The Grace Gifts of the Holy Spirit
10 - Grace Gift of Prophecy, 1
4 We have many parts in one body, but the parts don't all have the same function.
5 In the same way, though there are many of us, we are one body in Christ, and individually we belong to each other.
6 We have different gifts that are consistent with God's grace that has been given to us. If your gift is prophecy, you should prophesy in proportion to your faith.
Common English Bible
With God's mighty grace flowing through us, Paul tells us that if our gift is prophecy we should prophesy in proportion to our faith. Prophesying covers several areas of ministry.
First of all, prophesying is foretelling. Foretelling means speaking about what's going to happen from God's point of view.
You may want to know what the future holds and you may choose to seek out someone who reads palms or tea leaves or who consults a crystal ball or a Ouija board or some other form of divination.
However, divination is not the way of the Christian.
Those ways of telling the future will not let you know what God's plans for you are.
Using those methods you will only find out what a human being or an evil spirit or Satan wants you to know about your future.
But when we seek out the will of God for our lives, we look into His Word, the Bible, where He tells us about His plans.
11 For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.
12 Then you will call upon Me, and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear and heed you.
13 Then you will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity] and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. Amplified Bible
You see, God must be our focus when we seek direction for the future.
5 Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.
6 In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.
7 Be not wise in your own eyes; reverently fear and worship the Lord and turn entirely away from evil.
8 It shall be health to your nerves and sinews, and marrow and moistening to your bones.
9 Honor the Lord with your capital and sufficiency [from righteous labors] and with the firstfruits of all your income;
10 So shall your storage places be filled with plenty, and your vats shall be overflowing with new wine. Amplified Bible
It is God's word which gives us God's principles for living which God blesses. When we order our lives by following His principles in our lifestyle, we find that God begins to lead us on His path for our life.
Father in heaven, we thank You today that You foretell to us in Your Word what You have planned for us. Thank You that You have good plans for us today and for our future.
Lord Jesus, we ask that You forgive us for participating any form of divination and fortune-telling in the past.
We turn away from that now and we focus on Your word and the principles in Your word. We ask that as we do that, You will bless us and begin to lead us on Your path for our lives. We thank You Lord Jesus, Amen.
Hope we can get together again tomorrow,
Meanwhile, have a great day
walking with The Lord Jesus Christ!