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1 Corinthians 14:3
But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouraging and comfort.
The Great Apostle used this chapter to instruct the church on some of the gifts of the spirit and how they are to be administered in the church. When it came to “The Gift of Prophecy,” Paul said, “The Gift of Prophecy” is a gift given by the Lord to an individual in order for that individual to speak strengthening, encouraging, and comfort to others.
It’s important to note that there’s a difference between “The Gift of Prophecy” and “The Office of the Prophet.” “The Office of the Prophet,” is held by a person who is able at certain times to send a clear clarion call or word from God for a congregation, a city, or a nation. The Word will leave no one in doubt as to what has been said or what the hearers need to remain alert for. “The Gift of Prophecy” is indeed a gift, but one that all of us can strive to attain. Here’s what I have experienced in my life. When I speak words of strengthening, encouraging, and comfort I am actually PROPHESYING something the hearer can run toward. On the other hand, when someone is prone to “Call Out” the negative in someone else, the “Called Out” one is usually not drawn to but rather is repelled by the speaker. The true Gift of Prophecy leaves the hearer with hope. Any time HOPE is near, people believe they can reach it. That’s … “The Gift of Prophecy.”
As I leave my place of devotion this AM, may I leave with a desire to PROPHESY to others. Let me strengthen and encourage and comfort everyone I meet. Amen