Dave Llewellyn concludes the series 21st century prophets
This week’s reading
1 Corinthians 14:1-4 (NLT)
1 Let love be your highest goal! But you should also desire the special abilities the Spirit gives—especially the ability to prophesy.
2 For if you have the ability to speak in tongues, you will be talking only to God, since people won’t be able to understand you. You will be speaking by the power of the Spirit, but it will all be mysterious.
3 But one who prophesies strengthens others, encourages them, and comforts them.
4 A person who speaks in tongues is strengthened personally, but one who speaks a word of prophecy strengthens the entire church.
Throughout this series we have seen the way God has spoken to his people and often times its through visions, dreams, angelic visitations, prophecy.
The question I must ask myself is …
What’s my experience?
What’s my expectation?
In summing up this week I want to highlight the importance again for each of us to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Let me read to you again the prophecy Peter refers to when God poured out His Spirit at Pentecost
Acts 2:16-21 (ANIV)
16 No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:
17 ” ‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.
18 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.
19 I will show wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke.
20 The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.
21 And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’
Let me ask you again … are you open to God speaking to you in ways like this … are you hungry for this?
Give him space in your life.
Carve out moments when you are not exhausted.
Start purposefully studying and memorising his word
Be prepared to take a risk … even to look silly