Wednesday 29 May 2024

Prophecies | Part Seven | Prophecy is at the Auspices of the Holy Ghost.

We continue with our meditations in The Book of Daniel, as we continue to dig into verse 14 of Chapter 10. It reads,

"Now I have come to make you understand what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision refers to many days yet to come.”"
Prophecy, like every other spiritual gift, is at the auspices of the Holy Ghost. [1 Corinthians 12:7] This is an easy way to assess maturity in the Pentecostal and or charismatic folds, where emotions get the better of us, more easily. It is not what or how we feel. It is what the Holy Ghost is directing and inspiring. He is the senior partner and must be so held in everything every time.

This is important to note because it is so easy not to. Spiritual gifts come with their cross. Gifts have a way of getting into the head of the carrier. It feels good to operate in gifting. It comes with stars, the admiration, and attraction of others. That on its own can compete with God in the carrier's life and heart. That is why many have missed their way.

Gifts, including prophesying, are manifestations of the Holy Spirit, not us. They are not opportunities to show our flesh. That is worth mentioning and reiterating. Just as the priest, in the Old Testament, is expected to cover his flesh when he comes to the altar, we are each expected to do the same when we operate in the manifestations of the Holy Spirit. That is our responsibility, not God's, nor others. It is a cross that comes with the gift.

The Common English Bible version reads 1 Corinthians 12:7: 
"A demonstration of the Spirit is given to each person for the common good." 
Like every other manifestation of the Holy Spirit, prophecy is for our common good. It is for us all to profit from and thereby, not just the carrier. If a prophecy does not move the church forward, it is questionable. God is about the church, not just the individual.

The Saint.

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