“Speak, LORD, for Your servant hears.” (1 Samuel 3:9b)
In the story in 1 Samuel 3, the little boy Samuel is living in the Temple of God and one night hears what He thinks is a human voice calling his name. At first, he runs to Eli the Chief Priest thinking it must be him, but it is not. This happens again and finally the third time Eli realizes what is going on and encourages Samuel that what he is hearing is God’s voice. Eli’s instructions are simple but profound “Speak Lord, for your servant hears.”
Here at The Tabernacle, we believe that God is still speaking to His people. This congregation has a rich history of being a place where the prophetic (hearing God’s voice) is welcomed, and many words the Lord has spoken to His people have come to pass in amazing ways in this house.
This is why we are excited to see this area of ministry deepened and strengthened through the establishment of the prophetic team.
The prophetic team’s purpose is to help others in the learning how to hear God and activate kingdom culture by:
Cultivating an atmosphere that is conducive to the moving of the Holy Spirit.
Equipping and activating people in the prophetic.
Capturing and preserving the Rhema and Logos Word of God.
You can hear God! Like Samuel, you are in His house and He wants to speak to you and through you! The prophetic is not reserved for some special class of Christians. Jesus said, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” (John 10:27), so if you are His sheep you can hear his voice.
Our desire is to serve God’s purposes in individual lives and the life of The Tabernacle family by establishing a safe and welcoming place for people to grow in their ability to hear God. You may recall last summer there were 12 weeks of classes on the prophetic. We are going to be continuing with those types of training and much more. We also are going to be intentional about capturing in written form the words that God is speaking to the congregation. Scripture makes it clear that both the written (Logos) word of God and the (Rhema) prophetic word of God have a place in helping to give guidance, direction, encouragement, and comfort.
We welcome your prayers and participation as we seek to be obedient and say together “Speak, Lord, for your servant hears.”
-Tab Prophetic Team