Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Prophets and Prophesy – and Creating a Kingdom Culture
There is a difference in
being a prophet and being able to prophesy.Paul says, not all are prophets, but I would that you all prophesy.NEW Testament prophesy is giving out a good
word or words that come out of your spirit that you have heard from the Holy
spirit. In a sense you speak “for
God.”Prophesy should edify, build up,
encourage and usually is for the future not always for this moment.
OLD Testament Prophets were
often angry and disturbed by their world at large, and the local sins of the
people.They usually foretold of
punishment and doom that would come unless the people repented and served the
We must prophesy from the NEW
Covenant where God desires that our words bring peace, comfort and not
turmoil.We know in part and prophesy in
part.Although God does reveal his
knowing, by other gifts; “words of knowledge” about the past and/or future, or
“words of wisdom,” for the present of future, simple prophesy is different.
NEW Testament prophesy is to
build up the body and to also gently encourage those persons with out Jesus to
turn to the knowledge of Christ as Lord.
I spent five days under
anointed teachers who expounded the Word of God and also shared many of their
personal experiences.Kris Vallotton was
the main speaker and you might be interested in subscribing to his blog to hear
direct from him.http://krisvallotton.com/blog/
Our registration fee included
several books, and 5 days of ministry, including practice using your gifts and connecting with others. The thrust was to develop a Kingdom Culture with the Spiritual gifts in evidence.
At the conference, we began each day at 8:00 am
with small groups of about 50, where we could connect with others and
share.Our early morning leader was
Erika Jay, and she is now connecting to us by e-mail and face book:Then on to main session at 10:00 am; With
praise and worship for about an hour, then teaching.Break for lunch then more ministry at 1:00
pm.Again divided into 3 work shops
(your choice) at 3:00 pm.Break for
dinner, then end of day ministry at 7:00 pm with praise and worship for about
an hour then teaching until around10:00 pm.