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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.”

 

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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?

 

 

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What is the word you want to share?

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I suppose that question I asked was not all that helpful. 

 

It seems to me that the job of a prophet is to tell people. Let the Lord convince. You seem to be worried about convincing folks. Just say what you feel the Lord has to say. Let the people believe or not, or compare to the scriptures or not, as they are led to.

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Not stoning you yet, go on.

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Well Ezekiel ran around naked and barefoot for three years to get people's attention....

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stormy. I for one want to hear what the Lord showed you, and I am surely not the only one. If it is an end-time warning then we NEED to hear it.  The prophets spoke out what ever the Lord gave them knowing they would face rejection, disbelief and persecution, but they were obedient to the call. There ARE false prophets  in the world, and some may  put that label upon you - but whatever the reaction, you need to be obedient to your Lord and leave the results to Him. If you have a word from Him,  the Spirit will witness it's veracity to those who belong to the Lord.

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Well Ezekiel ran around naked and barefoot for three years to get people's attention....

:mgcheerful:  That would get their attention...although, I think I'll keep my clothes on and just use Ezekiel as an example if I get told I have to earn people's respect before they listen to God :mgcheerful:  Thanks Other One!

 

I'm not too worried about convincing people. I do trust God for that. He said those who have ears to hear will hear.  It just leaves me sorrowful when I realize they haven't even listened because they are looking at me and not God.  God's speaking to them and they're missing Him.  When I say "listen" I don't mean they believe me. I mean they just take it in, take it to God, pray about it, research it, etc.

 

I was prepared to be rejected. I've read enough of the prophets to have expected that, although its a lot worse in person (and I haven't been rejected anything like the prophets were.) I never expected God to be rejected though. I expected them to want scriptural verification (which is needed) and, of course, the fulfillment of His word, so I've done my best to prepare for that.  It was such a shock then to be told I have to earn people's respect before they'll listen.  I guess I'm just trying to understand why she brought me into it. It's not about respecting me. It's not about me at all. How do I take "me" out of the picture and keep me out?

 

As for His actual word, I'd prefer to start another thread with that topic so it doesn't get confused with this one.

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Would I start that thread here or in another place?

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I would suppose that 'Prophecy'  would be the  right place, and, as you suggest, a  new thread..

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Are you a member of a church, and do you have a prophetic elder/mentor whom you are accountable to?

The church cannot have people who are roaming around willy-nilly claiming prophetic words for people.

It can be dangerous to the church, and highly dangerous to the recipient of the 'prophetic word of God'

There needs to be structure and accountability.

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