Receiving from the Prophetic Grace – Part 2

Posted: October 10, 2013 in Hearing God's Voice & The Prophetic

Taken from a Bible story:

“Have faith in the LORD your God and you will be upheld/established; have faith/believe in his prophets and you will be prosperous/successful.” – by King Jehoshaphat (2 Chro 20:20)

2 Chronicles 20

The story goes like this, there was a war coming against King Jehoshaphat in Judah and Jerusalem, from the Moabites, Ammonites and some of the Meunites, they came to war against King Jehoshaphat. Now Jehoshaphat is in trouble, he proclaimed fasting prayer for all Judah, the people of Judah came together seeking help from the Lord. And King Jehoshaphat prayed a long prayer at the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem at the temple of the Lord.

King Jehoshaphat prayed, “Lord, the God of our ancestors, are you not the God who is in heaven? You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations. Power and might are in your hand, and no one can withstand you…………..”

After this, the Spirit of the Lord came upon Prophet Jahaziel, Prophet Jahaziel prophesied and gave a prophetic word, an encouraging word, comforting word, a promised from the Lord, and a strategy of how to take actions, how to position themselves in this war.

The word from the Lord, the encouraging words and comforting words from Prophet Jahaziel:

“Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s………..”

The strategic words of the Lord from Prophet Jahaziel:

“Tomorrow march down against them. They will be climbing up by the Pass of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the gorge in the Desert of Jeruel. You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.”

The Prophetic words of the Lord given to Prophet Jahaziel regarding their future victory:

“Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.”

After this, Jehoshaphat bowed down with his face to the ground, and all the people of Judah and Jerusalem fell down in worship before the Lord. Then some Levites from the Kohathites and Korahites stood up and praised the Lord, the God of Israel, with a very loud voice.

The next morning Jehoshaphat stood and said,

“Listen to me, Judah and people of Jerusalem! Have faith/trust in the Lord your God and you will be upheld/established; have faith/believe in his prophets and you will be prosperous/successful.” So, this were the words of King Jehoshaphat.

What the Lord did?

The Lord set an ambush against their enemies, and when they reached there, only dead bodies lying on the ground were found, they fought nothing, and they won the battle.

God can give prophetic words from anyone or either we can hear directly from God:

Sometimes, some prophetic words may make no sense, they might be something impossible to do, they might be something that looks weird to us, or something we had not tried before. They might be a comforting words, encouraging words to build our faith, they might be strategies for expansions, they might be strategies for multiplications, they might be strategies for taking further steps, for directions, new directions, they might even be new strategies we had not done before or how to take steps, for our missions, works, businesses, ministries or any other kinds of works we may be working.

Important to remember that, in battle plans and making strategies, especially for the strategic plans, Apostles are strategists itself in that case, but it can either come first from the Apostles, Leaders or Prophets, and this time the strategic plans come first from the Prophet.

God wants expansion, God wants multiplication, God wants us to prosper, God wants us to succeed, God wants to bless us in whatever we do or work. As Isaiah 55:9 said, “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” And the Prophetic words can come from any believers of Jesus Christ, since in the new testament anyone can hear from God, anyone who is filled with the Holy Spirit can prophesy, it can come from anyone in the Body of Christ, though there are much grace in the presence of the Prophets, prophetic people and prophetic ministries to Hear from God, to prophesy, to be sensitive to God, opening our Spiritual senses, our spiritual ears and eyes, experience GOD, know God better and a closer relationship with God as we have written in our last post on “Receiving from the Prophetic Grace”.

So, this is one good Bible example of how Prophets, prophetic people, prophecies, Hearing the Voice of God, being sensitive to God, listening to the voice of God and the prophetic things can bring success and blessings in our works, ministries, businesses and our missions. And therefore, Prophetic Ministries plays one of a really important part in success, in Advancing the Kingdom, in ministries, works, businesses and missions, they are important for our nations, our lands, organizations, churches and for the Kingdom of God.

– David Chawngthu

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