What is the Point of Words?

The combination of today’s early morning Proverbs 13-15, 1 Corinthians 14.20-40, and Dano McCallum’s teaching on the power of sound, has been stunning.

I see that we must do all we can to craft the words we speak and write, the prophecies we give, to be the maximum potential for life to those who hear and read them.

Words are used to convey a message to those who hear them.  They are to declare, decree, enable, admonish, encourage, build up, comfort, explain.  In 1 Corinthians 14 we read that prophecy is the preferred method of communication, above tongues, in the Church because people will understand and hear what God is saying to them.  I see that in this message lies more: that all that we speak and write must be intelligible to those who need to understand it.  For it is not our gift on show, to demonstrate to others – rather it is a tool to bring impact and transformation to lives, to light the way, to change atmospheres in homes, cities and nations, and to bring glory to God through His Church.

Therefore doing all that we can to enable good reception – for instance using a translation of the Bible that is current, and speaking in words that are not religious and old-fashioned – is something close to God’s heart for us.  He will train us if we are willing, and we seek His Kingdom first.

So may I encourage those of us who are prophetic, to spend time with our ‘words’ – to take the seed of what God gives us into the quiet place a while, and listen to Him while we unpack what is within it.  Give ourselves space to set the scene and consider how to deliver it.  Then bring it with all the confidence that this time apart has given us.

MD/August 2016

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