The year 2017 has been a challenging year and many of us are wondering why we had to endure such difficult trials. The warfare seemed to be relentless but there is an old saying, “What didn’t kill you will make you stronger”.
The Lord is showing me that He is raising up a prophetic remnant who are strong, courageous and determined to stand against any adversity that comes against them. Some of you are asking the Lord why He “allowed” certain things to happen this year. There was a mighty prophet of God who asked the same question.
In the book of Judges there was a man named Gideon who was fearful and weak in his own sight, but mighty in the eyes of God. The name Gideon means “Mighty warrior”. Gideon was called to deliver Israel from the Midianites, but one day Gideon was hiding as they were attacking Israel. God had sent an angel to him saying, “The Lord is with you, mighty man of valor”.
Gideon replied with a question, “If the Lord is with us, why did all these terrible things happen?
The Lord responded, “Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat the Midianites as one man.”
After this encounter with the angel, Gideon went and rescued Israel from the enemy with an army which the Lord had reduced from thirty two thousand men, to three hundred men. The Lord also allowed Gideon to see into the enemies’ camp.
In 2018 many prophetic voices are going to emerge. They will be so fine-tuned to The Holy Spirit because they spend time with Jesus and know His word.
The Lord says,
“Just as I did in days past, I will speak to you and lead you in unusual ways. I am raising up those who will prophesy with precision and accuracy. Their ears will be fine-tuned to hear My voice, and they will speak in harmony with My words. I will join them together with other voices as in a company of prophets.
Don’t covet the mantles of the prophets of old, because I am releasing a fresh anointing and new mantles in the days ahead. I am raising up those to begin to see beyond their natural sight and comprehend beyond their natural senses. They will be attuned to the symphonies of heaven. Those who are tuned in to My voice will no longer be led astray by the voices of strangers. They will discern false teachings and false prophets, and they will recognize the genuine from the profane. I will give them keen discernment, and they will learn how to enter into My presence with ease,” says the Lord.
There is another story in the Old Testament about a prophet (seer) named Samuel whom the Bible says as he grew, none of his words fell to the ground, meaning that every prophetic word he spoke came to pass. He heard the audible voice of the Lord as He called him at a very young age. He did not recognize the Lord’s voice at first. (1 Samuel chapter 3) But then he answered and became one of the greatest prophets in history.
In 1 Samuel Chapter 9, there is a story of a man named Saul who was also called to be a prophet (seer) with a unique gift. Saul’s father Kish lost his donkeys and sent Saul and his servant to look for them. They couldn’t find the donkeys, but the servant said, there is an honorable man in this city and all that he says surely comes to pass. The story goes on to say that as they were walking, they met up with the Prophet Samuel.
God told Samuel the day before that he was going to meet Saul and He would tell him everything that is in his heart. When they met, Samuel anointed Saul to be a prophet, and prophesied to him about becoming the king of Israel. He prophesied with such accuracy and precision, he even told Saul by word of knowledge that his father’s donkeys were already found. Samuel told Saul that when Saul would prophesy he would be turned into another man. In the same way, the Lord is raising up prophets today, releasing prophetic gifts and using them to proclaim His prophetic words to the nations.
The Lord says,
“What you think that you may have lost will certainly be found. I have set you in a particular direction for a purpose and with a plan. Listen for My voice in times of loss and in times of need. There are times that I will meet with you when you least expect it, and speak to you in the places where you would least expect.
You will meet others along the way. Just as Samuel anointed Saul with a flask of oil, I call each one individually, and I have a unique way of bringing each one of you into your destiny. Just as I spoke through Samuel, many will become My voice to this generation. They have been marked from a young age and they will soon recognize My voice. Some have been called to be prophets to the nations. They will walk in a life of victory because they are Spirit led and not led by their own fleshly desires. They will enter into this higher dimension, and they will receive the fullness of what I have for them. I will place My word in their mouths, which will bring correction as well as direction, as they carry My word and My glory to the ends of the earth says the Lord.”
So Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground. (1 Samuel 3:19)
And he said to him, “Look now, there is in this city a man of God, and he is an honorable man; all that he says surely comes to pass. (1 Samuel 9:6a)
Samuel answered Saul and said, “I am the seer. Go up before me to the high place, for you shall eat with me today; and tomorrow I will let you go and will tell you all that is in your heart. (1 Samuel 9:19)
Then the Spirit of the Lord will rush upon you, and you will prophesy with them and be turned into another man. (1 Samuel 10:6)
Author: Elaine Tavolacci
After what she has endured in her past, Elaine Tavolacci’s life is a sign and a wonder, an amazing testimony of how God has healed, delivered, restored, renewed, and set her free indeed. She shares teachings and prophetic words on her website, A Word in Season and her Facebook page.
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