“I will stand at my watch post;
I will remain stationed on the city wall.
I will keep watching, so I can see what He says to me
and can know how I should answer
when He counters my argument.
The Lord responded:
“Write down this message! Record it legibly on tablets,
so the one who announces it may read it easily.
For the message is a witness to what is decreed;
it gives reliable testimony about how matters will turn out.
Even if the message is not fulfilled right away, wait patiently;
for it will certainly come to pass – it will not arrive late” (Hab 1:1-3)
This is an advice for the children of God who receive prophetic messages. There are only two types of prophecies: false or true! There are no spiritual neutral (innocent) prophesies! You can never ‘play safe’ with prophesies!
The false prophesies originate from the devil and are spoken by false prophets. The intent of these words is to excite your flesh and quench your spirit. For example, a prophet tells you that you will become a millionaire but he does not inspire you to draw closer to God. That is a false hope and a false prophesy. Any word that does not lift The Lord Jesus Christ, that does not inspire you to worship God the more, does not challenge you to love the Bible, that is a deception and a lie. It is spiritual poison and it is deadly! You have to identify these false prophesies as soon as possible and with all the spiritual strength you have, you need to reject them the way you fight an enemy or a sickness. If you tolerate them, ‘meditate or pray about them’ the risk is that you grieve or quench the Holy Spirit in you. That is exactly what the evil wants. Then you become spiritually crippled and too weak to believe the truth when you hear it. God forbid! I say it again: God forbid!
Then there are the true prophetic words. These originate from the heart of God and come to you thru the appointed servants of God. These prophetic words are to be received and believed with all your heart. These are good spiritual healing blessed words. Please note that God does not need your money to produce results. In matters of faith, the poor and the rich are on a level ground. You need faith in God and faith in the prophetic word! God needs to work with your faith. Many believers have been disappointed by false prophets and now decide to reject all prophetic words, if they are true or false. That is foolishness. As a maturing believer you need to learn how to receive the good and reject the evil. You need to do both these actions! With time your skill in doing so will increase.
As a practical advice… I write down godly prophetic words. I love to write. I write them in my diary or even paste them by the mirror in my bathroom. I force myself to see them as often as possible to make it easier for me to believe them. Faith takes time to grow. I want to help my faith. Just like a mother and her baby, it is my responsibility to nurture my faith, to see it produce visible results. This is what I do daily: I study the Word of God, I pray (in English and in tongues), I worship God with words and songs and I believe prophetic words. This is my basic daily spiritual menu and I forbid dieting.
My prayer: I pray for you this morning that your spiritual appetite will increase, that your spirit will be revived to dream again, that you see yourself loved by the Father, happy and fulfilled as a child of God! For with our God, nothing is impossible! God loves you! God is never late! To Him be all the glory! In Jesus name, amen!