Sunday July 8, 2018
Edify the Uninformed
Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others judge. But if anything is revealed to another who sits by, let the first keep silent.
1 Corinthians 14:29-30
In setting order in the Corinthian Church, Paul instructed the Corinthians that if a prophecy was spoken by someone, they should first wait on the Lord to see if God was really speaking. A prophecy that has been spoken should also be verified by the Word of God.
Sometimes, as you read God’s Word, the Lord will give you a prophecy. It is best to write it down and put it away until the perfect time comes for it to be shared. This has happened to me. I kept my mouth closed and waited on the Lord, and then when the prophecy came to pass, I could then share it. In my first old Thompson Chain Reference Bible, I would have all these dates written when God would speak to me. It is incredible to go back to all the prophecies God gave to me about this ministry, when before that time, there was nothing––it is amazing!
When I was a new Christian, God spoke to me through Isaiah 42-45. It is amazing to see the hand of God and how these prophecies have come to pass. Even more things will come to pass, not because of me, but because God has said it. Understand that if God said it, then it will come to pass. If it does not come to pass, then it was not God.
In our Christian walk, we must look to God, the great Author and Finisher of our faith. He is the One who opens and closes the doors to do His work. As we constantly hear His voice, we can move forward, step back or even stand still. In these last days, we need to be good listeners––more than ever before. We need to have a hunger and thirst for His Word. Then God will speak to us every single moment.
Unless God imparts the spiritual ability to hear his voice, one hears nothing but meaningless words.
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