Final Listener Conclusion
Final installment for, “Is Anybody Listening” one of our series.
When you receive a Word of Knowledge, vision or prophetic utterance from the Lord you need to be subject to that divine Word and not the opinions of your peers. Listen to their counsel but trust the Lord and His spoken Word; that is as long as it lines up with God’s written Word.
When YOU receive a prophetic Word:
Read, listen and examine the prophetic Word carefully and then bring the Word of the Lord before the Creator. It is common for those who hear from God to immediately know what the purpose or intent of the Word of Knowledge might be. After all, God knows what He meant and what He wants accomplished. Trust that the Lord can get His message or point across to you, that is unless you are dumber than Balaam’s donkey. Do not concern yourself with the opinions or ramblings of others when you have received a Word from the Lord and (when you do) know fully what the intended purpose maybe. Sometimes we are informed, sometimes we don’t have a clue.
When we don’t know, just wait on the Lord and His will should be revealed in due season: when God is ready.
When someone else receives a Word for your life:
When another person has received a Word for your life it must be scrutinized. It is important to seek the Lord’s will and watch for two or more witnesses or confirmations.
Watch for confirmations: “… By the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall be established” (2 Corinthians 13:1).
Beware sympathetic witnesses. A sympathetic witness is when a family member or friend wants so desperately for your Word of Knowledge to be true that they unwittingly create a false witness to confirm your prophetic Word. Most often individuals do not provide a false witness to be evil or deceitful; rather, they just don’t want you to be disappointed or miss out on your blessings or Word from the Lord.
A good witness comes to you independent of all other connections to the Word of Knowledge. It is no great task for the Lord to have a stranger confirm His given Word or speak the exact same prophecy or Word of Knowledge into your life. A longtime friend you have not seen or heard from in months or even years can suddenly pop by and quote God’s verbatim prophecy. He Is after all, God!
Expect a miracle. He is God. The smaller your vision for God the less you will expect God to behave like GOD!
Scrutinize people who speak in the name of the Lord. Search your spirit during every Word of Knowledge until God has confirmed that it was Him who spoke.
However – once God has confirmed a Word – trust the Lord even if it costs your life.
Remember, Revelation 12:11 tells us that the End Times believers will overcome the wiles of the Beast/Anti-Christ by the blood of the Lamb (Jesus Christ) and by the word of their own testimony (your life in Christ). The text even declares that the Believers who live through the Tribulation Period of the Great Consummation will love the Lord their God (Jesus) more than they love their own lives. They are willing to die for their walk with Christ.
Now that is overcoming to the end!
This concludes the “Is Anybody Listening” series.
I hope it produced a little clarity on the subject of hearing God’s voice. It was a tough Word to confirm in our lives.
May God bless you and keep you and cause His face to shine upon you!
Trust the Lord!
Brother in Christ
Steven R. Harrel
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