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A Perspective on Prophetic Words

A Perspective on Prophetic Words 9/24/09

By Jo Anna Watson

Many of us have received one or more prophetic words spoken over our lives.  I suspect many of you, as I, are still waiting for some of or all of these prophetic words to come to pass.   In fact, some of you have been waiting a long time and have wondered what do you do with these words of destiny.

We have all been given precious promises from God in the Bible and He is obligated to fulfill everyone.  In fact there are over 3,000 promises that God has given to us.  I might add, that many of His promises are conditional and as we faithfully meet those conditions, He is faithful to fulfill His promise to us.   However, as God is obligated to fulfill His promises to us, He is not obligated to fulfill the prophetic words spoken over our lives.  We are given the “word” and what we do with that word depends on whether or not it is fulfilled in our lifetime.

Isaiah 55:10-11 says, “For as the rain comes down and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth and make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater.  So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”

Since God’s Word does not return void, what do we do with a prophetic word spoken over our life? And how do we use God’s Word in warfare to bring our prophetic word to pass?

First, we must look at the prophetic word as seed.  All things are started from seed.  In order for each seed to reproduce it must be planted and watered so it will grow.  If it does not grow it will die.  The prophetic words spoken to us are breathed into the spirit of God’s vessel as seeds from the mouth of God.

Once the prophetic word has been released from the throne of God into the earth realm it becomes seed.   Amos 3:7  “Surely the Lord God does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.”   As we look at Luke 8 we see the “Parable of the Sower.”  The prophetic word must go through the same process as written the Word of God in our lives.  When a word is released and sown into an individual who is receiving the word, it goes into the air and becomes “fair game” for the devil.

Secondly, we must remember that our enemy, the adversary is roaming around looking for whom he can devour.  His job is to kill, steal and destroy and he does not fight fair or clean.  The devil is our enemy and will stop at nothing to kill every word spoken over our lives to destroy our destinies.

We must be aware that there are familiar spirits assigned to know us. These familiar spirits are from Satan to cause us to stumble in areas of our lives and in our response to God and the prophetic word given us.  These spirits deal with our mind not the spirit.   Rom 7:23 says, “but I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.  It is another law in my spirit that wars against my mind.”

Thinking is using the mind and we commit to God through our spirit. We believe God in faith by our spirit.    We cannot use logic or thinking to access the spiritual realm.  When we use logic or thinking we loose the spiritual dimension.  We are spirit beings and your heart and Spirit is the real you.   Our emotions, knowledge, intellect and mind belong to our soul and our soul wants to override our Spirit all the time.  It is up to us to allow our spirit to rule our soul.  We must believe who God is and what He says in His Word and that the spiritual realm is more real than the earth realm.

Many times the prophetic words spoken over us are so far removed from reality that we cannot even see the possibility of the prophetic words coming to pass.  That doubt opens the door for the devil to come right in and steal that word away.   But God!   God has as set time for each word spoken over us to come alive and we must never give up.

However, much depends on what we have done with the word as to it coming to pass and when.   Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 Solomon writes “ To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.”  As we are able to see the reality of word given us in the spiritual realm, we can call if forth into the natural realm.

I am reminded of a word spoken over me back in 2002.   God told me that I am a Martha but He was going to change me into a Mary and that I would teach others to me Mary’s.   Now that is a life changing word if you ask me.  How can I a Martha ever become a Mary?  Five years have gone by and much has taken place in my life and I have had many choices to make to bring me to a place of sitting at the feet of Jesus, as Mary did and I am just now seeing the beginning of this word come to pass.   Some of you have been waiting much longer than that and I would ask, what have you done with the words spoken over your life?   How have you pressed into God for the fulfillment of your “word”?  Recently I was given a prophetic word that “I was a Mary and a Martha and that God was pleased with me.”  God is pleased with the balance in my life.”  That was a very encouraging word to me.

Now we can look at Luke 8 as it relates to the “Prophetic Word.”

