Posted by: Hugh Griffiths | February 1, 2006

The Prophetic Church | Restoration Magazine (3)

God’s Prophetic People (Restoration Magazine, November 1985) contd.

2. Word

Vision alone, however, is not enough. It must be translated into action. Prophets bring the word of God for a situation with the intention of turning the vision into reality.

The prophet always starts by asking a question. It is not: ‘What will the people think if I say this?’ but: ‘What is the word of the Lord – God’s heart and point of view – for this situation?’

As a prophetic community we need to speak God’s word in love without fear of other people. A proper fear of the Lord overcomes the fear of man.

We are a people called to more than just quoting Bible verses and seeing no change. We have the very word of God for each situation. The prophets among us equip us to be le by the voice of God.

We don’t have to be content with secondhand revelation. We haven;t come to Mount Sinai, where we send a Moses to receive God’s word. We have come to Mount Zion and go up the mountain ourselves to receive revelation (Hebres 12:18-24).

If you’re not hearing the voice of God on a daily basis, just as you receive food daily, you’re not fully alive in the kingdom of God. Listen to God’s word, hide it in your heart and then obey it. Allow the prophets to train you to bring that word to other people.

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Responses

  1. I’m really blessed by this series, Hugh.

    Indeed, the prophet is the man who sounds the trumpet. It is not just to get our attention, but to assemble us for action!

    I also love this quote:
    “If you’re not hearing the voice of God on a daily basis, just as you receive food daily, you’re not fully alive in the kingdom of God.”

    Powerful challenging stuff! These words are not just about the prophetic.. they ARE prophetic.


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