Do Not Despise Prophecy 9.22.21
Prophecy has two distinct lanes. One is for exhortation, comfort and encouragement (1 Corinthians 14:3), this is why anyone can prophesy. The other vein of prophecy is a word from the Lord directly, meaning the person sharing it is like a town crier delivering the message of the king. Knowing the difference is critical. There are many 1 Corinthians 14:3 prophecies people hear, but when a town crier prophecy comes forth, like what Kim Clement, David Wilkerson, Rick Joyner and others have put forth, they are to be heeded in a different way, for those voices are being town criers speaking only the words of the Lord. Discerning the difference is critical. We love the 1 Corinthians 14:3 prophecies, but we need more than anything the town crier prophecies, for they course correct us, they realign us, they liberate us in a way that only the voice of God can. When God speaks, it is not with many words, for He is God and He is powerful, that is one way to discern what kind of prophecy it is.
All that to say this, the Lord spoke with the sword of His tongue yesterday to me and I know it is a word for all of us. I was reading 2 Kings 6:33-2Kings 7:2 “While he was still talking with them, behold, the messenger came down to him and he said, “Behold, this evil is from the LORD; why should I wait for the LORD any longer?” Elisha Promises Food Then Elisha said, “Listen to the word of the LORD; thus says the LORD, Tomorrow about this time a measure of fine flour will be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria.’” The royal officer on whose hand the king was leaning answered the man of God and said, “Behold, if the LORD should make windows in heaven, could this thing be?” Then he said, “Behold, you will see it with your own eyes, but you will not eat of it.” Immediately the voice of God thundered in my spirit, “DO NOT DESPISE PROPHECY!”
I knew this was a verse, and sure enough in 1 Thessalonians 5:20 it says those exact words, DO NOT DESPISE PROPHECY! As I was meditating on this strong word from the Lord, I got the sense this is a national and personal warning. Nationally we heard a prophetic word about DJT, but many have despised that prophecy because it did not come to pass in what we though was the time table. The Lord would say to the church, DO NOT DESPISE PROPHECY. Then I sensed it was a personal word as well, because of the amount of time that has elapsed between when the prophetic word was spoken to you and it’s still not fulfilled, but the Lord would say, DO NOT DESPISE PROPHECY. This is a course correction word for us as the church both nationally and personally. The man in 2 Kings 7:2 heard the prophetic word but despised it and therefore, he was only able to see it come to pass but could not taste of it. Let that not be said of you, of me, of us as a nation. DO NOT DESPISE PROPHECY! If God said it, it will come to pass, wait for it, you will be glad you did.