Prophecy 3

3. STRATEGIC – For Church and Nation

1 Chron. 12:32 – “of the sons of Isachar who had an understanding of the times, to know that Israel ought to do.”
3 DIMENSIONs TO THIS PROPHECY:
1. TO SEE the state of things around – understand the spiritual undercurrents.
2.  TO HEAR what God is saying today.
3. TO KNOW what trends to follow – or what initiatives to take.
a. WORDS TO THIS NATION [The UK]
–  Darnall
– Last Tues. – Toronto
* Hudson Taylor
* Colin Dye
* Smith Wigglesworth
* David Obbold
b. PROPHETIC INSIGHT
5 Megatrends – Post-Modernism
– Supernaturalism
– Subjectivism
– Traditionalism
– Professionalism
c. 2 PETER 3:11 – SPIRITUAL RESPONSE
“What manner of persons ought we to be?”
People of Spiritual Power
“ True Revelation
“ Godly Discernment
“ Righteous Living
TESTS OF PROPHECY by
i. EFFECT
– 1 Cor. 14:3 (not condemnation)
ii. SPIRIT
– Rev. 19:10 – the testing of Jesus
? in what spirit did it come  ?
* Acts 16:16-18 – right words / wrong spirit
* John 4 –
iii. SCRIPTURE
Is. 8:20 – “If they  do not speak according to this word there is no light in them.”
iv. JESUS
– John 16:14
– 1Cor. 12:3
v. USE
? Control / Manipulation
vi. CHARACTER of Prophet
Ps. 27 – track record
Didache
vii. OUTCOME
– Deut. 13:1-15
– ? happen – Deut. 18:20- “if it doesn’t come to pass it is presumption.”
– ? direction it leads
– ? impact amongst people

Prophecy 2

2. MINISTRY – Powerful enabling in ministry

1 Samuel 9:10  – “Now the Lord had told Samuel in his ear the day before Saul came.”
John 4:19 – “The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet.”

INSIGHT – John 4:19   Acts 5:3

UNDERSTANDING – Eph. 3:5(True prophets work in the context of revelation of the Gospels)

DIRECTION – Agabus – Acts 11:28 – Antioch- Acts 21:10ff

CONVICTION – 1 Cor. 14:24,25

UPBUILDING (STRENGTHENING)(See Note of NKJV Spirit Filled Life Bible: “in the sense of humans words the Holy Spirit uniquely brings to mind.”)

ENCOURAGEMENT (EXHORTATION) – HelpActs 9:31 – “Walking in the fear of the Lord and in thecomfort of the Holy Spirit.”

COMFORT

(CONSOLATION / SOLACE)Phil. 2:1 – “If there is any consolation in Christ.”

WARFARE –  I Tim. 1:18 – “That by them you may wage a good warfare”

WORD – 1 Cor. 12:10 – “to another prophecy”

Prophecy 1

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Bob often spoke of Moses as a prophet, Deut 34:10-11,

Since then, no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face, who did all those miraculous signs and wonders the LORD sent him to do in Egypt—to Pharaoh and to all his officials and to his whole land.

But as most pictures of Moses to be found on the web seem to have Moses looking like Charlton Heston I thought an image of Mount Sinai where Moses is believed to have received the 10 commandments might be a better choice to head up this post.

The first section on the personal nature of prophecy is something those of us who knew Bob often heard him testify to and might bring back some good memories. If you didn’t know Bob ignore the start section 1 on Prophecy as a personal directive for life and ministry and dive into i. Vitality.

PROPHECY

PROPHECY

1. PERSONAL – Directive for life and ministry

Isaiah 55:6-11 Amos 3:7,8 8:11,12

* Durham – Ken Newton – Radio Mast

* Ashburnum – Denis Clarke – Two Trees

* Wimbledon – Pat Hughes – Folly / Clearing

* Cheam – Pastor – God Running

* London – Darnall’s son in law – Bouquet

* Pilgrim Hall – Leaders – Jug of Water

Minor Key: Tilgate Forest Lodge – Derek Newton
King’s Coach Dream
Roffey Place – Is. 66:7-9
Old Land Rover – Simplicity

i. VITALITY – Spark of Life

ii. INFLUENCE – Sets Your Expectations

iii. POWER – Affects Motivations

iv. FEAR OF GOD – Under the Word

v. MYSTERY – Don’t Know It All

vi. RISK – Calls for Response – sense of “What If?”

vii. FAITH – Now / Not Yet
(maybe some words will always be unfulfilled to a degree)