The Father's Heart Revealed By Kristi Highwalker
Practicing the Gift of Prophecy.
Do not neglect the spiritual gift within you, which was bestowed on you through prophetic utterance with the laying on of hands by the presbytery. Take pains with these things; be absorbed in them, so that your progress will be evident to all. (1 Tim 4:14-16)
Many people misunderstand the definition of practicing the gifts of the Holy Spirit. When Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to the Church in Acts Chapter 2, He released to us the same potential of anointing, power and gifting’s the He walked in. We do not practice so that the Holy Spirit can improve His gifts, but rather we practice to improve our ability to flow with what the Holy Spirit is doing.
Paul is telling Timothy to minster in the spiritual gifts beyond his comfort zone. If we only minister where we feel comfortable at, we will never grow in those gifts. Classrooms and prophetic schools are great training grounds and great places to go out on a limb with a detailed prophetic word. But actually so is the world. The more we practice, the more we will recognize how God speaks to us. Faith is spelled R-I-S-K!
Second we must “absorb” ourselves in the prophetic ministry. When I recognized the desire to hear God’s voice I focused and went after it! I read everything I could, associated myself with prophetic people and went to prophetic conferences.
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