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. Acts 2:17 (KJV)
Notable prophets in the Bible–Moses, Daniel, Elijah, and our Lord, Jesus Christ lived consecrated to God. They presented their bodies as living sacrifices for God’s kingdom (Romans 12:1). God’s Word was more precious to them than the opinions of humans. They were not entangled in civilian affairs but lived to please God, their Commander (2 Timothy 2:4).
Are you willing to pay the price? Consecrated parents prioritize the voice of the Spirit over societal parenting norms and expectations. We may have to say “no” to many invites and fun activities even when it doesn’t make sense. When the Holy Spirit cancels an event, we must be willing to call it canceled.
To raise prophetic children, we must embrace God’s Word as the final authority in our homes. Our cultural beliefs and inherited family traditions must be subject to Biblical instructions.
Several times, Moses fasted 40 days and nights (Deut. 9:9-10; Exodus 24:18; Exodus 34:28) . Daniel fasted (Daniel 9:3; Daniel 10:2-3; ). Elijah fasted (1 Kings 19:8). Jesus fasted, indicated that fasting should be a spiritual discipline, and shared that fasting is one of the secrets to greater dimensions of spiritual power (Matthew 4:2; Matthew 6:16-18; Matthew 17:14-21; ).
Fasting often is a sacrifice we must make to operate effectively in the prophetic. Are you willing to pay the price? We must master our natural appetite for food to maximize spiritual gifts and tap into spiritual frequencies required to access spiritual intel. We must fast proactively–we shouldn’t fast only when unpleasant events occur. When we fast proactively for and with our family, emergency fasts will not be common in our households. We can teach our children to fast by carrying them along when we fast. Let’s teach them why fasting is important. Consider starting your children off with one to three hours fasting during weekends, and guide them to pray and focus on the Word when fasting.
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Moses was in constant communion with God. It was recorded that Daniel prayed three times a day (Daniel 6:10). Elijah’s prayer life was highlighted in the New Testament (James 5:17). Jesus was a man of prayer–He prayed all night, and rose up early to pray (Luke 5:16; Luke 6:12; Luke 9:28; Mark 1:35; Matthew 14:23).
Having a consistent prayer life is a sacrifice we must make to operate effectively in the prophetic. Are you willing to pay the price? Praying all night, praying for long hours, and rising early to pray must become a lifestyle.
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Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 2 Timothy 1:6 (NKJV)
Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. 1 Corinthians 14:1 (NKJV)
And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams. Acts 2:17 (NKJV)
Potent and powerful! “To raise prophetic children, we must embrace God’s Word as the FINAL AUTHORITY in our homes. Our cultural beliefs and inherited family traditions MUST be subject to Biblical instructions.”
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