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A short word on the Prophetic:

There are many people out there claiming to be prophetic, being prophetic, or just making stuff up. There is a difference in Christian biblical prophecy.

The word “prophecy” means to foretell. It comes from the Greek language. The word “prophet”, therefore, means “foreteller” or “oracle” or “fortuneteller”.

The Judeo-Christian version of the word “prophet” means “one who speaks for God.” And, God, according to the Bible, is the Creator of Heaven and Earth, is the One who made us in His image and likeness, and gave us salvation through Jesus and the Cross. And there is the difference. A prophet of the God of the Bible does not read tea leaves nor communes with spirits or deities to give auguries and fortune telling.

The prophet of the God of the Judeo-Christian Bible has an ongoing conversation with the Creator of the Universe and shares what God says to share, when He says to share it, and to whom He says to share it. Read your Bible to verify this.

Now there are types of operating in prophetic gifts.

The Apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthians, 1st Corinthians chapter 12, that there were certain gifts given to the Church by the Holy Spirit of God: word of wisdom, word of knowledge, word of prophecy, word of discernment of spirits, interpretation of tongues [glossa, speaking in another tongue by gift of the Holy Spirit]. These are for the Church to use and operate in using. These differ from the office of a prophet.

Now, the God of the Bible has called some out to be His mouthpiece or spokesman – both males and females have been chosen. Search out the Bible for yourself to validate. This kind of prophet speaks to the local church or to a city or to a region or to a nation or to the nations. This kind of prophet values more their relationship with the God of Creation. There are also those who desire the office and the notoriety more than they desire their relationship with God. Biblically, it never goes well for them. Desire a relationship with God first; be humble enough to guard that and timid enough to speak when God says speak. Do not seek your own.

To clarify:

There are those God gives Holy Spirit gifted knowledge, understanding, and prophetic words. This is to be done orderly and rightly and to build up the Church; never the speaker, the one delivering the message. And there are those God lets speak on His behalf. God will call that person up to speak to the people that need to hear the word. Moving prophetically by Holy Spirit does not mean you are a prophet. It means you humbled yourself enough to let God use you to build up or confirm to someone in the local Church what God wanted to say.

Side note: word of knowledge, word of prophecy, discernment of spirits are not a license to gossip. If the God of Creation shows you something about someone else, it is for prayer and intercession. Not to share in gossip – which tears down and does not build up.

The biblical prophet hears God and speaks to those who need to hear the Word God wants delivered. The God of the Bible, the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Jesus, will hold them accountable for what they say. Do not prophecy unless God says so; and only to those He said to say His words. Amen?

With that said:
A Word for 2021.

For 2021 – What does the God of the Bible say for 2021?

This is the year of apostolic declaration, says the Lord God. I will declare it through My prophets and establish it through My apostles. They will decree My Word, and it shall be established. They shall declare a thing and it shall come to pass. They shall prophesy as I declared, and I will ensure it comes to pass. They will pull on the things of the Spirit and it shall manifest in the natural, manifest in the flesh.
*Warning: Be sure to know the voice of the Lord for yourself and hear Him.
• There are coming “apostolic prophets”; men and women called up by God and sent forth with His Words and judgment. What they say I will back up, because their words come from Me and My Word stands.

  • Their commissioning and authority comes directly from God; not a diocese nor a denomination.
  • “I will hold them accountable for what they say,” says the Lord.

• 1 Samuel 12.16 “Now therefore stand still and see this great thing that the Lord will do before your eyes.”

1Sa 12:12 And when you saw that Nahash the king of the Ammonites came against you, you said to me, ‘No, but a king shall reign over us,’ when the LORD your God was your king. [You chose a leader over you instead of Me.]

1Sa 12:13 And now behold the king [the leader] whom you have chosen, for whom you have asked; behold, the LORD has set a king over you. [Honored your request.]

1Sa 12:14 If you will fear the LORD and serve him and obey his voice and not rebel against the commandment of the LORD, and if both you and the king who reigns over you will follow the LORD your God, it will be well. [If you and your leader choose the Lord, it will be well for you.]

1Sa 12:15 But if you will not obey the voice of the LORD, but rebel against the commandment of the LORD, then the hand of the LORD will be against you and your king. [If you do not, it will not go well.]

1Sa 12:16 Now therefore stand still and see this great thing that the LORD will do before your eyes.

[Watch what the Lord God of the Bible and Israel does.]
• Isaiah 43.19 “Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? …” More new things

[You would not believe it even it was told to you.]
• This will be a year of decision and consequence, a year of judgment enacted.

