Good morning [subscriber:firstname | default:Beloved],
It is written in Acts 2 :17 : « In the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,(…) ».One phrase in this portion of the Bible catches my attention : ‘’all flesh’’. Why does God pour out His spirit on all flesh? He must have a good reason! What is the purpose of the prophetic? How can it be used?
The prophetic I am talking about here is not to be confused with the prophetic ministry. The word of God emphasizes that « He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ» (Ephesians 4:11-12). This is not what it is about. It is simply the means God uses to speak to His sons and daughters, to give an instruction, a directive, to solve a problem etc.
« For God may speak in one way, or in another, Yet man does not perceive it », says Job 33 :14. One must be sensitive to the prophetic to discern God’s voice. For example I know a sister who was suffering terribly from and ulcer and for whom I prayed. Shortly afterwards she was visited by a friend who told her she had solved her stomachache by drinking milk. Our sister thought within herself that she had visited several doctors in Europe to solve her problem and that she could hardly see how a glass or two of milk could cure her ailment. The next day, while talking to a servant of God, he told her that he had seen her in a dream with… a glass of milk in her hand! Our sister immediately made the connection with what her friend had told her and understood immediately that God was insisting that she simply take some… milk! So she decided to follow that instruction. What came out of her after she consumed the milk was unusual, not at all pretty. But right after that, she was completely healthy again. No more ulcers, she was totally healed! By the prophetic spirit, God had told her, speaking through her girlfriend and the servant of God, to simply take some milk and He had healed her!
When Jesus asked His disciples what they said about Him, only Peter said that He was «…the Christ, the Son of the Living God ». And the Master replied: « Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.… » (Matthew 16:15-17). It was through the prophetic that the Father had revealed to Peter who was Jesus!
God wants to reveal Himself to You and use you to unravel situations concerning you or your neighbour. The Spirit of God is poured out on all flesh. Aspire to the gift of prophecy (1 Corinthians 14:1) so that you may be a useful instrument in God’s hands. Let your heart be filled with love for the Lord and for your neighbor and be in prophetic reception mode to experience the divine supernatural!
« There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all », says the scriptures in 1 Corinthians 12:.4-7. Yes, the Lord speaks in many ways, He has many ways of working. He can speak to you in dreams, in visions, in intuition, in strong conviction, in signs, in His word, in a third person, etc. if He has used a particular way to speak to you, do not expect Him to necessarily use the same way to communicate with you. Pay attention to His voice and let Him guide you.
God bless you !