FEBRUARY COMMUNION SERVICE WITH PASTOR CHRIS — MONTH OF PROPHECY
I want to read to you from the scriptures. Ezekiel 37:1-10KJV
1 The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,
2 And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.
3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, thou knowest.
4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.
5 Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:
6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the Lord.
7 So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone.
8 And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no breath in them.
9 Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord God; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.
10 So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.
This month begins for you another level in your christian life. This month is the month of prophesy.
Acts 2:17KJV And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
1 Cor 14:3-4 KJV
1 But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
4 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.
1 Cor 14:6NIV
Now, brothers and sisters, if I come to you and speak in tongues, what good will I be to you, unless I bring you some revelation or knowledge or prophecy or word of instruction?
What is prophecy?
1. To speak by divine inspiration
2. To speak forth divine revelation.
3. To foretell future event
4. To give divine instruction or teaching.
There’s difference between us prophesying and us becoming prophets. It’s just like us all teaching the Word, that doesn’t make us all teachers of the Word. We all should lead men to Christ but we are not all Pastors. So, this doesn’t mean that we are all prophets. This is one gift that God wants us all to have. The gift of prophesy.
So this month, you will prophesy. What if I don’t have the gift? Just ask the Lord for it and receive it.
Irrespective of your office, you need this gift of prophecy. Every Christian needs to prophesy. It will help improve your ministry and office.
Don’t think that Ezekiel was the first to prophesy, no, God once told Moses to prophesy to the rock and that it will bring him water. Now Ezekiel is now being taught how to prophesy to dry bones to make it come to life. If what you said didn’t work, it means you need another word. Look, God told Ezekiel to prophesy to the bones that God will cause wind to come to it, but nothing happened after he did that, then God told him to prophesy to the wind and that was it.
THREE IMPORTANT POINTS ON HOW TO GET YOURSELF TO THE INSPIRATION MOOD.
You need to be inspired to prophesy.
1. Meditation on the Word. Take anything in the Word that is blessing you or ruminate on the things of God that has been spoken concerning you. This helps guide your mind in the subject matter.
2. Pray in the Holy Ghost. Start out by praying Pray in tongues
3. Talk the known into the unknown. Take with you words. There are things we already know from the Word of God and that same Holy Spirit that inspired the writers will become operative in your life.
This month, you are going to make things happen. Worship Him and thank Him. It’s our month of Prophesy