08 Feb Living a Prophetic Lifestyle
Living a prophetic lifestyle has often been misconstrued and misused. Many people have misconceptions of the prophetic, what is is, and its purpose. The literal Greek word of “prophesying” or “prophecy” in context pertaining to the Bible properly means to “speak forth” or declare the divine will; it also means to interpret the purposes of God, or to make known in any way the truth of God which is designed to influence people. Living a prophetic lifestyle is walking heart-to-heart with the Father and being willing to go on a treasure hunt every day! Doesn’t that sound fun? You see, each person has value; but sometimes that value has been hidden, locked away, or sunken deep within their hearts because of hurt, denial, trauma, and more. Throughout this blog, we will be able to identify four secret weapons that are key when living out a prophetic lifestyle.
The first secret weapon in living out a prophetic lifestyle would be: to utilize the mentors, pastors, teachers, coaches and sometimes even parents, who have gained victories within the prophetic before us. The prophetic is something that needs to be repeatedly put to action in order to grow stronger and work properly. I, personally, like to look at the prophetic culture like the heart muscle (since prophesying is the ability to hear the heart of the father for others we must be connected to His heart and share the same heartbeat). In order for muscles to grow, they must be torn and healed – over and over again. When we tap into the Father’s heart, our hearts will begin to break for what breaks His; they will be torn and as we prophecy, they begin to heal because He is speaking, moving, breathing, and prophesying through us. We are merely vessels for His kingdom to come on this earth. In utilizing the people who have exercised the prophetic frequently, we become better trained and equipped to live out a healthy functioning, prophetic lifestyle.
The second secret weapon is: to contend for the prophetic words and mandates that have been spoken over our lives, churches, families, and nation. We need to rise up a righteous anger within our inner core, to go to battle for ourselves and those prophetic words spoken over our lives. Prophetic words aren’t just mundane words; they should never be taken with the intent to go in one ear, and out the other. They should be received, rejoiced, reviewed, and reveled. Fight for the words, visions, dreams and revelations God has given to you. They are given to exhort and edify – use them to your advantage within your specific calling and anointing on your life.
The Kingdom of God is at battle with the kingdom of darkness…. And the battleground, in this moment, is our nations.
The third secret weapon, and probably the most mandatory key in living a prophetic lifestyle would be: the presence of God – to allow His Spirit to lead us, guide us, speak to us, empower us, and counsel us on a daily basis. The Holy Spirit has many jobs that are recognized throughout the Bible; The Comforter, The Guide and The Counselor are His most predominate “job descriptions”. The Holy Spirit is in constant moving – we must move with Him. When we get to know the Spirit as our friend and counselor we begin to become sensitive to Him. We begin to bring all of our troubles, our victories, our problems and potential answers we have, and lay them at His feet. He helps bring clarity to our lives – bring guidance and direction. He is powerful and mighty like the waves of the ocean, and as gentle and caring as a lamb.
Lastly, the fourth secret weapon is: courage and bravery. To be courageous is to not be deterred by danger or pain; to be brave is to be ready to face and endure danger or pain. Being brave is knowing the consequences that will happen if you take action, and doing it anyways. We need to realize that there is an attack on believers and especially those who function highly in the prophetic. We need to not be scared but build up a spirit of bravery within ourselves that will allow us to walk out a prophetic lifestyle no matter what the consequences, trials, and tribulations that we are guaranteed to face.
2 Timothy 1:7 says,
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of love, power, and a sound mind”