Tuesday, 14 August 2018
And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place – II Peter 1:19.
Prophecy does not come by the will of man, nor is it man’s orchestration or machination. It’s a word of God with definite assignment and purpose. We do well to believe and pay attention to it, because it carries breakthrough, blessing, deliverance or any other thing it’s assigned to fulfil. Prophecy is the expression of the mind of God for a person or people, a time, a season, a situation and a place.
So consumed was Abraham by the prophetic word of promises that he offered up his only begotten son, of whom it was said that his seed would be called, concluding that God would raise him up, even from the dead, from which he also received him in a figurative sense, (Hebrews 11:18-19). Abraham believed God and His word became the only source of his existence. He esteemed His word higher than all his doubts and committed himself to it. This is what you do to a prophetic word – esteem it higher than your doubt and commit yourself to it body, soul and spirit.
Scripture even tells us to believe God and be established and believe His prophets and prosper. His prophets carry His word that brings us prosperity, success, blessings, safety and protection. When we review the way we view God’s prophecy and prophets we’ll bless ourselves tremendously. However, we have a greater need of discerning between true and false prophets and prophecy in these last days. It’s clear in the Scriptures that false prophets and their lofty words of deception are a major theme of the end times in which we live.