The Prophetic Church
Rev 19:10 Then I fell prostrate at his feet to worship (to pay divine honors) to him, but he [restrained me] and said, Refrain! [You must not do that!] I am [only] another servant with you and your brethren who have [accepted and hold] the testimony borne by Jesus. Worship God! For the substance (essence) of the truth revealed by Jesus is the spirit of all prophecy [the vital breath, the inspiration of all inspired preaching and interpretation of the divine will and purpose, including both mine and yours].
Jesus is the incarnate word of God. It also says that Jesus is the spirit of all prophecy. Therefore, the Word of God from beginning to end is a prophetic declaration of the will and intentions of the Lord.
By His word God speaks into existence that which is not as though it were Rom 4:17 (as it has been written, “I have made you a father of many nations”) –before God, whom he believed, who makes the dead live, and calls the things which do not exist as though they do exist.
By his word we are made alive: Joh 6:63 It is the Spirit that makes alive, the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit and are life.
By His Word we are made clean: Joh 15:3 Now you are clean through the Word which I have spoken to you.
By His Word abiding in us we are able to ask whatever we will and it shall be done so that we may bear much fruit and bring the Father Glory. Joh 15:7 If you abide in Me, and My Words abide in you, you shall ask what you will, and it shall be done to you.
Joh 15:8 In this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit, so you shall be My disciples.
By his word the worlds were created : Heb 1:2 [But] in the last of these days He has spoken to us in [the person of a] Son, Whom He appointed Heir and lawful Owner of all things, also by and through Whom He created the worlds and the reaches of space and the ages of time [He made, produced, built, operated, and arranged them in order].
By his Word the worlds are sustained: Heb 1:3 He is the sole expression of the glory of God [the Light-being, the out-raying or radiance of the divine], and He is the perfect imprint and very image of [God’s] nature, upholding and maintaining and guiding and propelling the universe by His mighty word of power. When He had by offering Himself accomplished our cleansing of sins and riddance of guilt, He sat down at the right hand of the divine Majesty on high,
By His Word the thoughts and intent of the human heart are exposed. Heb 4:12 For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.
By His Word we overcome temptation : Mat 4:4 But He answered and said, It is written, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.”
By His Word we have faith Rom 10:17 Then faith is of hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.
By His word we have our sword: Eph 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God,
By His Word we are Born Again: 1Pe 1:23 having been born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the living Word of God, and abiding forever.
The Word of God is AWESOME, we must learn to use it prophetically . We must speak only what the Word says over a given situation a and not interject our fears and doubts. We must begin to speak it over ourselves, our families, our church, our city, our nation, our world. God introduces himself to us in Genesis as creator when light was needed, GOD spoke and said, “light be”.
By His Word :Isa 55:11 So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. God does not speak idle words, they are meant for a purpose hence the warning given by Jesus, the incarnate Word of God, about the words we speak.
Jesus warns us to be cautious of the words we speak : Mat 12:36 But I tell you, on the day of judgment men will have to give account for every idle (inoperative, non working) word they speak.
The church needs to prophecy instead of complain and murmur , both of which are sins. The Word must dwell in us : Col 3:16 Let the word [spoken by] Christ (the Messiah) have its home [in your hearts and minds] and dwell in you in [all its] richness, as you teach and admonish and train one another in all insight and intelligence and wisdom [in spiritual things, and as you sing] psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, making melody to God with [His] grace in your hearts.
Oh what power is ours if we can grasp these truths about the Word of God!!!!!!!!!!!