What Has Become of All of the Prophecies Spoken During This Generation?
One might wonder about all of the thousands upon thousands of prophetic words that have been spoken during this generation.
One can view these messages each and every day and perhaps several times a day, and then perhaps forget those that were written down or spoken, because a new and fresh one comes just as the former one was read.
There are myriads and myriads of these types of messages.
I often find myself thinking if people have reflected upon those that have come earlier, or if they are simply forgotten and have somehow drifted with the wind.
And yet we read from the prophet Isaiah,
“For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: so shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” Isaiah 55:10-11.
So we should know that the true word of The LORD will accomplish that which it was sent out to do.
It will provide seed to the sower and bread to those who would partake of it.
So we should remember those words that were sent out, even as finely-tuned arrows, in that they have hit the mark that they were to accomplish.
But again, I find that probably many do forget those words from even just a few days ago.
For we are a people who are restless, always grabbing for something new and exciting.
We are an ever-fast-paced people living in a fast-paced world. We want the spectacular and the miraculous.
We tire of the ordinary and the mediocre. And I believe truly, that this is the custom with many in the prophetic community.
Some are like little children looking for candy in a candy store. Some might even be heard saying, “Daddy please give me that piece of candy. I want to hear that prophecy again because all the others paled in comparison to the spectacular taste that it left in me.”
Perhaps the Father would then want you to return to His written word and go back to the foundation.
Maybe you’ve climbed higher and higher and that is good, and yet in your great pride your messages have become a spiritual distraction.
Maybe you have lost the needed balance that you once had.
Maybe you’ve eaten far too much candy for now.
At any rate, I believe that those former words that have been spoken or written down, are now accomplishing that which they have been sent out to do.
Now they are indeed, providing nourishment to the bones of those who were once so frail.
Now, sinews and muscles are being strengthened in those who had ears to hear.
Now a much-needed direction and illumination is being provided for those who were lost along the road.
Now a touch from the Master strengthens the one who had once been too weak to continue.
Now the forlorn and forsaken one is given hope amidst the great storms of life.
Remember what was spoken to Timothy:
“This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before concerning thee, that thou by them mightest wage a good warfare,” 1 Timothy 1:18.
And yet as we should know, there are those words that were idly spoken or written down.
What has now become of them?
Were they anchored in the truth, or have they fallen upon the wrong soil, and now have finally drifted with the wind?
Go back and check those words. Draw an account of them and see if indeed what was spoken or written, is now seen as truth.
Remember the account of Samuel and the words that he had spoken:
“And Samuel grew, and The LORD was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground,” 1 Samuel 3:19.
Don’t be so eager to always embrace what is in front of you, without a remembrance of the words of yesterday.
There is an entire library of truth and wisdom to be found in the Holy Word of God, and there is also an entire library of words sent forth by the Spirit in these days.
Reflect back upon them; consider them, pray over them, and perhaps your diet will have changed.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to The LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?