Mathew 10:19 Whenever they hand you over for trial, do not worry about how to speak or what to say, for what you should say will be given to you at that time.
And in this passage Paul speaks of true prophetic word: 1 Corinthians 14:3 “But when a person speaks what God has revealed, he speaks to people to help them grow, to encourage them, and to comfort them.”
True prophecy, prophetic word and prophetic vision, is a way to speak for God and to speak forth God into the church and the hearts of His people. Prophecy is not fortune telling, magic, or in any way crafty. It is to be used as a spiritual voice (intercession) to connect The Presence and Insight of God to His people….HEAVEN COME DOWN!
To ignite the actual gift of prophecy, it calls for complete surrender of our human hearts and minds so as to allow The Holy Spirit to surge through us untainted by human emotion and feelings….disconnected from the flesh by working only in spirit. God’s word is truth and holy and can only come from a source of light in the pure heart of an obidient servant. Used correctly, prophesying is extremely powerful and can reap of angelic influence. The event is to be witnessed and declared as a GLORY manifestation and NEVER a false display of human “super-hero powers” or proclaimed messianic characteristics.
Psalm 146:3 “Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save.”
Psalm 85:8 I want to hear what God the LORD says, because he promises peace to his people, to his godly ones…..
The world has created a dis-illusioned and perhaps distorted view of the term “prophet” because of the unfortunate mis-use of the gift by false prophets and deceiving evangelists. They use worldly tactics and theatrical stageing to prey upon vulnerable unguarded hearts and the spiritually immature. This is where “the gift of discernment” is much needed and to be prayed for along side the gift of prophecy. These two gifts need to go “hand in hand”, literally. When your hand is in the hand of God, there is no confusion or fear in receiving or in boldly speaking God’s prophetic word….PEACE comes from it! Witnessed!
Philippians 4:7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
As strange as it seems from the world’s distorted view of prophets, we are all capable of being prophetic. I have discovered the key to success in this is to humble myself to His power and to allow Jesus to just simply use me as a responsible recipient of the gift. This comes from experience, trust, and obedience which then builds upon itself as Holy Boldness to “speak it” when commanded! I find it humbling, in itself, that God sees me capable of being “His big voice” and has chosen me/chosen us to deliver His messages from heaven to earth and from earth to heaven. Jacob’s ladder comes to mind with the ascending and descending angel messengers! What a perfect vision…Beautiful, Wise, Comforting, Hopeful! Emmanuel, God Is Surely With Us! Amen!
Haggai 2:23 …… ‘and I will make you like my signet ring, for I HAVE CHOSEN YOU,’ declares the Lord Almighty.”
Revelations 19:10 At this I (John) fell at his feet to worship him (Angel). But he said to me, “Don’t do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers and sisters who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For it is the Spirit of prophecy who bears testimony to Jesus.”
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Beth McMillan is a child of the Most High God. He calls me “bride to be” and sees that I have fallen in LOVE with His son, Jesus. Appropriately named, Beth translates “House of God”. I work for Jesus at McMillan Interiors displaying His Splendor. Word of God speak…a creative vessel.