Pondering the Prophetic

Do you ever have a sense of what’s going to happen before it happens? Do you ever have a word of counsel or encouragement come to mind that carries an authority beyond your natural ability? If so, do you think that maybe God had a hand in it?

The truth is that God does communicate with His people. Typically, and most trustworthily, through Scripture. But also through the wise counsel of godly mentors. And sometimes in mysterious ways that Scripture describes as prophetic.

I’m not freaked out by that term. It’s commonly discussed throughout the Old Testament, but also in New Testament. To me, it simply means that you’ve spent enough time “fellowshipping” with the Lord through reading Scripture and practicing prayer that you’ve become more tuned into discerning His “still, small voice.” And over time, your perception of His voice becomes more precise.

One of my musical mentors, Bob Kauflin, has developed this gift into the profound ministry of prophetic songs. Most recently, during the NEXT conference, Bob sang two prophetic songs: one for those with disabilities and one for those battling the effects of sexual sin.

I’m grateful that we’ve been invited to enjoy intimate relationship with the Lord. And part of that relationship includes supernatural communication, something that’s at times prophetic, something that’s admittedly beyond our understanding.

From the BoundlessLine blog.
Copyright 2010, Focus on the Family.
Used by permission.

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Ted Slater

Ted Slater is part webgeek and part wordsmith; he feels equally comfortable massaging code and editing prose. He gets plenty of opportunity to explore both interests as senior website developer with Liberty Alliance. Ted is a follower of Christ, husband to Ashleigh, and papa to Olivia and Ava and Savannah and Noah and Dorothy.