I had a brainstorm the other day, with thunder and lightning and even a bit of hail; synapses were firing all over the place! I had been thinking of how much fun it would be to do an advice column, especially if you could just make stuff up, and have people believe you anyway.
At some point during the brainstorm (maybe it was when the tornado hit), I began thinking of the web and its possibilities, seeing as how the Ask a Ninja thing is so popular.
Then, it hit me; the best of both worlds, with a spiritual twist: askaprophet.com! I checked, and was shocked to find out that this is one of the 5 dot-com domain names that haven’t been registered yet. It’s still available! I certainly can’t be the first guy to think of this.
This is how it would work: someone in very desperate need of having someone tell them which end is up would contact you via the website with a typical advice-column pseudonym, like “Messed up in Memphis,” and you could respond either through text or video (“ninja” style) with a word from God, especially for them. What better way for people to hear from God?
This isn’t really a new concept; I’ve heard of church groups setting up “prophetic” fortune-telling booths at carnivals and shopping malls, so it’s obviously acceptable to the “personal prophetic” crowd. It’s just a new slant.
I’ve also come up with a new prophetic gimmick you could use for “in person” appearances: the Ezekiel Wheel! It’s a typical “wheel of fortune” only the slots contain prophetic passages from the Old Testament. The visitor spins the wheel, and gets the Scripture that was obviously meant for them. (You could even do it for “suggested donations” to fund youth trips, and so on.)
This is such a great idea, I really don’t know why someone hasn’t thought of this before. In fact, I’d better go and register the name before someone reads this and beats me to it …