GODLY PRACTICES TO DEVELOP YOUR PROPHETIC GIFT PART 2June 9, 2019 2023-04-05 19:12
GODLY PRACTICES TO DEVELOP YOUR PROPHETIC GIFT PART 2
Works of the Kingdom
James tells us, the body without the spirit is dead, and so is faith without deeds (Jas. 2:26). When one is doing the works of the Father, this practice increases the deeds you do. Moreover, this also increases your faith to facilitate increased prophetic work. There is, of course, a balance between doing good deeds and developing a relationship with the Lord. Your gift flows out of the grace of the Holy Spirit; so does your deeds. However, the scriptural pattern shows us that the more you are willing to be used for the Kingdom of God, the more your gifting will intensify.
The Bible consistently records how in seasons of fasting and prayer, the Holy Spirit speaks (Acts 13:2). Every effective prophetic ministry from experience has been established from people who fasted and prayed. By fasting, one’s spiritual discernment opens up more readily. Fasting has a powerful impact in the spiritual realm
(Dan. 10; Mt. 4:1-2).
Praying in the Spirit
By praying in the Spirit, i.e. glossolalia or praying in tongues, you can find prophecy flowing more naturally (Acts 19:6). By praying in the spirit, the prophet also experiences edification or being personally built up (1 Cor. 14; Jude 1:20). You are filled so that you can also be a blessing to others. Moreover, praying in the spirit allows you to get involved in spiritual warfare (Eph. 6:18). Through this practice of glossolalia, you can also give control of your tongue to the Holy Spirit (Jas. 3:2-5), thus facilitating
prophecy. The apostle Paul was able to thank God for being able to speak in tongues, even more than the Corinthians (1 Cor 14:18), so he evidently thought it a powerful exercise.
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