When We Prophesy or Teach Something Then God Brings Us Through What We Teach About!
“But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy,” James 3:17.
I have found that when I have sent out either a teaching or a prophecy, that very soon afterwards, I am going through situations and circumstances that speak of the very word that I just sent out.
You see, God has a way of creating those words in His servants to mold and make them in such a way that that those words are then formed within them.
It may well not be a pleasant task, and yet this is the very way that the word becomes “alive in them.”
We see this even in many of the prophets of the Old Testament as those words were formed in them.
Here we see the prophet Isaiah speaking of this very thing:
“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 55:11.
You see when we teach or prophesy something, it needs to be something that we have experienced, for then otherwise those very words are words that have not then become our own.
It then becomes like the old slogan: “Teacher, teach thyself.”
For is it not true that those who have given wisdom to others would have first needed to have experienced a life lesson themselves?
Those who teach in a school or a university need to know the material that they are teaching. Of what benefit would it be for a teacher to teach something that he or she didn’t know?
How would such a thing be understood? And yet I wonder about how many of those in the pulpits today preach or teach something that they are yet to experience.
Certainly those who have gone through various trials and hardships would find that their hearers would accept what is preached much more readily then those who have not gone through them.
~ 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?