This is a thread on the role of the Spiritual Gift of Prophecy in the Modern Church, How it is used and discerning a prophet. We have had various false prophets which have got much time in the media. Watchtower society, various other self made prophets. However it would appear that there are some Modern Prophets who have prophesied accuratley. Pastor David Wilkerson, founder of Teen Challenge is one. In 1987 he prophesied that the stock market would crash, which happened in October of that year. David Wilkerson also prophesied the gulf war four years prior to it happenening. David Wilkerson's church has also pulled out of the AOG after he felt it best to leave. Steve Lightle wrote a book Exodus II He has also prophesied accuratley. Steve stood before the Kremlin in Red Square and prophesied that because the Soviet Union was persecuting the church, not allowing the Gospel to be preached and not allowing the Jews to return to Israel, in fufilment of the prophecies of Jeramiah that they would return from the land of the north, God would do to the Soviet Empire what He did to Egypt. Steve made a prophetic announcment to let the gospel be preached and to let the Jews go. Lightles first prediction was that there would be a blight on the Soviets land. Almost immediantly Chernobyl happened. Second prophecy was that their war machine would collapse. Not long after they withdrew from Afghanistan and the Warsaw pact fell apart. Thirdly he said that God would destroy the spirit of Lenin Worship dozens of factories supplied statues of him and his body was embalmed and displayed. Today every one of those factories has shut down, statues of lenin in the streets have been smashed down or had their heads sliced off. Finally he prophesied that God would break up the Soviet Union. This was in 1985 when all the talk was of Star Wars, a new arms race and the Cold War was at its peak. Today the Hammer and Sickle lie broken on the ground. Steve and David are both students of the Word. They incorporate sound biblical teaching into all that they do. I feel that we do not value prophecy enough on the basis of false prophets that have decieved many. Any one got any thoghts on modern prophecies?