Prophesying God’s Goodness

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Many people simply do not understand prophetic ministry. I have to admit, I was one of them back in the day. I was young and did not realize that people were given what to say over others by the Spirit. Prophecy is a gift of the Spirit, one given as He sees fit, and not everyone has it.

Not every prophetic word spoken over some even comes to pass. I have seen, myself, examples of healing words and even visions that did not happen. Often God is speaking, His Spirit moving, but we are nto listening , responding or waiting on Him.

We can move quickly from spirit to flesh. It is not that they were not from God but not always received and acted upon. I have seen people live longer, survive incredible situations, and some that just go back to the same old ways again and again. Just as God longs for everyone to be saved, He longs for their healing, deliverance, their respect and love for Him. Not all will be saved nor do they care for what He says.

What we do have is the authority to speak His words over us, ourselves, friends and families. And we should be speaking good things, expecting good things from God, even in this fallen world. To prophesy is to  speak as if divinely inspired, to give instruction in religious matters, even preach. It is also to predict or foretell something accurately, it is not an occult practice or divination when it is a gift of the Holy Spirit.

Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy. For one who speaks in a tongue speaks not to men but to God; for no one understands him, but he utters mysteries in the Spirit. On the other hand, the one who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding and encouragement and consolation. The one who speaks in a tongue builds up himself, but the one who prophesies builds up the church. 1 Corinthians 14:1-4

A prayer language is personal and for yourself, the gift of tongues. It is powerful and if you have the gift, use it. Prophesying can also be in tongues or a word to build up the church. And it should be orderly and not cause confusion, that is not God’s way. He authors peace, 1 Corinthians 14:33.

Whether you speak His words in prayer, in tongues, or prophesy, do so in love, 1 Corinthians 16:14, the greatest gift, 1 Corinthians 13:13. And it will be up to the people to receive or reject His promises, His goodness.

I suggest reading 1 Corinthians 12,13,14, and studying it thoroughly before asking for spiritual gifts. And remember…

If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!  Matthew 7:11

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