Lifetime is rolling out a new docuseries called Preach in June. Core Media Group is producing the series, which follows four women who call themselves prophetesses.
These ladies believe God has given them the supernatural abilities to heal the sick, see the future and rid people of their addictions, otherwise known in Pentecostal and charismatic circles as spiritual gifts.
If Core Media keeps it real, this could bring God glory and open the eyes of the world to His healing and delivering power. But I’m concerned by the description of the show alone that this reality TV series is making a mockery of prophetic ministry and supernatural gifts. Read what Core put out:
“Known as ‘prophetesses,’ these women speak as interpreters through whom the will of God is expressed. In order for their legacy to continue, they must enlist protégés and teach them how to carry on their gift. These ‘Queens of the Church’ each have different styles and their own special way of delivering God’s message, but all are united in their love of the Lord.”
A press release for the series goes on to list the “prophetesses and protégés” featured. The descriptions smack of Hollywood hype and seem to discredit the very “prophetesses” they are spotlighting. Read on:
Belinda Scott, who Core says considers herself a “Major Prophetess,” has reportedly given council to politicians and celebrities across the country. “She has the ability to predict child birth and specializes in blessing the wombs of barren women,” the release reads. “Belinda’s protégé, Hadassah Elder, grew up Muslim and has never seen a woman in the pulpit so adjusting to new life as a Christian protégé will have its challenges.”
Taketa Williams apparently has been called the “Beyoncé of the Preaching World” and supposedly has a global following. “She trains her protégé with a strict hand and isn’t afraid to drop someone if they don’t come up to her standards,” the release says. “Her protégé, Rebecca Hairston, is a single mother with three children.”
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SOURCE: Charisma News