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Rev Theresa Forkins-Phillips

Sr Pastor Praise Ministries Church Geneva IL

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God said My People have been wounded by the Prophetic

Heal Them!

Testimony for Praise Ministries

In April of 2006 I Theresa Forkins-Phillps Sr. Pastor of Praise Ministries Church in Geneva IL was awakened by the Lord Saying “I want you to hold a Prophetic Encounters and bring healing to my people”

I did not know what to say

Our Ministry had just closed its doors on the Command of The Lord we were still a church but now meeting in homes and  we are to “Host Prophetic Healing Encounters”?.

He told me He would teach us how to prophecy correctly.

The Judgmental prophecies were to be done away with and Love and Grace were to be the thrust of the new move He was going to do through us.

All 25 of us!

I did not know where to start so on a Sunday morning I announced Prophetic Class was going to start on Wed night everyone had to be there and learn to prophecy.

We were already a prophetic ministry but now a shift had taken place and it was learning time once again and it had to start with me The Sr Pastor.

Wednesday came around and to my surprise my living room was filled.  We began our 9 month journey into prophetic exorcises that were going to change our life.

I would sit on Monday and ask Jesus what do you want to do on Wednesday?

He would give me and out line for that week and we would follow it.

The first thing he did as take us to

1 Corinthians 13

1Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

We became challenged on our Love factor

Do we love to prophecy? Do we love ourselves prophesying, Or do we Love God enough to Love the person we are prophesying to?

Were we in love with the Power of Prophecy or the Power of Love?!

This of course was met with many internal challenges but we made it thru the first week.

On to week two we began to read the

verse 2And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing

The Lord began to show us the difference between the Spirit of Prophecy. The Gift ,and the Office of the Prophet.

All three wire different operations. Yet they all are prophetic.

Spirit of Prophecy is when all in the room can prophecy Because the Gift is in the room

Example1 Samuel 10:11
And it came to pass, when all that knew him beforetime saw that, behold, he prophesied among the prophets, then the people said one to another, What is this that is come unto the son of Kish? Is Saul also among the prophets?

Gift of Prophecy: Romans 12:,6  Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith.

Office of the Prophet: Ephesians 4:11
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

There is the evidence of the distinct differences so we expounded on this to identify what we are doing at any given time

This also caused us a check and balance for the knowledge of truth once again to prevail

Truth rooted in love became the Heart beat of Prophecy for us.

We were faced with many challenges along the way .

God would have us draw names out f  cap and we would prophesy ( the word of the Lord that was on Gods heart for that person)

Although some were uncomfortable with this The word Clearly tells us that Prophecy is to

1 Corinthians 14 KJV

1Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.

2For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.

3But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.

4He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.

The Goal was to re align our hearts with Love and Desire and be in the True Spirit to do this.

As we moved week by week into the realm of Gods Heart we began to see the change taking place in all of us .

We now asked with manners if we could touch a person. If we could give them a word ?and We had to STOP interpreting the Prophetic word and Let GOD just do the speaking.

We were faced with the issues of someone NOT willing to be touched or spoken to. We had to say “GOD blesses you” which in itself is prophetic. It became a freeing agent in the prophetic.

Our goal now was to Edify and Exhort and Comfort the people NOT wound them.

This wasn’t easy for we all were used to the Old Testament prophets who gave judgments BUT during the course we developed the keen sense that Jesus never gave a word of judgment with out a way with love to correct it .

Even when he spoke to Peter.. He spoke in Love When He spoke to Judas he called him friend.

Love was the Key to open the heart to perceive and receive Gods word!

This became the cause for demonstration time to determine the issues of the heart of us and as well as the Heart of God.

Crippled is our region filled with vain and wounded prophetic utterances that we could no longer cope when we would hear some of the prophets speak.
We went to conference when  a man was ministering in the very essence of the Realms of Love .The very topic we were living in!

He spoke to me and said “stay on course don’t change what you are doling it is GODS heart at work in you.” Left happier than I had been a long while

This was an edifying and strengthening word. This was true prophecy from the heart of GOD I was able to receive it and continue on with our classes.

As the weeks went  by we began to practice Gods Love in Prophecy  it was challenging. once again for we now had to UNLEARN the key phrases and emphasis we were once used to

At one point during  the practice sessions, I had to literally stop the prophecy and say start again  this went on for weeks till we all began to understand the need to use manners Love and Hope to give a word .

This has revolutionized   our Ministry.. Nearing the eve of the 9th month of this class  I was awaked aging early in the morning  The Lor spoke Now I want you to hold that Encounter and many  will come and have and Encounter with me not YOU with Me !

This was scary for now we are the little church in the basement of a home practicing love and being cocooned in the privacy of our ways.

BUT it was time to do what he asked of us so we went for t it !

The door was open for a facility FREE and w asked our first speaker to come in

We had over 50 people  in the first  meeting

Then as GOD began to revive and heal our people from wounded prophetic.

We began to bring in others from the outside Very diligently we asked Jesus the “right people to bring in”

He would open the door and Our first name was Tommy Tenney .

That message he brought to a group of maybe 70 people was life changing for us all and we have never forgotten it!

At that meeting as we began to clean up the platform I began to move the pulpit


Tommy did not even know it no one did BUT Jesus did it was our prophetic sign that the OLD was DONE and  with the new!

Our lives have changed our region is being changed and our ministry ash defiantly changed

It is filled with more love and acceptance, and when  word is given we no longer cringe but accept  with an expectancy  for More so much more.

Each Encounter out shines the last but all leave a Lasting impression on us!

With the Five Fold in operation we are seeing miracles signs and wonders. Because we found they really do follow those that believe

But the first belief is we had to change what is the real Truth in Love..

After that is has been awesome.

We now see in every meeting so many miracles signs and wonders. The Gifts are exploding in this small church!

No longer just proclaiming the Gospel but thru its demonstration  we Have seen  religious spirits crumble , We now all  come like little children combing the floors for more Glory dust and  gems feather and smells of oil that  fill the room when GOD just is GOD and allowed to shows up.

Thank GOD for the learning curve and The Healing Love over Chicago Land.  We Love Chicago and GOD is moving WE DO NOT WANT IT TO STOP we expect to grow more and be a safe place for the people building a Habitation for Jesus to show us and Be supernatural in our midst .