3 Ways Prophetic Worship Will Change Your Life

What makes prophetic worship prophetic? ‘Prophetic’ simply means that the things on God’s heart—His thoughts, intent and purposes—are being conveyed.

Prophetic_Worship_Encounter‘Prophetic’ also means that Father’s purpose is being carried out in the worship environment. Jesus said of His miracles and works, ‘the Son can only do as He sees the Father doing.’ (John 5:19)

During prophetic worship, those of us who are leading worship are engaged with the Holy Spirit.

Our desire should always be to ‘see what Father is doing and do that—to hear what Father is saying, and say that.’

As we carry out what is on God’s heart to do in the ‘now’ moment of worship, people are touched and transformed.


3 Ways Prophetic Worship Will Change Your Life

Here are 3 ways that prophetic worship can transform your life, and the lives of those you lead in worship:

1. You will Encounter God

The highest purpose of worship is communion. God created us for a face to face relationship with Him.

A traditional view of worship is that it is a one-way giving of our love to God. However, prophetic worship is ‘two-way’. Heaven is touching earth. During prophetic worship, we are encountering God.

During prophetic worship, as your heart is raised in adoration towards Him, you are being touched by God. You are hearing His voicethe whispers of the Spirit to your heart.

You catch a glimpse of Who Jesus is, and Father’s purpose for your life—and it transforms you. You are growing in intimacy with Him.


2. You will be Impacted by God’s Power—Healing, Impartation and Freedom

As your heart is lifted in love and worship to God, you are more open towards Him than at any other time.

As you worship, God is releasing something into your life. An impartation is taking place. That could be a fresh infilling of His Spirit. Perhaps God is releasing an attribute of His nature—such as faith, courage, strength or hope.

You discover it is on God’s agenda to release His power into your life, to heal and set you free.

The Bible says, ‘God sent His word and healed them’ (Psalm 107:20). During prophetic worship, a ‘now’ word of healing can come from the throne of God.

As David played on his lyre to Saul, the demonic oppression that was on Saul lifted, because of the anointing on David’s music.

During Spirit-led, Spirit-breathed worship, God’s power is being released. You can expect miracles and healing to break out in the atmosphere of prophetic worship, touching your life and others around you.


3. You will Discover a Powerful Weapon of Breakthrough

King Jehoshaphat sent the musicians ahead of his army to praise and worship God—and the enemy was destroyed by the power of God! (2 Chron 20)

Prophetic praise celebrates the fulfillment of God’s promises before they are manifested in the natural realm. It is also the Spirit-led proclamation of who God is, declaring His attributes, greatness and power.

This makes it a powerful weapon of spiritual warfare.

And while we know that an open Heaven is our inheritance, we also know that there are times we need to contend for what belongs to us.

During the times you need to contend for the atmosphere around your life and over those you lead, turn to prophetic praise and worship. As you do, you enter the realm of breakthrough.


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How to Prepare for a Fivefold Ministry Calling

“Let God’s Presence and His anointing upon you be the mark of your life.”

I often hear from people who believe God has called them to a fivefold ministry office—and they are wondering how to best prepare for that calling. If you can relate to this, or are in a position to help guide others who have this calling, the following study will be particularly helpful. However, the points are relevant for all of us who are called to lead and influence others.

What is a Fivefold Ministry Calling?

The fivefold ministry is from Paul’s list in Ephesians chapter 4, referring to gifts of people given by Jesus to lead the Church:

‘So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up…’ (Eph 4:11-12)

Anointing of the Holy SpiritThe five ‘offices’ mentioned are those of the apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor and teacher. Their primary purpose, as mentioned here, is to empower and equip God’s people so that they can serve, as well as grow in maturity and Christ-likeness.

We learn more about these different roles and how God uses the fivefold ministry both in and in outside of the church (evangelism and mission), from observing them at work throughout the New Testament.


5 Ways to Prepare for a Fivefold Ministry Calling

The second generation of leaders in the New Testament [1] teach us by their example how to steward the calling of God and prepare for a fivefold ministry office. Here are 5 ways to prepare for a fivefold ministry calling as seen in the lives of Phillip (Evangelist – Acts 21:8), Paul (Teacher Apostle -2 Tim 1:11) and Timothy (Evangelist – 2 Tim 4:5 [2]):

1. Know God and be Filled with the Spirit

‘Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them.’ (Acts 6:3)

Philip and the others were known to be full of the Holy Spirit. The anointing on their lives was evident—it caused them to stand out.

