Join the House of David as they welcome back special guest Dr. Luke Holter for the first evening of The Samuel Institute.
Dr. Luke shares a little bit about his personal testimony as a preacher’s kid turned prodigal. He explains that although he grew up in a time where the church was beginning to embrace the prophetic, there was very little understanding on how to walk that out.
He goes on to express a deep sense of gratitude to his parent’s for their ability to discern that he had a prophetic gift early on in his life –their belief in him, even though he suffered from a severe learning disability, is what still fuels his exhaustive research and study of the prophetic to this day.
Throughout this first evening of the Institute Luke shares that there is a difference between being a prophet and having the ability to prophesy. He relates that the scripture says the gift of prophesy is available to all of us, and should be used to edify the Body of Christ.
“Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.” –1 Corinthians 14:1
Although it may seem daunting to tap into this gift at first. Dr. Luke brings clarity to this issue when he shares that the Lord will speak to us based out of our understanding, using metaphors and symbols that are unique to each one of us.
He closes with a word of caution and encourages us to strengthen our moral character and integrity through the washing of the Word of God. He explains that although someone may be gifted in an area, if they refuse to mature in the Lord, their gifting may continue to shine through, but in the end their character flaws can be a hindrance for them and for others.
- We must seek the heart of the Father.
- You don’t have to be like anyone else.
- Anointing can’t save you.