Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God (Matthew 5:8).
Today’s Devotional Today there is a new anointing for a new generation, a Joshua generation of people who will be born into the things of the Spirit in the midst of a great spiritual storm that is sweeping across our land. Let’s take a closer look at this anointing. Usually, prophets make no special claim to be heard, but are content to speak and act and leave the matter there—confident not in themselves, but in the fact that they have heard from God, and that every word from Him will find fulfillment.
Their primary concern is not with the distant future, but to tell forth the will of God in the crisis of their own day. Prophets, then, are essentially interpreters of God. The prophecies of the Old Testament prophets foreshadowed Christ. The major task of New Testament prophets and beyond has always been to declare that in Christ all the prophecies of the Bible have been fulfilled. Remember that prophecy itself is the expressed thoughts of God spoken in a language that no people in their natural gift of speech could articulate on their own.
The substance and nature of prophecy exceed the limits of what the natural mind could conceive. Prophecy comes through the mouths of people, but from the mind of God— spiritual thoughts in spiritual words. Look at the variations of prophetic grace listed below and make comments in each box below:
The prophetic anointing of the Spirit makes itself known in a wide variety of ways. People are different, with different personalities, cultures, ethnic backgrounds, and gifts. It should not be surprising then, that there is a great divergent expression of the ministry and office of the prophet. These various models represent what the Spirit is doing and desires to do in the Church. Together they present a more complete picture of the fullness of the Lord’s prophetic anointing.
How do your personality, culture, and background bring uniqueness to the expression of your spiritual gifts?
How do they present a part of the picture of the fullness of the Lord’s prophetic anointing?