Have You Ever Gotten A Bad Word

Have You Ever Gotten A Bad Word

A Word from God for you.

Prophets John & Meleana Harke
Sunday 9AM, 11AM, 6PM
Monday through Wednesday 7PM
[1Co 14:24-25 NASB] 24 But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an ungifted man enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all; 25 the secrets of his heart are disclosed; and so he will fall on his face and worship God, declaring that God is certainly among you.

[1Th 5:19-22 NASB] 19 Do not quench the Spirit; 20 do not despise prophetic utterances. 21 But examine everything [carefully;] hold fast to that which is good; 22 abstain from every form of evil.

[1Co 13:12 NASB] 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.

These scriptures provide a starting point for understanding the prophetic ministry.While there is more to study, I have found that these scriptures to help me receive the prophetic ministry. I encourage you to consider them as we prepare for the prophetic revival this week with Prophets John & Meleanna Harke. Here are what these scriptures do for me.


The first, they free the prophetic, both as one who prophesies and one who receives the prophecy. The Thessalonian’s scripture tells us that when a prophetic word is given some of it is good and some of it is not. Hold to the good parts; let go of the elements that are not good. Paul describes it as seeing through a “mirror dimly.” One Bible says it is like “in a riddle”. Therefore sometimes when you prophesy it is understood that it may be somewhat off. It is common to experience a lack of total confidence, but if your heart is right, go ahead and share what you think God is showing you. Secondly, it frees us to receive a prophecy with the understanding that there will parts that are correct and incorrect.


It is crucial to judge every prophetic word. Any prophetic word you receive needs to be judged. This will be how you know what to keep and what to discard. Here are some guidelines for judging a prophetic word: 1. Scriptural consistency, 2. many times it is in line with God has spoken to you already, 3. some times it is a new word but will later be confirmed. It is ok to reject a prophetic Word if it is judged as incorrect.


Once judged, hold on to it. Too many times I have forgotten what God said. It is essential to record the word spoken over you. This allows you to pray over it. It will be a weapon to use against the enemy. I was told to take a word and “put it on the shelf if it is God; it will just come to pass.” I do not see this in scripture. What I do see in scripture is “hold fast” (I Thess 5:21) or “by them fight the good fight” (I Tim 1:18). I do think that there is a line of wisdom not just to run off and wreck our lives because of what was spoken to us. Passivity towards a correctly judged word is not scriptural. Hold on to it. Fight in faith for it.


A word from God can get someones attention. In 1Co 14:24-25, we see an evangelistic result of the prophetic ministry. He describes the response of a person like this, “. . . the secrets of his heart are disclosed; and so he will fall on his face and worship God, declaring that God is certainly among you.” (v. 25) I believe this should be absolutely part of our evangelistic endeavors. Be open and be bold to share a prophetic word to the person to whom you are sharing the Gospel.

We are believing to connect 1000 people to Jesus Christ and His Church by Easter.

We have tools for you.
Evangelism How-To Pamphlet
Surrendered Follow-up Cards
For more go to http://evangelnorth.net/surrendered/

We love you. We are looking forward to seeing you at Evangel North Church Sunday 9 AM & 11 AM, and Wednesday at 7 PM.

Also new service: Saturdays 6 PM, at Evangel World Prayer Center (6900 Billtown Road).

Pastors John & Erin Carmichael

Evangel North Church – A multi-generational multi-ethnic church reaching a region with the Gospel of Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit and the love of God.

Check out our NEW ENC website at www.evangelnorth.net!
There are still kinks in it, but it is fresher and more responsive. Look at on your phone and computer.

We are still building ministry pages such as youth, children, food pantry, etc. Those will be rolling out soon. It will have photo galleries, sermon players, and more.

Do you have any suggestions? Corrections? Let us know. Email us at prayer@evangelnorth.net

We are looking for B-Group leaders. Email pastorjohn@evangelnorth.net if you are interested in becoming a B-Group leader.
Check out the B-Group webpage. Just go to www.evangelnorth.net/bgroups there is an online directory. The ENC App also has a directory of the B-Groups. Try it out!
We have several areas that are currently in need of leadership and team members.

In particular:
* Housekeeping Coordinator

Interested? Click here. 

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Stay connected to ENC 24/7. Just go to where you get apps and download it today! 

NEXT DATE: Sunday, April 21

If you want to be water baptized, ***please email us at prayer@evangelnorth.net*** or call 502.413.0115 ext. 2. Give your name and which service you will attend.

Also, follow the instructions below.
1. Bring a change of clothes and a towel. Wear dark clothing to be baptized in.
2. The baptisms will occur after praise & worship, so immediately go to the baptistery through the left door of the platform.

“Now why do you delay? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name.’” Acts 22:16 NASB

Evangel North J.O.Y. – Just Older Youth

This group of “seasoned” saints (55 and older) meet twice (2) monthly.

First Friday monthly (12 Noon) – for snacks, fellowship, music, and ministry.
Third Saturday monthly (12 Noon) – pitch-in dinner, fellowship, music, ministry.

See Pastor Carl & Ellen Hall for more information CLICK HERE TO EMAIL THEM.

ALSO, here is the EVANGEL NORTH JOY Facebook page. This will be an easy way to keep up with all the meetings of the EN Joy.

Autumn Woods Health Campus 2911 Green Valley Road New Albany, IN 47150
Every 2nd Sunday at 3PM
The next date is April 14th

Hillcrest Nursing Home 203 Sparks Ave Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Every 3rd Sunday at 3PM
The next date is April 21st.

Full Pardon Jail Ministry

Clark County Jail
501 E Court Ave #159, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Every 5th Sunday 3PM (arrive at 2:30PM)

March is CANCELLED by the Jail for REC. The next time is June 30.

Fulfill Evangel North Church’s purpose to evangelize the world by going to those who can not come to us. 

Evangel North Food Pantry (a partner of The Lord’s Kitchen)
***NEW Date & Time***

NEXT DATE: April 25th at 7PM.

Darvis & Laura Richardson (Interim Food Pantry Directors)
Have questions? Message them on Facebook. Click their name for a link to their Facebook page.

FOOD DRIVE: We are asking people to bring your canned goods to the food pantry. There is a collection box in the foyer. 

Need food? Just show up.
Want to help? Visit the Evangel North Food Pantry Facebook page or call the church 502.413.0115 ext. 2.

Christ-Centered; Child Focused
Changing a culture, one family at a time.

NOW Enrolling!  NOW Hiring!  Call 812-964-3570

Monday thru Friday 6AM to 6PM available.  Special after-school and half-day rates.

Michelle Mallory, Director of ENDP

Fulfill Evangel North Church’s purpose to evangelize the world by being a Christ-centered, child focused daycare and preschool.

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  1. Watchers

    “We live in this day where they want to throw what grandma had out the window; that’s old and that’s fogy and we don’t have church like that no more, and we don’t like that no more, amen?” Pastor Glynn half sang. “Have you ever thought about what their religion got them through? It got them through slavery, Jim Crow, segregation, from the back of the bus to the front of the bus. It brought them through everything anybody could throw and that’s all they had. It built churches and schools and hospitals. Millions? They didn’t have thousands! They had nickels and dimes!”

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