On Day One of The Prophetic College, the word that kept arising was “exile”. However, on Day Two the essence of The Prophetic College was for the prophets to break their silence.
Archbishop E. Bernard Jordan and Bishop George Bloomer gave Pastor Audrey Smart and Pastor Debra Jordan an opportunity to share their experience on Day One when the women gathered together to cover Sister Andrea Garrison by doing a red tent and breaking the silence in the church community.
Pastor Audrey Smart stated,
“You all gave me an opportunity as well as the representation of a lot of women, not just the women on the panel, the women in the audience and the women in the church. So I want to say I’m grateful for that because I went home thinking what an awesome opportunity the prophetic college gave all of us.”
Pastor Debra Jordan stated,
“The red tent was amazing. It was a necessary ingredient after what took place in the panel.”
When asked by Larry Reid how did the Red Tent begin, she shared it started after reading a book called “The Red Tent” in the church’s monthly book club. Pastor Debra Jordan stated,
“The holy spirit led in my heart that we as women should have a red tent. A sacred place. A place to go to share and to know who your mother’s and your sisters are and it didn’t matter what you were going through. We were there as a support, to help, to strengthen and to just pray. We didn’t say we are going to have the right answers but just to be listening and create that space to hear what you have to say.”
There were so many topics discussed by Bishop Bloomer and Archbishop Jordan at The Prophetic College. One of them, in particular, was for the Christian community (pastors, prophets, etc) to accept the Christian bloggers to criticize their own community.
“You want your own prophets and your own community creating cultural criticism because you don’t want the world judging the church. I am for the Christian bloggers and vloggers and those that want to criticize the church that wants the healing and restoration of the church.” – Archbishop E. Bernard Jordan
Then, Bishop Bloomer and Archbishop Jordan discuss tithing and the Teramuh. They give a breakdown on how tithing and the Teramuh works.
In regards to the Teramuh,
“It is supposed to go from your hand into the supervising priest.” – Archbishop E. Bernard Jordan
You can get the full breakdown on how to tithe and get your Teramuh in integrity by downloading the Tarumah app here.
Next, guest speaker, Archbishop Robert Rochford discusses how destiny is determined by God in eternity. He stated,
When destiny transitions into time, it doesn’t come in as destiny, it comes in as prophecy. Prophecy is pre-spoken destiny. It is destiny spoken before it becomes an actuality. The reason for this is in the kingdom revelation always precedes reality.”
After the lunch break, Prophet Joshua Jordan moderated a panel focused on the prophetic in social justice. The speakers on the panel consisted of Bishop Amere Mays, Prophet Trevor Walker Jr., Bishop Kevin Long, Minister Onleilove Chika Alston, Bishop J.G McCann Sr., Minister Jessica Jordan, and Minister Melaine Rochford.
There were so many topics that came up in this discussion such as the prophetic voices are silent in social justice, youth being absent from church, and racial and gender inequality in the church community.
Here are some quotes from the panelists:
“I have a big passion getting the prophets the clergy, the preachers, the evangelists out of the four walls and prophetically into the public life. The prophets have the answer.” – Minister Onleilove Chika Alston
“I think the prophetic voice is too mute. Too silent” – Bishop Amere Mays
“When the prophet is silent the people have no vision. When the people have no vision they perish. So if the prophet doesn’t talk then we have no future.” – Prophet Trevor Walker Jr.
“Their [younger generation] issue with the church is the church absence inside of social justice.” – Minister Jessica Jordan
“One of my greatest concerns as it pertains to social justice and the church is the division among racial lines. This is something that challenges me and bothers me. The white evangelicals have an idea of what justice is to them and what they want to see in government, politics, and legislation and the black church has something different often times. How do we begin, if we can even begin, to mend this divide? Are we serving the same Jesus or two different?” – Minister Melaine Rochford
“If it wasn’t for women in the black church we wouldn’t have a church. You don’t have to fight for a position God has already position you to have a position. I don’t believe the church is run by a man. We just need to collectively come together and bring our resources together.” – Bishop Amere Mays
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