Biblical Connections

I provide this for my Christian friends who are wrestling with calling me.

In the bible there are many places where the gift of prophesy is a blessing and should be asked for. The gift of prophecy edifies, exhorts, and comforts (I Corinthians 14:3); helps us build up or strengthen; and should lead us to the Word of God. It is the ministry of the Holy Spirit to convict of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment to come (John 16:8-11).

Acts 2:17 In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.Prophecy is divinely inspired and anointed utterance; a supernatural proclamation in a known language. It is the manifestation of the Spirit of God – not of intellect (I Corinthians 12:7), and it may be possessed and operated by all who have the infilling of the Holy Spirit (I Corinthians 14:31)

Intellect, faith, and will are operative in this gift, but its exercise is not intellectually based. It is calling forth words from the Spirit of God. The gift of prophecy operates when there is high worship (I Samuel 10:5-6), when others prophets are present (I Samuel 10:9-10), and when hands are laid on you by ministers (Acts 19:1-6).

The Bible says that “greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues” (I Corinthians 14:5), even though both are inspired utterances. Tongues, of course, is inspired utterance in an “unknown” tongue. The interpretation of tongues is inspired utterance telling that which was spoken in tongues. Prophecy, on the other hand, is inspired utterance in a “known” tongue. The difference between interpretation and prophecy is that interpretation is dependent upon tongues, whereas prophecy is not.

Prophecy is not prediction..People sometimes think that “prophecy” means to predict (foretell) what will happen in the future. Actually, the simple gift of prophecy is essentially foretelling; it is a ministry to make people better and more useful Christians now.

Although I can see things to come, I prefer the reading to be used to better you now, on your path, because if you do not follow the right path now, then imagine what your future will hold. God will never let you down.  

This passage means a lot and encourages me. Pass it on:

1 Peter 4
Living for God
1Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because he who has suffered in his body is done with sin. 2As a result, he does not live the rest of his earthly life for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God. 3For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do—living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry. 4They think it strange that you do not plunge with them into the same flood of dissipation, and they heap abuse on you. 5But they will have to give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. 6For this is the reason the gospel was preached even to those who are now dead, so that they might be judged according to men in regard to the body, but live according to God in regard to the spirit.
7The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray. 8Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 9Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. 11If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen. S

Suffering for Being a Christian
12Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. 13But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. 14If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. 15If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler. 16However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. 17For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God? 18And,
“If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?”[a] 19So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.

The time I spend with someone will be based on what they need…not a fortune telling. I am here for God’s purpose and usage and if the Holy Spirit has something to tell you, then be it, but I will not search for answers that He does not provide you.I am a servant of the Lord and to you. I owe everything I have to God and Jesus Christ. And I will help anyone I can without exhausting myself. Again, I am not a fortune teller. If you have a burden, then please pray about it first. Ask the Lord for His guidance. Hold a Bible by the spine and let it fall open. This is what I do. Read what he presents to you. If you do not find ultimate comfort in the information given to you or you do not completely understand, then feel free to call me with your trouble. BUT remember that I am only repeating what He has stated. I am not one to be idolized, worshiped or to have faith in…it is God.With that typed….have a great day and God Bless.