Tuesday, September 21, 2010
hearingGod's reply to a Seeking Person's encounter with a prophetic person with a message that didn't 'sit right' with them:
Now, as for you...i really don't know all that has been said & your relationship etc....but, at the same time...God can prophetically show people things that aren't pleasant (the old testament prophets had to do it with the kings all the time & they were
hated & persecuted for it). I don't know your friend--so I don't know--but sometimes, God shows things to a prophet & then the prophet can screw it up by injecting their own flesh....their own band-aide fix mixed in with the message. Like God shows them something, but instead of just giving a message or discerning that they not share it, but instead pray for the people involved...they take that message and mix it up with what they think is the solution. Of course we know God often does things unconventionally for this very reason and even if the prophet's own idea works, the prophet always miss out on blessing or there is always a consequence for not totally relying upon God. (*Note Balaam in the Book of Numbers around chapter 22.
Balaam could hear from God, but he had roots of inequity that he held onto instead of obeying God.)
If a prophet does this, it isn't necessarily a bad spirit taking them over or anything...it's just their mind trying to 'fix' a thing. Could make sense with good intentions and no control or benefit on behalf of the prophet. This happens a lot with immature prophets...just not enough understanding to know when 'it's God'--to ONLY deliver or pray for something and STAY in the spirit about it &/or not go off & allow another spirit in to taint it or to allow thier own flesh to come in and counsel 'thy will be done'. This is where you have to discern. You have to look at the whole picture...is this person prophetic and maybe they let their flesh in and perhaps this is why it's not setting well in your spirit?
If you have a warning in your spirit ask yourselves some basic questions:
Does the prophet often jive "'give a cup of water' to a prophet in return for blessings" and accept/promote donations? (greed)
Does the message bring attention to the prophet, esp. favorable accolade? (pride)
Does the prophet some how benefit? (control, lust if for relationship)
Are you told to do or not do something--stay away from a certain individual? (control, manipulation)
The list can go on and on.... it's just important that you take that measure of warning, with common sense, ask for His revelation and then apply it alongside the Word of God.