“The Do’s and Don’ts in a Prophetic Journey”

DOs and DONTs in Prophetic Journey

Prophecy is one of the most powerful gifts that God has given to his church, and many of us will be able to recall times when prophetic words have been shared that have lifted people’s heads, inspired faithand helped people to worship God.


According to 1 Corinthians 14:3, “The one who prophesies speaks to people for their upbuilding and consolation.” The purpose of prophecy in our church plants is not to be spokes people of God’s judgment in the mould of some of the Old Testament prophets, but to encourage, upbuild and console people with what God has shown us.

Church plants can often be quite fragile environments to speak prophetically into and negative words can quickly crush the culture and leave the community feeling heavy. Stay light and positive where possible (this is not to say that God might not use our prophetic words to convict people, but that is his job, not ours).

2. DON’T Add to What God Says

I have noticed that sometimes when God gives me a word or a picture for someone, he also gives me an interpretation and I can share with that person what I think God is saying and what it means.

On other occasions I am given the word or picture but don’t have an interpretation. When this happens, I will pray and ask God to show me what it means, but if an interpretation isn’t forthcoming then I will just share what God has given me and resist the temptation to embellish it with an interpretation that I have made up myself. It may be that somebody else in the room has a word that dovetails nicely with what God was saying through me and makes it all clear, or it may be that it will make sense to the person it is for even if it doesn’t make sense to me

3. DO Keep It Short and Simple

When God shows you a picture or gives you a message for somebody, have a think about how you can articulate it before you start to speak. Is there a way that gets the message across that is fairly brief and easy to understand? I can think of times when people who have genuinely heard from God have struggled to find the words to explain just what they have heard and it can end up making the message long-winded and unclear. Had they spent a little bit of time before sharing the word thinking about how they could have put it across then they would have been able to serve the rest of the congregation much better.

4. DON’T Bring to Everyone What God Meant For You

Not every word that God speaks to us is supposed to be shared corporately. Sometimes God whispers something to our spirits that is meant as an encouragement (or a challenge) to us personally. Other times God may give us a word that will inform how we lead the meeting but that we may not directly share.

5. DO Think About the Context of the Meeting

Before sharing your prophetic word, it is a good idea to think about what contributions have been brought by other people and what themes have emerged through the sermon and the worship music. It may be that your word fits well into the flow right now, or it may be that you would be wise to hold onto it for a few minutes (or even possibly until next week) and look for a more opportune moment. If God would have you share the word then the right time will come

6. DON’T Alienate People

When you have a word to share, try to find a way to share it that is accessible to everybody in the room. For example, if the picture you have been given is in the context of a particular movie, then it is worth explaining enough context about the movie that the word will make sense to people who haven’t seen it (although don’t overdo it – share enough for the word to make sense but no more). Similarly, if your prophecy uses a sporting image then either explain it in simple terms or think about reframing it in a way that people who aren’t into sports will get

7. DO Show Humility

When the New Testament talks about prophecy, it points out that prophetic words should be weighed. For example, 1 Thessalonians 5:20-21 says, “Do not despise prophecies, but test everything; hold fast what is good.”

Because prophecy needs to be weighed, there is a degree of humility that is appropriate when bringing the word. Introducing the prophecy with words like ‘I think God might be saying…’ tends to go down a bit better than ‘Thus says the Lord…’, as does reporting what God is saying in the third person rather than speaking out it directly in the first person (contrast ‘I believe the Lord is saying to us that we are his dearly loved children’ with ‘I love you my dear children’).

8. DON’T Be Afraid to Prophesy

The beautiful thing about prophet is that everybody is rooting for you and will be blessed by what you bring. If you are somebody who doesn’t prophesy often, people will be particularly encouraged to hear you speaking out what God has whispered to you.

God has things to say to his people through you, and the word that you think might be from him probably is. Step out and go for it

May God guide us all and teach us how to walk in Him in Jesus Name..Amen

Prophetess Tosin Sholarin

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