“But those who know their God will be strong and do great exploits.” (Daniel 11:32)

Don’t wait until you are in a fivefold ministry office to be full of the Holy Spirit. Let God’s Presence and His anointing upon you be the mark of your life. Stay filled through your intimate relationship with God. Place the highest value upon your relationship with Him, as well as knowing Him through His Word (2 Cor 3:18). Be known for the Spirit’s empowerment on your life.


2. Allow Godly Character to be Developed in Your Life

When we are introduced to Timothy, the Bible notes, ‘The believers at Lystra and Iconium spoke well of him.’ (Acts 16:2) He had a good reputation among those who knew him and his family locally.

The seven chosen in Acts 6 were not only full of the Spirit; they were also known for their wisdom. (Acts 6:3)

The difference between those who do not finish well and those who last the distance and honour God in their ministry, is in character and values. These are revealed and shaped through trials.

The trial of persecution propelled Philip into his ministry as an evangelist. He could have given way to the pressure to be silenced; instead, he took the Gospel to Samaria, where signs and miracles broke out. (Acts 8)

Prize and protect your reputation. When trials and pressures come, allow them to test and develop character in your life. Respond well and those trials will become the very thing God uses, to further equip you and propel you into your calling.


3. Study the Bible

‘…from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.’ (2 Tim 3:15-17)

When Paul wrote to Timothy, he referred to his life-long study of Scripture and reminded him of the importance of, not only knowing God’s Word, but also being able to apply it in his leadership role.

Philip’s knowledge of the Scriptures was evident as he communicated the Gospel with the Ethiopian Eunuch. ‘Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.’ (Acts 8:35)

If you believe God has called you into fivefold ministry leadership, build a strong foundation of Scriptural knowledge. Learn how to apply God’s Word to life and leadership. Be a student of the Bible and study diligently, so that you are ‘thoroughly equipped’ for God’s work.


4. Find Somewhere (and Someone) to Serve Faithfully

The second generation of fivefold ministry leaders were raised up and commissioned by the twelve apostles and others in fivefold ministry leadership.

  • Philip, along with Stephen and others of ‘the seven’ were appointed by the twelve Apostles in an administrative role (Acts 6).
  • Paul served on the leadership team as a teacher in Antioch until he was commissioned (Acts 13:1).
  • Timothy served the Apostle Paul as a missionary helper (Acts 16:1-3), emerging into his leadership calling through his unswerving service to Paul, who was also his spiritual father (1 Tim 1:2).

They were also faithful members of their local churches. Philip served in the church in Jerusalem and Paul (Saul) in Antioch. Timothy was a highly-valued member of the church at Lystra.

Love and serve your local church. Be aware that the first part of your calling is to provide faithful service to others who are in fivefold ministry—so when God gives you the opportunity, serve another’s vision with all your heart.


5. Wait for Your Commissioning

‘They presented these men to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.’ (Acts 6:6)

Paul had a commissioning directly from God, but he waited for the leadership team at Antioch to hear from God, and to lay hands on and release him into his apostolic ministry (Acts 13:1-3). In the meantime, he ministered faithfully as a leader and teacher in the local church.

Philip and Timothy could also point to a time where they were commissioned with the laying on of hands. (Acts 6, 1 Tim 4:14)

Having a sense that you are called to fivefold ministry is ultimately a journey of faith. Fivefold ministry is not something you can put yourself forward for—it is not self-appointed, but confirmed and commissioned by other fivefold ministry leaders.


Notes:

[1] The ‘first generation’ being the 12 Apostles commissioned by Jesus.

[2] It is likely that Timothy later emerged as a Pastor or Apostolic leader himself. Eusebius, writing about A.D. 325, reported that Timothy was the first bishop of Ephesus. (Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Copyright (c) 1986, Thomas Nelson Publishers.)


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The Way You See Spiritual Warfare Matters

Spiritual WarfareHaving a Biblical mindset is critical in every area of life—and it is especially true of spiritual warfare. When you have the right mindset, or set of beliefs, you speak pray and act accordingly. You get the right outcome.

I used to have a one-directional perspective of spiritual warfare. That is, I always saw spiritual warfare as coming against me. How grateful I am, that my Heavenly Father brought circumstances and people into my life to teach me the truth of God’s Word!

I believe there are some reading this, and the tide of spiritual warfare that has been coming against you is about to turn.

