It is the season of words of prophecy. There are many in the church seeking the Lord’s direction for the coming year.
God is more than willing to make His plans for you known. Jeremiah 33:3
‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’
As we each have our individual purpose in Him, we have to seek Him for our individual paths. There are no two paths that are the same. God’s
plan will be revealed to us through targeted prayer and fasting.
Here are two scripture that you should memorize.
The first one:
Ephesians 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
The Amplified translates that verse “May blessing (praise, laudation, and eulogy) be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) Who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual (given by the Holy Spirit) blessing in the heavenly realm!”
The second one:
Ephesians 3:20-21 Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
The New Living Translation of this same verse says ” Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.”
Why do you need to know these scriptures? Well, in order for you to receive what the Lord has for you become familiar with who you are and what you have at your disposal in Him.
Everything that you need, you already have. The scriptures says that every spiritual blessing is available to you and that God is able to do more than you can imagine.
We will be praying a prayer for blessings and clarity of direction everyday for 7 days so that you will be able to realize your purpose, walk in your calling, harness the blessings that you already have and follow the plans that God has in store for you.
These prayers will help you receive direction and clarity from the Lord. If you feel led, fasting along with the prayers will remove anything that will cloud your mind from receiving His direction.
Isaiah 58:6 “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?”
Below are the prayers which you can pray along with us to open your spiritual eyes to a new dimension of spiritual growth and purpose in 2013.
Our way of getting Words of Prophecy to you for this year is to pray for you and show you how to receive them from the Lord for yourself.
We know that you may be receiving other prophetic words and wanted to offer some tips from a previous posting:
Before you start receiving the prophecies – PRAY! Ask the Holy Spirit to put a filter over your ears and eyes before you listen to it. Ask Him to make sure you refuse what is not from Him.
Read Jeremiah 14 & Jeremiah 23 to hear what God is saying about false prophecies.
Be Balanced – 1 Thessalonians 5:19,20 “Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesyings.”
Here is the Message version of 1 Thessalonians 5:19-22 “Don’t suppress the Spirit, and don’t stifle those who have a word from the Master. On the other hand, don’t be gullible. Check out everything, and keep only what’s good. Throw out anything tainted with evil.”
Be Wise – 1 Corinthians 14:29 “Let two or three people prophesy, and let the others evaluate what is said”.
You are to evaluate everything using the word of God. Don’t be gullible.
Timing is everything. Some prophecies are not for today. You need to pray for God’s perfect timing so that you know when is the appointed time and season for you to move out in faith.Habakkuk 2:2 “Then the LORD replied: “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.”
How do you know the correct time to move out? Ask God. The prophet should never take the place of God in your life.
The prophecy may be for someone else and not for you. If a word is going forth for healing & you are not sick – obviously this is not for you. If the word is to restore a marriage, and you single- obviously it is not for you. Therefore not all prophecy regarding money/prosperity/wealth is for you. Pray it through and use wisdom. Don’t put yourself in debt.
Everything God has to say to you is already in the bible. The prophet should not be telling you anything that he/she cannot back up with a scripture. It has to be in the word of God. If it’s in addition to scripture – don’t receive it.
The prophet is only to confirm what God has already told you. If you have a close personal relationship with Jesus Christ then He will tell you what He needs you to know. Pray, read your bible & spend time with Jesus. The prophet is to confirm what Jesus has already told you not send you off in a totally new direction. There should be no place for predictions in 2013 or allowing others to use divination and guess concerning your future based on your past. Proverbs 3:5, 6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Revelation 19: 9-10 Then the angel said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!’ ” And he added, “These are the true words of God.”At this I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “Do not do it! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
From this scripture we see that John was about to worship an angel that brought a prophesy from the Lord. The angel rebuked him for this action. Our worship belongs to God and God alone for whatever words we receive. This is something that should always be remembered lest we make idols of God’s servants. Also, all prophesy should point to the testimony of Jesus Christ and His kingdom.
Finally, are you looking for the tried & true prophecy for this year? Ask God. He never lies and He will never lead you astray.
May God Bless You with the totality of His blessings. Happy New Year!