Insight from Daryl Crawford-Marshall
As we ALL move rapidly into an even greater expression of the prophetic at this time, here are a few more quick things to keep in mind as we edify and encourage people through this beautiful prophetic increase.
1. We only see in part
The Apostle Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 13:9 that whenever we prophecy, what we receive is ONLY A PART an even bigger picture of what God is releasing. Never forget that this truth remains the same whether what we receive is for an individual, or even for a larger audience. Therefore, we should endeavor to try to not become discouraged if what we hear is not what another prophetic person says they have received. So, as we become well-balanced prophetic people, we are able to hold, in-tension, more than one prophetic truth at a time and learn that each of the things that God is speaking will, in turn, produce its desired outcome. (See Isaiah 55:11)
2. We can ALL prophecy
In the book of Jeremiah we read that under the New Covenant, we can ALL know God and hear from Him. Jeremiah 31:34 says “for they will know me, from the least of them to the greatest of them.”
Therefore, I believe, it is again important to remember that we are now ALL able to hear and know the voice of God and because of this we have all become part of a greater prophetic company. Again, we see in scripture in 1 Corinthians 14:31-32 regarding this New Testament prophetic reality regarding prophecy. ‘For you can all prophecy one by one , so that all may learn and all may be exhorted; We should try not to forget, that just because someone we deem ‘more prophetic’ than us hears clearly from God this in NO WAY means that we do not!
3. We need each other
It is my understanding now, more than ever, that the more prophetic a person is, the more they need to be strongly connected into local church family. Not that others don’t, but their can be a tendency for prophetic types to isolate themselves. It is impossible to give all the reasons for this in a paragraph or two, but here are a couple of things that will benefit us by staying connected to the local church community.
(a) We stay sharp
Iron sharpens iron (Proverbs 27:7)
When we are in community we are able to help sharpen and assist one another in hearing God’s voice, staying theologically sound and in keeping our fires BURING HOT!
(b) We can be stay prophetically accountable
1 Corinthians 14:29 states ‘Let two or three prophets speak and let the others pass judgment.’ So, we must too remember that what we receive is subject to being weighed by the people around us. Many see this as a negative process as we can quickly believe that things will be shut down that we say. THIS THOUGHT IS NOT TRUE!
This process will actually sharpens us ALL in being able to hear even more clearly from God and process some very important insight that others need to hear!
(c) Heaven is family first
Danny Silk from Bethel Church says “You have to work hard for God not to put you into a family.” When we are connected to family, what we minister comes from a place of connectedness and family. When this is the case, we are then able to work better with God to help those people who are not connected in the same way to start this journey too!
Many Blessings to you ALL.
Great things to come!