A Word from God for you.
Prophets John & Meleana Harke
Sunday 9AM, 11AM, 6PM
Monday through Wednesday 7PM
[1Co 14:24-25 NASB]
24 But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an ungifted man enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all; 25 the secrets of his heart are disclosed; and so he will fall on his face and worship God, declaring that God is certainly among you.
[1Th 5:19-22 NASB] 19 Do not quench the Spirit; 20 do not despise prophetic utterances. 21 But examine everything [carefully;] hold fast to that which is good; 22 abstain from every form of evil.
[1Co 13:12 NASB] 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.
These scriptures provide a starting point for understanding the prophetic ministry.While there is more to study, I have found that these scriptures to help me receive the prophetic ministry. I encourage you to consider them as we prepare for the prophetic revival this week with Prophets John & Meleanna Harke. Here are what these scriptures do for me.
The first, they free the prophetic, both as one who prophesies and one who receives the prophecy. The Thessalonian’s scripture tells us that when a prophetic word is given some of it is good and some of it is not. Hold to the good parts; let go of the elements that are not good. Paul describes it as seeing through a “mirror dimly.” One Bible says it is like “in a riddle”. Therefore sometimes when you prophesy it is understood that it may be somewhat off. It is common to experience a lack of total confidence, but if your heart is right, go ahead and share what you think God is showing you. Secondly, it frees us to receive a prophecy with the understanding that there will parts that are correct and incorrect.
It is crucial to judge every prophetic word. Any prophetic word you receive needs to be judged. This will be how you know what to keep and what to discard. Here are some guidelines for judging a prophetic word: 1. Scriptural consistency, 2. many times it is in line with God has spoken to you already, 3. some times it is a new word but will later be confirmed. It is ok to reject a prophetic Word if it is judged as incorrect.
HOLD ON THE WORD
Once judged, hold on to it. Too many times I have forgotten what God said. It is essential to record the word spoken over you. This allows you to pray over it. It will be a weapon to use against the enemy. I was told to take a word and “put it on the shelf if it is God; it will just come to pass.” I do not see this in scripture. What I do see in scripture is “hold fast” (I Thess 5:21) or “by them fight the good fight” (I Tim 1:18). I do think that there is a line of wisdom not just to run off and wreck our lives because of what was spoken to us. Passivity towards a correctly judged word is not scriptural. Hold on to it. Fight in faith for it.
A word from God can get someones attention. In 1Co 14:24-25, we see an evangelistic result of the prophetic ministry. He describes the response of a person like this, “. . . the secrets of his heart are disclosed; and so he will fall on his face and worship God, declaring that God is certainly among you.” (v. 25) I believe this should be absolutely part of our evangelistic endeavors. Be open and be bold to share a prophetic word to the person to whom you are sharing the Gospel.
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Pastors John & Erin Carmichael
Evangel North Church – A multi-generational multi-ethnic church reaching a region with the Gospel of Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit and the love of God.