Period of Spiritual
Instruction
PROPHETIC REALMS OF GOD

© 2014 James Willis Ministries
This PSI will Cover…
 What is prophecy?
 How does it work?
 Who can prophesy?
 Why should we prophesy?
 When can we p...
What Is Prophecy?

 The simplest definition of prophecy is God

communicating his heart, mind, will, thought, or
intentio...
Who Can Prophesy?

 Believers in Christ who are led by the Holy Spirit

may be used to prophesy.

 Scriptural Reference:...
Why Should We Prophecy?

 Believers should prophesy because prophecy builds

the church body. No other single spiritual g...
What Is the Purpose of Prophecy?

 According to 1 Corinthians 14 the gift of prophecy is

to edify, comfort, and exhort.
...
Discerning the Difference
Forth telling

Foretelling

 Proclaim God’s Word

 Predicting future

 Communicating What

ev...
What’s the Difference?
Preaching

Prophesying

 Prepared & Planned

 Spontaneous

 Means to Proclaim,

 Means to Bubbl...
How Does Prophecy Work?
 The Holy Spirit will give an unction to prophesy. As

believer’s yield their will and vessels un...
Seven Ways to Judge Prophecy
 1. By their fruits you shall know them.(Matthew 7:16-18,20)
 2. Does it glorify Christ? (J...
Five Benefits of Prophecy
 1. It brings life. Prophecy brought life to the valley of dry








bones (Ezekiel 37:1-...
The Word
LOGOS

RHEMA

 The Word in Written

 The Word in Spoken

Form
 Cannot be Changed
 Is forever settled in
Heave...
Prophetic Acts
 There are times that the Holy Spirit will lead those

who prophesy to perform a prophetic act to illustra...
The Ten M’s of Prophetic Ministry
 Manhood - Are they the man or woman that God







intends for them to be in Him?...
The Ten M’s of Prophetic Ministry
 Methods - Are they righteous, ethical, honest, and







full of integrity, or ar...
Discerning the Difference
Conditional

 In order for prophecy

to come to pass certain
conditions must be
met, namely obe...
Ears To Hear
 Man is a spiritual being, possessing a soul, and living

in a body. ( 1 Thessalonians 5:23, Hebrews 4:12)
...
Tongue of the Learned
Whenever God anoints his Word in our mouths it is
just like God speaking it out of his mouth. (Mark
...
Spiritual Eyes
 The invisible realm cannot be contacted with

physical senses. (1 Corinthians 2:14)
 The Holy Spirit thr...
Discerning God’s Timing
 Just because you may prophesy on Monday doesn’t

necessarily mean you will see the manifestation...
Delivering God’s Message
 All spiritual gifts work by faith. (Romans 12:6)
 Faith works by love. (Galatians 5:6)
 Our m...
Despise Not Prophesy
 Sometimes people miss it or there is an element of