• I will gather, will draw, My Church closer to Me; My Ekklesia, My Assembly.

• Time is coming soon where I will cut off all others. I will no longer hear them. They will be left to their own devices. My coming shall be a shock and a wonder to them. Having been told, they did not perceive it nor did they listen. I will not forgive their sin nor heal their lands. It will be whatever it will be. They will manage their Earth without Me. Nothing will satisfy them. They will hunger and thirst with no satisfaction. I will take My hand off of them. Those whose hearts are Mine, I will succor, soothe, and comfort. Those whose hearts are not Mine, they will have no part of Me, nor My blessings. They will try vainly. I will not hear them in their distresses. The End comes upon them and they did not perceive it, nor their times, nor seasons. My judgments are final. There is no other Salvation for them. They have rejected Me, so I have rejected them. Their calamities shall come on them suddenly; while they are eating, drinking, making plans, the end.

• While there is still time, tell them that I love them as a jealous Father whose Children have run after vain deceits. Amen. Salvation is still possible at the foot of the Cross of Jesus Christ. Set down your life; pick up his life of perfect relationship with the Father and live. Choose life.

As given to Dave Doc Rogers over November 2020-January 2021.

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It is Saturday. I get to go to church tomorrow. To the Church in America … enjoy that freedom while you can. There are those who are actively against you having that freedom. They do not realize the blade they use is two edged. What they use against the Church will be turned on them next. The captors become the captive. Sad.

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What is Prophecy? 

From Webster’s New Twentieth Century Dictionary – Unabridged, the word prophecy came from the Greek word prophetes, a prophet. The English definition of the word is “prediction of the future under the divine guidance; act or practice of a prophet.” The Greek word prophetes came from pro – before and phanai – to speak. Literally, a prophet is one who speaks a thing before it comes to pass. Webster defines prophet as a person who speaks for God… as though under divine guidance.

The prophets of the Bible were men and women who had ongoing relationships with God, YHWH Elohim. And, at times, God had these men and women speak for Him. God has chosen from time to time men and women to speak to kings and princes, to governments and governors, and to the people in the world. Moses was a prophet to the children of Israel. Jeremiah was called to be a prophet to nations. God gave gifts to the Church. One of those gifts was the office of the prophet. God gave the gifts of word of prophecy, word of knowledge, word of wisdom, and the discernment of spirits.

The Biblical prophet did not only speak of things yet to come, but spoke of things currently happening. God is concerned with every aspect of our lives; the things that are and the things that are to come. God has used, and is using, persons in the office of the prophet to proclaim nationally and internationally those things that He wants to come to pass, to prepare us all. God uses prophets to confirm what God is speaking into our hearts. God uses prophets to speak confirming words to those who deny Him or who are in need of comfort. 

Do not desire to be a prophet. Your life becomes forfeit. Your will becomes forfeit. A true prophet of God must walk in the steps that God has appointed him or her. They speak the will and words of God. A false prophet or one who claims to speak for God but speaks for themselves or their own profit lays a judgment upon themselves. God will meet out the judgment in the fullness of time. I caution you, be sure that a thing is from God, of God, before uttering it. Desire not the office, but the officiator. The blessing in the life of someone called to be a prophet, a true prophet of God, is the close walk with God; the close relationship with God. Moses spoke with God face to face. Elijah spoke with God in a whisper. Isaiah spoke with God from a sinner’s fear. God (YHWH Elohim) alone is God, and there are no other gods (elohim).

God’s words do not contradict. Anything that God will say through His prophets will compliment and match what He has said through His earlier prophets. God’s prophetic words will not contradict His earlier testimonies, the Bible. What God has said will come to pass. Those things that He has said do not come back to Him unless they have accomplished that which He purposed them to do. If you do not know what God has said previously, you have no way of verifying the “prophetic” word that was given. If you have not taken to yourself the habit of studying God’s Word, the Bible, you may find yourself tossed about on every wind and wave of doctrine, floundering like a cork in a rough sea. Let every word of prophecy be established. Weigh it against the Bible, time, and prayer. If additional confirmation is needed, God will confirm His word. The Bible, in both Old and New Testaments, shows that any testimony or word should be established by two or three witnesses.  

Pursue God, YHWH Elohim. Establish Him in your own heart. Pursue Him, a right relationship with Him, and His wisdom; and you may not need the prophetic, because He has established Himself in you and with you. But, because God is God, and no other is like Him, He just may sovereignly announce things out loud just because He is God and declares a thing before it comes to pass so that you and the world may know He alone is God.

Amen (so be it!)

© 20060813 Dr. David J. Rogers

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