EXAMINING YOUR SEASON PART 2

The Dry Season

The Dry Season is no doubt a tough season. You have probably gone through different moments in your life that have been characterized by a lack—whether it be a lack of motivation, a lack of resources, or a lack of confidence. It’s a season where you feel

lack.

 

For believers, it’s usually called spiritual dryness or a dry season. We cannot bring ourselves to speak a prophetic word, much alone a word of encouragement. We feel that we cannot minister to others because we ourselves need to be encouraged. It’s when God is quiet—or we feel we cannot hear His voice or sense His presence as we once did—that we feel emptiness. There are seasons when God seems very distant.

One of the keys to getting through this challenging season is realizing that you are in the dry season and press through it. Know that despite the experience of lack and the feeling of distance between you and God, you are destined for abundance and that Christ is still in you. As you recognize that you are in this season, you must draw closer to Him. Do not wither up. Continue reading His Word. Speak to God even though He is quiet.

God is still on the throne. According to Psalm 37:7, “Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act.” Check your heart when you find yourself in the dry season.

 

In this season, check to see if there is anything that may be causing the silence or dryness (like unconfessed sin). If you think so, confess it, ask for God’s forgiveness, repent, and keep drawing closer to Him (1 Jn. 1:9). He is a loving and forgiving Father.  Seasons are usually designed to teach you something or reveal something to you; once you’ve learned and seen the lesson, then you will find yourself transitioning into a new season.

 

Like any other season, dry seasons don’t last forever. Seasons will change. You need to keep the faith and keep trusting God in the dryness. Keep praising God in the dry season, because soon the rain will come, and you will be filled anew.

 

 

The Waiting Season

Waiting is not easy. Sometimes, facing a closed door is easier than waiting for an answer from God. If you’re in a season of waiting, you know that it is testing your patience and your faith. You may be waiting for a prophetic word to be fulfilled, but the situation  is showing you the opposite. You may be waiting for a Word of Knowledge from God for a decision you need to make, and God seems silent.

 

Whether you’re waiting on your godly husband, waiting for circumstances to change, waiting on something to be completed or waiting on your purpose, waiting is challenging. Hold on to God’s promises and trust in God’s nature. You can get through this season. God has not forgotten you. God is faithful and wise. He is planning something. In fact, in

this season of waiting, He’s pruning you. God can be chiseling away what’s not needed for the next level. God is preparing you and making you ready for what is to come. So, let Him work. And however long it takes, go with His flow and grow, because Father

knows what’s best (and whose best).

 

Since this season is still just a season, soon it will be over. A time will come when God will say, “It’s time.” Keep the faith. Do not doubt and wait with an expectant heart, just like King David when he cried out, “Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly” (Ps. 5:3). God is listening and knows exactly where you are. Just hold onto your faith.

 

What are five things you are waiting for in this season?

 

 

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Examining Your Season

Seasons change. We experience winter, spring, summer and fall.

We cannot plead or threaten seasons to stay or to leave. Seasons

shift at the right time. All you can do to operate productively in

each season is to recognize which one you are in so that you can

be aware and prepared for how you must operate.

 

If you were to examine your current situation or season in life right now, what would you say? You can be in the grinding season, dry season, getting married season, waiting for your godly mate season, raising small kids or teens season, empty nesting season,

spiritual warfare season, tests and trials at nearly every turn season,

growing closer to God season, and the list could go on and on. Again, the key to success in getting through any of them well, is first, recognizing where you are.

Ecclesiastes 3:1, tells us that for everything there is a season. Moreover, this same verse tells us that God made everything beautiful in its own time. Even if you feel you are in a difficult or painful season, there is still beauty for this season. Ultimately, God is in control of all the seasons, whether natural or in life. It’s important to recognize that from the beginning.

 

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Why do you think it’s significant to identify the season you are in?

OBSTACLES TO RECEIVING MINISTRY FEEDBACK

There are several kinds of hurdles you must surmount in order to benefit from receiving Godly feedback when it comes to your prophetic ministry or prophetic insight.