“flesh or carnality” when a prophesy is being g...
Questions

© 2014 James Willis Ministries
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  1. 1. Period of Spiritual Instruction PROPHETIC REALMS OF GOD © 2014 James Willis Ministries
  2. 2. This PSI will Cover…  What is prophecy?  How does it work?  Who can prophesy?  Why should we prophesy?  When can we prophesy?  Where should prophesy be used?  Discerning God’s timing  Delivering God’s message  Practical Application © 2014 James Willis Ministries
  3. 3. What Is Prophecy?  The simplest definition of prophecy is God communicating his heart, mind, will, thought, or intentions toward mankind.  To prophesy is to communicate God’s will to others either through personal prophecy, prophetic acts, or through a rhema word. © 2014 James Willis Ministries
  4. 4. Who Can Prophesy?  Believers in Christ who are led by the Holy Spirit may be used to prophesy.  Scriptural Reference: 1 Corinthians 14:23-26 1 Corinthians 14:29-33 © 2014 James Willis Ministries
  5. 5. Why Should We Prophecy?  Believers should prophesy because prophecy builds the church body. No other single spiritual gift has the ability to edify the body of Christ like prophecy.  Scriptural Reference: 1 Corinthians 14:2-5 © 2014 James Willis Ministries
  6. 6. What Is the Purpose of Prophecy?  According to 1 Corinthians 14 the gift of prophecy is to edify, comfort, and exhort.  Prophecy is one of the key ways that God desires to communicate to his people. (Numbers 11:29) © 2014 James Willis Ministries
  7. 7. Discerning the Difference Forth telling Foretelling  Proclaim God’s Word  Predicting future  Communicating What events.  Revelatory Gifts  Word of Wisdom Has Already Been Revealed Previously © 2014 James Willis Ministries
  8. 8. What’s the Difference? Preaching Prophesying  Prepared & Planned  Spontaneous  Means to Proclaim,  Means to Bubble Forth. Cry, Announce, or Tell © 2014 James Willis Ministries To Flow Forth, to Cause to Fall Like Rain
  9. 9. How Does Prophecy Work?  The Holy Spirit will give an unction to prophesy. As believer’s yield their will and vessels unto the Lord an anointing or empowerment will be present to prophesy.  Although the Holy Spirit gives the ability it is still up to the believer to speak forth the words that are coming up within their spirit. Prophesy is more caught than it is taught. Being in the right environment will often awaken this and other gifts and graces from the Lord. © 2014 James Willis Ministries
  10. 10. Seven Ways to Judge Prophecy  1. By their fruits you shall know them.(Matthew 7:16-18,20)  2. Does it glorify Christ? (John 16:14; I Corinthians 12:3; I John      4:1-2) 3. Does it agree with the Scriptures? (Isaiah 8:20) 4. Are their prophecies fulfilled? (Deuteronomy 18:22) Some prophecies are not of God even though they may come to pass. The benchmark remains that all prophecies should exalt the Lord Jesus. 5. Is the prophecy disjointed or confused? True prophecy is line upon line and precept upon precept. (Isaiah 28:13) 6. Do the prophecies produce liberty or bondage? (Romans 8:15) 7. All believers have an unction (anointing) within them that tells them when something is wrong. Prophecies should witness with our spirit. (I John 2:20,27) © 2014 James Willis Ministries
  11. 11. Five Benefits of Prophecy  1. It brings life. Prophecy brought life to the valley of dry     bones (Ezekiel 37:1-4). 2. It gives spiritual vision. The Bible says, "Where there is no vision, the people perish.' The Lord gives vision through the prophetic word (Proverbs 29:13,18). 3. It edifies, exhorts, and comforts (I Corinthians 14:3). 4. It brings revival and restoration. True prophecy brings restoration and revival (Acts 2:16-18). 5. It guides you to your right position in Christ. Prophecy is used by God to direct you where you need to go (Acts 13:1-3) © 2014 James Willis Ministries
  12. 12. The Word LOGOS RHEMA  The Word in Written  The Word in Spoken Form  Cannot be Changed  Is forever settled in Heaven  The Canon of Scripture the Holy Bible Form  Can be Changed  Will be Challenged on the earth  Can be a Word from the Word © 2014 James Willis Ministries
  13. 13. Prophetic Acts  There are times that the Holy Spirit will lead those who prophesy to perform a prophetic act to illustrate the prophetic word of the Lord. These acts serve as a witness to the Word.  Scriptural References Include:  Moses & Joshua removing shoes (Ex 3 & Josh 5)  Ezekiel’s acting out the siege of Israel (Eze 5)  Agabus and Paul’s girdle (Acts 21) © 2014 James Willis Ministries
  14. 14. The Ten M’s of Prophetic Ministry  Manhood - Are they the man or woman that God     intends for them to be in Him? Ministry - Do they exhibit the mature fruit of a loving, grace-filled ministry? Message - Do they speak the truth in love, in a balanced, scriptural manner? Maturity - Do they display a right attitude and heavenly wisdom in every relationship? Marriage - Is their life biblically in order, with the right priorities (God first, spouse and family second, and then ministry)? © 2014 James Willis Ministries
  15. 15. The Ten M’s of Prophetic Ministry  Methods - Are they righteous, ethical, honest, and     full of integrity, or are they manipulative or deceptive? Manners - Are they unselfish, polite, kind, and discreet? Are they a gentleman or a lady? Money - Do they have a love of money, or the proper perspective of stewardship in their finances? Morality - Are they virtuous and sexually pure? Do they display the right attitudes, thoughts, and actions in all situations? Motive - Is their motive to be seen or to serve? © 2014 James Willis Ministries
  16. 16. Discerning the Difference Conditional  In order for prophecy to come to pass certain conditions must be met, namely obedience to the Word.  Personal prophecy is almost entirely conditional. © 2014 James Willis Ministries Unconditional  Unconditional prophesy will come to pass simply because God himself will perform it.  The unilateral covenant to Abraham’s in Genesis 15 is an example
  17. 17. Ears To Hear  Man is a spiritual being, possessing a soul, and living in a body. ( 1 Thessalonians 5:23, Hebrews 4:12)  Man has spiritual senses. (Hebrews 5:12)  Those spiritual senses include spiritual ears, eyes, tongue and a discerning heart.  Having our spiritual ears open to hear God’s voice is absolutely paramount to being used prophetically. © 2014 James Willis Ministries
  18. 18. Tongue of the Learned Whenever God anoints his Word in our mouths it is just like God speaking it out of his mouth. (Mark 11:22-24) Sons of God are to be the voice of the Lord in the earth. (Hebrews 1:1-3) The tongue of the learned is the prophetic gifting of the word of knowledge and the word of wisdom to minister effectively. (Isaiah 50:4) © 2014 James Willis Ministries
  19. 19. Spiritual Eyes  The invisible realm cannot be contacted with physical senses. (1 Corinthians 2:14)  The Holy Spirit through discerning of Spirits can anoint believers to see or hear in the spiritual realm. (1 Corinthians 12:10)  Spiritual eyes can be opened through the prayer of faith (2 Kings 6:17, Numbers 24:3) © 2014 James Willis Ministries
  20. 20. Discerning God’s Timing  Just because you may prophesy on Monday doesn’t necessarily mean you will see the manifestation on Tuesday. It took over 4,000 years before the first Messianic prophesy was manifested in the earth.  Scriptural Reference: Genesis 3:15 © 2014 James Willis Ministries
  21. 21. Delivering God’s Message  All spiritual gifts work by faith. (Romans 12:6)  Faith works by love. (Galatians 5:6)  Our motive for wanting to be used is because we love God and want to serve others. (Mark 10:44)  Always prophecy in love. (1 Corinthians 13:8) © 2014 James Willis Ministries
  22. 22. Despise Not Prophesy  Sometimes people miss it or there is an element of “flesh or carnality” when a prophesy is being given.  We are to hold that which is good and to judge the words that are being given and necessarily the person who is given them.  Remember it is possible for a “false prophet” to give a true prophesy, the case of Balaam is an example © 2014 James Willis Ministries
  23. 23. Questions © 2014 James Willis Ministries

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