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AMPLIFY - Week 3

2018-01-21

(Numbers 11:24) — So Moses went out and told the people the words of the Lord, and he gathered the seventy men of the elders of the people and placed them around the tabernacle. Then the Lord came down in the cloud, and spoke to him, and took of the Spirit that was upon him, and placed the same upon the seventy elders; and it happened, when the Spirit rested upon them, that they prophesied, although they never did so again.

But two men had remained in the camp; the name of one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad. And the Spirit rested upon them. Now they were among those listed, but who had not gone out to the tabernacle; yet they prophesied in the camp. And a young man ran and told Moses, and said “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.” So Joshua, the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, one of his choice men, answered and said “Moses, my lord, forbid them!” Then Moses said to him, “Are you zealous for my sake? Oh, that all the Lord’s people were prophets and that the Lord would put His Spirit upon them!”

#1 – We all can prophesy.

(Acts 2:16) - But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, that I will pour out of My Spirit on all your flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams. And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days, and they shall prophesy.

(1 Corinthians 14:31) For you can all prophesy one by one, that all may learn and all may be encouraged.

If God says we can ALL prophesy, then we can ALL hear God’s voice.

(John 1:33) - I did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, “Upon on whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining on Him, this is He who baptized with the Holy Spirit.”

#2 Prophecy is not for selfish reasons.

(Jeremiah 23:25) I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy lies in My name, saying, “I have dreamed. I have dreamed!” How long will this be in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies? Indeed, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart…

(Vs 30-31) Therefore behold, I am against the prophets, says the Lord, who steal My words every one from his neighbor. Behold, I am against the prophets, says the Lord, who use their tongues and say, “he says.”

(Ezekiel 22:28) Her prophets plastered them with untempered mortar, seeing false visions, and divining lies for them, saying, “Thus says the Lord God,” when the Lord had not spoken.

· Keep your spiritual antenna up.

#3 - Prophecy is encouraging.

(1 Corinthians 14:1) Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy.

Vs. 3 - He who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men.

Vs 31 - For you can all prophesy one by one, that all may learn and all may be encouraged.

(Acts 4:36) And Joses (means exalted), who was also name Barnabas by the apostles (which is translated Son of Encouragement).

(Acts 15:32) Now Judas and Silas, themselves being prophets also, exhorted and strengthened the brethren with many words.

√ Keep hearing God voice.

√ Start encouraging others 1-2 times per week.

√ When you pray for people, listen for God’s heart for them.

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