In was in 1976 and I was 25 years of age when I began seeking God, asking what He wanted to do with my life. Each time I prayed the verse of Scriptures that kept coming to my mind was from Ezekiel 33:30-33.
“As for you, son of man, the children of your people are talking about you beside the walls and in the doors of the houses; and they speak to one another, everyone saying to his brother, ‘Please come and hear what the word is that comes from the LORD.’ So they come to you as people do, they sit before you as My people, and they hear your words, but they do not do them; for with their mouth they show much love, but their hearts pursue their own gain. Indeed you are to them as a very lovely song of one who has a pleasant voice and can play well on an instrument; for they hear your words, but they do not do them. And when this comes to pass-surely it will come-then they will know that a prophet has been among them.”
At the time I had not been baptized in the Holy Spirit and the denomination I was affiliated with did not believe in prophets for today. In fact I had no idea what a prophet was; however, what I did know from reading the Old Testament they were not very popular. For the next ten years I was confronted with this calling but I did not want to go that way. Each time the calling came I would see myself leaning over a pulpit wearing an old moth eaten sport coat speaking some dry word. Being a banker was much more honorable in the eyes of the world than sounding like some crazy person calling themselves a prophet. I learned that it does not always matter what you want, if you ask God for a Word and then reject His Word He will see that His Word is fulfilled anyway. One way or another His Word will come to pass either the hard way or the easy way you have the choice. Unfortunately, I learned this lesson, like so many others, the hard way.
Ten years later I surrendered to the calling thinking that I would just automatically find my way into the ministry. Oh no, I learned another lesson and it is this, the longer you reject doing what God has called you to do will determine the length of time before He will allow you to begin living out the blessing of His Word.
The lesson I pray you learn from this message can be summoned up by this one verse of Scripture.
For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them.
2 Peter 2:21
Things You Need To Know About His Word
by Sandy Landry
What is a “word”?
A word from God is a message from God to you. It can come directly to you as you are reading scripture or in a dream or an impression. If you are receiving a word from a prophet, the prophet will seek to hear God on your behalf. He or she is gifted by God and trained by God and others the Lord picks to know how to quiet his spirit and receive impressions, visions, direct words, scriptures, and to interpret them so that you might be encouraged.
How does a person get to be a prophet?
They are chosen and gifted by God. God told Jeremiah that he was chosen before he was born. The prophet feels a call to dedicate his life and energy to hearing God and speaking on His behalf. He is drafted, more or less. He may resist like Jonah, or have a rough go of it, like Jeremiah, but once he discovers that he is fulfilled in his destiny by pursuing God and living out his life in communication with Him and doing what God has called him to do, he is happiest serving God.
“Alive with Passion & Purpose” author, Sandy Landry – email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments and Testimonies
For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. ~ Rev. 19:10b
Prophecy is the testimony that Jesus is not dead but Alive and Speaking to you and I.
This is Corina. I got you e-mail address from my mom, Gita.
First of all, I want to thank you so much for you generous offer, and of course for your wonderful word from God. I am still overwhelmed, but I am now positive that this is from Him.
I have been praying about it since I received the prophecy, and I feel like God gave me the “green light”. The key word for me, which was education, was a confirmation in my heart because it’s something God has been speaking to me about for the past few weeks. Everything you said about digital arts is spot on, this is my dream and vision to work with. I would be very thankful for prayers for guidance.
Corina in Norway