STAY simple WHEN PROPHESYING 5/03/09
When I write Words to Ponders, they are what the
scripture calls prophesying. I am learning the past few
years to simplify what He gives me to help make a point
clear before passing it on. I have not yet conquered
this, but it is what I try to do and am getting better
at it. So I may hear and see a large scope of many
threads but I try to narrow it all down to something
simple before I dispatch it as in a Word to Ponder.
Acts 2:46 NKJV
So continuing daily with one accord in the temple,
and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their
food with gladness and simplicity of heart.
I am not very good at reading or listening to long
articles, sermons or prophesies. My mind goes off and
it is hard for me. So I try to stay away from such when
dispatching a summary Word to Ponder, which is the
prophesy of what I have seen and heard.
As an example, in writing classes they teach you how to
make a sentence that introduces the subject of that
paragraph, and then make all the rest of the paragraph
about that sentence. And in sermon and speech classes
they teach you how to choose only 3 main points to your
sermon because no one will remember past 3 points. So
when I write Words to Ponders, I try not to have more
than 3 main thoughts and hopefully one per paragraph.
It is my goal in the back of my mind, but not a rule. I
probably mess up all the time, but it is something I
subconsciously aim for.
Speaking or writing under the inspiration of the Holy
Spirit is a wonderful experience. It usually flows and
you dont need to spend time worrying about grammar,
sentence structure or format.
2 Peter 1:20-21 NKJV
Knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is
of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came
by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they
were moved by the Holy Spirit.
John 11:51-52 NLT
This prophecy that Jesus should die for the entire
nation came from Caiaphas in his position as high
priest. He didn't think of it himself; he was inspired
to say it.
However there are times when ahead of time, someone gets
the download from the Lord about the general subject and
perhaps accompanied by a specific Word. They may have
time to think about the Word before speaking it. They
can think out the direction they will take (and the
direction they will not take) before they share. This
helps them keep on track and not ramble. And when they
share, they rely on the Holy Spirit to give them unction
and anointing while in the background of their mind,
they have taken mental note of the direction they are
All this to say that no matter what form your Word
takes, it is best to stay narrowed down so people will
remember it. Often times when I hear a prophesy or even
a sermon from the podium, it rambles. It flows from one
subject to another, to another to another. When these
kind of Words come, I simply just “soak” in the Presence
of the Lord and just let the Words wash over my soul. I
listen instead for a quickened sentence, something that
is pertinent and something I can take home with me.
TEACHING VS PROPHESY
When I first started at the forum sharing the rhema from
my archives, I added many pieces of what I saw and heard
together into one word. I separated them by ===== so
people could understand they were given at separate
times, but really did all fit together. I did this to
help teach how the Lord builds His Words in us, through
For years I would read or hear a prophet’s Word and
wonder how they got the Word. I wanted to hear the
Source, so I could chew on it for myself and not just be
handfed. Because of this, it became a deep passion for
me to share these tid bits because I knew they were
anointed all by themselves. I realized the power of the
Holy Spirit could take His Words so much farther than
through my limitations of interpretation and ability to
communicate. (Teach people how to fish for dinner and
they have fish for a lifetime.)
In the teaching settings, like the QW Forum, the QW
class, and the Quickened Word elist ... it is OK to give
more details and let the Lord take them and apply them.
However the format that I teach with many details is
not a good idea when trying to give ONE Word to a
corporate body... like for instance a congregation or a
prophesy to a group.
The most important part of learning to prophesy is to
keep it simple and let the power of the Holy Spirit
2 Cor 1:12 NKJV
The testimony of our conscience that we conducted
ourselves in the world in simplicity and godly
1 Cor 2:3-5 NLT
And my message and my preaching were very plain. I
did not use wise and persuasive speeches, but the Holy
Spirit was powerful among you. I did this so that you
might trust the power of God rather than human wisdom.