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We have a conversation about the seasons of the prophetic. Greg shares about some things he has learned personally and things we can learn from the Word of God and from those that have gone before us. It is important for us to learn more about the prophetic because there is a misconception that the prophetic is something, we can’t come close to, but the Lord says He will pour out His Spirit on all people!
“‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.’” Acts 2:16-18
We are not speaking of personal prophets who give personal words constantly at request or offer to give a word, which is important, but those who God burns on their hearts a word they are to carry for a season.
“Surely the Sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.” Amos 3:7
It is a word that won’t let them rest, and they carry like it is the most important thing on the earth because, in truth, every word from God is the most important thing! When we see a prophet in a season of declaring a word, it can be inspiring as they speak with boldness, authority, and passion that can only come from God. Upon God’s call, things shift, yet every season does not last. Seasons come to an end.
We see seasons happen in the natural like weather and sports. Each season has its moment then it changes to the next. For example, if we are in a new season, it would be confusing to talk about a past season like it was still happening.
The next season of the prophetic is the season of change. As God continues to use you, you will be amazed at how things shift, and you must let go of the past season. If God continues to use you prophetically in the next season, you must let go of the past! This is when it can get tough for people as they may credit you instead of God for a word not coming to pass. It can be hard to transition in a season of change as the prophetic word has become a part of you. It is like dying to an old season, and you can almost lose yourself in this transition because it can be like you became that word. To not get lost in that moment, you must remember that God is the One who gave you that word, and He will carry you in the next season, delivering the next word.
You can almost lose yourself in this transition if you are not careful as this new prophetic season is so much different than the last. You can’t use anything you used in the past season as you had used them, for all that was for that word and that season. There will need to be a new focus, a new structure if you would, built for this season to carry the word. You must let go of the past season, completely. This is very hard as you become the word you carry almost. It shouldn’t be your identity, yet when you carry something that burns in your heart, and you do everything you can to obey God and get that word out, it’s a major letting Go and unfolding from that season. There may be things that were built in the previous season that can come with you, but its use will be completely different. For example, if you cooked vegetables only in a pot for many years, but suddenly you begin to cook only soups or meats in that same pot. The pot didn’t change, but it’s purpose totally did. From Greg’s experience some things can be created in a season that you will use in the next season, but it has nothing to do with the brand-new word. Understand that there is a season for it and when things begin to change, you must pay attention because even if people aren’t responding to what God is saying, the season may be over.