I know not all of the Body of Christ embraces the prophetic, but honestly, I can’t live with out it. It’s important to have accurate prophetic ministry in your life. I know a lot of people are afraid of the prophetic, some because of bad experiences and others because they are afraid of what they might hear, but for me, it’s my lifeline along with the Bible.
Because I have experience in the prophetic the Lord may send a Word to me that I need to “chew on” to get what He is saying. Yesterday I received one of those words. It was from my former Pastor and it came in the mail. I have no apprehension about receiving what he says because of the level of accuracy. He is the one that I mentioned on this blog once before because he sent out a ministry letter leading up to September 11, 2001 warning people that it was not a good day to conduct business. Because of that letter, the life of one of the church members was spared because she cancelled her business meeting at Windows on the World Restaurant, at the World Trade Center. As you know, no one survived from that restaurant.
So when I received the Word of the Lord yesterday, it was so strong and overwhelming that it hit me right in the pit of my stomach. It immediately got my attention and I had to sit down and meditate on it. Sometimes you have to digest a prophetic Word.
Sometimes God sends us a warning and it doesn’t mean it will happen. It means it could happen, if we don’t change our behavior. It’s like I had a dream last year warning me of my health and death, but thank God, I made the necessary adjustments.
The prophetic is powerful. Just a few lines, penned from a prophet rocked my world and helped me make the adjustment. Thank God for the power of prophecy.
New International Version (NIV)
11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
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