The LORD has been prompting me today to speak a few things about Prophecy and The Prophetic.
The first thing He said was, “Daughter, remember when you were receiving Prophetic Words and also realizing you were speaking prophetically, and didn’t understand fully how to ‘do it’, I sent a Prophet to give you a valuable teaching from My Word?
Now is the time to pass that on to some who need to hear it.
Many who have The Gift of Prophecy are in need of understanding and encouragement to move in Holy Boldness and Confidence, in The One Who is speaking through them!” says The Holy Spirit.
Beloved, when God speaks a specific Prophetic Word to you, and then the opposite happens, recognize that you did not miss His Voice — but know that the enemy has come to bring doubt and unbelief to your spiritual gift.
So you must take up your weapons of warfare and ‘wage war’ with the Prophetic Word!
The LORD then took me to 1 Timothy 1:18-19, which says,
“Timothy, my son, I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by recalling them you many fight the battle well, Continue to have faith and do what you know is right….” 1 Timothy 1:18-19a NCV
Now go to it in NKJV that reads like this:
“This charge I commit to you, my son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare,” 1 Timothy 1:18 NKJV
And even more descriptive in The Passion Translation it says:
‘So Timothy, my son, I am entrusting you with this responsibility, in keeping with the very first prophecies that were spoken over your life, and are now in the process of fulfillment in this great work of ministry, in keeping with the prophecies spoken over you. With this encouragement use your prophecies as weapons as you wage spiritual warfare by faith and with a clean conscience. For there are many who reject these virtues and are now destitute of the true faith,” 1 Timothy 1:18-19 TPT
So, The LORD is pointing out a valuable truth to Timothy, that a Prophetic Word is subject to a process of fulfillment — but we must receive by Faith, and war with the enemy who come to destroy the fulfillment of the Word from The LORD.
The key is to keep your eye focused on The Word from The LORD, when it is received by you.
Also, when you are giving the Word, keep a clean heart and let the Word be released in Purity and Truth, and don’t get caught up in understanding when or why — but release it as given through The Holy Spirit and leave it to The LORD to carry it out.
I have come to know God as an on-time God. I like to speak Prophetic Proclamations, because they are Action Prayers.
When I Declare and Decree a thing, it will be established by The LORD.
What you Proclaim Prophetically, breaks through the enemy’s barriers, tears down walls, sets the captive free, and paralyzes the enemy.
When we make Declarations to demonic rulers and authorities, that is a form of Prophetic Proclamations.
We are an Army under the command of The Captain of The LORD of Hosts, and we are announcing to the trespassers that we are in Authority here — and they must comply — immediately they know that we are releasing orders from headquarters!
In Matthew 10:27, Jesus says,
“What I tell you in darkness, speak in the light, and what you hear whispered in your ear, shout it from the rooftops”.
The last thing The LORD put on my heart to share regarding Prayer, is backlash or counterattacks and refreshment.
There is an expression: “I’ve got your back” which literally means I’ve got your covered; I’m there for you… etc..
When an Intercessor begins to advance in God-given Authority and wage war in the heavenlies — counterattack comes.
Some of the types of counterattacks lie in discouragement, distraction, jealousy, accusation, competition, and even division or disunity.
Make sure you have covered yourself, your family, and those on your prayer team with adequate prayer before you begin, always asking The LORD to search your heart and show you your heart so that you can come to Him with clean hands and a pure heart.
Then, before you begin to pray, plead The Blood of Jesus, and ask for the protection of the Angels in advance.
Remember, the Angels of The LORD encamp round about those who Fear HIM and deliver them.
See to it that you never ‘camp out’ in the counterattack — just acknowledge it.
It is what it is, but don’t ever allow yourself to concentrate on your enemy.
Know WHO you are — and remember — he is a defeated foe.
Keep your focus on The LORD and your God given authority. That is why you have been given a single eye.
When the eye is single, the whole body is full of light. You are shining your LIGHT in the DARKNESS.
You are in command! You are walking in your Prophetic Word for it originated from The LORD to you to be fulfilled.
We are here to Glorify God — not Satan. Don’t open any doors to Satan — but praise The LORD of Glory, for He is King of Kings and LORD of Lords, and every knee must bow to Him.
Always, go back to The LORD and allow Him to refresh you and restore you when you have been in a time of warfare.
Never forget… we win! We enter in as Winners and Conquerors and we leave as Victors!
~ Sandi Holman
Sandi Holman was called to the nations as an End-Time Handmaiden in 1984 with Gwen Shaw and served with YWAM Singapore and YWAM Charlotte in missions. Sword of The LORD Ministries came from a divine encounter with The LORD when He came into her prayer room and said, “I have come to put a sword in your hand and was given special instructions on how and when to use it.” She is an author, Prophetic Intercessor and Seer, Chaplain, Teacher, Speaker and Equipper, and Blogger who has also served as a Pastor Online with Beyond the Veil Ministries.