Don’t equate God’s ability to yours.

Our thinking can be a barrier to receiving from God. God is Spirit and must be served in spirit. His presence and ability is not limited to distance. 2 Kings 5:11 But Naaman became angry and stalked away. “I thought he would certainly come out to meet me!” he said. “I expected him to wave his hand over the leprosy and call on the name of the LORD his God and heal me!

When a man or woman of God makes declaration, the Word is brought to life. The world was created through the Word of God. God spoke and everything was created. Don’t limit God by your thinking.

What God said vs What He is saying.

Prophecy is about the deep things or the hidden things of God. As Christians we always find it necessary to defend God. God does not need man to be relevant. He is sovereign and there is nothing we can do to make Him relevant. As a man or woman of God, you are a chosen vessel for what God want to achieve.

There is a difference between what God said and what God is saying now. Make an effort to be in His will at all times. When you want to please people, you’ll find yourself trying to justify what He said and what he is saying now. Jonah 3:4-5 On the day Jonah entered the city, he shouted to the crowds: “Forty days from now Nineveh will be destroyed!” The people of Nineveh believed God’s message, and from the greatest to the least, they declared a fast and put on burlap to show their sorrow. After Jonah told people what God said and God later changed His plans, Jonah was angry. He forgot that it’s not about him but God and His people.

God told Abraham to go and sacrifice his only son and just before he did God provided another option. Genesis 22:9-11 Then they came to the place of which God had told him. And Abraham built an altar there and placed the wood in order; and he bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, upon the wood. And Abraham stretched out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. But the Angel of the LORD called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” So he said, “Here I am.”

This week there was an outcry about TB Joshua’s prophecy about the US election. Is it a matter of what God said or something still coming? God can creat a situation beyond our imagination. If it does not happen, does it nullify his calling as a Prophet? Do not be canal when dealing with spiritual matters. 

Declaration of a Prophet.

1 Corinthians 7:25 Now concerning virgins: I have no commandment from the Lord; yet I give judgment as one whom the Lord in His mercy has made trustworthy.

A Prophet can declare not because God spoke but it happens because of the relationship he has with God. 2 Kings 1:10 So Elijah answered and said to the captain of fifty, “If I am a man of God, then let fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty men.” And fire came down from heaven and consumed him and his fifty.

The same way Joshua commanded the sun to stand still, Prophets of today can still declare and the favor of God upon them makes it comes to pass.

Matthew 10:41 He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward. And he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.

Prophecy is not up for discussion.

Prophecy is not up for discussion. Whether people like it or not, as a prophet, your job is done. Those who take it let them believe and those who do not believe, don’t waist time with them.

Ezekiel 3:27 But when I speak with you, I will open your mouth, and you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD.’ He who hears, let him hear; and he who refuses, let him refuse; for they are a rebellious house.

When there is declaration or prophecy, there are a lot of Thomas characters.

2 Kings 7:2 The officer assisting the king said to the man of God, “That couldn’t happen even if the LORD opened the windows of heaven!” But Elisha replied, “You will see it happen with your own eyes, but you won’t be able to eat any of it!” The bibles says, a true prophet what he says shall come to pass. In the spiritual realm it already happened, When you see it happens, it”s Actualization. Matthew 1:21-23 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).

Trust God even when you don’t understand.

God is more worried about his people. As a man or woman of God, you are not in service for your own good but for the glory of God.

When Jonah delivered the message from God to His people, they went on a fast and God changed His mind about destroying the city. Jonah was not happy, it was now about him and his effort not God’s will. Jonah 3:10 When God saw what they had done and how they had put a stop to their evil ways, he changed his mind and did not carry out the destruction he had threatened.

If you are a prophet and God gives you a message and later change his mind, if you prophesy for your own sake, you’ll worry what will people say when what you prophesied upon does not take place. Worry about your relationship with God not entertaining people.

Take advantage of the supernatural gifts God gave to churches to find solutions.

1 Samuel 9:6 But the servant said, “I’ve just thought of something! There is a man of God who lives here in this town. He is held in high honor by all the people because everything he says comes true. Let’s go find him. Perhaps he can tell us which way to go.”
Because of the controversies surrounding the gift of prophecy today even those who are anointed are afraid to walk in their calling. I will rather man be unhappy with me than to be on the wrong side of God in order to please the skeptics.

Prophecy, Declaration and Actualization

In the world of Prophets, there is prophecy and there is declaration. A Prophet can declare not because God spoke but it happens because of the relationship he has with God. Joshua 10:12 Then Joshua spoke to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel: “Sun, stand still over Gibeon; And Moon, in the Valley of Aijalon.” This was not an instruction from God but Joshua declared it and it happened. Paul said, he gives judgement not because God said so but because of his relationship with God. 1 Corinthians 7:25 Now concerning virgins: I have no commandment from the Lord; yet I give judgment as one whom the Lord in His mercy has made trustworthy. When prophet prophesy, they speak God’s mind, they speak about things both unknown and unseen. Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. When there is declaration or prophecy, there are a lot of Thomas characters. 2 Kings 7:2 The officer assisting the king said to the man of God, “That couldn’t happen even if the LORD opened the windows of heaven!” But Elisha replied, “You will see it happen with your own eyes, but you won’t be able to eat any of it!” The bibles says, a true prophet what he says shall come to pass. When it happens, it”s Actualization. Matthew 1:21-23 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”). The immediate obstacles to God’s spoken word are the people around you. Genesis 6:17 I am going to bring floodwaters on the earth to destroy all life under the heavens, every creature that has the breath of life in it. Everything on earth will perish. Prophecy is not up for discussion. Whether people like it or not, as a prophet, your job is done. Those who take let them believe and those who do not believe, don’t waist time with them. Ezekiel 3:27 But when I speak with you, I will open your mouth, and you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD.’ He who hears, let him hear; and he who refuses, let him refuse; for they are a rebellious house.