I know this a very old thread, and I contemplating not commenting.
It breaks my heart to read some of the comments about this man and his ministry, which I stumbled across while looking for more or his material on line.
We don't know what went on in his life, or the life of his wife, we don't know what their marriage was like, or who left who. We can only speculate and make assumptions.... but should we? Is that the way we would want to be treated?
We are not called to judge them.
Where do you draw the line on who you listen too post sin?
I mean.... every teacher/preacher I have ever come across still sins.
Just because some behavior is more obvious than another..... ah but I forgot we have unspoken sin hierarchies don't we?
Do you read the Psalms? How about Song of Solomon, the Proverbs, Ecclesiastes? Many of those in the Hebrews 11 hall of fame, where hardly spotless.
It would be such a shame for you to miss out on the nuggets of gold this man teaches about, because you can not look past something that Jesus dealt with on the cross.
It would be a shame to miss out on the amazing insights he has, because you consider his sin (?) bigger than the grace already bestowed upon him by Father God.
We need to be very careful not to throw babies out with the bath water. No body is making anyone believe anything, you are called to sift everything you hear, but just because there are faults with in the prophetic realms (like any other, pastoral not excluded), doesn't mean it doesn't have it's place and calling to and within the body.
I do think heatherfb made a poignant observation, and I think it would be more beneficial of and to the body if we prayed for those in positions of influence that the relationships would be greatly protected.
If his life/ministry is truly reflective of what he teaches, God has restored to both of them, that which the locust has eaten, because he is a redemptive God.