Walking Your Way To Your Prophetic Destiny “Living A Prophetic Life”
A KEY TO RELEASING AND UNLOCKING PROPHETIC DESTINIES
LIVING A PROPHETIC LIFE
Prophecy has played major part in revealing God’s purpose for our lives. In this article I want to share with Christians on how to handle prophecy and respond to prophecy. A clear definition of prophecy or a prophetic word will help every Christian to know and sense the leading and guidance of God in their lives. To have accurate understanding, we must admit that God has used a prophetic ministry through the History of the Bible and Christianity. It’s imperative to know that a prophetic word has potential to bless, edify, encourage and give direction in life, but if not accounted for or executed responsibly can hurt, delay, cripple, deceive, destroy or even misled God’s people, especially if it is given by false or lying prophets, immature or irresponsible people. Giving and receiving prophecy must be done responsibly because prophecy requires that it be taken seriously.
How you respond to prophecy will decide how you benefit from prophecy. Prophecy places demand upon us to be taken seriously. Responding to prophecy by judging the prophecy, seeking out mature Godly counsel and checking with your spirit, intuition and biblical justifications will put you on the safe side.
God declares his thoughts and his plans through his servants the Prophets. At times God will use our very three faculties of the human spirit which are the Conscious, Conscience, communion and intuition to teach us his ways and purposes.
Surely the lord God will do nothing, but he reveals his secrets unto his servants the prophets.Amos 3vs7
Without Prophecy, it is not easy to walk through to your destiny, without it you have no tangible reasons to fight. A prophetic word carries the blue print of God’s purpose for your life. It is to be treasured. Without it you cannot win. Without it you are beating the air and running aimlessly and will never arrive in life.
Purpose will help you to persevere, fight, establish and settle in life.
Without a word from God to live on, you have no destination and you cannot have a clear vision for your life. A prophetic word will bring clear direction in your life and guide every purpose of your life. Prophecy will help you alter and amend your life in line with the demands and requirement of the prophecy.
Prophecy is equipment and instrument for spiritual warfare. It is the reason why you have to fight and endure the sufferings of this present world.
This charge I commit unto thee my son Timothy according to the prophecies which went before on thee that thou by them might war a good warfare.1Timothy 1vs18
Remember you word unto your servant upon which thou hast caused me to hope. This is my comfort in my affliction for your word has given me life.Psalms119vs49-50
Prophecy brings accuracy and clarity to divine purposes and to our Christian lives.
A prophetic word is God’s deposit into our now and our future, giving us power for living and is a yardstick to purpose. If you have a word from God, you are assured of an expected end and safety.
Lack of it will germinate seeds of doubt, uncertainty and searching of hearts.
Further, we need at this stage to accept that it is not all voices, dreams, prophecies and visions we receive which are entirely from God. Some are purely demonic with purpose to deceive and misled God’s children.
Our discerning hearts and judging of spirits will keep us safe from error, heresies and deception. Our ability to be articulate and know the voice of God will save us the stress of expecting a false prophecy to come to pass.
Beloved, believe not every spirits, but test the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.1John4vs1
God is not responsible or committed to bringing a false prophecy or a lie to fruition because it is not his responsibility no matter how sweet or promising it may sound. Prophets who lie raise false hopes and expectations deceiving God’s children, such people must be stopped and Christians warned not to listen to them or even consult with such people.
We must be sure of the source of the prophecy and the credibility of the people who speak over our lives and minister in a prophetic way. Your prophetic destiny and life depends upon such. Though we are counseled by scripture to only judge the prophecy and not the prophet, we need to check their credibility.
Prophets have responsibilities towards the body of Christ and individual Christians who are supposed to receive and benefit from their gifts.
Prophecy must be executed and administered properly and responsibly. For example, an army official responsible for a regiment must account for any order he gives, in the premises that it backfires, or a medical doctor who prescribes a medical procedure, she or he must be sure and account for every decision made or medicine he administers because the lives of people are at stake.
In as much as wrong medication can affect the entire life and health of an individual, prophecy can affect the health and future of the body of Christ and individual Christians.
I advocate and call for accountability and responsibility in this area of Christian ministry and duty.
Prophecy must be given in the interest of God, the body of Christ and individual Christians. Prophets who speak in the name of the lord must in the same way account for every word or prophecy given.
Young prophets in the Old Testament went to the school of prophets to be trained, taught and guided by senior prophets. Such accorded these young Request prophetic word an opportunity to covering, company, safety, subjection and preparation in this ministry in order for them to administer or execute prophecy responsibly and accountably. I wish we can have such kind of preparation in our times where prophecy is administered carelessly and irresponsibly.