Thank you to UK Prophetic Words and to Kathy Laity for permission to re-publish this timely word posted on 4th July from the Lord on the essence of the prophetic gifting:
THE SEASON OF PROPHETS
“There is a birthing in the new prophetic season which requires caution and constant enquiring of Me to come forth in the fullness of what I desire. The enemy seeks to distort the pure, clear stream which flows directly from My throne.flows directly from My throne.
“Watch out for and root out his ploys from within your own lives. He seeks to use impure motives of the heart to derail and to discredit the move of the Prophets that I am raising up in this land.
“The true signs that I am elevating a prophetic voice are:
• Humility is stamped in their every fibre
• Being willing to honour and prefer others without pushing forward to be heard themselves
• They do not add to, exaggerate or embellish the revelation with their own additions
• They are not seeking a name for themselves but only to honour My name and everything they do points to Me, not them
• They seek unity, inter-dependency with My body and are submissive to My leaders in authority
• They are teachable and correctable, willing to admit they only see, hear and discern in part
• They have died to their own selfish ambitions
• They love My church and My people
• They have learnt to love even when bringing My correction
• They do not stand as harsh harbingers of justice but move always with a heart of mercy, weeping with the broken heart of Heaven over evil ways.
“These are the Prophets I elevate. These are the ones I share My heart with and the secrets of Heaven. Trustworthy, refined by the fire of My testing and having emerged as pure gold, who know they are nothing and nobody without Me.
“In this birthing, it will not be those who shout loudest, who self-promote or who use soulish personality that I will elevate but vessels who know they cannot stand unless I turn up. Look and discern My people for these are pure vessels and listen carefully to what I release through them.
“Some are young in age but I have accelerated their maturing. Do not look down on them or despise them for their youth. Humility recognises when I have opened a platform for someone.
“I am causing different streams of My Spirit to come together so the flow will greatly increase. The diversity of each stream will mingle and join. There will be a greater empowerment as each learns to embrace what I’ve imparted to the others. No one stream has the full revelation but now I’m drawing the tributaries to flow together into one mighty roaring river of My presence deluging the dry and barren land which will respond with rapid blooming and fruitfulness.”
Philippians 2v3 – Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility, value others above yourselves.
James 3v16 – For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
Romans 12v10 – Be devoted to one another in love. Honour one another above yourselves.
1 Peter 2v17 – Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honour the emperor
1 Corinthians 13 v4ff – Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking. It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease…..For we know in part and prophesy in part…….for now we see only a reflection as in a mirror……..The greatest of these is love.
Isaiah 35v1-2 – The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will blossom. Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom.
Isaiah 35v6 – Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert
Hebrews 13v17 – Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.
Rev 22v1 – Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb.
1 Timothy 4 v 12 – Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.
Kathy Laity, Hephzibah Strategic House of Prayer, 30th June 2017