Prayer as prophecy

prayer as prophecy

How often do I see the power of prayer in this way – as prophetic? How often to I see the words I chose to speak out loud as whether they are curses or blessing? How often am I speaking into the wind and expecting that God will hear, carry out and answer those prayers as I utter them in faith believing they will move mountains?

It probably is not as many times as I should be – my prayers are fairly passive.

 

God rises up and scatters his enemies.
    Those who hate him run away in defeat. – Psalm 68:1 GNT
If I prayed this as a prayer my mind goes to these words – “may You scatter Your enemies.” As a prophecy it would sound more like – “You will scatter Your enemies.”
This is a prayer that needs to come from me without any doubts or lack of faith as if God sometimes delivers and others times He does not – allowing enemies to do to me whatever they wish. I need to come in prayer with a certain knowledge and a completely confident assurance that God will rise up and He will avenge Himself of His enemy. Is this where prophecy comes in?
If I pray as I should, He has promised to grant my request – is that not better than any assurance I can receive from any prophet?

I look at God’s providence over me holding in His hand the destiny of His enemies. I do not see Him looking down from heaven laughing at all their plans only to then rise up and scatter them. I see my prayer calling on God to rise up and in my call to Him, He does and He engages Himself to scatter His enemies.

“The work of the Spirit can be compared to mining. The Spirit’s work is to blast to pieces the sinner’s hardness of heart and his frivolous opposition to God. The period of the awakening can be likened to the time when the blasts are fired. The time between the awakenings corresponds, on the other hand, to the time when the deep holes are being bored with great effort into the hard rock.  To bore these holes is hard and difficult and a task which tries one’s patience. To light the fuse and fire the shot is not only easy but also very interesting work. One sees “results” from such
work. It creates interest, too; shots resound, and pieces fly in every direction! It takes trained workmen to do the boring. Anybody can light a fuse.” – Hallesby

 

 

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