He said to them, Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.
In my lifetime, I have been to many prophetic conferences. I have been equipped, taught, and otherwise prepared and shaped through them. As the late Jill Austin put it, she felt that conference were becoming the new Seminary for much of the Body of Christ.
Looking over the vast array of conferences, there are only a certain segment of them that interest me today. The ones with a prophetic bent, the ones open to the manifestations of the Spirit, gifts, healing, prayer, and the like are what I generally go for, without another specific leading. Certainly, my selection has been biased, I believe for the better, but God is the ultimate judge.
Yet, in the course of my attending many such meetings, it has come to my attention that there is a greater plan, the overall calling, or charter, if you will of many of these conferences.