According to John Bevere, when it comes to the prophetic today, we are majoring on what God minors and minoring on what God majors. This off balanced emphasis in the prophetic opens the Body of Christ to deception, which over and over again (throughout the scriptures) we are warned to take heed against, and which is often ignored today. We to often err on leniency in the name of grace instead of despising the false prophecies, as we should.
This is a controversial issue that John Bevere does not skirt. It is a book written with a pastor's heart of protecting the flock. As John Bevere said so well in this book, "teaching establishes, but warnings protect us." This book is both a teaching and a warning for us today.
It is a must read for everyone. For those not sure of the prophetic, there is comfort in knowing that there is someone who agrees with the need to clean up what is false, as well as teaching us what is truly prophetic. For those in contact with, or involved in the prophetic, there are much needed warnings. Acts 20:31 "Therefore watch, and remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears."
Sure to offend both believers and skeptics of the prophetic ministry God has declared for this day, this teaching is also what could be needed to bring the prophetic movement of the last half a century to the maturity it has struggled to attain. Brought to us in the same spirit of encouragement that John the Baptist prophesied over those who sought out his ministry(Luke3:18).
John Bevere is not out to scratch itchy ears. "Telling the people what they want to hear at the expense of what they need to hear weakens the church." Read this book if you prefer your ears to be whacked rather than scratched.