Should ppl with Spiritual GIFTS (ergo Prophecy) be trained how to use their gift?
Today we have forgotten the importance of mentorship. We have Bible colleges for Pastors(Shepherds), but we neglect training in other vital areas. We wrongly assume that if a person is blessed with a spiritual gift like prophecy (Preaching), it just flows without any instruction.
In the Old Testament, there were schools of prophets (preachers).
Second Kings 6:1-6 tells how Elisha went with some younger prophets to build an expansion to their school, and one of the men lost the blade of the axe he was using to cut down trees for timber. Because the older prophet was with the younger ones, the head of the axe was recovered by a miracle Elisha performed. I believe miracles are linked to mentorship. When no mentors are around, we foolishly try to cut down trees with an axe handle—and we end up relying on our own good ideas and programs instead of God’s power.
Don’t assume you know everything. Don’t be so eager to go until you grow to maturity.