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Since the late sixties, God has poured out rich blessing on our nation in the way of revival, the charismatic renewal, inner healing, fresh anointing on the prophetic and apostolic movement and worship. This is a time in our history that God is also stirring a deep passion for Himself and the things of His Kingdom. No matter where a person visits there seems to be reports of people tired and fatigued at living minimal Christian lives while the demand of expectations increases. There is a renewed thirst for the deeper things of God including the prophetic ministry of the Holy Spirit.

Looking aback several decades in the following the Lord, the tragic part of all these fresh moves of God has been the excesses and abuses. In additions there are always the innocent and immature mistakes we all make that helps us grow. Unfortunately, prophetic gift-bearing believers who thirst for God in integrity and character and seek to deepen their walk in the things of God are defined as a group by these excesses, abuses and mistakes. At times it has been very discouraging because of this disillusionment with the prophetic community and many gifted people have been turned away from seeking and growing in this area.

I highly recommend and commend Jackie Jacobsen for doing this very thing. In her course work she spends a lot of time on what I call the hidden life of the prophetic minister to bring rich quality, content and structure. Her teaching embraces the work of the Cross, transformation, identifying the flesh, how to test the words, protocol, maturing in character and integrity. Her teaching brings the prophetic minister into a journey with Christ that fosters hunger and thirst for the prophetic well of life with the appropriate guidelines focusing on the correct intent of prophetic ministry while directing the believer to freedom in-Christ. It is the most well balanced approach to the nuts and bolts of prophetic ministry I know of. I encourage anyone who can attend to do so. L. P. Youth Pastor

~ L.P. April 19, 2018