Three years ago, I had most of my prophetic words come to pass. I prayed and sought the Lord and asked Him to release more prophetic words into my life so I could expand His kingdom further and glorify the name of Jesus in a greater way.
In the Bible it says, "For we know in part, and we prophesy in part" (1 Cor. 13:9). Prophecy is in part. The first part is delivered by the prophetic person releasing the word. The second part is us co-laboring with the Holy Spirit through prayer to receive an understanding of the word and to command it to manifest in the natural.
If we receive a prophetic word that we are going to come into wealth, we can't simply sit around and wait for a million dollars to drop in our living room or someone to write us a big check. We need to seek the Holy Spirit in prayer and ask for creative ideas, business strategies and things to invent. Our wealth is often going to come by us seeking the Lord for instructions on how to receive the financial blessing He desires us to have.
Warfare starts when the prophetic word is spoken. It has just been released into the spiritual atmosphere, and the adversary and his cohorts will try and wage war against the prophetic word released in your life. Therefore, we need to decree and declare against the warfare and take authority over attacks against the word coming forth. We must take the word by force! "The kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force" (Matt. 11:12b, NKJV). The Modern English Version says, "The kingdom of heaven has forcefully advanced, and the strong take it by force." We have to be strong and take what we desire by force, through prayer, declarations and our authority in Jesus Christ.
Jesus and the Father both took authority over things and spoke to create (See my book, Speak Out). We need to pray audibly and speak out words into existence. Jesus gave us authority, and we need to take that authority by praying audibly and speaking forth our prophetic words to manifestation. We can't sit idly by and expect them to manifest supernaturally, although I do believe that can happen.
Manifesting Your Prophetic Words
I manifested my prophetic words by keeping them in front of me and putting a demand on them.
- Type up your prophetic words. Visit them regularly or as the Holy Spirit leads.
- Attach a written declaration to each line. Take the prophetic word and for each segment write a two or three-line declaration calling it forth. Be specific! If you have a prophecy that a worship leader is coming to your church; do you want a worship leader, or do you want a Spirit-filled, anointed worship leader, who is going to be on time, lead with excellence and exude love.
- Decree and declare over your words out loud.
- Bind and restrict the enemy from coming to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10).
Knowing your authority in Christ and praying audibly are instrumental in manifesting your prophetic words. Destined for Dominion by A.L. Gill is a great book to read on authority. I also have a mini six-week course available on authority, both of which are available at degrawministries.org. My mini-course will equip you in taking your authority, which in return will assist you in manifesting your prayers and prophetic words.
The Holy Spirit doesn't use people to release prophetic words to us to not have them come to pass. He doesn't desire to give us false hope. He doesn't want us discouraged. He gives us those words to keep us in a place of perseverance and determination while waiting for the words to manifest. I believe there are many prophetic words sitting idle because the body of Christ is stagnant in calling them forth. We have a part to play in manifesting our prophetic words. The world needs your prophecies to manifest so the ministry the Lord is calling you to go forth. We need all of our prophecies manifesting together to reach this world for Jesus Christ. Get up! Get active! Call those words forth!
Kathy DeGraw is a prophetic spiritual warfare strategist releasing the love and power of God, to ignite and activate people, release prophetic destinies and deliver people from the bondage of the enemy. She is the founder of Kathy DeGraw Ministries and Be Love Outreach. She is the author of several books, including Speak Out, Discerning and Destroying the Works of Satan, Identity Invasion, Who is Speaking? and Warfare Declarations. You can connect with Kathy on Facebook, facebook.com/kathydegraw or visit degrawministries.org.
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