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The Prophet And His People

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Main Scriptures: Gen.20:6-7

More Scriptures: Pro.4:23, Lk.1:8, Acts 10:3

And God said to him in a dream, yes, I know that you did this in the integrity of your heart. For I also withheld you from sinning against Me, therefore I did not let you touch her. Now therefore, restore the man’s wife for HE IS A PROPHET …….. Gen.20:6-7. There have been so many teachings on the subject of prophet. And sadly some persons believe that only those who have gone to a prophetic school or have some unction can function as a prophet. But I am glad to let you know that the office of the husband-hood confers on you the prophetic grace to function as a prophet. The Scripture in Gen.20:6-7 attests to this truth. We were never told that Sarah’s husband, Abraham did not go to the school of the prophets. But when God needed to describe some of the graces that he carried when his wife was abducted by Abimelech, He said to the king, “now therefore, restore the man’s wife for HE IS A PROPHET.

As the head of the family, you are a prophet over the lives of your wife and children. Now what does a prophet do? First, a prophet tells the people the mind of God on certain matters. That is, he unveils plans and purpose. Secondly, a prophet gives direction to the people, interpreting the times and seasons. Thirdly, a prophet reveals the future plans of God for His people. That is who YOU ARE. As a prophet, you should have a good understanding of the mind of God on certain areas drawn from the BIBLE. And this will require a commitment from you to attend to the word of God (Pro.4:23). When you know what God has revealed to you from His word regarding the academic, health, marriage, career, relationship, protection, provision of your flock, you can boldly declare His promises over them without wavering. As a prophet, you must be able to see ahead and provide direction for your wife and children. So you do not need another prophet to tell the present or future of your flock. God has empowered you to act in that office. And as you discharge your prophetic duties over your flock, you will receive honour and respect from your wife and children. Also, you will enjoy the presence of God just like Sarah’s husband.

SPIRITUAL EXERCISE

·         Father, by the power in the blood of Jesus Christ, empower me to function as a prophet in the lives of my wife and children.

·         Father, break every root of intimidation and fear working against my prophetic office.

·         Father, by Your grace help to be conscious of Your prophetic grace upon my life.

FAITH CONFESSION

I am a prophet by reason of my position as a husband and I will function as one in the lives of my wife and children because I want to be a good and godly husband in Jesus name. Amen.


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