Frank R Molver (19
"The spirit of
prophecy is not always nice"
Just some 3 am download thoughts.
Being nice, kind, forgiving and looking for the best in any
situation are Christian virtues for sure.
Certainly we would like to prophecy God's blessing over others
and see beyond the current circumstances.
However, when I think about who God used as prophets and
especially Steven the first Christian martyr, I think that is
not all it.
The spirit of prophecy says things that we would not ordinarily
say, because some times speaking a prophetic word will bring an
The spirit of prophecy sees the hidden things beyond the facade
that we may create.
The spirit of prophecy looks at the issues of the heart.
Jeremiah was called the weeping prophet, he cried for his
people, yet the things he prophesied were sometimes brutal.
Ezekiel was commanded to dig under a temple wall and look inside
to see what was going on the inside of the temple when people
weren't looking, in reality he was looking into the minds
of the religious leader who were approaching him for an answer
Their minds were full of wicked things even though their outside
appearance was that of respected religious men.
Wilkerson had a word for those who just prophesied smooth
He called them pillow prophets, sweet dreams.
Yet sweet dreams do not deal with the issues of the unyeilded
heart and therefore no healing.
Like Jeremiah said, They have treated the hurt of my people
lightly, saying peace peace when there is no peace.
There is no peace when God has an conflict with an issue
of our heart.
And so the spirit of prophecy must be brought in humility, to
tear down the faulty structure, then to heal.
We can't manipulate this part out of ministry, otherwise there
will be no change.
The spirit of witchcraft would try to convince us otherwise.
And really, the spirit of witchcraft is not much more than
manipulating others for our will.
There I said it.
Now I am going to sleep.