1 Timothy 1:18-19 – – “This command I entrust to you, Timothy, my son, in accordance with the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you fight the good fight, 19 keeping faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to their faith.” NASB
Paul said something to Timothy that many today have a problem with because they do not believe in the prophetic or prophets in this time. If you are one of those then what I say will probably not be too palatable to you but if you do believe in it, then what I say may be of some benefit and encouragement. So, let’s go!
Paul told Timothy that he was to rehearse the prophecies made concerning Timothy and by them fight the good fight of faith. He was to do that keeping the faith and a good conscience. It was not to be self-serving but to be a diligent prayerful effort to take what had been prophetically spoken concerning Timothy and wage war with the enemy on that basis.
I believe that every gift God has ever given the church is still active today and therefore I believe in the prophetic and God has used me in that gift and does use me. He has enabled me to see things at times that are not visible to the natural eye and there is no outward evidence that those things are taking place or will take place. I’ve spoken them as well as had times when God would reveal something to me, and I would only pray based on that revelation only to see God’s revelation become reality.
I remember once praying for a couple that had visited the church for the first time and I knew nothing about them. It was as I was praying that God moved on me to pray for the woman during her pregnancy that was coming. She burst into tears and became almost uncontrollable. After the service, her husband came to me and informed me that she had had two miscarriages and the doctors told them that she would never conceive again.
I only prayed what God has spoken to my heart and two months after that date she informed me that she was pregnant with twins. It was a spiritual battle that was manifested in the flesh during that pregnancy, but she carried the babies to term and delivered two healthy babies at the end of the nine months. She was overjoyed and shared publicly how she had never really believed in the prophetic, but she did now and learned to wage war with the prophecies during her pregnancy and God honored her commitment and faith.
I have had things spoken over me that have not happened and may never, but I do not worry about that. When God witnesses something to my heart, He always confirms it through two or three witnesses and when that happens I earnestly wage warfare with the prophetic word. I have seen healings take place through this, homes restored, finances healed, and much more. So, if God speaks prophetically to me, I carefully listen.
May God be with you as you go through your day!