From XFamily - Children of God

A channel in Family terminology is used to describe two things:

  1. A person giving a prophecy or acting as a mouthpiece for a spiritual being.
  2. The spritual medium of communication between a spritual being and the individual giving the prophecy.

When a person allows their own thoughts or opinions to affect the wording of a prophecy, his or her channel is said to be tainted. Family members believe that in order to maintain a clear channel they must faithfully study the new wine and avoid doubts and other perceived negative influences.