There is a heavenly roar about to rise up on the inside of you, as you awaken to the reality of who you are and what Jesus has done on your behalf.


3 Directions of Spiritual Warfare

The way you see spiritual warfare matters. I pray that you experience a boost in your faith today, as you meditate on these truths from God’s Word:

1. The Enemy Flees Away from You

‘Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall by the sword before you.’ (Lev 26:8)

This is the Biblical direction of spiritual warfare: the enemy at a disadvantage, fleeing before you.

We see it in the Old Testament—when God’s people were walking in obedience to Him, no enemy could stand before them.

 ‘The Lord will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven. (Deut 28:7)

This is the outcome of the blessed life: as you resist, your enemies will  flee.

Authority over the Demonic Realm

 ‘When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases’ (Luke 9:1)

Jesus has give you power and authority in His Name, over the demonic realm.

Jesus’ disciples were able to cast out demons because they understood the direction of spiritual warfare. And that was, that the enemy had to flee at their word.

Notice this was not limited to the 12 Apostles—it was the unnamed seventy who returned rejoicing from a ministry trip saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.” (Luke 10:17)


2. Spiritual Warfare Comes Against You

 ‘For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.’ (Eph 6:12)

The Greek word translated wrestle, pale, contains the imagery of ‘a contest between two in which each endeavours to throw the other, and which is decided when the victor is able to hold his opponent down with his hand upon his neck’. (Strongs G3823)

Many times, spiritual warfare is up close and personal. You may relate to this as you experience a spiritual wrestling match right now, for your life, family, job, ministry or destiny.

The Bible does not promise that you will never experience demonic attack, pressure or spiritual warfare. However, Scripture does make clear that you have the ability to resist.

In fact, we are commanded by God to oppose the enemy’s attacks.

  • ‘Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith…’ (1 Peter 5:8-9a)
  • ‘Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.’ (James 4:7)

At times, the direction of spiritual warfare will be towards us—however, this direction is temporary!

When the enemy comes against us, we can submit to God, resist the devil, and he must flee.

What does it mean to ‘resist’? The Bible gives some clear instructions:

  • Be alert and recognize spiritual warfare when it arises (1 Peter 5:8)
  • Submit to God (step into intimacy—listen and obey) (James 4:7)
  • Don’t put up with spiritual warfare, step into an opposing position (James 4:7)
  • Resisting means speaking—use Jesus’ Name (Luke 10:17)
  • Have confidence in your authority, knowing that the enemy must flee as you continue to resist (1 Peter 5:8-9, James 4:7)

Your action can result in a change of direction—the enemy who came against you is now fleeing from you.


3. Underneath Your Feet

The ultimate end of spiritual warfare is for the enemy to be under your feet.

The enemy being ‘under your feet’ speaks of defeat and subjugation. (Joshua 10:24-25)

‘The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.’ (Rom 16:20) No matter what happens, there is hope. The promise of God is that ultimately every work of the enemy will fail. (2 Tim 4:18)

However, the enemy being ‘under our feet’ (in submission to, and defeated by us) is not something we have to wait for eternity to experience. Jesus said to His disciples: I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.’ (Luke 10:19, also Psalm 91:13)

This Psalm of David can be your own Heavenly song of rejoicing:

‘I pursued my enemies and overtook them; I did not turn back till they were destroyed. I crushed them so that they could not rise; they fell beneath my feet.’ (Psalm 18:37-38)


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Don’t Let Personal Weakness Stop Your Calling

I regularly hear from people who are struggling with some aspect of personal weakness. With all their hearts, they long to respond fully to God and be used by Him in their prophetic calling, but something is tripping them up.

Today, I believe God is bringing hope and healing to those who are struggling with private brokenness, sin or other issues in their personal life.


The Parable of the Pipe

Flow of the Holy SpiritOne day, I turned on my tap (faucet) and instead of the clear, pure water I was expecting, brown dirty water flowed out. I phoned my local water supplier, who let me know that a pipe had been repaired down the road.

During the repair, mud had entered the pipeline. They told me to turn on my outside tap for 10 minutes to give the water time to clear.

Later when I was preparing for some prophetic training, the Holy Spirit brought this illustration to mind.

A prophetic insight or other spiritual gift may be pure and of the Holy Spirit at its source. But if our ability to love has been damaged, our brokenness can affect the way we share that gift with others.

Sin that is not acknowledged and dealt with, will taint the flow of our ministry—whether that ministry is prophecy, healing, discernment, prayer, or another calling.


