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Graham Cooke: Developing Your Prophetic Gifting

One of my first notes from Cooke’s book was that personal prophecy required action on the part of the recipient. The second was that often it took time to fulfill personal prophecy. We learn that the prophet has certain duties to his audience or recipients and that prophecy is to build the individual and the body. Prophecy must encourage or it is suspect and not suitable for public utterance. Cooke’s thoughts were so rich that before every class in my recent fall course on the Holy Spirit, I copied several of them onto the class board, and then I began the class by discussing Cooke’s words. Those words provided wonderful stepping stones into the workings of the Holy Spirit and His gifting. I compared Cooke’s teaching in his book with my own experiences and found that I had a brother prophet in England that I never knew until I read his book.

This book is more than worth reading. It should be required for all prophets and those who aspire to this wonderful office. Get a copy and read it, it belongs in every leader’s library.

Reviewed by H. Murray Hohns

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Category: Pneuma Review, Spirit, Spring 2004

About the Author: H. Murray Hohns went home to be with Jesus on November 28, 2012. He was on staff at the largest church in Hawaii and served on his denomination's investment committee from 1999 until his death. Hohns held two degrees in Civil Engineering, an MA in Theology from Fuller Seminary, and served as an instructor at Foursquare's New Hope Christian College (formerly Pacific Rim Christian College) in Honolulu. He wrote six engineering books and hundreds of articles in every type of newspaper, magazine and journal.

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