I'm concerned about our entering into practicing the prophetic, by words and visions, and not be limited to the pale substitute of interpreting the written record of what others heard and said and saw. God says He wants everybody to speak in tongues, and even more, that we should all prophecy. "Now I want you all to be speaking in languages, yet rather that you may be prophesying..." (1 Co 145, CLT) Look at verse one here in 1 Co 14 "1 Be pursuing love. Yet be zealous for spiritual endowments, yet rather that you may be prophesying." Again in 1429-31, "Now, as to prophets, let two or three speak, and let the others discriminate. Yet if it should be revealed to another sitting by, let the first hush, for you can all be prophesying one by one, that all may be learning and all be consoled." Consider vs. 31, "You can all be prophesying . . ."
Perhaps the biggest barrier to people of God entering into prophesying is they and their gifts have been replaced with a performance, usually a sermon, by the same paid man whose authority is names of honor given by other men. Where, if not when together will we cultivate this that is clearly God's will for us? "The spirit of prophecy is the testimony to Jesus." Just begin to tell someone, or a group, what the council of God is toward them. Speak what is God's will for them. While saying these things God may take it on up. In the midst of doing this I've had a vision interrupt, and when I told the vision to the brother I was speaking to in front of the congregation, the people there began to shout and clap. The became very boisterous. The vision was a prophecy that come to him at least three times previously. The people there knew what it meant, but I had to have it explained to me.
Without appreciating what it means to have the spirit of the resurrected and ascended Jesus in us, that all He is and does is in us as a potential to partake of and grow into, how will we come into the Perfect Man, the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ? Without meeting in a way that is conducive for each of us to exercise to our own spiritual development, how will we come into "the image and likeness of God?" Prophesying is essential and at the heart of our being like the Lord. Are we only to enter in outside the meeting of the brethren? How can we get free to meet under the Headship of Jesus Christ?