 

Fear of disapproval

The prophetic ministry is not a place for people with fragile egos. You cannot choose the path of exercising your spiritual gifts and not expect to be offended. We need to be strong in our sense of the Lord’s approval in our lives. When we stand confident in Whose we are and who we are, we can embrace whatever assistance we need in order to grow our gifts. People can provide feedback without the concern that we will get hurt or react negatively to what they say.

 

Past hurts that are still distressing you

 

If you were hurt in the past and have not forgiven others for these past pains—nor have you healed, it can influence your ability to receive feedback. If our viewpoint is filtered by earlier rejection, then feedback will always be offensive. When we have been hurt by a leader or an authority figure, then we have a greater issue in receiving feedback. We are living in fear that this same thing can happen again, thus our guards are always up.

 

Pride in your own capabilities

 

Do you believe your ability to hear from God is infallible or fail-proof? Do you give perfect prophecies all the time? It is a mistake to believe we are infallible in our gift to hear from God. The Bible even teaches us to weigh prophecies (1 Cor. 14:29, 1 Thess. 5:19-21) because sometimes God’s prophets can err. Discernment does not happen overnight, but it’s something we mature in over time (Heb. 5:14).

 

When we’re in the process of learning and growing in our spiritual gifts and we see the insight we receive from God to be a definite and fixed Word from God, then we won’t be able to receive honest feedback. Others will perceive that we are closed to any other viewpoint. Pride is a sin and it is the downfall in any ministry.

 

Pray for the humility to receive feedback regarding your prophetic gift and ministry.

 

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Tapping into the Anointing

God wants you to be the image of success. As a believer, you have an anointing that people can take home with them. When you impart your anointing to other people, it continues to work within them. It is the kind of anointing from 1 Jn. 2:27, it abides. You don’t just take a bucket of water and splash their heads with it. Instead, you are releasing a bubbling brook into their lives. You will bring the Spirit inside them to life. It is an anointing that will continue to bubble and flow.

 

HOW TO IDENTIFY PROPHETIC ANOINTING

In order to hear the gentle voice of a “brook” kind of anointing, we need to shut up. We need to silence our worries, our anxieties, and our “I already know that” voices in our heads. As prophets, either we don’t know how to keep quiet or we find it really hard to sit quietly and shut out mouths. You need to learn to be quiet long enough to hear the voice of the Lord within. You will feel this anointing as a gentle stirring. The Holy Spirit is not going to run up to you, slap you on the side of the head and say, “Prophesy!”

 

 

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The “PROPHETIC ANOINTING” Distinguished

John said, “and let the one who believes in me drink. As

scripture has said, ‘Out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers

of living water.’”

 

Prophetic anointing is like a bubbling brook that brings peace, joy, and rest. It is not like a mighty waterfall that comes splashing, picking you up and tossing you around —although this is what we commonly expect it to be. The “waterfall” kind of anointing is an external anointing and it comes by the will of God alone. The prophetic anointing is something different. It originates from deep within you. If you would just stop for a moment, you’d recognize that you’ve been experiencing this for some time now. Maybe you’ve been comparing yourself to other ministers and feeling insecure. You need to recognize that the Holy Spirit’s work is already present within you.

 

We may hear about big revivalists and the mighty outpouring of the Spirit. People talk about fire and water and people being slain in the spirit in their meetings. You see healings, shakings, and a whole bunch of spiritual stuff going on. You are impressed, but you compare the “waterfalls” with your “bubbling brook.”

 

 

In Rheinfall, Switzerland, you can find the largest waterfall in Europe. It is magnificent. The sound of the water crashing is loud. A fine mist covers the whole river because of the intensity at which the water hits the lake below. It is a wonderful experience. However, you can’t spend hours there. You cannot stay there forever. It is a magnificent experience, but it’s just a place you visit once or twice. By comparison, the bubbling brook is a place you can sit by for hours. You can talk quietly, or you can sit there in silence as you take in the sounds and smells. When you compare the waterfall and the brook, you recognize that you can dwell by the brook all the days of your life. The brook can refresh you. It is great to have a great outpouring of the anointing, but we just can’t experience it on a daily basis.

