I Kings 13: 26 When the prophet heard the report, he said, "It is the man of God who disobeyed the LORD's command.
The LORD has fulfilled His word by causing the lion to attack and kill him."
Christian author, Leonard Ravenhill. on the prophet:
"The prophet is violated during his ministry, but is vindicated by history. He is the villain of today and the hero of tomorrow. He is excommunicated while alive and exalted when dead! He is dishonored with epithets when breathing, and honored with epithets when dead. He is friendless when living and famous when dead. He is against the establishment in ministry; then he is established as a saint in posterity." "Picture of a Prophet" by Leonard Ravenhill - http://www.ravenhill.org/prophet.htm
1 Corinthians 14:1 - "Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy
" We believe that He speaks to HIS church - not just OUR church! The prophet comes to us and speaks a corporate word; and also can release a word to an individual bringing confirmation, encouragement and edification. The prophet walks precariously between what is said in 1 Kings 13:26 and the keen observations from Ravenhill. Not all churches or believers see this office as operating in a contemporary sense. The offices of the apostle and prophet are foundational to the church with Christ the chief cornerstone. Remove the first and the foundation is destroyed; remove either of the other two and the foundation is weakened."
If you are a worrier! Prophecy over your mind!
A mind with no peace cannot operate normally. Hence the Apostle teaches us to "have no anxiety about anything" (Phil. 4:6). Deliver all anxious thoughts to God as soon as they arise. Let the peace of God maintain your heart and mind (v. 7). ( From Watchman Nee )
For 2013 and Beyond:
God has turned around every place of lack and limitation in my life and has released a fresh wave of productivity and fruitfulness in its stead. The 7 year Famine cycle is over and it’s time for a Fresh Fruitfulness in my life and this territory.
Barrenness is Broken! Marriages, Babies, Financial Increase
Genesis 26:12 ‘Isaac sowed in that land and reaped in the same year a hundredfold and the Lord blessed him, the man began to prosper and continued prospering until he became very prosperous’
God has released His purging power in my life to stir up my passion for His presence, Love for my brothers and sisters and Compassion for the Lost to a whole new level.
We Pray/Decree: God will answer our dedication and sacrifices on the altar by Fire, Fiery Trials will work Amazing Grace in me, New Passion and Compassion will be rekindled!
Zechariah 2:5 ‘For I says the Lord will be a wall of fire around you and I will be the glory in your midst’
This is a year of seeing things that have been delayed and detoured now come into focus, finishing and fulfillment. It is Time! It is Time! It is Time!
We Pray/Decree: A Year to see Prodigals come home, Visions and Prophetic words to be fulfilled, Building projects to be accomplished !
Philippians 1:6 ‘Being confident of this very thing that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ’
We have progressed from a Survival Mentality and stance to an Overcoming Aggressive faith to take New Ground and Advance in this season
We Pray/Decree: We will not be stuck in a just enough position, We are looking for ways to advance and take fresh steps of faith, We are doing prophetic acts and acts of obedience that are causing us to breakthrough and move forward in significant ways!
Genesis 22:17 I will multiply and bless you so you will ‘Possess the gates of your enemies’
Prophet Amanda Bramley, 2013
“I declare over you the blessings of ayin dalet. The door of your tent is no longer a barrier to your destiny, but an open gateway to your future. The Lord, Himself, will lead you out of places of limitation into new territories. You have new eyes to see your purpose and to envision God-given possibilities. You will grow in emotional stability as you address your fears. Your health will spring forth speedily, including physical strength, weight loss, and fitness. Sickness and disease will no longer hold you hostage.
Promises you have held onto for years will be activated by words of confirmation. This time next year, you will hold your promise in its infancy. As you are faithful to the tent of meeting, the Lord will request and fulfill your commissioning. Circumstances cannot thwart the timing of the Lord. You are growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He alone is the door to Your future. You will not veer from your unfeigned faith in Christ.”