In the recent Prophetic Training Class, were were talking about what it means to move in the prophetic flow. Sometimes when we are learning about the prophetic ministry and talking about things like, moving in the flow, we can make it sound more difficult than it is. So, just to try and take some of the pressure off, please know, you don’t have to be a prophet to prophesy or to move in the flow with a prophetic word. The Word of God says, “My sheep hear My Voice.” (John 10:27-28)
So, all of us who have received Jesus as our Savior, can hear His Voice/Words and have the ability to share them through the prophetic gift. It does take courage to step out and trust what we are hearing is from Jesus and then, release it by exercising and stretching the prophetic muscle of our mouth. Trusting God is the most important key for us to be able to move in the prophetic, one word at a time or in a prophetic flow.
So, here are some of the guidelines we talked about in the class. Remember if you are signed up for the prophetic classes and you are not able to attend them, you can watch them at your convenience on the Website in the Archives 24 X 7.
When you discover you have the desire to prophesy, it is important for you to surround yourself with others who are like minded and will encourage and help you learn more about your gift and how to use it. Ever heard the old saying, “Practice make Perfect.” Getting to know how God speaks to you and then, how, when and where to release what He is saying is important. Having a place to Exercise and Stretch your prophetic gift is one of the most important parts of moving in the prophetic ministry. Joining in groups where there are other prophetic people around you enables you to receive valuable feedback and insight necessary to help you grow and mature in your gift.
Romans 12:6 in the NLT says: “In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. If God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you.” Whatever level of the gift of prophecy God has given you, He has also given you more than enough faith to use it and release His Words.
In your prophetic walk it is also true, you will prophesy at the level of the amount of the Word you have in you. Knowing the Word is knowing Jesus. When you know someone, you have an intimate relationship with them. Some married couples know each other so well they can finish each others sentences. In John 14:21 Yahshua/Jesus says, “Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me. And because they love me, my Father will love them. And I will love them and reveal myself to each of them.” Notice He does not say, I will reveal myself to some of them.
Jeremiah 29:13 says: “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” We are to “seek” Jesus and when we seek Him (The Spirit of Prophecy), with all of our heart, we will find Him. Seeking the prophetic will require prayer, humility, faith and a boldness to knock and seek Him with all your heart. Prophecy requires us to actively, aggressively and passionately seek Jesus to Hear His Words with all our heart and co-labor with Him.
All the gifts you have been given come from the Father (James 1:17) and are the manifestation of the Spirit of Christ in you. For your prophetic gift to flow freely, you have to have faith in God in order to prophesy His Message, even when you do not understand the meaning.
When we gather together to seek God, we create an atmosphere where the prophetic is enhanced. If you notice all our classes and forums begin with worship to Yahweh. We recognize and celebrate who He is and create an atmosphere of worship to include Him in all we do. In the Bible there was a special power in music revealed, which released the spirit of prophecy upon Elisha and caused him to prophesy with great power. In 2 Kings 13 we see Elisha was evidently not excited or eager to prophesy to anyone King or not:
13) Then Elisha said to the king of Israel, “What have I to do with you? Go to the prophets of your father and the prophets of your mother. But the king of Israel said to him, “No, for the Lord has called these three kings together to deliver them into the hand of Moab.” 14 And Elisha said, “As the Lord of hosts lives, before whom I stand, surely were it not that I regard the presence of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, I would not look at you, nor see you. 15 But now bring me a musician.” Then it happened, when the musician played, that the hand of the Lord came upon him.
Did you get that? Music/Worship to Yahweh, is a door opener to the spiritual realm, to hear His Voice and enable us to prophesy. Worship opens the door to intimacy with the Father, which opens the door for us to hear what is on His Heart for His People.
In our prophetic class one of the activations was to get a piece of paper and pen and quiet yourself. I played a couple of minutes of a instrumental prophetic song and asked everyone to seek the Father for what He would say to us. I would recommend you pick a worship song, which touches your heart, if you want to do this activation by yourself. However, understand gathering in a group of prophetic people seeking God and stepping up and out to do these activations in a safe setting, is extremely valuable in building your self esteem and relationship with God and it is joining in together in “corporate worship.”
In a class setting iron can sharpen iron and we all can help each other grow. There is no condemnation or lordship to try and make you be like anyone else, but the one Yahweh created you to be. Be yourself!!! We don’t need a religious spirit trying to make cookie cutter prophets all say the same thing, in the same way. Each person has a part of the word to be given. We prophesy in part. No one has it all! (1 Cor. 13:9) We need each other to be spiritually and physically whole and healthy.
Here are some of the words which came forth immediately with less than 2 minutes of the song. See if you sense a common thread in them.
It was a call to Worship – A Royal Call.
A call to come before the Throne.
It started out with Him proclaiming and singing over us. (Jones)
In the beginning was like blocks of life
Or mountains being chiseled away from our lives,
Almost like waves of it
And it picked up victory is ours,
We are on a journey of life. Won
He already won for us. (Johnson)
Majesty- His Majesty approaches and comes.
