Hey LP I dreamt that I was at the thrift store(address is 888.) I was naked and shopping for clothes. I looked down and noticed that I was dressed In a gray dress.They was a lady at the head of the line asking people questions about dating.I appreciate John Piper’s definition of New Testament prophecy.He explains that there is perfect prophecy that is recorded in Scripture.So I believe God can give you a dream that actually means something and I believe God can give some glimpse of something about your future as a way to warn or help you.However, I don’t believe this normally happens and if it does occur I believe there will also be certain qualifiers around all this, which we will discuss shortly.The Holy Spirit wrote his words in the Bible for a reason.
The Bible says there are many false prophets and we should not believe everything someone says just because they claim to be a prophet: Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.” (1 John 4:1) “For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.
Piper states: Prophecy in this “third category” (the New Testament gift of prophecy) is a regulated message or report in human words usually made to the gathered believers based on a spontaneous, personal revelation from the Holy Spirit for the purpose of edification, encouragement, consolation, conviction or guidance but not necessarily free from a mixture of human error, and thus needing assessment on the basis of the apostolic (Biblical) teaching and mature spiritual wisdom.” The above type of prophecy is what I believe is most biblical in this season of God’s redemptive history.