1)      The “Wayside” soil – Luke 8:12 the wayside are those who don’t believe the word that was spoken. The devil will come and try to destroy and discourage the word from growing in your life.   First we must believe in the prophetic.  Amos 7:3.

2)      The “Rock”  – Luke 8:13 the rock are those who are excited about the prophetic word spoken to them but the word has no root.  It was not planted in their hearts.  They need to be rooted and grounded in God’s love to deeply receive the word.  When temptation and warfare happens they give up – they didn’t want to pay the price for the “Call” or “Destiny Word” God as placed on their life.

3)      The “Thorns” – Luke 8:14 the thorns are those who have been chocked with the cares and riches of the world.  They get caught up in the “pride of life, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes.”  They get caught up with the stuff of ministry and the pleasures of life.  Family and relationships interfere with God’s call on their life.  Even grown children can throw you off track. Family can be a big problem and cause you to stop being productive.  Read Mathew 10:34-39.

4)      The “Good Ground” Luke 8:15 these are those who have heard the word and have kept it hidden in their heart.  We want to hear the word and keep it.  Ephesians 1:17-23.   We must seek and use revelation that is hidden. We must have ears to hear what the spirit says, always looking to God for wisdom and revelation. We must war with the word given us to bring it to pass.

So we can see that it is how we handle the prophetic word from the Lord that will determine its outcome. We must not give up and we must trust God who knows the end from the beginning.  He knows the choices we will make that move us toward our destiny as well as those choices that move us away from our destiny.  God has given us a free will and will never override our choices.   Every prophetic word given to us is for the purpose of moving us forward into our destiny in order to fulfill God’s end-time purposes for the earth.

God is always moving and the enemy does not like movement.  When we move forward and take serious the prophetic word over our lives we can be sure the enemy will try his best to stop us in your tracks and he will bring distractions into your life to keep us from walking into our destiny.

We must be committed to the “Call of God” on our life by preserving with determination to keep moving forward with God.  When we receive a prophetic word from the Lord regarding our destiny we must plant it in our hearts, water it and keep it before the throne of God.  Sometimes God’s word may shake you up to move you forward.  We look for confirmation to get us from point A to B to C to D etc.  We must believe God’s word but we must also put action to our believing by speaking and declaring the prophetic word over our life and to stay focused on Jesus to keep the enemy from distracting us.

Third, we must understand spiritual authority and unity.   I Timothy 1:18 says, “This charge I commit to you son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare.”  Prophetic words spoken over us determine the assignment in that season that God has for us.  Therefore the word given also determines our warfare and how we are supposed to fight.   “… the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.” (Matt. 11:12) The word will not die or leave unless we allow it to.   The Prophetic Word is a sign and an encouragement that will follow us and will keep us on track to accomplish and fulfill our destiny as it relates to God’s end-time purposes.

I Timothy 1:19 says “having faith and a good conscience, which some having rejected, concerning the faith have suffered shipwreck.”   We must hold on to our faith so we are not shipwrecked.  We must declare and speak the Word we received over our lives back to God, putting Him in remembrance of that Word.  Continue to do this until the Word becomes real to you and part of you so you will not be moved by circumstances or distracted by the schemes and tactics of the enemy who is always out to steal, kill and destroy.

“I believe therefore I speak” II Corinthians 4:13.  Beloved of God we must speak out, we must move forward with what God has spoken to us!  “Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, God is with you always and He will never leave you nor forsake you.”  That is a promise from God.

In order for the Prophetic Word to grow and produce it must be received into your spirit and it must be spoken forth with declaration and authority.  God has given us authority over the earth realm.  We are seated in heavenly places with Him.  Ephesians 1.   We have a responsibility to war with wisdom and revelation for every prophetic word spoken over our life so it to come to pass.  To God be the Glory!

  1. Daniel Kagundu says:

    Hi, Praise God!

    Am in love with a lady. A Priest prophecied to her that Her right husband will propose to her in a certain month I don’t know. she couldn’t disclose the month to me because it would lose meaning. I love her so much and she feels she loves me too. How do I handle this? I want to be the one to propose in that special month…

    Thanx alot.

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