posted on Dec, 31 2011 @ 01:02 AM
reply to post by charles1952
I'm being general in my comment and not addressing what Colbe is posting but comments by others about it.
I really don't see anything especially interesting in it, I guess is my point, nor do I find this sort of "prophecy" in anyway out of the ordinary.
It just depends on where you are at, as in what sort of people you are around and what sort of things they are experiencing.
In my particular case, close to thirty years ago, I was in a room full of devotees to spiritual experience, meaning I was surrounded by experiencers
and I became a sort of experiencer myself but did not let it have a free reign with me since I was not there specifically for that purpose, to have
that sort of experience. I was mainly there because I was invited by my friend and I guess she got what she wanted. I thought it was a bit odd that
this spirit came to me first, which I resisted, and it seemed to have after failing with me, found an accepting person in my friend who went right
down that road or whatever, that this thing wanted to do with her. I did not hang out too much after that because it was clear enough to me that there
was something seriously wrong with what was happening.
Now I can explain it, for anyone interested. I was explaining earlier the geographical context, which is the sort of facility it was. The personality
aspect was that there was a specific person who was officiating in the venue, if that is the right way to explain what this thing was. What it was
called was a Charismatic Renewal Prayer Meeting and the one in charge was a local doctor who was not an old person, which you may imagine from the
title but was rather young and was at the time working the ER at the local hospital. He had an equally young wife who was enthusiastic about this sort
of religious experience and there seemed to be this nice way about how it worked in a practical way as in how the meeting would progress in the time
allowed for that week's allotted time slot, where he was all serious and would do the introductory thing and give a bit of a prepared sort of lecture
and then give people opportunity to speak, then leading prayers and songs and then at an apparently appropriate time, the wife would go into this
prophetic mode where she was taken by the spirit and give some lesson as if it was coming straight from the spirit of God as this divine message. Now
there was no spoken rule about who could or could not be inspired and sing or speak in tongues or prophesy, and I guess it was sort of open to whoever
the spirit chose to work through, or at least you would think that was implied by having a prayer meeting of this sort in the first place.
The thing was that when my friend started her prophesying it sort of upstaged the doctor's wife and I was watching this and it looked to me like
there was a real resentment against her from this person who was previous to this like the star of the show. I just got a bad feeling about the whole
thing and it sort of affirmed to me that I had made the right decision and right now thinking about it I feel I would have had a lot of resentment
from some people for demonstrating something which they may have felt I had no right to, not having a high earthly status to be presuming to now all
of a sudden seeming to have any sort of status whatsoever even if and maybe especially if, it was of a spiritual nature. This may seem rather cynical
of me but it is maybe something about me personally that strikes people as somehow I need to be sort of pushed off into a corner or something for not
being of the ideal type or something, meaning the stereotypical "good" Christian or something and could be something as simple as the clothes I wear
or the lack of high quality hair styling, but in my own particular church it is all about being a "professional", meaning if you are not like a
doctor or something of that level, then you are basically just scum.