How many “Prophetic Acts” does it take to get to Jesus?
Sometimes we get caught up in waving flags, pouring oil, shouting, burning things, writing things down and throwing them away, nailing things to a cross. All in the name of “getting closer” to the one that already set up shop inside of us.
I am cool with prophetic acts, but like everything else what is the heart motive.
Are we trying to twist God’s arm into encounter, or are we hearing what Heaven is actually saying about a situation and just simply releasing what The one is saying.
I do appreciate the desire for encounter and manifest connection with Jesus.
Jesus only did and said what He saw and heard the Father say.
If you read the Gospels, you will find many times when it says Jesus went to pray with the Father.
What if our goal was practicing the connection we already have. Practicing the truth that we have the fullness of the God-Head inside of us. Contemplating His Love for us, His finished work, the enemy being utterly defeated, and the New creation!
Often times these moments with Him are spent apologizing to a God who already forgave you, instead of feasting on the truth that you have been made brand New, no longer a sinner, no longer even having the nature to partake in sin.
I remember a time, when I did not have a full revelation of what Jesus accomplished on the cross and resurrection, when a buddy of mine and I had borrowed his mom’s shofar. A shofar is generally an animal horn made into an instrument of sorts. We though we would “help God out” and march around the middle of the square in the downtown area of our city seven times. On the seventh time we would blow the shofar declaring war on the devil. We apparently forgot to read Colossians 2:15:
“Then Jesus made a public spectacle of all the powers and principalities of darkness, stripping away from them every weapon and all their spiritual authority and power to accuse us. And by the power of the cross, Jesus led them around as prisoners in a procession of triumph! He was not their prisoner; they were His!”
Check out this teaching when you have time from John Crowder from Sons of Thunder ministries.
“Prophetic acts” should flow from what is already accomplished. They should never try to accomplish something. We are releasers of what Jesus has already accomplished.
The only prophetic act it took to get to Jesus was Him dying and raising from the dead!
There are powerful prophetic acts that move me to the core. For example when some one is so caught up in worship they lose their dignity or fear of man and begin to dance some ridiculous dance of freedom. Or when a person gets free from lies they are believing and begin to laugh in worship as they are freed from their bondage. I like the prophetic act of giving in an offering when a missionary comes and you become so undone by what Jesus has accomplished through the vision of their ministry!
Come Away with Him. He will open our eyes in amazement. Come away with Him, He will unravel you with His fiery LOVE!