As you both know, I'm not a great fan of 'personal revelations,' and I generally view them with more than a little suspicion. I note, for example, the fact that they nearly all attempt to predict the future, and insofar as they dare to be specific about events and dates, they all share one common feature - ie abject failure. They are thus proved to be false, and their authors also proved to be false profits (sic).
Another common feature is that there is rarely any agreement between them. Almost without exception, they all present different scenarios for end-time events, except when they follow the standard 'pre-trib, dispensational premillennial' schematic. Which, as you all know by now, I regard as just so much fiction that lacks any basis in Scripture. The wide disparities that exist between these various 'revelations' should alone be sufficient to put us on our guard. Their recent proliferation only adds to that sense of unease. It is now almost impossible to keep abreast of them all, and I have long since given up trying to do so.
So yes, rainy, I prefer to 'err' on the side of caution before I accept such revelations as the real deal, and I make no apologies for so doing. I believe my caution is more than justified, and I do not believe that reserving jugdment on these matters frustrates God's will in any way that will harm me or others.
Having said all that, I'm sure you have both heard of David Wilkerson (he of 'The Cross and the Switchblade' fame), and of his 'personal prophecies'. In view of recent posts by all of us (especially as they relate to NAR, Benny Hinn, Heidi Baker, etc), I hafta wonder what ya both make of this:
Providing the 'prophecies' can be authenticated as genuine (ie actually spoken at the claimed time), I am likely to move from outright scepticism to 'watch this space.' What say you?
There is another well-known prophecy (among Greeks, that is) that I will share later. It basically follows dispensational lines, but with some interesting embellishments that mark it out as belonging to the realm of pure fantasy.