The Prophetic Wordby Just Faith Life Team on 08/13/12
As I've been praying over my neighborhood during the past months, God has shown me certain scriptures that I feel He wants me to believe Him for concerning my prayer requests.
What do I mean by this? If I will take these promises and put them in my mouth, speak them back to God and speak them into the situation, the promises become activated to produce the result of the promise.
God's desire is always to bless. God's word says he will not hold back any good thing from us. (Psalm 84:11) But, of course, we see Christians doing without. We see prayers going unanswered. Why? There are many reasons; faith, failure to ask, motive for asking, (James 4:1-3) but one key to getting our prayers answered lies in our willingness to put God's promises into our mouths and speak it forth in a prophetic utterance. This puts us in a position of cooperation with God.
When the Lord shows us a word or highlights to us a specific portion of scripture, He is showing us what He wants us to put our faith with His to believe to come to pass in our lives.
We are to take that word or portion of scripture as a prophetic word and
· Speak it forth(and continue to speak) into our lives and circumstances,
· Believe God(and continue to believe) for it by activating our faith where this is concerned,
· Wait (and continue to wait) with joyful expectancy for fulfillment of His word to us.
When a prophet(a person operating in the spiritual gift of prophecy) speaks a word to us, we are to
· Judge whether it is from God or not-not the person, but that specific word of prophecy only.
· If not from God, reject it and think no more about it.
· If from God, take that word and begin to
o Accept and receive it as a prophetic word from God
o Speak it forth into our lives and circumstances
o Believe God by putting our faith with His for the word to come to pass
o Wait with expectant hearts for the fulfillment.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
the Lord bestows favor and honor;
no good thing does he withhold
from those whose walk is blameless. Psalm 84:11 NIV
You do not have because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. James 4 NIV