Just Because Something is Hidden, Does not Mean it Isn’t Affecting our Gift

A weakness or issue in our lives may be hidden. It may not seem to directly involve or impact others. However, that does not mean that our ministry is not being affected by it.

Fear can cause us to hold back from fully releasing our gift, or to modify the way we share an insight from God. Intimidation may hold us back from sharing, giving or praying at all.

Hurt that has not been healed can result in wounding, bitterness, judgment or a negative attitude. These things taint a prophetic ministry, affecting the way we interpret or share a prophetic insight.

Jealousy and insecurity affect our ability to reach our full potential and be authentic—others miss out on God’s best through us.

Just because lust or pornography is ‘secret’, does not mean that it is not affecting a person’s ministry.

  • It hinders the pure impartation of the Holy Spirit.
  • It breaks trust with those being ministered to, who have opened up their hearts to the person ministering (believing them to have integrity) and to God in that moment of receiving.
  • It affects one’s mind and imagination, directly affecting the ability to see in the Spirit and operate in visions and dreams

‘I will conduct the affairs of my house with a blameless heart. I will not look with approval on anything that is vile.’  (Ps 101:2b-3a)


Cracks can only be Healed as they are Exposed to the Light

‘And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.  For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.’ (Eph 5:11-13, NKJV)

Just as the dirt and earth needs to be dug out from around a break or crack in a pipe in order for the pipe to be fixed, brokenness in our lives is healed when it is exposed and brought to the light.

This firstly means opening up to God, receiving His healing and forgiveness.

Know that your Heavenly Father delights to release forgiveness and freedom to you. As His Word says, ‘He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.’ (Ps 147:3)


Finding a Safe Person to Share with

‘Bringing into the light’ also means that there is power in confessing to another person: ‘Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.’ (James 5:16, NIV)

There are times when we need someone to trust our pain or brokenness with, or to be accountable to. That may be a friend, prayer partner, mentor, leader or even a counselor. [1]

A ‘safe person’ is not someone who is emotionally involved, may be biased, or who could be negatively impacted by what we are sharing. We need to use wisdom and discretion about whom we choose to share any problems with.

Certain issues need greater expertise and care.

It took a plumber—someone who was skilled and equipped, to fix the problem with our local water pipe. There are times when we need to approach those who are especially gifted and equipped for help with a struggle we are facing.

‘Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.’ (Gal 6:2)


Being Honest About Issues of Sin

In the matter of sin and the Christian, there is a Scriptural tension of two contrasting truths. We become imbalanced when we focus only on one aspect of truth and neglect the other.

On one hand, it is true that God has dealt with sin and our old sin nature once and for all on the cross. We are a ‘new creation’ made righteous in Jesus Christ. This is the reality we live by: ‘For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.’ (2 Cor 5:21)

The revelation of your righteousness in Christ may be the very thing needed to set you free today.

On the other hand, the New Testament also makes clear that we should be honest before God and others about the times we trip up, make mistakes, ‘miss the mark’ and sin. The following passage was addressed to Christians:  ‘… let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us…’ (Heb 12:1 NKJV)

The Greek word translated, ‘lay aside’, means to lay aside, cast off, to put away. [2]  This speaks of awareness, intention and action.

Keeping a struggle with temptation secret, gives it power—especially when the issue is an ongoing or repeated one.

Finding an accountability partner—sharing with someone whenever an issue arises—provides an opportunity to affirm God’s grace and forgiveness. The act of ‘always’ being accountable when a line is crossed (such as viewing pornography), is not only a healthy discipline, it disarms the power of temptation and helps break the cycle of sin and shame.

As Paul wrote to Timothy, ‘Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.’  (2 Tim 2:22) ‘Fleeing’ is active. Joseph fled from Potiphar’s wife when she attempted to seduce him. (Gen 39)

Fleeing temptation caused Joseph short term pain and persecution, but his long term prophetic calling was assured by the action he took.


A Weakness may call for Strengthening

Many times, a weakness is not sin, or something that is broken that needs to be fixed. The weakness may be something that was broken in the past and healed—but a scar or ‘limp’ remains. God may be speaking to you today about a weakness that does not require healing, but His desire is to further strengthen you in that area. I will share more about this in a follow-up article.


