Receiving Revelation from God for Others
A frequent question I’m asked is what to do if we feel we’re not receiving revelation from God. Sometimes we want to hear God for ourselves but in this message, I’ll discuss receiving revelation from God for others.
When I want to give someone a prophetic word, I begin by requesting information from God. This might sound obvious to some but it’s a step many of us overlook. The Bible says we have not because we ask not. Yes, He is God, and He knows our needs but we’re not being presumptuous or rude by asking Him to give us revelation for someone. Ask Him to show you something specific. But here’s a warning: Be prepared to receive something as soon as you ask. Many times the revelation you’ll receive is nothing more than a brief thought impression or an image that flashes in your mind. It can appear quickly and then disappear.
Soon after I began giving prophetic words, I was at a meeting when I received a word from a mature prophet. He looked at me and said, “You doubt what God is saying. You’re not sure that what you’re hearing is from Him and here’s what He wants you to know: The first thought that enters your mind after you’ve asked—that’s Him.” I’ve found this to be true. In most cases, the first thought impression that enters my mind after I’ve asked God for revelation is what He wants me to know.
After you’ve asked Him to reveal something, expect Him to speak in whatever way He wants. It may be a thought impression. It might be an image in your mind or a series of images, or something that appears to be a video. It might be a strong emotion that suddenly grips you. It might be a sudden pain in your body. Try not to assume too much about what He’s going to reveal to you.
As you’re receiving revelation, you might begin a dialog with Him to clarify what it means, if you’re not certain. This can be particularly helpful if you’re new to prophecy. You can have the conversation aloud as if you’re talking to a friend nearby, or it can be in your mind between you and Him. If you have questions, ask for clarification. You might receive new thought impressions, visions, or other revelation.
Giving a Prophetic Word
Once you’re clear about what you want to say, simply say it. You can use your normal tone of voice. It isn’t necessary to raise your voice or emphasize certain words. You don’t have to say things like “the Lord says” or “thus sayeth the Lord.” You don’t need to call the person “my son” or “my daughter.” You don’t need to be weird when you prophesy. I sometimes give people prophetic words in public places like hospitals. I can’t afford to be dramatic or appear overly religious in these settings. It’s fine to speak the way you would if you were having a normal conversation with a friend.
A few years ago, my wife and I visited a shopping mall while on vacation. As she looked for dresses, I gave people encouraging words. It began when I asked God for a word for a male store employee. In my mind’s eye, I saw the word “insecurity,” so I encouraged him in the area of developing strength and security in his life. I also asked God for a word for a female employee. As I closed my eyes, I saw the word “inspiration.” I told her she was inspiring to others and that God would use her to be even more inspirational in the future. A prophetic word can be very short. It doesn’t require you to get to know the people you’re prophesying to, though if time allows, God can speak to them even more if you’re able to spend a few minutes getting to know them. Receiving revelation from God is relational. It flows from our relationship with Him and it can help build relationships with others.
This is an excerpt from my book Hearing God’s Voice Made Simple. Click on the link or on the image below to learn more.
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Shalom ~ Love the simplicity of Prophetic Revelation, as you share it. At RIVER RISING CONGREGATION, we anchor our experiences by praying out loud Proverbs 12:5 “The thoughts of the righteous are right.” And asking HaShem to share “one or two” of the thousands of thoughts He is having about the person with whom we are having an Intentional Intersection. Like you, we encourage the first thought, to write it down or share it with them to encourage them in GOD’s Love. It is Great GOD-Adventures!
Hi Praying Medic,
When I first started trying giving words of knowledge to uber drivers, I would be accurate most of the time and it was a joy to be able to share Christ with them since these people were not believers.
However, after doing this around 10 times, I started hearing many other voices whenever I asked God about the drivers. There will be between 2-4 voices talking to me each time, saying different things. I have tried singing worship songs in my head, tried telling the voices, “Do you confess that Jesus Christ is Lord?”, have tried speaking in my prayer language in my head, but this issue continued. I have been inaccurate 100% of the time since then (I will pick the one which I think is His Voice) and it is extremely disheartening. An example of what I hear about a driver is, “This man is married with 2 children.” “This man has 3 or 4 children.” “This man does not know me.” “This man knows me.” I have tried listening to each voice to see which gives me a sense of peace but it didn’t help either.
Could you share your thoughts on what’s happening and what I should do, please? I really want to learn to move in this area. Thank you so much for your time. God bless.
What I have received from Jesus:
Allow Me to explain to you about those with whom you would share the Light, My Light (with those who are not seeking and are reluctant to accept My Light). Light is a gift of Love and cannot be consummated until both consent. If the other is not open to receiving the Light, the act is called rape, no matter what the intentions of the giver are.
First, you must be in agreement with the Law, “ASK THAT YOU MAY RECEIVE.” Ask Me, Jesus, what I would have you do or say! And, in asking you conjugate the Light that I AM. If you do not ASK then you have turned to the self (you have put SELF before ME) which disconnects you from My Light, and then you masturbate the Energy, which diffuses the Light. Remember, your desire and intent must be to Love, not anything else! Do not be deceived with unconscious intentions of self gratification by thinking to do “good”.