I am blown away by the amount of enthusiasm that has been expressed by our staff and students as they form apart of the first Four12 School of Prophecy in South Africa.
I have a new appreciation for the amount of work, time, patience and people skills that go into organising an event like this one. As I have read through prophetic words sent by many concerning the school, I have become convinced again that every bit of labour is worth it. The school is more than a training opportunity. We as Four12, would like to offer it from God’s heart, in God’s timing. He is the one that has been training us on the job, to train others for the job.
1 Samuel 2:35, “I will raise up for myself a faithful priest who shall do what is in my heart and in my mind.” Samuel is a picture of what God always had in mind for His People to be. A holy priesthood, every believer hearing God, ministering to both God and one another according to the way God commanded.
What is God looking for?
- Faithful men and women who act according to what is in His heart and mind.
- Leaders that will not lose their spiritual eyes and ears because they became more interested in pleasing their followers than their God.
- Sons in the house of God that will listen and obey as leaders teach and speak God’s ways.
- Leaders that position themselves to encounter God, to learn to recognise his voice, (1 Samuel 3:3 “The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was”) and to get to know Him experientially.
As Samuel was raised up as a prophet of the Lord, the famine for God’s word was broken. No longer was the word of the Lord rare, visions become frequent. Through Jesus’ work on the cross, we all have access to God, now the Holy Spirit empowers all for service.
1 Peter 2: 9 “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.” God’s dream for his church is that every single person will minister to God, and to people; that we will not only recognise his voice, but that we will follow Him.
I am full of hope that we will send the Four 12 School of Prophecy students back into their families, home congregations, towns and cities full of “The Fresh, Now, Word of the Lord;” not only to feed people, but to impart to them a renewed love for his commandments, and to teach them to hear the Lord for themselves.(Ephesians 4:12.)
Restore our spiritual sight and hearing Lord, make us into a prophetic people that will speak, and live Your Word in a way that those who hear will become hungry to seek You and find You.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Melanie, a deaconess at Joshua Generation Church, has a passion to use the gifts of the Spirit to encourage God’s people. In 2014 she was recognised as a Prophetess working into the Four12 partnering churches across the globe.
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