How To Develop Your Prophetic Gift: Where to Begin

Your Gift of Prophecy You believe you have a spiritual gift of prophecy (Rom 12:6)–the special ability given by the Holy Spirit to receive messages from God for yourself and others [1]–but how and where do you start developing it? Like any spiritual gift and skill, the gift of prophecy takes study, practice and training to develop to its fullest potential. We need to be intentional about developing the spiritual gifts God has invested in our lives. We have a responsibility to steward the gifts God has given us (2 Tim 1:6, 14). In the New Testament, prophecy is nurtured and grown in the en...
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Practicing the Prophetic (Part 2)

In part one of this article, we considered that the gift of prophecy is something that has to be cultivated deliberately and intentionally if we want to see it at work in our lives. This gift is not something reserved for an elite or super-spiritual few; it is available to every believer who will pay attention to the nudges of the Holy Spirit around them. Here we will begin to dive into some very practical steps and tips for growing in this gift. The points below are not by any means meant to be exhaustive, but rather they serve as a starting place. And remember—humility is a vital componen...
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Practicing the Prophetic (Part 1)

Growing up in the church, I really wrestled with the idea of prophecy and being prophetic. In 1 Corinthians 14, I read Paul’s admonition to eagerly desire the gift of prophecy, yet something in me resisted with a quiet, but firm “no thank you.” It wasn’t that I didn’t believe in prophecy or think it was real. It wasn’t even because of the times I’d seen the prophetic used manipulatively, although that certainly didn’t help. My primary resistance was because, well, prophetic people seemed weird. (Is that too much honesty?) The Biblical prophets didn’t strengthen the case much—giving their ki...
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20 Great Quotes on Prayer

Here are 20 great quotes on prayer from well-known believers in Christ that I believe will inspire you and encourage you to keep praying.   ● "The greatest thing anyone can do for God or man is pray." -  S. D. Gordon ● "Prayer is where the action is." - John Wesley ● "Satan does not care how many people read about prayer if only he can keep them from praying." - Paul E. Billheimer ● "Don't pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees." - Corrie Ten Boom ● "Satan trembles when he sees the weakest Christian on his ...
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2017 RCCG 40 Days Fasting & Prayer Guide

NATIONAL DIRECTORATE OF PRAYER 2017 FORTY DAYS FASTING & PRAYER GUIDE   PREAMBLE: The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (Worldwide), Pastor E A Adeboye told us that the vocal word for 2017 is Surprise(s). He reiterated in his prophecies for this year that surprise may be positive or negative. May God help us to experience pleasant surprises but cause those making life miserable for us to encounter negative experiences in Jesus name.  Amen. The following are some guidelines and prayer points that you will find helpful during this month of divine involveme...
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Prophecies For Year 2017 by Daddy Adeboye

Here are the prophecies as delivered by Pastor E. A. Adeboye at the crossover service shortly after midnight, January 1st, 2017 at Redemption Camp, Lagos Nigeria. The focus word for 2017 is SURPRISE. Individual A year of surprises for prophets, both true and false. There will be quite a large number of weddings. Soul Winners will see their prophecies fulfilled almost as soon as they’re uttered. International 1. There will be surprises for many world governments and they are coming in twos; Monster earthquakes and Monster floods, Monster Hurricanes and Typhoons, ...
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