What Are You Doing With The Prophetic Word You Received?
by Patricia Hamel
What do you do with the prophetic word you received? Many
receive it and forget about it and others expect it to come
to pass instantly. I recall receiving My first prophetic
word and being so overjoyed by it. At that time I thought
it would be an instant thing but I soon came to learn that
God’s timing is not our timing. Often over time we have
received many words,that in time, put together a prophetic
picture of what the Lord is wanting to do in our life.
These words usually confirm what He has already spoken to
us or will soon speak to us out of His Word. The Rhema Word
will always agree with the written Word.
It is so very important to have a copy of the word given to
you as we forget parts or remember incorrectly what we have
heard. Write it out and keep it where you are able to read
it from time to time. Also like Timothy we are able to
wage war with it when the enemy comes along and tells us it
is not going to come to pass. Timothy is told to wage a
good warfare with the prophetic word he received.
18 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, 19 having faith and a good
conscience, which some having rejected, concerning the
faith have suffered shipwreck, 20 of whom are Hymenaeus
and Alexander, whom I delivered to Satan that they may
learn not to blaspheme. 1 Timothy 1:18-20 (NKJV)
All prophetic words that you receive are conditional to
your obedience. Does that mean that a word may never come
to pass? In some cases yes but in any case if you are not
obedient it will be delayed. God is merciful and I have
seen those that man would have written off still fulfill
their destiny. The Word they received was delayed though
for a long period of time and it brought much sorrow with
it. God does not break covenant with man but it is man who
breaks covenant with the Lord.
The prophetic word is speaking to your potential in Christ.
Often we receive a word that tells us something profound
and then God needs to iron out the wrinkles in our lives.
We need the character of Christ to be formed in us. So…you
might be told that you are called to ministry. What will
be your next step? You need to go before the Lord and
seek Him when you know you have received a sound word.
Ask Him how He would have you to prepare. Obviously you
will need much time in the word and prayer as a start to
any ministry calling. We are told to study to show
ourselves approved to God.
15Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman
that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of
truth. 2 Timothy 2:15
How long can it take for a word to take place. It can
depend how quickly you line up with His word and also on
Gods timing for this word to unfold in your life.
Often I have seen ten years go by in some lives and yet
a word has not yet taken place and yet with one older
couple, I saw the prophetic word they received being to
happen two weeks later. God’s timing is perfect.
Take the prophetic words you have received and from time
to time go over them, listen to and read them. Claim
them in your life and do look and see if you missed
anything the Lord said to you. Wage war wisely with
them, continue to believe the Lord for Him to help you
to run the race and know that the Lord will bring the
prophetic word you received to pass in His perfect time.
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find;
knock, and it shall be opened unto you: Matthew 7:7
June 21, 2009