Many within the church over the last 30 years has run from prophetic meeting to prophetic meeting "seeking a word" from the Lord. Don't get me wrong, I love receiving prophetic ministry. However from the hundreds of "prophetic words" Debby and I have received over the last 40 years we have 6 that we believe actually was a true Word from the Father that was rooted and grounded in both His Word and His character.
We have been given words that are nothing short of pure witchcraft. We have had to renounce and break the authority of many words spoken over us in the name of Jesus that violated the Word of God and the Character of God. Folks, there has been some serious junk out there. However, there is a true prophetic mantel and those who are actually standing in a position of awe and fear before God and are serious about what they speak.
I have to say though that God never intended for His body, the church to be "Word" chasers, running from meeting to meeting just to "get a Word". Many who do this have no intention of being obedient to the word they get, they are just satisfied that they got one. Then receiving a word is an end in itself instead of a means to the end. If we get a true word from the Father the end would be that we walk out that word for His glory. The Spirit of Elijah that will soon fall on the church will allow the body as a whole to not run around looking for a word but becoming a word of reason and hope to a people who have no hope.
1 Kings 17:2 ESV And the word of the LORD came to him:
How powerful is this statement. The word of the Lord came to him. We need to know that what we have is truly a word from the Lord.
1 Kings 17:3-5 ESV "Depart from here and turn eastward and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan. (4) You shall drink from the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to feed you there." (5) So he went and did according to the word of the LORD. He went and lived by the brook Cherith that is east of the Jordan.
Elijah went and did all which was according to the word of the Lord. We as the body of Christ need to settle this now before the Spirit of Elijah falls on the church. God will not empower someone with the spirit of prophecy who does not have a heart and intent to obey what He has spoken.
Charles Morris. Founder and Senior Pastor of RSI Ministry, RSI School of Ministry, and RSI Publishing L.L.C..