Beloved, along the way you will need a prophetic word from the Lord. Don’t despise it. Matter of fact you may have to utilize it again to help you to keep running, or to start again.
1 Corinthians 14:3 (TPT)
“3 But when someone prophesies, he speaks to encourage people, to build them up, and to bring them comfort.[a]”
1 Timothy 1:18-19 (TPT)
Paul Encourages Timothy to Remain Faithful
“18–19 So Timothy, my son, I am entrusting you with this responsibility, in keeping with the very first prophecies that were spoken over your life, and are now in the process of fulfillment in this great work of ministry, in keeping with the prophecies spoken over you. With this encouragement use your prophecies as weapons as you wage spiritual warfare by faith and with a clean conscience. For there are many who reject these virtues and are now destitute of the true faith”
1 Thessalonians 5:20-21 (TPT)
- 5:20 There is an implication in the context of vv. 19–20 that we put out the Spirit’s fire when we scorn prophecy. Prophecy is a valid gift of the Holy Spirit needed by the church today. There is no place in Scripture or in church history that indicates the gift of prophecy has ceased or disappeared. It is an active function of the Holy Spirit in the church around the world. We must not ignore, despise, or scorn any true gift of the Holy Spirit. Putting out the fire of the Holy Spirit (v. 19) is connected to scorning the prophetic ministry. We need prophets and prophecy to keep the fire (inspiration) of the Holy Spirit burning in our hearts. See 1 Cor. 12–14.
- 5:21 The Aramaic can be translated “Regard everything seriously and choose what is best.”
1 Corinthians 15:57-58 (TPT)~
“57 But we thank God for giving us the victory as conquerors through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One. 58 So now, beloved ones, stand firm, stable, and enduring. Live your lives with an unshakable confidence. We know that we prosper and excel in every season by serving the Lord, because we are assured that our union with the Lord makes our labor productive with fruit that endures. “
Be Victorious In His Victory
Timothy S. Lewis