I'm reading I Corinthians, and in ch 14, Paul tells us to desire that we may prophesy. In chapter 11, we see that both men and women prophesied.
So here is my question.
The only definition of prophesy I've heard is that in the OT it was foretelling, in the NT, it's forthtelling (preaching the Word of God). So the preacher in the pulpit is forthtelling and exercising the gift of prophecy, from what I think I have been taught.
Do you think that's really true? . . . I'm confused now.
Is it possible that prophesy is a sign gift? Men and women clearly both did it. Paul made no command against that.
Are preachers in the pulpits today not prophesying but are teaching?