The Power of the Prophetic Word to You and Through You
In the last days, “I will pour out my Spirit (anointing) on all people: Your sons will prophesy, also your daughters. Your old men will dream, your young men will see visions. I will pour out my Spirit men and women
But YOU will receive power (the anointing) when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.“
When the Holy Spirit comes, he will guide you into all truth. … He will tell you about the future. He will bring me glory by telling you whatever he receives from me.
the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you
Joel 2; Acts 2
In the last days I will pour out my spirit (Anointing)
Fresh infilling of Holy Spirit
Turn to someone and say:
“It’s all about the spiritual”
“On earth as it is in heaven”
We first breakthrough in the spiritual realm
Then we see it in the physical realm
We continue “Living in the Power of the Holy Spirit”
We’ve looked at:
The Gifts of Power
- Gift of Faith
- Gift of Healing
- Gift of Miracles
The Gifts of Revelation
- Word of Knowledge
- Word of Wisdom
- Discerning of spirits
These Gifts are the most exciting because they release- ” The Christian’s Advantage”
Our next focus is
The Gifts of
Inspiration (To Speak)
We begin with the Gift of
Joel 2:28-29 “In the last days, “I will pour out my Spirit (anointing) on all people: Your sons will prophesy, also your daughters. Your old men will dream, your young men will see visions. I will pour out my Spirit men and women
1 Cor 14:39 So my Christian friends, you should truly want to prophesy
1 Cor 14:5 I want all of you to develop intimacies with God in prayer, please don’t stop with that. Go and proclaim his clear truth to others. MSG.
Prophecy — definition
- Speaking the mind and insights from God
- It is not known by human thinking.
- The declaring of will of God regarding the past, present, or the future.
- All Christians have this gift
Present day use of Prophesy
Holy Spirit Revelation
- (God speaks, someone hears and tells what God said)
- Like the Word of Knowledge, Wisdom with a broader perspective
- Not some kind of mystical revelation
- Everyone is to move in this gift
Purpose of Prophecy Today
- Build up strengthen, encourage, comfort
- Give direction
- Bring Clarity
- Break powers of the enemy
- Increase faith for future
- Equip for ministry
3 Steps to How to give and receive a Prophetic Word
- Draw people to Jesus
Test on How to Give and Receive a Prophetic Word
- Will the word edify, exhort and comfort
(1 Cor. 14: 3) The true purpose of prophecy is to build up, encourage and release. It is used to enable people to know and understand the heartbeat of God for themselves.
- Is the word Scriptural
The Holy Spirit will not contradict himself
2 Tim 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
- Does the word glorify Jesus.
Draw people to the Lord
1 Cor 12: 3 Therefore I tell you that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.
John 16:13-14 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will bring glory to me by taking from what is mine and making it known to you.
How to give and receive a Prophetic Word
- Posture to receive
- Attitude of receptivity
- Constant connection with the Lord
- Listen with your spirit