One of the few (ok, 8) pastors who I follow on twitter tweeted,
"To ignore prophecy is to ignore something God has given for our good."
And, a verse I've heard for years - 2 Chronicles 20:20
"Have faith in the Lord your God and you will be upheld; have faith in his prophets and you will be successful"
But...if you've read this blog at all, you know where I'm going.
If I desire the truth, find me the true oracle of God. Find me the man - or the woman - who has consistently heard the voice of God, consistently delivered the voice of God, and consistently seen the hand of God provide what was promised.
I come back to those blood moons. What do the defenders of Hagee say now? Heck, what does Hagee say now? What was different? And why did God - if He did time things - send the blood moons before some events and after others?
I remember looking at a very respected 20th century evangelist and prophet. Although he ... hit a home run on one of his prophecies, he missed on several others - trust me, there are people who have nothing better to do than list a famous prophet's misses.
Having been in the end-times for almost 2 millennia, how do we know if we have 2 years left, or 2 centuries left, or 2 more millennia left?
Again, if you say "thus saith the Lord" on a potential and unlikely event this winter...and you're wrong...maybe you should just read large passages verbatim from the gospels and epistles, then set the bible down and sit back down.
But...I do wish there was a way to get many of the local churches together on anything.