We believe that prophecy should always be to “strengthen, encourage, & comfort” (1 Corinthians 14:3) and that when God speaks it should bear with it the fruit of the Spirit, “love, joy peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.“ (Gal. 5:22-23)
God is not the author of confusion, fear, frustration, or depression. Whenever we hear something that we think is from God either for ourselves or for others, we test it.
Does it bear the fruit of the Spirit? Does it line up with who God has revealed Himself to be in the Bible?
“Do not treat prophecies with contempt, but test them all; hold on to what is good, reject every kind of evil.” (1 Thes. 5:20-22)