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