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Notes:

[1] I have been asked, ‘Why suggest counseling, when God’s Word and prayer in Jesus’ Name should be enough?’  This is a great question. Following is my answer:

When someone has a serious disease or illness, we should always pray for healing in Jesus’ Name. We believe in the truth of Scripture concerning healing. We pray and release the Spirit’s power to heal. We also believe that God has given to us gifts of medicine, doctors, surgeons and so forth, to participate in His work of healing. We honour God when we value the expertise He has given to us through people and medical care in the earth today.
Likewise, when there is severe damage to the souls of people through abuse or trauma, we also turn to the truth of God’s Word and apply the ministry of the Spirit through prayer. In addition to this, God has also given gifts of people to us—those in the church body who apply the ministry of pastoral care, gifts of wisdom, discernment, mercy and help us heal. (1 Cor 12)
The more serious the trauma, the more care is needed. For example, someone who is severely injured physically needs the care of a surgeon. Some people have taken their God-given gifts of wisdom and counsel, and been equipped, so that they can give expert care and help to those in need.
If you are stuck and believe that counseling, medical assistance or prayer ministry* (deliverance) may help, don’t ever allow anyone to make you feel bad or condemned for seeking the help you need, and that your Heavenly Father has provided.

*See my notes on prayer ministry here: Prayer Ministry Ideas and Guidelines

[2] Strongs ref G659: apotithemi


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Say ‘Yes!’ to God’s Prophetic Promise

An important key to seeing a prophetic promise from God come to pass is to begin by responding ‘Yes!’ to Him.

Have you ever been sent an invitation to a formal event like a wedding, and been asked to RSVP? The initials ‘RSVP’ come from a French phrase, which means ‘please reply’.

Once you have replied ‘yes’, that invitation becomes your pass, giving you access to enter the event. If you do not have your invite on hand, your name may be checked against a list.

Saying ‘Yes’ to God’s prophetic promise is a powerful first step you can take, to seeing that promise  fulfilled.


The Power of Saying ‘Yes’ to God’s Prophetic Promise

Prophetic PromiseGod gave Israel a prophetic promise. He said, ‘I am giving you the land of Canaan.’ In Numbers 13, we read that Moses sent 12 leaders into the land, to check it out and report back.

Joshua and Caleb responded, ‘Yes! We can certainly take this land with God’s help!’ (Num 13:30; 14:6-9)

However, the other ten spies expressed doubt. They said, ‘We cannot take this land. There are giants there who will certainly defeat us!’ (Num 13:31)

The doubtful ten turned the whole nation against God’s promise. Instead of saying ‘yes!’ their RSVP was ‘No, we don’t think so!’

As a result, an entire generation missed out on entering into the promises of God.


Honour God by Saying ‘Yes!’ to His Prophetic Promise

‘The Lord said to Moses, “How long will these people treat me with contempt? How long will they refuse to believe in me, in spite of all the signs I have performed among them?”’ (Numbers 14:11)

The people dishonoured God when they said ‘no’ to His promise.

It is time to check your heart and mindset concerning the promises of God. Today your Father says, ‘Don’t elevate doubt and fear above My Word and My prophetic promise to you.’

Honour God with a resounding RSVP ‘yes!’ to His prophetic promise for your life, family, church, ministry, business, and circumstances.


Your Response to God Determines the Outcome

A prophetic promise is not one-sided. God loves you and does not override your will, in order to perform what He has said He will do. Everything the Father does is in relationship and partnership with you.

As Prophet David McCracken says, ‘A prophecy is not what will happen; a prophecy is what God intends to happen.’

Fulfilment of a prophecy is conditional firstly upon our acceptance of God’s promise. It is then also dependent upon our relationship with God, our character, our choices, and our obedience to Him.

God’s call and promise for your life will be big. It will be out of your comfort zone. But it will resonate deep in your heart.

It is time to RSVP ‘yes!’ to God. What does this look like?

  • It means responding in faith, praying and speaking positively about God’s promise
  • It means testifying ahead of time of what God will do
  • It means taking action; walking in anticipation—taking positive steps towards the prophetic promise

God’s Promise Gives You Access

God’s word to Joshua was, ‘I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses.’ (Joshua 1:3)

The prophetic promise from God was the only thing Joshua needed to access Canaan, the Promised Land. Once he said ‘yes’ to God, he needed to listen to God’s personal instructions, respond in obedience and step out in faith.

The story of Joshua is a reminder that no giant, no wall and no limitation can stand between you and God’s promise for your life.

The first step is to RSVP ‘yes’ to Him.


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