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Seasons of the Prophetic: Afraid of Your Season
We have a conversation about the seasons of the prophetic. Greg shares about some things he has learned personally and things we can learn from the Word of God and from those that have gone before us. It is important for us to learn more about the prophetic because there is a misconception that the prophetic is something, we can’t come close to, but the Lord says He will pour out His Spirit on all people!
“‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.’” Acts 2:16-18
We are not speaking of personal prophets who give personal words constantly at request or offer to give a word, which is important, but those who God burns on their hearts a word they are to carry for a season.
“Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.” Amos 3:7
It is a word that won’t let them rest, and they carry like it is the most important thing on the earth because, in truth, every word from God is the most important thing! When we see a prophet in a season of declaring a word, it can be inspiring as they speak with boldness, authority, and passion that can only come from God. Upon God’s call, things shift, yet every season does not last. Seasons come to an end.
We see seasons happen in the natural like weather and sports. Each season has its moment then it changes to the next. For example, if we are in a new season, it would be confusing to talk about a past season like it was still happening.
Prophecy is not about what you think or about mixing ideas, but it is about what God told you to say prophetically. You cannot be afraid of the season God has you in, and it may look different than what you had pictured. Even still, you must share the word God has given you. You must not be afraid! This reminds us of the Parable of the Talents in the Bible, where Jesus compared the Kingdom of God to talents that were distributed to three different people. A talent is like a prophetic word God has given you; He expects you to do something with that word! Three men were given talents, but only two invested their talents, one hid his talent because he was afraid. We can’t be afraid of what God has told us to do; we can’t be afraid of what people think about us when we speak out the prophecy God has given us. Jesus said, “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” The man who buried the talents was more afraid of what people thought about him than what God thought! It does take a lot of courage to follow through with what God has called us to do, but with God, all things are possible.
You know what God has told you, so you can’t define yourself by whether people receive what you say or reject it. You always want to be right before God because your eternity depends on it. When you look at prophets throughout history, people rejected them repeatedly, they beat the prophets, killed the prophets, and this happens because people don’t want to receive what God is saying. They are ultimately rejecting God, not you! You can’t be surprised when people work to destroy you or your family because you have faithfully and boldly declared the word God has given you. When this happens, you will have to remind yourself that you can’t be afraid of your prophetic season and that you alone will stand before God at His judgment seat and will be held accountable for what God has entrusted you with.
Jesus shared the Parable of the Wedding Banquet, and those that were originally called to come to the banquet did not come, and some even hurt and killed God’s servants! In the end, the Lord’s servants went and gathered people off the streets to take part in the feast that was prepared. One man was there who was not dressed in wedding clothes, which would be the gown of salvation and was thrown into hell. We must be dressed right to enter the Kingdom of God. The gown of salvation will be yours based on the righteous acts of God’s holy people written in the book of Revelation. You don’t want to miss your eternity with Jesus! God allowed His Son to die for you because He loves you! He wants you at this great wedding banquet; He wants you to walk away from fear and do what God has called you to do! If you don’t know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you can make that decision today so that you can spend eternity with Jesus. Don’t miss out on this wedding banquet that is being prepared for those who follow Jesus. Let us know if you made that decision and find out more at Meet My Father HERE. Also, check out a series, Secrets of the Kingdom, and God can reveal to you through these teachings of what God’s Kingdom truly is and how it can grow in you! Watch the teaching HERE.
Do you see where you have been afraid of your season, or maybe you have been afraid in the past? We want to hear from you! Write to us at Friends@VFNKB.com or in the VFNKB Community HERE. Greg shared in this segment.
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