The Value of the Prophetic Voice
Mother Teresa. The image of caring for the infirm immediately jump into your imagination. Just her name, Mother Teresa, speaks of the power of God's love and purposes being demonstrated through a simple woman over a lifetime. Through her submission, God's love and voice were released in the earth.
God uses people to accomplish His purposes in the earth. He uses people to lead others, to love the hurting, to serve those who are weak or oppressed, and to speak God's heart and purposes into the earth. God works through people.
There is value in the prophetic voice. I believe that God still uses prophets in amazing ways in His kingdom. We must not reject the prophetic because of human error or because we can't "control" it. Instead of rejecting it, we must learn how to operate in it and discern what aligns with scripture.
Don’t suppress the Spirit. 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.
1 Thessal. 5:20-22 Msg
Do not spurn the gifts and utterances of the prophets [do not depreciate prophetic revelations nor despise inspired instruction or exhortation or warning]. 1 Thessal. 5:16-20 Amp
The prophetic voice is valuable and necessary for teaching, encouragement, and warning. John the Baptist was a prime example of how God uses the prophetic voice of the Kingdom. In Matthew 3, John's voice brought people to salvation, corrected wrong mindsets and attitudes of leaders, and released the kingdom blessing and message. Agabus, a prophet, was used in Acts, chapters 11 and 21, to foresee future events. At other times, God uses his prophets to bring correction if the human vessel is off course and not perceiving their own sin. Nathan coming to David in 2 Samuel 12 is a simple but effective example of this.
God also uses the prophetic voice to releases people into their destiny and calling. Ananias, sent on a prophetic mission, speaks words from God over Saul and releases the anointing for Paul's new destiny (Acts 9: 10-19). During prayer time and meditation with the spirit, Peter receives a revelation from God that moves him to a kingdom mindset never seen or heard in Jewish culture. Peter's thoughts begin to line up with God's thinking not man's traditions (Acts 10: 9-17). God also uses the prophetic to begin new ministries and release new messages into the earth. In Acts 13: 1-5; Paul's ministry to the Gentiles, kings, and the Jews is prophesied over him after prayer and fasting by the church leaders.
We need new clothes, new eyes and new minds to see the thousands of kingdom openings and ministry opportunities. The fields are ripe for harvest, ripe for needing freedom, healing, deliverance. If we receive by the spirit of revelation (Eph. 1:17) and embrace the prophetic, we will not be afraid of what we see, but we will run to it. We will be equipped with new clothes, new strategies, and new weapons to use against the enemy. It’s time to be sent forth; the delivered are sent forth. It’s time to wear the new clothes. It is time to embrace the prophetic. It’s time to embrace the kingdom.
Ask God today to give you eyes to see and hears to hear what Father is doing and saying in the Earth and what Father is calling you to co-labor with Him to accomplish. He gave you gifts to use. His prophetic voice calls you to activate them
today. Let's say, "Thy Kingdom come and Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Let it be so in me."