1 September 2016 Last updated at: 6:12 AM
Devotion: Effect changes through Prophecy
1Co 14:3 ISV “But the person who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding, encouragement, and comfort.”
In these last days its not only prophets but also sons and daughters that can prophesy to effect changes (Acts 2:17). Prophecy is repeating the Word of God to oneself or to your situation.
Amos 3:8 ….”The Lord GOD has spoken! Who will not prophesy?” Word of God can come through prayer, reading scriptures, voice of the Holy Spirit or through listening to a preaching. When you hear such a voice speaking unto you, its your duty to repeat the Word but to yourself or your situation. Make the Word personal. 2Co 4:13 ISV* “Now since we have the same spirit of faith in keeping with this Scripture: “I believed, and so I spoke,” we also believe and therefore speak.”
Prophecy is for edification, and exhortation, and comfort (1 Cor 14:3). This means when you are depressed, you can take the Word of comfort and start prophesying that Word to yourself. You will find peace.During prophecy, you do not speak about the current situation but rather you concentrate on the desired condition. In Gen 1:3 when there was darkness in the world, God never rebuked darkness but he declared light. V3 “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.”
Prophesy life when your business which is dying, the Word of God is life (John 6:63). Prophesy victory when you feel like you are being defeated.
The Bible tells us about the issue of the Shunammite woman in 2 Kings 4:20-26 .The woman, although her son was dead, she never spoke about the death of the son but rather she prophesied wellness over her son. She said “it well” in other versions NIV “it is alright.”
If she had spoken a negative Word, she would have buried the son, but because of the positive confession, she received back the child alive. “It is well”, Thus should be your daily confession. Prophesy goodness to yourself, your church, your country, your neighbourhood, your family, your job, your company and on everything that you can. Effect changes through prophecy.
Confession(prophesy good now).
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