True Prophecy has a Future and a Hope

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Eyes of Eternity

Prophets do not see things in the same way that everyone else sees them.  They look at every situation through God’s eyes.  They see past what is and look at what potentially can be.  They look at the heart of God for the matter and then act accordingly.  They see the big picture many times when others are only seeing what is right in front of them!

Sometimes, you do not understand why they are rejoicing when you are in dire straights.  They have an innate ability to press past the circumstances, not because the circumstances do not exist, but because they see the joy that is beyond the pain!

They see eternity’s view!  In fact, as often as they can, they will live in that eternal realm!

“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God,”   Hebrews 12:2.

True Prophecy has a Future and a Hope

Seeing the darkness and saying what you see, is not prophecy.  It is more like discerning the times.

Seeing the future and hope in a situation and calling those things that be not as though they were is what the Bible calls, “Gods way of speaking.”   Now that is true prophecy.

If we have what we prophesy, what are we saying?

What if Abraham would have called forth what He was seeing in the natural?

Where would we all be now?

Sometimes we need to keep saying what we see in the Spirit until people truly see that instead of what they are seeing in the natural.  God is always for a future and a hope in the end!

“As it is written: I have appointed you to be the father of many nations.  So Abraham is our father in the eyes of God in whom he had faith, the God who gives life to the dead and calls things that don’t exist into existence.  When it was beyond hope, he had faith in the hope that he would become the father of many nations, in keeping with the promise God spoke to him: That’s how many descendants you will have,”   Romans 4:17-18 (CEB).

True Prophecy

True prophecy should paint a picture to the hearers of the heart of God for a situation.

Words are thought carriers that paint pictures.  Be careful what you are painting in the minds of those that God is sending you to.

Always ask:  “Is this the heart of my Father?”

He does not like being misrepresented.  If he is love, light, and life, what picture are you painting?


~ by Jo Ellen Stevens
Arise Shine!

Joellen Stevens imageJo Ellen Stevens of TCIC Ministries is a Prophetic speaker, author, worshiper and intercessor. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years and was a worship leader at the Assembly of God for many years. She is an ordained minister (Restoration Ministries) and works with Restoration Ministries in their Ministry Rooms doing prophetic worship with her husband. She has taught many bible studies and have led many intercessory prayer groups.

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