A while back I shared How-To Receive a Prophetic Word, and on our sites we talk about the letters (prophetic words) that come with our silk and art and the fact that they are supposed to be a portion of a conversation with God, not an entire conversation in and of themselves. These prophetic pieces are intended to facilitate conversation with God, add a dimension to interactions that are hopefully already occurring, or begin conversation if none is. Ultimately, relationship with Him is what we all should be working on and trying to strength and deepen.
I found the following on the site of a ministry called Prophetic Light. I love this ministry and the fruit coming from it. The words June Reinke (the founder) releases have repeatedly ministered to me personally as well as many of you when we’ve quoted prophetic words released by her in the silk and art letters. I share that to give some context about the author. 🙂
As I read what she shared on What is Prophesy? I realized she’s captured thoughts that we’ve shared in bits and pieces and put it together into a clear, concise explanation that I think is helpful to note, and it compliments our explanation of how-to receive a prophetic word very well, so I wanted to share it with you.
Word from the Lord
It is a Word from the Lord that encourages, uplifts, comforts and exhorts. Logos is the written Word (Bible) and prophesy is the Rhema Word, a now Word that speaks to your potential in Christ. Most often there will be conditions that have to be met for the prophetic Word to be fulfilled, contained in the prophesy.
- Prophecy can contain the Word of knowledge about person’s, places or things.
- It can contain the gift of discerning of spirits, which is seeing the heart of a person that is given personal prophecy..
- It is not automatic, It is and remains your responsibility in what degree of obedience you walk with the Lord
- Prophecy never condemns, criticizes or judges.
- Prophecy does not tell a person what to do, such as go to Africa, get married to a certain person, etc.
The prophet is not to dictate, control or manipulate others with the gift. What you do with the Word that you have been given will determine its fulfillment in your own life. Always let the Holy Spirit lead you in this. Be led by His calmness and in His calmness.
The received word should at all times be checked with the written word: the Bible. Prophecy can never be in contrast with the written word of God.
Prophecy is not a Christian Psychic
Often people are looking for the kind of word that a psychic claims to provide. This is not of God, and is not prophecy. Prophecy does not point out the sins and shortcomings of others. It does not chide. The Bible says (2 Chr 20:20) “….Believe the Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.” Faith comes by hearing the Word of God (Romans 10:17), but you have to actively do so. A passive faith is not going to receive anything from the Lord. So arise! Believe and receive the Word of the Lord through the prophet and you will prosper and it will surely be fulfilled.