How to cultivate your prophetic gift

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Through prayer, we are gifted to see with prophetic eyes.  We are granted supernatural insight into our lives and the lives of others.  With this insight we are prepared to speak with prophetic boldness.  God has positioned specific people into our path so that we may speak a word of guidance and direction as well as a word of correction, rebuke or warning.

How do you cultivate this gift?  Through intercessory prayer.  The more we pray, the more we cultivate a relationship and dialogue with God.  The better we become at hearing him speak clearly.  Time and communion with God is necessary to activate the gifts.   It is important to remember that prayer is not just you running through you list of needs and wants.  Prayer is a time to hear from God and receive instruction.

The word that God gives you to release may change the lives of those you are speaking to.  It is important that we hear God clearly and say exactly what God instructs us to say.  We have the power of life and death in our tongues.  It is important that we use this power to the Glory of God and bless his people.

Standing in the pulpit is not the only way to create a lasting impact on people.  As parents we MUST us our power to speak prophetically into the lives of our children.  At work, we can change the course of our coworkers life by speaking what God has given.  It doesn’t have to be a huge display of dramatic emotion.  It could be a few words of encouragement to someone you meet while in the library.  If you are a willing vessel, God will grant you opportunities to pour into the lives of others and drastically change them for the better.

During your time of intercession, seek God for vision, understanding and clarity.   God will allow you to recognize potential in others so that he may use you to bless his people.  The right word spoken at the right time can make an eternal difference.

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