Rev Cheong Yew Kwong
January 5, 2020
The Father Desires We All Prophesy
Today God is pouring out His Spirit again on us.
After Jesus died and rose again, He appeared to His disciples for 40 days. Jesus told them to wait in Jerusalem for the baptism of the Holy Spirit whom the Father promised. On the 50th day, on the day of Pentecost, the Father poured out His Spirit upon His disciples.120 of them were in the upper room.
The Father is pouring out His Spirit upon us, and He desires that all His sons and daughters prophesy, not only the prophets and pastors. All ordinary believers can prophesy.
What is prophecy? It is an inspired utterance by the Holy Ghost either in known tongues (language) or in unknown tongues.
When it is an inspired utterance in unknown tongues, then the gift of interpretation must come into manifestation to interpret the unknown tongues; else no one will understand the prophecy.
Why does the Father pour out the Holy Spirit upon us and desire we prophesy?
You are the church and as individuals, you are part of the local church. Prophecy can be used to edify or to build up others. It can do the same for you.
The purposes of prophecy are listed in this Scripture:
• Strengthening – an inspired word, words of prophecy, from the Father come with spiritual power and it will strengthen your spirit and mind.
• Encouragement – to encourage someone who may be feeling down because of circumstances, crisis, or in a dangerous situation.
• Consolation – comfort. The word that came from an angel comforted Paul. The Holy Spirit is the Comforter. He is our Father of comfort.
This is simple prophecy which does not carry any direction, nor does it tell the past, present, or future. The purpose of simple prophecy is simply inspired by the Holy Spirit to speak words to strengthen, encourage, and comfort.
The Father desires that we strengthen one another, encourage one another, and comfort one another.