invaluable for any believer and all the more when exercising your prophetic gift. We need all the wisdom we can get, particularly when we are handling words of revelation in these perilous and controversial days. The following prophetic wisdom lessons from my years in prophetic ministry will help you discern what to do & what NOT to do as you grow in your prophetic gift. Prophetic Wisdom Lessons—What Not to Do Through my many years of active ministry, I have learned a few things. As a prophetic person who is wired to be extra-sensitive, there are certain hard-learned lessons I [...]

By |September 12th, 2019|

God Encounters Ministries Update

Home E-Blast Archive Store Donate God Encounters Ministries Update September 9th, 2019 www.godencounters.com | 1-877-200-1604 From the Desk of James W. Goll Greetings in Jesus Great Name! We are approaching a time of a great crossroads going from the Hebrew year of 5779 to 5780!  I believe this is monumental!  We are in the culmination of a 30 year cycle. The profound prophetic promises of 30 years ago are being re-offered in this season. Another generation is arising who desire to cross over to the other side – from revelation revealed to revelation fulfilled! But do you know what else happened 30 [...]

By |September 10th, 2019|
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