We’ve journeyed over the last 14 posts exploring When Father Speaks. To some, the topic – Father’s prophetic words – is controversial.
How can we be sure Father is saying that?
Father’s prophetic words will never contradict or go against what He has said to us in Scripture. We always test prophetic words first and foremost against the Word of God. If the prophetic words are in line with Scripture, then we go about testing and weighing them (for more see “Receiving and Testing a Word of Prophecy” steps in When Father Speaks)
The reality is that prophetic words are a part of our walk with Christ. And although some choose to:
- Ignore them
- Discard them
- Dismiss them
- Guard against them
- Ridicule them
- Treat them as optional
They aren’t going away.
“For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” – Rev 19:10
“God is always looking for someone to satisfy His desires. God does not give prophecies to people just so they will feel good. He wants something to happen. He has a specific purpose that He wants to have fulfilled.
But His purposes can be thwarted. Prophecy is conditional. People can mess it up. They can drop the ball. They can delay or derail an important part of God’s plan for their lives or for others.” – Adventures in the Prophetic
We often think of the Parable of the Sower as a teaching on the condition of hearts towards receiving the gift of salvation, which of course it is. Yet, the principle and reality of Father sowing seeds of truth into our lives doesn’t end with the experience of salvation. Father is faithful to deliver prophetic words into the lives and hearts of His children throughout the course of their lives.
Throughout your life, you will have opportunities to receive Father’s prophetic words of strengthening, encouragement, and comfort through:
- Other believers sharing prophetic words with you ( 1 Cor 14:3)
- Promises in His Word He confirms to your heart as promises He wants you to believe Him to carry out on your or others’ behalf
- Promptings or phrases He speaks to or impresses on your heart
What will your testimony be?
- A hardened heart that rejected prophetic words
- A mild fascination that quickly turned to unbelief when prophetic promises didn’t play out in the time frame or in the way that made sense to you
- A distracted heart that quickly forgot & focused on other things
- A receptive heart that listened, received, tested, weighed, and waited in faith until your faith became sight. (2 Cor 5:7)
When we reach our eternal home, may our testimony be the latter.
In that day they will say, “Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the LORD, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.” – Is 25:9
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