At times, ministry can be compared to carrying jello in a spoon (you should try this to understand the purpose for this comment), but, in spite of this, our challenge is to maintain the element of faith in the things God has spoken to us. One of the reasons why Lynda and I believe in long-term ministry relationships is the satisfaction of watching come to pass the prophetic words God has spoken through us. Of course, we often feel like we missed it but God uses time to take each of us through the process of being a witness of His word coming to pass. Just like the written word, God will watch over His word. We saw evidence of this just yesterday. Here is the brief testimony:
While at a church here in Mexico City we were reminded of a prophetic word we gave four years ago regarding the church someday having a television ministry. Oscar, the brother now in charge of the television ministry, told us that when we spoke those wordsto the church, he thought... how can we ever do this? We do not have the resources nor the money. Lynda and I went just yesterday with the host of the new TV show called El que Oye: Consejo (He that hears: Counseling) and saw the actual launching of the show on channel 34 in Mexico City. We toured the studios, prayed for the program, and rejoiced at what God has done.
Lynda and I often encourage people to be careful about placing prophetic words on the proverbial shelf. If we are confident about the validity of the word, consult your pastors or elders withinyour church. Once confirmation is given, here is a brief list of things to also consider doing:
If we really believe it is a word from God, we should place the word on our prayer list tokeep it continually on our minds.
Apostle Pauil mentioned the need to conduct some spiritual warfare over the word. Words from the Lord are often tested and, many times, it seems like the opposite is happening.
Be careful about inserting your personal expectations. Most often, we make the mistake believing that prophetic words are supposed to come to pass tomorrow. It is wise to take note that things can either come to pass one rock at a time, or the entire mountain moved at once. But God knows which is needed to develop us so that we are ready to step into it when the word comes to pass.
May the Lord bless you as you ponder this subject. We pray for your success, for our desire is to see your destiny and the dream of God fulfilled.
Posted on Tue, March 29, 2011
by Bill Faught, Jr.