this for my Christian friends who are wrestling with calling me.
the bible there are many places where the gift of prophesy is
a blessing and should be asked for. The gift of prophecy edifies,
exhorts, and comforts (I Corinthians 14:3); helps us build up
or strengthen; and should lead us to the Word of God. It is the
ministry of the Holy Spirit to convict of sin, of righteousness,
and of judgment to come (John 16:8-11).
is divinely inspired and anointed utterance; a supernatural proclamation
in a known language. It is the manifestation of the Spirit of
God - not of intellect (I Corinthians 12:7), and it may be possessed
and operated by all who have the infilling of the Holy Spirit
(I Corinthians 14:31)
faith, and will are operative in this gift, but its exercise is
not intellectually based. It is calling forth words from the Spirit
of God. The gift of prophecy operates when there is high worship
(I Samuel 10:5-6), when others prophets are present (I Samuel
10:9-10), and when hands are laid on you by ministers (Acts 19:1-6).
Bible says that "greater is he that prophesieth than he that
speaketh with tongues" (I Corinthians 14:5), even though
both are inspired utterances. Tongues, of course, is inspired
utterance in an "unknown" tongue. The interpretation
of tongues is inspired utterance telling that which was spoken
in tongues. Prophecy, on the other hand, is inspired utterance
in a "known" tongue. The difference between interpretation
and prophecy is that interpretation is dependent upon tongues,
whereas prophecy is not.
is not prediction..
sometimes think that "prophecy" means to predict (foretell)
what will happen in the future. Actually, the simple gift of prophecy
is essentially forthtelling; it is a ministry to make people better
and more useful Christians now.
I can see things to come, I prefer the reading to be used to better
you now, on your path, because if you do not follow the right
path now, then imagine what your future will hold. God will never
let you down.
This passage means
a lot and encourages me. Pass it on:
1 Peter 4
Living for God
1Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves
also with the same attitude, because he who has suffered in his
body is done with sin. 2As a result, he does not live the rest
of his earthly life for evil human desires, but rather for the
will of God. 3For you have spent enough time in the past doing
what pagans choose to doliving in debauchery, lust, drunkenness,
orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry. 4They think it strange
that you do not plunge with them into the same flood of dissipation,
and they heap abuse on you. 5But they will have to give account
to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. 6For this
is the reason the gospel was preached even to those who are now
dead, so that they might be judged according to men in regard
to the body, but live according to God in regard to the spirit.
7The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and
self-controlled so that you can pray. 8Above all, love each other
deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 9Offer hospitality
to one another without grumbling. 10Each one should use whatever
gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering
God's grace in its various forms. 11If anyone speaks, he should
do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves,
he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all
things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the
glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
Suffering for Being
12Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are
suffering, as though something strange were happening to you.
13But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ,
so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. 14If
you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed,
for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. 15If you suffer,
it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal,
or even as a meddler. 16However, if you suffer as a Christian,
do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. 17For
it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God; and if
it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not
obey the gospel of God? 18And,
"If it is hard for the righteous to be saved,
what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?"[a]
19So then, those who suffer according to God's will should commit
themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.
The time I spend
with someone will be based on what they need...not a fortune telling.
I am here for God's purpose and usage and if the Holy Spirit has
something to tell you, then be it, but I will not search for answers
that He does not provide you.
I am a servant of
the Lord and to you. I owe everything I have to God and Jesus
Christ. And I will help anyone I can without exhausting myself.
Again, I am not a fortune teller. If you have a burden, then please
pray about it first. Ask the Lord for His guidance. Hold a Bible
by the spine and let it fall open. This is what I do. Read what
he presents to you. If you do not find ultimate comfort in the
information given to you or you do not completely understand,
then feel free to call me with your trouble. BUT remember that
I am only repeating what He has stated. I am not one to be idolized,
worshiped or to have faith in...it is God.With that typed....have
a great day and God Bless.
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