We are to desire spiritual gifts, especially that we may prophesy as prophesies teach, encourage and comfort others. In fact, we are all meant to be able to prophesy! A prophecy can be demonstrated in words or actions but it has to come by divine revelation and it does not come by logical reasoning or conclusion. One of the greatest oral prophecies was when God spoke through Isaiah about the coming of Christ by a virgin birth. It was such impossibility, yet it was fulfilled! This is the nature of prophecy. With prophetic actions, God instructs the symbolic gestures to be enacted and the expectations from those gestures to be announced. When Elisha threw salt into the water, he declared the end of death and barrenness to the land. After Jesus put mud on the blind man’s eye, He commanded that the blind man wash his eyes in the pool of Siloam and thus was healed! God is still moving in prophetic words and actions today! Praise God! Hallelujah!
(1 Cor.14:1-3, Mat.1:22-23, 2 Pet. 1:21, 2 Kgs 2:19–21, Jn.9:1-12)
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