 

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The Fulfillment of Prophetic Promise

The anticipation and foretelling aspects of the Holy Spirit’s work in the Old Testament find their fulfillment in the New Testament after Pentecost. The work of the Holy Spirit is seen and understood in terms of regeneration and sanctification. These doctrines are called “doctrines of grace,” and they give us the experience described as “union with Christ.”Peter was quick to point out to the Pentecost crowds that the phenomena they were witnessing were the fulfillment of a prophecy. The Holy Spirit’s gifts were now available to all of God’s people, irrespective of age, status, or calling. It is an offer which we see illustrated for us in the pages of the Book of Acts and in the teaching about spiritual gifts in the epistles.

 

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Spiritual Gifts in the Bible

BIBLICAL BASIS FOR SPIRITUAL GIFTS

​There is a great deal of division among Christians when it comes to interpreting biblical evidence for spiritual gifts. This journey for prophetic activation, training, and practice must begin with a solid foundation — the Holy Scriptures. Believers must have an answer for their faith, and in order for this to occur, they must exchange theological superficiality with scripture evidence. The process of growing in the prophetic ministry must be established in the Word of God and must be done in obedience to it. The Ministry of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament

 

​It’s not true that the gift of prophecy only existed during Pentecost (Acts 2:1-31) when the apostles and disciples received the Holy Spirit as Jesus promised. The Old Testament has accounts of prophets who performed by the power of the Holy Spirit. In the Old Testament, the Holy Spirit is not presented in a personal manner, compared to how he is in the New Testament. In fact, reading Old Testament accounts would paint him in the light of a Power, rather than a Person. Nevertheless, even in the account of Creation, the Holy Spirit already existed with the Father and with the Son (Gen. 1).

 

In the Old Testament, we observe the progressive revelation in two lines of development. First, in the experience of some, the Holy Spirit gave special ability. Specific people were equipped by the Holy Spirit for specific tasks — enabled to accomplish things, which were previously beyond their power to do. The outcome varied from prophetic abilities, to physical strength, to military prowess, and to royal wisdom. Different terms were used for the reception and operation of these supernatural gifts.

​The Holy Spirit was described to “come upon,” “take possession of,” “fill,” “enter into,” “stir,” “fall upon,” among other things, upon the persons concerned. After which, they begin to fulfill tasks or exercise ministries, which would otherwise have been beyond them. We can understand this process as charismatic, even if the term “charisma” is not

specifically used until the New Testament.

There are certain aspects of the ministry of the Holy Spirit that we need to consider. First, encounters of being empowered by the Holy Spirit does not necessarily make a man holy, nor were they infallible as a result of these gifts. Second, the gifting can be selective and sometimes temporary. Most of the time, spiritual gifts were given to those who were called to particular duties. Third, there were false prophets who professed a “charismatic” ministry but were not really of the Lord. The second line of development is the fact that in prophetic anticipation, there was also the promise of life by the Holy Spirit. The Old Testament was both educational and anticipatory from the perspective of New Testament writers. The failure of the Law to save, coupled with persistent disobedience of the covenant, provided the space by which the work of Jesus Christ can be highlighted. The prophets were given the vision of a New Covenant; a new work that was to be a complete basis for godly living – not by an external observance of a written code, but by a new potential imparted to the individual.

 

John Balchin, author of Spiritual Gifts: The Biblical Basis, noted, “Along with this new ministry of the Spirit came the promise of an extension of the Old Covenant charismatic gifting to ordinary people of every status.” Jesus’ ministry was in direct line with Old Testament experience and in fulfillment of these prophecies. He himself claimed that it was so, while his recorded ministry is evidence of a familiar pattern to those under the old dispensation. It is significant that his public ministry did not begin until he was baptized, marked by the descent of the Holy Spirit. Jesus did not need to be regenerated. However, since Jesus was fully human, he was in some ways dependent on the Spirit of God for power to sustain his work.

 

 

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Challenge: List five (5) Old Testament prophecies that pointed to Jesus Christ.