Saturday, June 28, 2008

Ever Ready

When we prepare for a variety of circumstances in ministry, we will be able to deliver with skill and precision. There are those who operate in prophetic dance, which means that there is a Word from the Lord that is to be demonstrated through motion. If there is no regular practice of Spirit-led movement, then there may be intimidation and fear when asked or prompted to dance in this realm.

Not everyone will be able to function as a prophetic dancer. If someone is called to this ministry, he or she must study how God uses prophecy in Scripture to stay orderly and accurate. Continued application of prophetic movement will develop wisdom and increase sensitivity regarding the appropriate time and place to move under the influence of the Holy Spirit.

If done correctly, confirmation usually follows a prophetic dance. It may come from the ministerial staff, event emcee, or observers in the audience. The confirmation will usually address a specific situation or circumstance experienced by the observer. It may be followed by a propetic word released over the people as to what the Spirit of the Lord is saying to the church. Just because a dance is spontaneous does not make it prophetic. Prophetic dance is to be held to the same standard as a prophetic Word. It must be accurate.

Romans 16:25-27 (NKJV)
Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret since the world began but now made manifest, and by the prophetic Scriptures made known to all nations, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, for obedience to the faith— to God, alone wise, be glory through Jesus Christ forever. Amen.

1 Peter 4:11 (NKJV)
If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

2 Peter 1:19-21 (NKJV)
And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.

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