The Purpose and the Power of Prophecy

Numbers 11:11-30; Romans 1:11-12
There will be a transference of the grace on this commission upon many. God is the distributor.

  1. Prophecy is inspired utterance in a known language while speaking in tongues is inspired utterance in an unknown language. See 1 Samuel 10:5-13; 19:18-24; Luke 1:67
  2. Prophecy is speaking under the influence and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. See Numbers 24:2-4; 2 Samuel 23:2; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Luke 1:41-42
  3. Prophecy is speaking the Word of God under the inspiration or direction of the Holy Spirit. See Numbers 23:5; 23:17; Ezekiel 37:1-10
  4. Prophecy is saying what God is saying. See Numbers 22:35,38; 23:16-17; 24:3-4; 24:15-16
  5. Prophecy is giving voice to the Word of God. The Bible itself is an inspired book. See 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20. It is prophecy in print. When we speak the Word we are prophesying. See Haggai 1:1-3

The Purpose of Prophecy:

  1. To initiate divine activity. God does nothing unless He reveals His secrets to His servants the prophets. See Amos 3:7-8; Isaiah 44:24-28; 46:1-6
  2. To prepare or forewarn us. See Genesis 6:5-22; 7:1-15; Acts 11:27-30; 27:9-12
  3. To inspire hope. See Genesis 12:1-3; 15:1-6,7-21; 22:12-18
  4. To reveal the future. Prophecy is partial insight into the future. It is a glimpse into the future. See Genesis 25:22-24; Genesis 49:1; Isaiah 2:2; Joel 2:28-29; Acts 2:16-18; 1 Kings 13:1-2; 2 Kings 23:15-20
  5. To unveil divine plan. Prophecy gives us insight into the plans and purposes of God. See 2 Kings 8:1-2; Exodus 9:16
  6. To correct our focus. See John 4:34-36; 1 Samuel 16:1-13
  7. To strengthen or encourage us. Prophecy is for edification, exhortation and comfort. See Haggai 1:12-14; Ezra 5:1-2; Acts 15:32; 1 Corinthians 14:1-5
  8. To align us with the will and the program of God for our lives. See Amos 3:3; Ephesians 3:1-9
  9. To expose hidden secrets. See 1 Corinthians 14:24-25
  10. To magnify God. See 1 Corinthians 14:24-25; Isaiah 46:5-11; 41:21-29
  11. To inspire people to believe God’s Word. To inspire faith in others. See Acts 27:25-29; Luke 1:45
  12. To show us the mind of God concerning a matter. See 2 Samuel 7:1-17; 12:1-15,24-25
  13. To confirm or affirm what the Lord has spoken in your heart. See Acts 9:10-16; 10:9-20; 2 Corinthians 13:1; Acts 20:22-23

The Power of Prophecy
Prophecy is a spoken declaration of power. God creates the fruit of the lips, therefore, when we speak the Word of God, His Power is released to perform or fulfill His Word. See Isaiah 57:19; Hebrews 4:12

  1. Prophecy has the power to initiate divine activity. God does nothing unless He reveals His secrets to His servants the prophets. See Amos 3:7-8; Ezekiel 37:1-10
  2. Prophecy moves people act. Prophecy influences the heart. See Haggai 1:12-14; Ezra 5:1-2
  3. Prophecy convicts and exposes sin. See Acts 5:1-11; 1 Corinthians 14:24-25
  4. Prophecy can be a vehicle for healing. See 2 Kings 5:1-19; 20:1-11
  5. Prophecy has the power to influence the destiny of nations. See Numbers 24:1-9,15-25; Jeremiah 1:4-10
  6. Prophecy has creative power. See Ezekiel 37:1-10; 1 Kings 13:1-6
  7. Prophecy can control the forces of nature. See 1 Kings 17:1-2; Haggai 1:10-11
  8. Prophecy can help us access or release divine provision. See 1 Kings 17:3-7,8-16; 2 Kings 7;1-20; 2 Chronicles 20:20
  9. Prophecy can influence destinies. It can lift up one and put down another. See Genesis 25:23; 41:9-13; Acts 1:15-20
  10. Prophecy can change natural circumstances. See See 2 Kings 20:9-11; Isaiah 38:1-8; 2 Kings 3:15-20
  11. Prophecy can turn the tide of life in your favor. It can give you victory in war. See Numbers 23, 24; 1 kings 20:13-30
  12. Prophecy can unlock new phases of one’s destiny. See Acts 13:1-4; Numbers 27:15-23; Joshua 1:1-9

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