It's that time of year when we stop for a moment and reflect on what God has for us in the time ahead. To take a quote from Dr. Steve Greene, "That which starts well, ends well."
There is absolutely no better way to start a year than with a promise from our heavenly Father. So as you meditate on what He has planned for your life, it's time to position yourself as a prophet to hear on behalf of others. Do not underestimate the power of a well-timed word from God. Words like this change your life, don't they? So allow me to help you help others.
If you are a prophet with a word burning inside of you for the new year, this teaching is for you. In fact, writing your prophetic word is a lot easier than you might think. All you need are a few simple instructions. I am confident that you will change lives using the anointing inside you.
Publishing our prophetic words is something Craig and I have done for years. Our first online prophetic school was founded in 1999, and we have done a lot of living since then. It took us a little while before we got this right. (This is the part of the article where I smile sheepishly at some of our faithful who received my half-interpreted prophetic words at the beginning of our ministry. I am so honored that you stuck around to continue this journey with us.)
Publish Your Prophetic Word for the New Year, and Feel Confident that You are Speaking on God's Behalf
"Thus speaks the LORD God of Israel, saying: 'Write in a book for yourself all the words that I have spoken to you. For behold, the days are coming,' says the LORD, 'that I will bring back from captivity My people Israel and Judah,' says the LORD. 'And I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it'" (Jer. 30:2-3, NKJV).
Step 1. Let it flow.
A mistake so many make is getting writer's block before they even get the first word out. Take it easy. You are not on a podium in front of thousands. It's just you, Jesus and an empty page. Start writing.
Write everything that comes up in your spirit. Share the visions you see. Keep prophesying to that page until the anointing lifts.
It's critical that you do not stop to edit the word while you are writing it on the page. I always have to put the editor in me on the cross when I prophesy in writing because my analytical brain wants to micromanage me every step of the way. Don't let it happen to you!
Step 2. Back up and revise.
Then put the word away and go take a walk. Drink a coffee. Go hug your spouse. Let the word sit for a little bit and then come back.
When you come back, take time to rearrange the word. Remember, you just expressed everything you felt in your spirit. So the word is likely all over the place as you tried to interpret what you were seeing and feeling. Use the power of copy and paste to rearrange the word so it flows nicely from one point to the next.
Do not fear the delete button! You are not committing a cardinal sin if you delete something from the word that you feel was just from your head. I promise you, God is well able to bring back to you anything He missed out in the next word you write.
Step 3. Craft
Now you have permission to edit your grammar. I am always shocked at how often this vital step is missed. #HonestMoment: I often lose out on the message of a prophetic word I am reading if it is loaded with grammar mistakes. The author in me just wants to fix it!.
Not everyone knows that when you share a word, it will come from your spirit through your mind. The knowledge in your mind will express that word. So yes, if grammar is not a developed skill in you, the word will come out with typos. Easy fix: Go back and edit.
If your word is long, do your reader a favor and add some headings and subheadings before hitting send. This helps the skimmer in the crowd who will let their eyes catch only the interesting bits. Hopefully those headings are so anointed that they cannot help themselves but read the powerful prophetic word you just put on the page.
Go Deeper in Your Prophetic Call
We are all responsible to build the kingdom. Craig and I look forward to helping you more to do just that. We want to accelerate your process and get you to the point where you are multiplying your ministry.
You already have enough here to change lives, but if you want to go deeper, we are here to help! Craig and I published two podcasts that will help you write your prophetic word. From there, we will teach you the best way to get it published so it reaches as many people as possible.
Colette Toach of Toach Ministries International is the author of forty apostolic and prophetic books including the widely popular I'm Not Crazy – I'm a Prophet. She and her husband, Craig Toach, are the spiritual parents of the Next Gen Prophets. Connect and collaborate with like-minded believers in the Community of Apostles and Prophets by signing up at apostolic-network.com.
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