Monday, June 3, 2013

The importance of Prophecy

Rom 12:6 tells us how Love ties in with the prophetic anointing, “Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy let us prophesy according to the proportion of our faith.”  So we prophesy according to the proportion of our faith, and in Gal 5:6 it says, “for in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth anything nor uncircumcision but faith which worketh by Love.  Faith works by Love and we prophesy according to the proportion of our faith.  We know that faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God.  And so when we are talking about hearing from God, I’m talking about hearing His voice and not our own or our favorite televangelist. Hearing the voice of God starts off with Love and Love activates our faith and faith gets you into the presence of God.  And so faith worketh by love and we prophesy according to the proportion of our faith.  And of course faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God. So, the more of God’s Word you have in you, by faith, walking in Love, it is to that degree you can hear God’s voice.

Prophecy employs a combination of gifts.  These gifts are words of wisdom, words of knowledge, discerning of spirits, faith and prophecy.  These are found in 1 Cor 12. 

 I Cor. 14:1 in the amplified states, “Eagerly pursue and seek to acquire this Love, make it your aim, your great quest.  And earnestly desire and cultivate the spiritual endowments or gifts especially that you may prophesy, interpret the divine will and purpose in inspired preaching and teaching.” First of all I am trying to give you another dimension to your prayer.  I’m trying to give you another dimension to the spiritual realm that we need, that God has given us and told us to earnestly desire and not only that, but to cultivate.  If God said it, it was for a reason.  We need it.  God is a Spirit and if we don’t cultivate these gifts we are going to walk in the natural and call it God.  You might get some of the stuff right, there’s a 50/50 chance or less, but I don’t like those odds.  I like to hear from God every day.

I Cor. 14:24-25 (amp.) states, “But if all prophesy, given inspired testimony and interpreting the divine will and purpose and an unbeliever or untaught outsider comes in, he is told of his sin and reproved and convicted and convinced by all and his defects and needs are examined, estimated, determined and he is called to account by all, the secrets of his heart are laid bear and so falling on his face he will worship God declaring that God is among you of a truth.”  Notice that when you prophesy, when you hear the voice of God, God is relaying unto you His divine will and purpose.  So that’s what we need to know.

You can quote the logos Word, and you can speak it over a situation and do siege warfare and the situation will change.  But the Word that God speaks, this same word, God speaks directly to you operates a little differently. Heb 4:12 in the amplified says, “For the word that God speaks is alive and full of power, making it active, operative, energizing, effective, it is sharper than any two-edged sword penetrating to the dividing line of the breathe of life and soul and the immortal spirit and of the joints and marrow of the deepest part of our nature exposing, sifting, analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.”  That right now word that God speaks, that’s a rhema word.  You need to get that rhema word.  The Spirit of God makes the Word alive and active.

Let the prophets speak two or three and let the other judge.” (1 Cor 14:29)


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