Today, I want to talk about prophecy: The LORD wants me to discuss this with you.
Many people are putting out prophecies in these last days. Not everything is coming from GOD. Is prophecy for today? Many irresponsible and lukewarm churches both disregard and reject prophecy.
They say it is not for this dispensation. But the Bible says this:
Joel 2:28 (KJV): And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out MY SPIRIT upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
Why do these churches reject prophecy? Because they work for their father, the devil by the power of the religious spirit the same rotten spirit that ran the Pharisees who plotted the murder of CHRIST.
It’s hard to reject scripture as you can see in Joel 2:28 but many try by even twisting it.
But let’s look at this scripture in Amos 3:7: Surely the LORD GOD will do nothing, but HE revealeth HIS secret unto HIS servants the prophets.
Prophecy HAS TO BE IN EFFECT–because GOD will do nothing first without revealing it to HIS servants.
This is exactly why the churches are dead–because they won’t listen to GOD.
Many people think prophecy is just foretelling the future–well yes, that is many times the case–however most of prophecy is to lead the people back to the Bible and by the Power of the HOLY SPIRIT to pursue GOD in holiness.
The LORD once told me that the “underpinnings” of a true prophet are that he loves GOD and loves the people.
Many people go to prophecy to get answers but totally by-pass having a relationship of their own with GOD and are trying to replace prophetic words with knowing and reading the Bible.
Now more than ever you’ve got to pursue GOD and one way to do that is through HIS Word–the Bible–getting to know HIM through reading the Bible.
If you try to take short cuts by reading prophecies and not the Bible for yourself–you are going to be misled.
You MUST read the Bible and do it diligently–and surrendered to CHRIST so that you can be filled with the HOLY SPIRIT WHO will give you greater Bible understanding.
If you stay with your Bible reading–focus on GOD–and are aided by the HOLY SPIRIT–you will hear prophecies and not be confused…you will know which ones sound grounded and which ones are way out in left field, because of discerning of spirits and a strong understanding of the authentic versus the counterfeit.
Today’s pastors through surveys spend 7 minutes or less in prayer and admit to 40 percent having problems with pornography.
You have to know the Bible better than your pastor.
The churches by many confused doctrines have gotten away from GOD and the truth.
You will need to know what is right and what is wrong.
You will be held accountable and there are no shortcuts..