This Shocking Prophetic Practice Needs to Stop Right Now

When prophetic words become a commodity like coffee, we know the "church" is in trouble. (Engin_Akyurt/
I've seen people charge for prophetic words many, many times. This spirit of Baal-inspired practice always grieves me, but the latest campaign made my jaw drop to the floor. I left it there to write this article.
I received an email promising me a personal prophetic word every month for just $40 a month. Wow, that's not even the price of a cup of coffee a day! (Seriously, though, imagine how many children we could feed in a developing nation for that investment.)
I was assured receiving a prophetic word from God would save me from so many mistakes and setbacks. (I wasn't aware I was making that many mistakes or that I couldn't hear from God myself.) See, this is a fear tactic and one of the four pillars of modern-day secular advertising. (The others are guilt, greed and exclusivity.)
This prophetic merchandiser felt led to send out this email so people who aren't already paying him $40 a month will understand why they should. He highly recommended this subscription so I could hear what the Lord is saying—and even received an endorsement of another well-known prophetic minister, which may have been taken out of context.
By the way, I see no offer of a money-back guarantee if the word was rotten.
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Jennifer LeClaire is senior leader of Awakening House of Prayer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, founder of the Ignite Network and founder of the Awakening Blaze prayer movement. She is author of over 25 books. Find her online at or email her at

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