He rules and reigns. Behold the King is here!
The King is here!
Oh this King is full of Love for His people.
The King is in our midst! He is in our lives.
He joyfully lives with us.
Glory to the King who walks with us and reigns.
Majesty! ( Maynard)
Knock and it will be open to you.
Come into the Holy of Holies
Where you will be forever changed.
Come closer, closer and closer
Here with Me is where Victory is yours. (Card)
Have no fear, I Am with you
And you will be victorious through My Name.
Rejoice for I have called you
And you have answered.
Your name is written in My book.
For as you seek Me, I will draw closer and closer to you.
I AM sending My Angels to go with you into the places
Where the enemy has many of My People held captive. (Nelson)
Each one of you is able to create a heavenly atmosphere in your home or wherever you are. Find out what triggers your spirit and awakens you to the Presence of Jesus. The atmosphere you create around you will bring an increase in your capacity to hear God better. Also note: You can create a heavenly atmosphere, but there are also things, which can destroy a holy and intimate atmosphere, things which you might not even realize.
You can be distracted by things of the world; cell phones, tv, worries and such, they will shut down the spirit. Look to Mark 4:19: And the cares of this world, the deceitfulness of riches, and the desires for other things entering in, CHOKE the word, and it become unfruitful.” In meetings having children running around or animals interrupting will stop the flow of the spirit. All of these things pull your focus away from hearing the Words of The Father.
Fear. Jesus is the Lion (boldness) in you and He is also the Lamb (meekness) in you. Seek the boldness from Him to break any power of fear over your life and let Him empower your spiritual boldness to enable you to “boldly” bring forth the Rhema Word of the Lord. Likewise, be careful to remain meek and humble. The prophetic gift is powerful and the tendency for pride to enter in can harden your heart and hinder your ability to hear clearly. Guard your heart from the desire to “perform.” Since I have been in the music industry, I am well aware of the pitfalls of dealing with the adoration of people who love the gifts God has given us, their praise can be your downfall.
The prophetic is not about the Prophet. It’s about Yahweh’s heart for His people. A Prophet is a chosen vessel who carries the Father’s Word to those He loves. It is an honor and privilege to have Him move through us to help others.
The Word says God wishes all of his people to prophesy and flow in the Prophetic. In the Old Covenant before the outpouring of the Spirit at Pentecost, the office of the prophet and the gift of prophecy were reserved for a small group of individuals, where God would rest or “come upon” them from time to time and for very specific purposes. The gift of prophecy was governed strictly and under the penalty of death for anyone who gave a false prophecy. In the days of Moses, they anticipated a time when Yahweh would pour out His Spirit on all His people, with the results that all God’s people would prophesy.
If we look at Numbers 11:29 we read: “but Moses replied, “Are you jealous for my sake? I wish that all the LORD’s people were prophets and that the LORD would put His Spirit upon them all!” In the new covenant, Yahweh answered Moses’ prayer: Acts 2:17-18 “And it shall come to pass in the last days saith God, that I will pour out of my spirit on all flesh; your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams, and on my menservants and on my maidservants, I will pour out my Spirit in those days; and they shall prophesy.
Joel is declaring Yahweh’s people will ALL operate in a prophetic spirit. The spirit of prophecy is not limited simply to the gift of prophecy, nor even to the office of the prophet. The spirit of prophecy, is the CHURCH, operating under the FLOW of His Holy Spirit, exalting Jesus in everything that she does. Revelation 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
Remember David and the commanders of the army separated some to the service of the sons of Asaph and Herman and Jeduthun, who were prophets with (or who prophesied with) harps, with lyres and with cymbals.This is the dual action of worship going up to God and then divine prophetic feedback being returned from our living God Yahweh, connecting us to His People. The Prophet is the link, the one who stands in the gap, who joins heaven to earth through the prophetic hub.
The Prophet/The Eagle/The Flow
Throughout the Bible, we see the eagle symbolizing the “soaring, transcendent, powerful divine life of God. In Ezekiel 1 most of us are familiar with the parallel, which reveals the four living creatures (the faces of the man God) in the opening vision of the prophet Ezekiel. The Eagle refers to man’s Prophetic Nature or the Prophetic Flow being restored to the church/Body in the last days.
We need to be like an eagle, and remember what Paul said in Philippians 4:11-12, learning how to overcome our earthly frustrations and tribulations by pulling on the hidden divine power residing inside of us. Paul said, “Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.”
Father enable us to rise up high above the clouds and pick the strongest current of the wind of Your Spirit and release the words You have for Your People like a Mighty Flowing River. Let us soar high above any persecution, where nothing can stop us or quench our spirit from sharing the Good News about who You Are and Your Kingdom Coming. Let us run and not be weary, and walk and never faint. Refill, Refresh, Restore and Awaken Your People Father, for it is the year to ride the waves and release the Prophetic Flow to Your People.