The Prophetic Power of God’s Word, Part 2


What about you? Are you willing not only to receive a word of deliverance but a word of instruction? Even after you have hit the panic button? Notice also that the song leader’s boy instructed the king to send the song leader out against the enemy with no backup! Can you imagine his Dad saying “OK now son, just calm down! Sire, I am so sorry my boy spoke up like this – I raised him better!” But that isn’t what happened either! Jehoshaphat and all the people that heard Jahaziel took his word for what it was – the word of God, and they prepared to act on it. What did they do next? The next thing that happened was Jehoshaphat took the word of Jahaziel and proclaimed it to all that would listen:

[2Ch 20:20 KJV] 20 And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.

What I want you to see here is that one of the roles of the prophet is to give the people something to say. God gave the word, and Jehoshaphat took that word into his heart and proclaimed it himself. What about you? What are you doing with the words of God spoken over you? Most people don’t even know what became of words that have been given over their lives. You might say, “well that’s Old Testament” but remember the words of Paul:

[1Ti 1:18 KJV] 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;

How do you war with words? By taking those same words down into your heart and speaking them out in faith. This is true of a prophetic word, and even if you don’t have a prophetic word, it is true of God’s written word. Even God’s written word implanted in your heart and spoken out of your mouth becomes prophecy over your life.

[Pro 4:23 KJV] 23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it [are] the issues of life.

What is in your heart determines what happens in your life. People say, “Oh, that is that Word of Faith junk, and I don’t believe those teachings.” No, it isn’t Word of Faith teaching, its Proverbs 4:23 teaching. What is in your heart today determines what happens in your life tomorrow. In another place, Solomon declares the following:

[Pro 18:21 KJV] 21 Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

We already have death in our vocabulary, so we don’t need any help with that. We say that “tickles me to death,” “scared me to death,” its “to die for” or “I could just die” or “that just kills me.” It’s amazing no one ever taught us to talk like that – it just comes out because the death messenger, the message of death, is already working in us through the power of sin. What about the word of life?

[Jhn 6:63 KJV] 63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, [they] are spirit, and [they] are life.

Death words produce, but they do not profit. The words of Jesus are life words, and they produce life when they are in your heart and in your mouth.

[Rom 10:9 KJV] 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Notice in the verse above that you say it first and then believe it. Some folks say, “I can’t lie; I can’t say something I don’t believe…” You better or you might die. We say it first; then, we believe because God created us to believe what we say. And when we believe in the heart and speak out of our mouth, salvation comes – not just being born again but any area of your life. Where does the prophet fit in? Just as the Bible is full of promises, we should take up as part of our prayer life, the role of the prophet likewise is to give us something to say about our situation because:

God’s word residing in a faith-filled heart is equivalent to prophecy over your life.

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