The Words of a Prophet (part 2)

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The prophetic gift is so amazing. It is a huge blessing to be used by God and also a major responsibility. When a prophet is flowing in the spirit and acting in God’s will then many many people become edified, a church might burst into revival with holy ghost flames, and people are stirred in their own personal gifts.. these seeds or the impregnation with these seeds of God give birth to fruits that include more ministers, more words, more truth, captives are healed and set free and people have direction from above so their focus becomes focused in the direction that God wants.

You see we prophets are the conduits of God’s kingdom. When people receive from us, it is not us in the natural but the heavenly father they are waiting for and who they are held accountable to. When a person receives a prophetic word they are receiving from the Lord. When they act on faith according to this word they are blessed by God for their acts of faith and obedience and when they reject the word of the Lord they are held accountable according to their works by the same Lord. The words leave the mouth of the prophet but the results are according to that person and God. The word says if these give a little one a drink of water in his name, then they are giving a drink to the Lord. This is about Heart attitude.

God also respects and protects the words of a prophet that are given by faith through his spirit. No it is not that we dictate what God does, but this is about #1 his partnership with his chosen, his children and # 2 a fulfillment of his word. When you read what the word speaks about prophets we are lead to understand that a true prophet will be proved by the outcome of his word. If what he says comes to pass then we know the prophet is of God. However let me encourage you more on this brothers and sisters in the Lord. There are times that a prophet will speak of things to come that we may not even see come to pass in our life time.. but yet they still come to pass.

Jesus understood more than anyone this powerful concept. He knew by knowledge given through the holy spirit that he was the one sent by God to he our Messiah as he quoted Isaiah in Luke 4:18

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised”

He knew by faith that he was the one to come and how many years had taken place since the prophet Isaiah was lead to speak this prophesy? Jesus and many other Israelites relied heavily on the words of the prophets back then as they had scrolls from their forefathers. Jesus studied these words and by Gods spirit understood these words and most of his ministry was interpreting the essence of the word of God to everyone. He did essentially “open the eyes of the blind” not only physically but spiritually as well. This is why he said “let those who have ears to hear hear”.

Jesus also waited by God’s leading on the fulfillment of the words of the prophets because he was shown by God that the fulfillment of these words had to take place as he said Luke 24:44

“He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the psalms” he like us waited on God to bring about the fulfillment of his word, the prophetic word of God lead Jesus in his ministry and to the end of his life!

We are told that a day would come in which people would serve God in spirit and in truth. Jesus began this process by fulfilling the words of the prophets he was spirit made flesh and died for our redemption in that he provided the forgiveness of our sins but the story does not end here. No, rather his story has just begun.

Jesus said that we will do even greater things then he did and that when he left us the holy spirit helper would come to be with us so that we can finish what he began. Now the rest is up to us.

Prophesies are still be given today and prophets are being brought up even now as we speak. Through prophesies will shall receive new revelations, insight, understanding, stirring up of the saints and at times warnings and corrections because God used his prophets to correct as well.

One of the responsibilities of being a prophet of God is to always speak the word he gives us. After we have been tested and tested the spirits and know in our hearts that it is him who speaks we must speak. Brothers and sisters those who are lead to prophesy this is for us. We must br faithful to speak. There are times as i hear the father that i am stirred up with happy positive loving things to say to a person. These are happy times. However there are times when God reveals something that i may not want to share because they are not so happy and fluffy to share or for the hearer to take but i tell you always be fearful to speak from God because it is this very word that might cause that person to be saved. That is the price of being a prophet. When he speaks we speak. When we are lead to a place that is dessert or that is scary, we listen and go.. and wait. That is for someone. Amen

 

 

The Words of a Prophet (part 1)

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We are blessed with the gift of prophesy, either directly as some are given the gift by the anointing of the holy spirit (and if this is not of the holy spirit then we need to be considering the demon of divination), or passively by enjoying the prophetic word given by someone with this gift.

A true prophetic word has a few key components. The very most essential component is that it originates from God. A prophetic word that comes forth from the prophet’s mouth first was given to the prophet by God, a true prophet will only speak out what the Lord God had imparted to them, whether by a gift of wisdom, knowledge, or revelation. Sometimes it feels like the Lord comes and drops these things in our spirit as a friend describes “into our spiritual womb” and it makes one feel slightly full and burdened as if pregnant and is a relief when we finally utter that word and “give birth” to this spirit baby lol.

So the next component is that the prophetic word is received by and given forth by faith. By faith we learn that it is God who is giving us this message and it is his will that we speak forth this message. It is something that is learned as the prophet Samuel had to learn. When Samuel was still a child and called by the Lord he didn’t recognize this at first, all he knew is that he kept hearing a voice call his name. Finally with some help from a more experienced minister he was taught that when he heard this voice he should turn an ear and say “yes Lord” then listen so this shows us that when this gift is imparted God will call us and speak to us and we can have the “gift” before we ever really understand this. I myself had been given this gift many years ago, but it has taken me all these years to learn the ins and outs of the gift and to mostly have the confidence of faith to use it.. but Satan also knows usually even before we do and will attack that person to darken their star, though sometimes it is these very attacks from the adversary against the prophet that ends up serving to shape and strengthen them in their fight against him. If you are one who has experienced many heart breaks, rejections, devastation then look at it this way- Satan sees you inner star even if you yourself have not seen it yet.

The gift of prophesy is used for a couple of purposes- to exhort, edify, inspire a person a church it will always point to God and not the prophet. Yes the prophet will receive some glory in that they are respected as a man or woman of God but the gift itself is not meant to make us serve that person, but rather to increase our love and service to God.. to be continued…