12 Weeks of Prayer Week 11 Day 6
Stand On What Word God Has Given You
By Justin N. Citro
Prophets have been the mouthpiece of God since the Old Testament times. God still uses the prophetic today and those He has called to be prophets. They have been speaking the words of God to His people either to warn or to bless them.
Some who have been called by God to be a prophet and have given words, knowing they have heard from the Lord will not back down from the word they have given. The prophet who speaks a word from the Lord must stand on it. Failure to do so will open up the prophet to numerous amounts of problems like public humiliation, ridicule, and other things. The Bible does warn us in Luke 9:62 that those who look back are not fit for the kingdom of God. This should be basic knowledge to us Christians, and we must always stand on what the Lord tells us. If we do not do so, we are hypocrites. How can the Lord use us for the prophetic if we keep looking back? The Bible says in Deuteronomy 18:22 KJV, "When a prophet speaketh in the name of the Lord, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him." What this verse is telling us is how to know if a prophet is speaking for God or not and if they can be trusted with the word of God. So many words have come and gone through the years, and many have come to pass concerning the day of Christ Jesus and other end-time events, but what also has happened is the number of prophets saying words that they went back on because it did not happen in their expected timetable. That is the wrong attitude to have because God brings about the fulfillment of a prophetic word on His timetable, not ours. We are to stand steadfast on what we know the Lord has spoken and told us to proclaim. Again, if we don't stand on what the Lord has told us, we will be seen as hypocrites. Brothers and Sisters, we have a responsibility and obligation to test every spirit around us (1 Thessalonians 5:21). Test every spirit around you and ask the Lord for discernment. Discernment given to us by God will protect us from evil. Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your word. Lord, let those whom You have called to be prophets arise and carry out to proclaim Your word and Your warnings. Lord, keep them steadfast in what You tell them. Fill me with discernment so that I may be able to tell what is of You and what is not. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
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