God is raising up a new group of people that will release His voice, His thoughts, His life in this hour. He is also calling "whosoever will" to embrace the prophetic expression of the face of God at a new level, to bring forth His words without mixture, in purity.
The Prophetic Voice
Genesis 1:1-3 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light.
From the beginning all creation, everything seen came forth from the voice of God. The voice of God is the creative force behind everything we see before the hand of man touched it. The voice of the Lord is powerful. The voice of God is integral for our spiritual lives. For His life to flow in us we must hear and receive the voice of God. The sound of His voice sustains us and keeps our spiritual blood flowing.
Psalm 29:4-5 The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is majestic. The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars; yes, the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
His voice is health to our body. When He speaks His words to us there is life that is released within our spirit that enables us to walk in sync with His purposes. When we lay all the business aside to hear His voice we come into greater union with God and His ability is released within us. The prophetic voice is where we become a vessel to speak what He speaks. Moses wrote, That all God's people would be prophets. To be a prophet is to be someone who draws close to God, to desire His will and to speak His words. The name "prophet" or "prophetic" has become a mystified term in many circles and to many people, but it is the most basic of things to our spiritual lives. God does nothing without revealing it first to His prophets.
Amos 3:7 Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing His plan to His servants the prophets.
So if we desire to be in on what God is doing, which we should, then all of us should desire to be a prophetic people that hear and speak His heart. If there is fear of "prophets" or being "prophetic" it may be because of abuse and misuse, but being close to God so you can to hear His voice is what we are all called to. "My sheep hear My voice and they follow Me." The least in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than John the Baptist. John was a prophet in the wilderness. Jesus fulfilled the role of "The Prophet." If we are to be like Jesus we will be a prophetic people.
Prospering Through Prophesying
Ezra 6:14 So the elders of the Jews built, and they prospered through the prophesying of Haggai the prophet and Zechariah the son of Iddo. And they built and finished it, according to the commandment of the God of Israel, and according to the command of Cyrus, Darius, and Artaxerxes king of Persia.
In the Book of Ezra, the people of Israel prospered through the prophesying of Haggai and Zechariah. True prophecy encourages us to keep doing the will of God. Prophecy speaks life and helps to accomplish the plans of God in the earth. We can see Haggai speaking encouragement saying, "Be strong!" over and over again. This was encouraging the people to keep building, keep going, don't stop but stay your ground, keep your position, don't give up. Like the energizer bunny, we need to keep going, going and going in God.
Haggai 2:4 "But now be strong, O Zerubbabel," declares the Lord. "Be strong, O Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land," declares the Lord, "and work. For I am with you," declares the Lord Almighty.
Prophecy strengthens us. The wise speak words that are like a "tree of life." Our words should be filled with life.
Matthew 23:24 Blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!
There are those that just look for people to follow them to feed their own identity, those who want ownership and credit for everything. Our lives should be found entirely in Christ, abiding in Him. Jesus had no time for this kind of foolishness. Find those that encourage you to live in and after the heart of God and only have time for things that glorify the Lord and pertain to His Kingdom.
Sharpening Your Prophetic Sight
Revelation 2:12 "And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write, 'These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword..."
The spirit of religiosity, routine and just getting in a rut makes the edge of our spiritual sword dull. God is calling us to sharpen our sword, sharpen our sight so that we may speak forth His purposes with authority. The last thing the devil wants is for the Church to rise up in the authority that is already theirs. Jesus paid it all that we may walk in victory. Victory is simple. It is not complex. But with the intellect, the natural mind being dominant rather than the spirit of man, the spiritual senses grow dull. Fire needs to burn in our spirit. This can only happen as we are completely dependent on the Holy Spirit. This is the very foundation for us to be a prophetic people. As we walk dependent on His voice, breaking chains of compromise, we will begin to experience the restoration of a sharpening in our spiritual vision.
His Blessings and Peace be Yours,
Live In His Presence Ministries