You know it amazes me how many people who have never learned to hear from God now say that the move of The Spirit to bring the prophetic into the forefront — is fake!
They will say, “Just sticking with The Word of God!” (which had better be your measuring stick if you are prophesying!). But they will then say, “Just stick to The Word — and don’t get off into prophecy!” Really?
He wants us to hear Him 24/7!
Do you know The Word of God is all Prophecy? It is God breathed through men who were just men like you and I!
This may shock some people, but Jesus Christ was The Word of God made flesh and beside all that, He died and sent The Holy Spirit to live in you and told you that greater works you will do because He was going to The Father!
He died and went to be with The Father so that you and I could hear Him and commune with Him on a daily basis!
He died so that instead of just speaking to a few prophets — as in The Old Testament — that He could speak to His Body all the time!
His whole purpose was communication and fellowship with you! So He put Himself inside you, so that you now could hear His Voice and re-sound it!
I don’t care if you are preaching, teaching or prophesying, we should all be hearing from God and re-sounding what we hear, otherwise what are we speaking and doing?
You have come too late for me!
So don’t tell me that prophecy is obsolete just because you have never taken the time to learn to fellowship with The LORD through an intimate relationship and all you know is the letter of the law and the traditions of men!
Don’t tell me that He doesn’t want to speak to me on a daily, moment by moment basis! If you would read The Word for real, you would know that it is true! (Just read The Book of Acts!)
No, don’t tell me prophecy isn’t for today and that signs and wonders aren’t for today!
You have come too late for me, because I do hear His Voice and so should you!
I refuse to have men steal my faith in The Voice of God and the things that Jesus promised that we could have!
It is time to take a hold of our magnificent inheritance!
I’d rather have The Voice of God in my life than any other treasure this world could offer! And I am guarding that with all that is withing me!
Truly it is all that we really have!
So do not come telling me that it isn’t real and that it isn’t for today! You have been led astray by your experiences and they have stolen your faith!
It was all dung compared to His Voice!
In fact, I have given up a lot to go after it, but in the end I found out one thing that, what I gave up was dung compared to knowing him and His Voice!
So don’t try and talk me out of what God has done in my life! And then ask yourself, “Why am I doing that?”
Doesn’t it all come back to your own deadness and longing for something tangible?
God wants to make Himself real to you today again! He longs to fellowship with you again!
Won’t you come to him! He is knocking, won’t you let him come in and sup with you? He is real!
Yes, there is the fake church and there are things out there that are well….. Just weird, but don’t allow those things to make you lose your faith in what is real and what you have truly down deep in your soul longed to see!
God is about to show himself strong on the earth and nothing is going to stop the glory from covering the earth as the waters cover the sea!!
I hope you will be there when it does with your ears turned toward heaven and eyes beholding what He is doing!
I hear The LORD saying;
“Go back to your first love where you endured a great fight of faith over the things that I was showing you!
There is more where that came from, but time and circumstance has tried to harden your heart toward me and toward those that carry My Glory!
Just turn around and walk back towards Me, I AM always there waiting…. and I will show you again the things to come!
Eye has not seen, nor ear heard the things I have planned for those who love Me and believe that I can do anything again, so come to Me again with wide eyed wonder like a child!
Stop hardening your hearts because of the hurts from those who would steal your faith and trust!
It is time to return to your first love! It is time to hear My Voice and not harden your hearts as in the days when My People were in the wilderness and heard my voice, yet circumstances caused them to wander for forty years!
Trust Me like a child again and you will then see my wonders and possess the land that I promised to give you which is My Voice and My Presence and My Leading, but most of all it is My Loving Friendship and intimacy that we had before in the garden of your heart!
I AM here longing for that day again, standing with open arms, waiting for you to give Me a glance again, waiting for you to give Me a chance to show you all that is within My Heart for you…….”
~ by Jo Ellen Stevens
Jo 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.