I was given a prophetic word by God about 15 years ago, when I was just a babe in Christ. When He first showed me, I kind of froze. He was sending me to the church with this word and I know full well what the church does with prophets.
I decided to wait for God to back up His word with scripture. I knew it came from Him, but others would doubt (as they should), and I also knew I'd have to have scriptures at the ready to defend His word. I continued to wait for the Holy Spirit to give me scriptures but I've yet to be given even one that says exactly what He showed me, just bits and pieces of scriptures that do back it up, but could easily be argued against. I'm not a bible scholar nor a prophecy scholar;I just know what He showed me. I trust He'll give me His scriptures when the time comes. Plus, He's already begun to fulfill this prophecy in my life and I see it happening in the body as well.
But, I have spoken about it a few times to individuals, and no one really seemed to listen. It didn't prick their hearts at all. It hasn't actually pricked anyone's heart to tell the truth. I've never once doubted God's word to me. If anything, people's lack of response only confirms His word, which saddens me greatly. The last person I spoke to about it responded with, "That's awfully frightening. I'm not sure that's from God." I told her to take it to God and ask Him to verify it. It's His word, and He'll confirm it. She then rejected His word outright and said, "If you want people to respect what you're saying, you need to get into a church, let people get to know you, then, when they respect you, they'll listen to what you're saying."
I could only stand before her in shock: I didn't say it. God did. It's not for my benefit; it's for yours. He's warning you and you aren't listening.
I didn't understand. Is this why people aren't hearing Him? The Holy Spirit said:
Matthew 13:54-57 "Coming to his hometown, he began teaching the people in their synagogue, and they were amazed. “Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?” they asked.“Isn’t this the carpenter’s son? Isn’t his mother’s name Mary, and aren’t his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas?Aren’t all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?”And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town and in his own home.”
John 5:43-44 "I have come in my Father’s name, and you do not accept me; but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him. How can you believe since you accept glory from one another but do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?"
I want to share His word. He's sending it to prepare people and to comfort them. I expected to be challenged scripturally. I didn't expect this. How do I get people to stop seeing me and hear Christ instead?