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How to Receive a Prophetic Word

This ministry operates in all the gifts of the Spirit-including prophecy, words of knowledge, etc.  In working with other HIGHLY prophetic ministries, as well as some of the outreaches that our ministry is beginning to conduct the Lord has laid it on my heart to give a proper, biblical teaching on "How to Receive a Prophetic Word". 

When someone receives a prophetic word, the person receiving the word can often have a part to play in that prophetic word. Proper receiving and acting on prophetic words can accelerate the time in which it takes some words to come to pass, while improper actions when given prophetic words can delay the fulfillment of those words.

So you've received a prophetic word, directly from this ministry or any of the other multitude of ministries out there moving in "various" levels of prophecy. What do you do now?  What do you NOT do? What's next?

(Please note that these principles apply, not only to individual prophetic words but they can and do apply to 'corporate words', that larger groups of believers may receive, as well. The principles are THE SAME)

Here are your answers. Ready?

A) ALL prophecy should really line up with things that the Lord is, or has been dealing with you on-instructing you in-leading you towards, anyway and already.

Upon the moment of salvation, the scripture in John 16:13:- "Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will GUIDE YOU into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will SHOW YOU things to come." So, upon the moment of salvation, this grace IMMEDIATELY begins to "kick in" , in a believers life (This is true whether or not a person is called specifically into the full office of a prophet-or not. The scripture quoted just above was in an entire passage where our Lord is talking to His ENTIRE Church, His disciples) (It was NOT [for example] - where Paul is explaining 'how to operate in the gifts, while in a public meeting [1 Cor 12] ).

Therefore, the grace of the Holy Spirits INDIVIDUAL LEADING in a persons life begins IMMEDIATELY. You may not have fully 'seen' it on the inside (what was spoken to you by prophecy). You may not have understood the directions, the urges, the promptings, etc. that the Lord was dealing with you about BEFORE-but AFTER  you receive an accurate, true prophecy, -you should have some questions clarified and answered that you had before the prophecy-that before were simply not known to you, or clear to you.

1Corinthians 14:3  But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.

Now, within this realm, there are also some things that  may be spoken to you about very clear direction or something that is going to happen in your future that-apart from the prophecy-you would have had no way of knowing was going to come to pass (technically, within the prophecy, what you have received in that case would be called a pure "word of knowledge'-wrapped up right in the 'middle' of a prophecy or prophetic word). 

Next point under this heading. The way the Lord has conformed the "Body" is such that, there are times and seasons that-if  you are going to "get" all that you are supposed to "get" from the kingdom of heaven, there are times that 'what you're supposed to get' -WILL BE wrapped up in a moment of destiny-with another believer.

It's called the "Body", working together-(this applies to prophecy, as well as a host of other spiritual things, that FORCES us to all be 'inter-dependant' )

 Eph 4:16  From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which EVERY joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of EVERY part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

Last, after an accurate, true prophecy you will have that "I  KNOW THAT WAS THE LORD TALKING TO ME"-down on the inside of you. If you DON'T have that witness . . .

1John 2:27  But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

. . .then you need to just pray about it, pray through it-and do what HIS leading ( NOT what the false -or fleshly-word ) was telling you  to do.

Even a dog KNOWS the 'difference' between when it is being petted by a neighbor-and when it is being fed-by it's master. YOUR SPIRIT ON THE INSIDE OF YOU WITH YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER IS THE SAME WAY! Learn, develop and grow in THAT relationship!

You can and WILL get to a point where you WILL KNOW that was HIM-or it was not.


Luke 11:9  And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. 

B) All which leads to the next point, and ties in with the point-actually. After receiving a/any prophetic word, that is the time to CRANK UP YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE-ONE 'NOTCH'.

Here's what we mean.

Say, for example you have a nice car and you've just taken it to the shop and the mechanic took out all the bad plugs, readjusted the timing, cleaned out your carburetor and put proper pressure in all your tires,

Now, translate that to spiritual matters. If you just got a truly prophetic word, or in other words-A WORD FROM THE THRONE, ABOUT HIS HEART TOWARDS YOU- then don’t dishonor the Lord, or that word that you just received by being sloppy about your spiritual life.

You would not take your car that the mechanic just did all that work on and then go purposely drive that car through four foot deep puddles, then go to the gas station and put what you know to be “bad gas’ in the tank and then go drive your car through the worst construction zone you know of-to see how much you can throw to waste all that work the mechanic just put into your vehicle.

Nobody in their right mind would  do that to their car-now don’t go do the exact same thing in your walk with the Lord.

In other words, after receiving ANY word from the Lord for your life, that is not the time to put on the brakes in your spiritual life-that’s the time to step on the accelerator, instead.

My Gosh, after all-you DO want to ‘get where you’re going’, don’t you?

Crank it up a notch. One notch. Not 200 notches, or so. You don’t have to begin an immediate 60 day fast or something but do crank it up-one notch. It will position you to begin receiving ALL that the Lord intended to get to you, by giving you that prophetic word, in the first place.

1Timothy  1:18  This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare



C) Now, for proper, TRUE bible instruction on how to receive a prophetic word, there is another part -that to be honest to the scriptures-must be mentioned if the "full counsel of God" is to be revealed, next:

 Act 20:27  For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. 

Here's the other part:

1Samuel 9:6-10  And he said unto him, Behold now, there is in this city a man of God, and he is an honourable man; all that he saith cometh surely to pass: now let us go thither; peradventure he can shew us our way that we should go.
Then said Saul to his servant, But, behold, if we go, what shall we bring the man? for the bread is spent in our vessels, and there is not a present to bring to the man of God: what have we?
And the servant answered Saul again, and said, Behold, I have here at hand the fourth part of a shekel of silver: that will I give to the man of God, to tell us our way.
  (Beforetime in Israel, when a man went to enquire of God, thus he spake, Come, and let us go to the seer: for he that is now called a Prophet was beforetime called a Seer.)
  Then said Saul to his servant, Well said; come, let us go. So they went unto the city where the man of God was. 

If you want a HUGE key to receiving prophetic words, then this part-coupled with the other two letters on this page, is truly a HEAVYWEIGHT, in the process.  

When you go to work, you exchange your time, your effort, your energy-in exchange for money. That money, therefore. represents "you". If, after you receive ANY prophetic word from a properly ordered prophetic person or ministry-one of the best ways to "spiritually" lock in that prophecy in and for your own  life-is with some sort of substance.  Forms and amounts of various "substance" are usually determined by an individuals particular circumstances, as the Lord lays it on the hearts of individual believers. 

Read the scripture passage from Samuel written directly above, one more time. The Lord always HONORS HIS WORD and the expressed intent of the Lord, where it comes to coming before a prophetic mantle or person-is to not "come totally empty". 

If you purpose in your heart to do the same, then the Lord will ALWAYS honor His word and your corresponding stand on that word. It's that simple.

"Period Three !"


1Corinthians  14:39,40  Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak
with tongues.
Let all things be done decently and in order.



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