I would estimate that less than 1% of American Christians prophesy. Most of the believers who prophesy attend Pentecostal/Charismatic churches and are located in the Southern states, also called the Bible Belt.
Now, this becomes a big, big problem if you live on the West Coast or in the Northeast. These states have lower percentages of Christians and lower percentages of Pentecostal/Charismatics. Thus, less believers who prophesy.
Without prophecy, Christians and their neighbors will not receive early warnings from the Lord for upcoming disasters in their regions, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, terrorists attacks, and so forth.
Prophecy can save lives, as it did when Jesus prophesied in Luke 19:41-44. Forty years later, every Christian packed up and left Jerusalem because of Jesus’ prophecy. Jerusalem was then destroyed by a Roman army in 70 AD. One million Jews lost their lives but none of them were members of the Jerusalem church.
I repeat: prophecy can save lives.
Today, I prayed for America:
Lord, I pray that all Christians in America pursue love, yet earnestly hunger for Your spiritual gifts, but especially that each may prophesy. (Based on 1 Corinthians 14:1)
What do you think and did the Lord speak to you?
Join with me on Tuesdays to fast and pray for America.