1 Corinthians 12 9-10a
“PROPHESY” (1 Cor. 12:10b)
Intro. Prophesy *what we tend think of? Illus. Nongqawuse!
- lit. “to speak forth” - direct word from God!
Not nec foretelling (future) nt so much hindsight/forsight/insight!
1 Cor. 13:2 - know all mysteries/and all knowledge
Divine revelation “Flesh and blood nt revealed - my father!”
effect 14:1-3 spk forth God’s mind/heart/word-moment-ind grp!
Hab/Zec/Mal “Oracle/burden of the Lord” -what’s on God’s heart/thk!
Numb.11:24-29 - where fulfilled? Acts 2:17-18 widespread “all can do”
A. PROPHESY MAY COMES AS PRAISE! saying? 2:11! Lk. 1:46ff
B. PROPHESY MAY BE LACED WITH SCRIPTURE Lk 1:67-79
quotes from Isa 9/Psa. 106/Mal 3- surp wants say/already said? Manoah?/wht said!
C.ROPHESCY MAY BE PREDICTIVE! - Agabus - famine/what happ Jer! ww/min
D. PROPHESY IS SOMETIMES PREPARATORY-
1 Tim. 4:14 Timothy’s gifting - illus. I will be with you
E. PROPHESY MAY BE DIRECTIVE - “set apart Saul/Barnabas
F. PROPHESY MAY CORRECTIVE/CONVICTING 14:24-25 usualy target/bulleye!
1. ASK GOD TO SPEAK TO YOU - what Sam learn say? 2 pts! Bel can/wants to
You need to want to hear from him zealously 14:1, 5-6 ask/given-seek/find
2. LEARN TO LISTEN! Bible says Be still and know I’m God? Open mind/voice Lord
may be a vision - an image see mind’s eye Ab/Peter/prayer sheet/dream share
maybe a burden didn’t have/reminder/sense what God/someone else dealing with
tragedy: Israel/bondage 400 yrs - silent! Rej OT prophets silent again! -spk-who’s list?
3. ASK GOD TO INCREASE YOUR FAITH! Illus. More faith I do sister!
Rom. 12:6 - 2 Cor. 4:13 I bel therefore I spoke God puts thts into our minds!
*when water divde Jordan? When did water hold up Peter? As made 1st step!
4. BE OPEN AND DISCERNING! 1 Thess. 5:19-21
5. SPEAK AND THEN LET OTHERS SPEAK (14:29-33)
people sometimes do spk own mind/message - be gracious -pray for them!