The Eyes of Our Heart - Prophesying - David Mitts

In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. (Acts 2:17-18 NIV)


We are in the days of prophesying.  What is prophesying?  The Hebrew word root is “Nava”.  It is composed to a “nun” and a “bet”.  Nun is the word picture for a seed and bet is the word picture for a house of dwelling.  So prophesying is the seed or deposit that is in the house or the inner man.  We are the houses or dwelling place of the seed which is the Word of God.  So what is in our hearts or our inner man is our prophetic declaration.  We are always prophesying; we are always declaring what is in us.

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"The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart. (Luke 6:45 NASB)

Our lives then are the manifestation of our prophecy.  We are as the Scripture says a living epistle to be read by all men.  The Apostle Paul speaking to the Corinthians said:
You are our letter, written in our hearts, known and read by all men; being manifested that you are a letter of Christ, cared for by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. (2 Corinthians 3:2-3 NASB)

So when the Spirit of God was poured out on all flesh ALL prophesy.  What is the implication of that?
Well let’s look at God’s intent:

Turn to 1 Corinthians 13:
If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing. Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (1 Corinthians 13:1-7 NASB)

We can see from this that love transforms all spiritual gifts including prophecy. Speaking with tongues, prophesy, mysteries, faith, giving, even physical sacrifice means very little without the focal point of love.

Then Paul describes the qualities that are present when we have love:
Patience
Kindness
No jealousy
No Bragging
No Arrogance
No acting unbecomingly, or rudely
Is not self-seeking
Is not provoked
Doesn’t even take into account a wrong suffered
Does not rejoice in unrighteousness
Rejoices with the truth
Bears all things
Believes all things
Hopes for all things
Endures all things.

Wow! What a reality! How many of us feel convicted in the light of Love??

OK one more verse, the next one:

Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away. (1 Corinthians 13:8-10 NKJV)

There is a “part-ial” knowing that we all have.  It is what determines our prophesying.  But there is a perfect ONE who can transform our prophecy.  When we have an encounter with Him our prophecy changes or is done away with.  This is what the living Word who is Yeshua can do in us and through us.

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