Saturday, April 13, 2024

Discerning True Prophecy: Lessons from Biblical Examples and Failed Predictions

A Biblical Approach to Prophetic Discernment

As Christians with a deep interest in the prophetic realm, it can be all too easy to get swept up in the hype and speculation that often surrounds major celestial events or geopolitical shifts. From failed rapture predictions to sensational claims about the "Shemitah" cycle, the modern Church has far too often traded genuine spiritual insight for emotionally-charged narratives that appeal to our desire to know the future.

Conrad tackles this critical issue head-on, drawing a clear distinction between the characteristics of true biblical prophecy and the logical fallacies underlying so many contemporary prophetic claims. By examining examples like Gideon, Jeremiah, and Samuel, he provides a robust framework for developing the spiritual discernment needed to navigate this complex landscape.

One of the key lessons Conrad emphasizes is the importance of avoiding the trap of "prophecy by hindsight." Far too often, self-proclaimed prophets engage in a kind of reverse engineering, cherry-picking historical events to fit a predetermined narrative about the future. This Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy, as it's known, creates the illusion of accuracy while shielding the prophet from any real accountability.

In contrast, genuine prophetic words in Scripture are consistently accompanied by clear divine validation and confirmations that bolster the recipient's faith. Whether it's Gideon's fleece, Jeremiah's unexpected land purchase, or Samuel's corroborating vision, these biblical examples demonstrate how the Holy Spirit provides tangible assurance to those who hear His voice.

Of course, the temptation to get caught up in end-times speculation is ever-present, and Conrad doesn't shy away from addressing this issue as well. As he points out, an unhealthy preoccupation with the rapture, the tribulation, and other eschatological scenarios can actually distract us from the Great Commission that Christ has given to His Church. Instead of sitting back and waiting for the world to end, we are called to be salt and light, actively participating in the advancement of God's Kingdom.

For those seeking to cultivate a mature, biblical approach to the prophetic, this podcast episode is an essential listen. By learning to discern true prophecy from mere human speculation, we can avoid the pitfalls that have ensnared so many well-meaning believers, and instead focus our energy on the transformative work that the Holy Spirit desires to accomplish in and through us.

So why not carve out some time today to dive into this thought-provoking discussion? Your spiritual senses are sure to be sharpened, and you may even find yourself better equipped to navigate the prophetic landscape with wisdom and discernment.


Prophetic discernment, biblical prophecy, four blood moons,  false prophecies, end times speculation, Shemitah, rapture, Texas Sharpshooter Fallacy, Gideon, Jeremiah, Samuel, Great Commission, spiritual maturity, Christian living.

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Prophetic Collision: A Wake-Up Call for America and the Church

Prophetic Warning to America

In a shocking incident on March 26th, 2024, the cargo ship "Dali" lost propulsion and crashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge in a catastrophic collision. But this event was more than just a maritime accident - it carried profound prophetic implications that the American church cannot ignore. 

The Controversial UN Abstention

Just hours prior, the United States took the unprecedented step of abstaining from a United Nations vote calling for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. This marked the first time in history that America refused to stand with its longtime ally Israel, appearing to "turn its back" on the nation.

The Prophetic Artist: Dali

Astonishingly, the name of the ship itself seems linked to famous surrealist painter Salvador Dali, whose works provide eerie foreshadowing of America's spiritual state:

Dali's 1959 work "The Discovery of America" depicts Columbus's arrival, but with clear Christian imagery like crosses raining down, suggesting spiritual warfare. The ship carries both crosses and a female figure that could represent Liberty or something more sinister.

A decade later, "Poetry Of America" shows a bleaker vision, with a melting clock face signaling time running out. The candle-headed figure represents a powerless, compromised church.

The Francis Scott Key Bridge

But the prophetic implications don't stop there. The Francis Scott Key Bridge commemorates the author of the Star-Spangled Banner - a symbol of America's patriotic beginnings. Its catastrophic collapse mirrors the breakdown between the government and the people it represents.

A Call to Repentance

As the podcast explores, this incident carries solemn warnings that America has strayed from its foundations. Like the powerless Dali figures, the church seems to have lost its way, pursuing hollow religion over spiritual vitality.

The only hope lies in a sweeping repentance movement, humbling ourselves, praying fervently, and turning from wickedness (2 Chronicles 7:14). Will the American church heed these prophetic warnings before it's too late?

Listen to this gripping podcast episode for a full analysis of the prophetic meanings behind the "Dali" ship collision and the urgent call to spiritual renewal. Share this with others who need to hear this sobering prophetic word for America.

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Sowing the Word - Bearing Kingdom Fruit

 Reap a Harvest of Faith: Become a Co-Laborer with God

Have you ever felt a yearning to make a real difference in the world? That feeling of wanting your life to count for something bigger? You're not alone. Millions of people share that same desire, and the good news is, there's a powerful way to turn that yearning into a fulfilling reality.

In this episode of Coffee with Conrad, we dive deep into the concept of sowing the Word of God and reaping a harvest of faith. Conrad Rocks, your host, explains how you can become a co-laborer with God, partnering with the divine to spread the message of love and hope.

Imagine the Word of God as a seed, bursting with potential. 

Just like a seed needs fertile ground to grow, God's word needs receptive hearts to take root and flourish. As Christians, we are entrusted with the incredible opportunity to sow these seeds, to share the Gospel with others, and witness the transformative power of faith.

The podcast explores the concept of Rhema and Logos, two sides of the same coin. Rhema is the personal, spoken word you receive directly from God, a nudge in the right direction or a message specifically meant for you. Logos is the written word, the Bible itself, the foundation of our faith. Both are essential for Christian growth.

Conrad unpacks the parable of the sower, a powerful story that highlights the importance of the seed, the sower, and the soil. The seed is the Word of God, the sower is you, and the soil represents the hearts of those you encounter. We learn that the seed may fall on different types of soil, and just like a farmer, we may not always see immediate results. But with faith and perseverance, we can trust that the Holy Spirit will nurture the seeds we sow, bringing about growth and fruitfulness in God's time.

This concept extends beyond simply sharing scripture. The podcast emphasizes the importance of using the gifts and talents God has bestowed upon you. Whether it's music, art, or simply a kind word, you can use these gifts to glorify God and inspire others.

By becoming a faithful sower and a wise steward of your gifts, you are actively participating in God's work. You are making a difference, one seed, one act of kindness at a time. The potential impact is truly exponential. As more and more hearts embrace the Gospel message, the harvest of faith ripples outward, touching countless lives.

So, dear friend, are you ready to answer the call? Are you ready to become a co-laborer with God? If you feel a nudge in your heart, a desire to step into your purpose, then this episode is for you. Grab a cup of coffee, tune in, and let Conrad Rocks ignite the fire of faith within you!

In addition to the podcast, be sure to check out the resources mentioned in the show: 

Let's join hands, hearts, and voices, and together, let's cultivate a world overflowing with the fruits of faith. The harvest is plentiful, and the time to sow is now!