25th June 2018
READ: 1 Corinthians 14:3-5
“And the Lord took me as I followed the flock, and the Lord said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.” - Amos 7:15
And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions , and your old men shall dream dreams:
And on my servants and on my hand- maidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
Acts 2: 17-18
Prophesying is one of the most immediate signs of the presence of the anointing. In the book of Acts, whenever people received the Holy Spirit’s baptism they mostly spoke in tongues and prophesied.
And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.
Acts 19: 6
The speech, preaching and prophecies of a person are very important in identifying the anointing on a person’s life.
If you are very sensitive and discerning, when you listen to a person preach, you will know whether they are anointed or not. I have watched many famous preachers and noticed the presence and sometimes the absence of the anointing.
Most people are just taken up by the shouting, the fanfare, the popularity and the celebrity status of the man of God. But none of these things guarantee the presence of the anointing. You may identify the anointed by his inspirational prophesying.
And the Spirit of the LORD will come upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy with them, and shalt be turned into another man.
1 Samuel 10: 6