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The Fire Hose   Leave a comment

There have been so many exciting, prophetic words in the last few months. Many seem to be on a grander, more world-wide scale than ever before, challenging our faith to actually believe such astonishing prophecies. People often measure a prophetic word by their current circumstances. But that is backwards! The prophetic word comes to change us and our circumstances to line up with His Word and His plan for us. It will make a great difference in how we treat the prophecy. Will we judge it as impossible or simply not for us, because of our current circumstances? Or will we open our hearts to the open door God is offering us?

In regard to this, I had a rather humorous vision of myself and several other people standing around in a group, discussing some recent prophetic words. Some of the older people were saying things like “Well, what can I do at my age?” Others said, “If there was only an open door, I would walk through it”. Some wondered, “How can I do anything in these circumstances?” Some of the younger ones were excited about the possibility of ministry, but immature and wondering where to go and what to do.

Suddenly Jesus appeared and somehow lined everyone up, like a Father gently leading a group of children all into order. Then He produced a large and very long fire hose. While we were all still talking among each other and looking around, He simply handed me a section of the fire hose and said “Here, hold this.” As I took it, He handed the next section to the person beside me, until we were all holding the hose in a line in the proper way. Then He turned on the water. The blast was so great it knocked several of us down. But we got up and held onto the hose, pointing it in the direction He showed us. Although it could have easily put out any fire the enemy had started, this powerful blast seemed to be the ‘water of life’, a blast from Heaven to pour water on the dry ground and bring a flood of righteousness. On earth as it is in Heaven, Mt. 6:10

It is quite simply His power, not our own. He is getting us into line, and each of us will get a chance to help hold the hose.

Posted November 4, 2019 by comeawaymylove in Uncategorized

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Words For The New Year 2015   Leave a comment

I was recently impacted by a message and prophetic word through Dutch Sheets, an American apostle and prophet whose ministry I have learned to trust.   As this new year begins, I wanted to share these words with you.
“The decisions we make over the next 6 months are so important they will define the rest of our lives!   Power to prevail is being poured out.  There is an abundance of grace now to help us draw closer to God than ever before.  You must take all the revelation He has given you and now step into the fullness of what it’s meant to produce.
It is a fullness of time.  We have moved through a kairos window and stand at a fullness of time.  No more delay! You must believe this! No more delay, it’s epiphany time, turn around time.”
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I also thought it a good time to help bring clarity to the variety of prophetic words you may be receiving and reading online at this time of year.  Sometimes one will appear to conflict with another and seem confusing.  Here are some answers that may prove helpful.

A word about conflicting prophecies:
God has given prophets to the body of Christ (1 Cor.12:28) and He does speak through them.  Paul tells us that, while all do not have the office of the prophet, all can prophesy. (1 Cor.14:31 )  This simply means that His sheep know His voice and He should be able to speak to any one of His children who will listen and respond.(John 10:27)  Prophecy should be judged by what God has already established in His Word. ( 1 Cor. 14:29, 2 Tm. 3:16)

Just as there were false prophets in both the Old and New Testament, there are false prophets today.   Most were called to be true prophets of God but they have taken a wrong path and been captured by the enemy.  Their words are poison and bring destruction to the Body of Christ.
There are also those who are true prophets but make the mistake of thinking that everything they think must be from God. This is never the case. We are human and in great need of Him. Their prophecies are tainted with mixture which brings confusion. Even when there is scripture to back up their words, it is the underlying attitude of anger and pride that must be judged. In some cases we can ‘eat the fish and spit out the bones’ but sometimes we are wounded by a mouth full of bones.

Still other prophets have been wounded themselves and therefore speak from a wounded heart that needs to be healed before their prophecies can bring health and life to the Body.  If they have been betrayed, many of their words will come out of that base, bringing suspicion and fear.  It can even become a type of “if this happened to me then it will happen to you as well”.   I have seen those who end up actually prophesying harm over others which is the opposite of what they are called to do.  We do reproduce after our own kind.  When we minister out of woundedness we only reproduce woundedness.  This is why the priests in the Old Testament were not allowed to minister in the temple if they had scabs (unhealed wounds). (Lev.21:17-21)  If you are in this category, please take a time out, repent and ask God for healing and restoration.  Then when you are restored you can strengthen others.

 

Another reason for prophecies that seem to conflict is that we are in times of both great darkness and great light as portrayed in Isa. 60:1.2.   Some prophecies are speaking about the darkness and warning of impending judgment if we do not repent.  This is scriptural and right.  We do need to be warned.  We do need to repent; personally and for our families, churches, cities and nations in intercession.   There are some to whom God has given this task of warning.  It is a difficult task and they need to be upheld in prayer.  Some of the pitfalls for them are pride, rejection and being overtaken by the very darkness they are warning about.  Some have even become snipers, attacking the other prophets whose messages are of prosperity and blessing.

There are some prophetic voices I have been stung by and learned not to trust.  There are others I read with some caution.  But there are those whom I have followed for years.   While all of us are human and flawed, these have a proven track record not only in the words they speak but the heart from which they speak them.   These I have listed in my “recommended reading” and “recommended links”.   I also pay attention to those new voices that they recommend.  God is raising up a whole new generation of those with pure hearts that will hear and speak His words.

When reading prophetic lists of words from several different voices it can require discernment.   While there is a general theme that shows God speaking the same thing to His people all over the world, there are also words that seem to contradict each other.   But don’t be confused.   God is giving us a wealth of treasure in these words of wisdom.   There is not necessarily a conflict between the words of blessing and hope and the words of dark and difficult times.   They are often both sides of one coin.   It’s not either one or the other.  It’s both.  There is great darkness in the world in which we live but the Spirit of God is arising in us bringing great light into that darkness. (Isa.60)

Some prophecies are for specific nations or areas or times.  There will be great light and great darkness in the same city.  Everything you read is not for you personally.  But God is pouring out more revelation for us now than ever before.  We are so blessed to have been chosen to live in these times. We are being prepared to be a part of the last end time harvest.  That harvest, by the way, is when ALL the seeds sown in the earth have grown up to maturity – both the wheat and the tares, both good and evil! (Matt.13:30)  We are being prepared as soldiers in the army of God.

Here is a link to 2 prophetic words from a trusted source that I believe will encourage you greatly.  These are words for the Body of Christ around the world wherever you are.  They were actually given a few months ago but are for this new year.  They are lengthy but so filled with destiny that they are worth studying thoroughly.  I pray that you will receive an impartation of His courage, hope and grace as you read them.
link – http://www.elijahlist.com/words/display_word.html?ID=13850
It is time for us to arise and shine, to absorb and reflect His nature.