If the entire church comes together and everyone is speaking in tongues, won’t the visitors say that you have lost your minds? But if everyone is prophesying, and an unbeliever or one without the gift enters your meeting, he will be convicted by all that he hears and will be called to account, for the intimate secrets of his heart will be brought to light. He will be mystified and fall facedown in worship and say, “God is truly among you!”1 Corinthians 14:23-25 TPT
- A Prophet stands at the gate in between two realms (1 Kings 22:10; 2 Chronicles 18:9)
- The Spirit of Prophecy is a gateway to the glory realm
In the House of God
Bethel—house of El, or house of God; the place of God’s presence; the gateway of heaven (Gen. 28:11–19)
Outside the gates (Hebrews 12 )
Eldad and Medad—prophesying outside the tabernacle (Num. 11:26)
Amos—a prophet raised up by God outside of the prophetic community (Amos 7:14)
company of the prophets
A prophetic community, gathering of prophets in different locations (1 Sam. 19:20)
The prophetic ministry can be a tough ministry for the prophet; physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Sometimes, a prophet needs to draw away for healing and restoration.
cave of Adullum
A hiding place, the place of training, healing, and restoration (1 Sam. 22:1)
Antioch – The place of Apostolic Release
Agabus was a New covenant prophet who ministered out of Antioch. The story found in the Book of Acts (Acts 11:28; 21:10–11). It was the prophets who often released apostles with a word of commission.
Corinth – The place of Spiritual Discipline