We live in days when prophecy is the target of so many people. People travel far and wide just to encounter the prophetic. In any church program, almost everyone is on the look out for that great word. You can readily see people on their feet or hands in the air whenever a word comes forth. If there is one thing the church of today is ever sensitive to, it’s prophecy. Many don’t know that there is a lot of gap between prophecy and fulfillment
Well, as good as this attribute is, it may not be profitable to the church as well as individuals if not well handled. A lot of people feel prophecy is all they need to succeed or to be delivered. I am sorry to disappoint you, that’s not all. It at least shows that your matter has been reviewed in the court of Heaven. It also means your deliverance path has been defined. It’s now left to you to determine whether or not it will come to pass.
Between Prophecy And Fulfillment
Yes, the manifestation of your prophecy is left to you. This is true for a number of reasons. First, you need to bear in mind that every time God speaks on a subject about His intention, Devil takes it as project to work on tirelessly. That means he will deploy all his resources to fight it. So, if you intend to see the manifestation of the prophecies you have received, be ready for war with the devil.
Also, you must keep in mind that God needs your input to bring the prophecies to past. If God is going to break out on your behalf, He needs few things from you such as trust, prayer, faith, joy, service, obedience, specific actions, relationship etc. This means that bringing your prophecies to manifestation is actually work and it must be intentional.
Inputs God Required
As stated above, God required your input to bring your prophecy into realization. You maybe surprise with some of the list you see above. Let’s explain why they are important so that you may begin to take them more seriously.
This is an important ingredient God needs from you. It is possible that prophecies may not be anything close to your present situation. That’s because God is not using your present condition to determine where He is taking you to. You will need to trust God to deliver what He promised. This is key if you want to live to see the manifestation of your prophecies.
This is another requirement that cannot be over emphasized. Faith means you are seeing what God is seeing. So, while every thing around may not look like the prophecy, it is faith that makes you see it there. It is the only evidence you have that your prophecy is real. Though this may not be strong at first but as you engage more in the input, it will begin to become more real
There’s hardly anything you can achieve through God without prayer. Prayer is the link between God and man to bring anything to pass. As a matter of fact, it is only when you engage in prayer well enough that faith level begins to rise. It is through prayer you can access some other things.
God doesn’t work in sadness. If your prophecy will come to pass, you must learn to use joy. It is a tool in the kingdom. The great prophet Isaiah knew this that is he reiterated that you can use it to draw from the wells of salvation (Isaiah 12:3). Learn to use it well. Never allow yourself to be depressed
This is key if you want to get anything done or achieve with God. You will need to obey God completely. It has to be complete obedience. That’s the only way to live an extraordinary life. Even when you don’t understand, just obey. You need to know that God doesn’t live by explanation so you may not understand all instructions, just follow. Abraham did that and he became the father of faith today.
God requires you to have a relationship with Him. A relationship He can always count on. Even Jesus chose 12 disciples primarily to have a relationship with as revealed in Mark 3. God wants the relationship more than anything else. God is looking out for you.
A life of service unto others help to provoke blessings and give you hierarchy in the spirit. This also comes with some authority in the spirit realm. Live a life service irrespective of whether it is openly known or hidden. Pray for people, offer an helping hand, serve in church units/departments. Every God’s project can only succeed in your hand by living a life of service. This is because it is all about making impact in people’s life.
There are times God will give you instructions to carry out specific steps or even be at a chosen location per time. You must learn to follow through with all your heart. Sometimes destiny will play out bringing men and woman your way. Be diligent enough to know why God is bringing them to your path.
In conclusion, the manifestation of your prophecy is as real as your responses to these inputs. If you want to know why you had lots of prophecy without fulfillment before, its because you were either not intentional about it or not intentional enough. There is a lot between prophecy and fulfillment. God requires that as you read this, going forward you will be intentional about your prophecy. May the Lord help us all.