"Dr. Apostle Antoinette, why would you ask for money to give a prophetic word?"
Very simple, All through the Old Testament, if you went to a prophet, you always carried a gift or an offering; not because you were trying to buy a word or that the prophet was trying to sell the word. It was simple out of respect. To honor the gift (prophet) that God had given, remember, it is all about God, not the person. But God did say, For the worker deserves his wages. Luke 10:7
The Bible also says, Give and it shall be given back to you.
"Does that make a prophet any better than everyone else?"
Not at all! We are all servants unto the Lord no matter what position or title we have. But the Bible does say to Believe God’s prophets so shall you prosper and touch not my anointed on and do my prophets no harm.
"Do you always have a word from the Lord when someone writes in to you?"
Answer 100% percent of the time. YES, because the Bible says, that the spirit of a prophet is subject (or to the control) of the prophet. They are the mouthpiece of God to the body of Christ. To tell the people what God is saying to them. When God speaks, it might not always be what you want to hear, but God desires to tell us what He wants us to know about ourselves.
Could you imagine someone asking God to speak to them and God saying, I don’t feel like it or I just don’t want to God said in His word, If you ask me for bread, I will not give a stone. In other words, if you ask me to talk to you, it would be my delight to love all over you by speaking to you.
"Psychics charge a fee for their readings. By asking for an offering for personal prophecy tapes, are you any better than psychics?"
First, let me name a few things Christians and psychics have in common. We all have to eat, pay bills, and keep a roof over our heads. So just as a carpenter or a dentist and waitress; each expects to get paid, psychics charge fees and ministers take up offerings. But the similarities stops there. Christians have something psychics don’t have-Christ living inside us, and the gift of the Holy Spirit. We don’t in any way pattern ourselves after psychics. Instead; we follow Biblical principals about prophetic ministry and about giving and receiving.
"It seems as if you’re splitting hairs, if you accept money for moving in the gift of God, isn’t it really selling, even if you call it by another name?"
Absolutely not! The economy of God’s Kingdom is based on giving and receiving; the kingdom of this world base their economy on buying and selling. In both cases money changes hands and financial needs are met; but Gods, economy is higher and greater that man’s.
Go to the Bible Bookstore and you will probably pay up to $60.00 dollars for leather back Bible. This is selling God’s Holy word that is freely given to us all. If you ask them to please just give you one of those Bibles, they would say absolutely not They can’t afford to give away Bibles. They have to pay the printers as well as the rent, the utilities and the payroll of all their employees.
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