By Betty Miller
Editor’s Note: We want to share some of the prophetic words we received through a couple of His praying people. The Lord continues to speak to all of us, through, not only His prophets, but His people who are listening, as well. He is saying that we should continue to prepare for the troubled times just ahead. We all need to repent and stay close to the Lord so He can protect and lead us in His ways. There is much work ahead for the people of God as we prepare to help harvest the souls that will come out of much tribulation. The Lord in His grace has given us extra time to prepare. Y2K was an act of His mercy as it spurred many people to take action and think about what they needed to do in case difficult times touched their lives. Spiritual preparation is the most important. By being close to the Lord you will be able to hear what you need to do in the natural. We encourage each of you to seek the Lord for wisdom, guidance, and direction on how you should live, prepare and serve Him in the next few years.
Philippines 4:19 says: “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
Isaiah 58:11-12 says: “The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations.”
The God of the Bible will warn and will take care of His people! And that is the bottom line!
Subject: Repentance Needed
I’m coming to you with something that came to me recently during a time when I was seeking answers through prayer and fasting. It came to me on Sunday, 16 Jan 00. I don’t know how to really say it in words, so here goes. I was going through a difficult time so I dealt with it the only way I knew how, through prayer and fasting. Then the Holy Spirit came on me and began to let me know something BIG was going to happen in about 2.5 years and America should start getting Back to Basics to begin preaching more repentance and prayer.
I continued on and he started showing me in the book of Jonah, how Jonah had gone down to Nineveh to preach about how they were to be overthrown because of their evil ways. They, “Nineveh,” repented and God saw that they went away from their evil ways and He stopped the disaster. But later they begin in their old ways again and God destroyed their city. As in America there will more relaxed attitudes and more people will start to go away from God thinking that nothing is going to happen since nothing happened at Y2K during the turn of the new year as in Nineveh. Please hear the warning, it scared me when He showed me this. I tried to put out of my mind, thinking maybe I was wrong, or people would think I’m crazy, why would God choose me, when, again it was presented to me on Wednesday morning in my morning devotional. He showed me that the devil puts those thoughts in my head. Forgive me if my spelling isn’t always correct or my sentences aren’t perfect, but I came to you for you guidance also.
Friend in Christ, Brian
Subject: The Coming Devastating Tornado
A Dream Received by Della Ferguson:
The dream starts out with me sweeping. We were cleaning. The people that were helping me were brethren. I did not recognize the faces but I knew that they were brethren. While we were cleaning, tornado sirens began to go off. I said to the people, “We must go to the basement.” When we arrived there, I looked out and saw the tornado. It was small and weak, so weak that you could see through it. It hit a portion of the house but did not have enough strength to do any damage. After the tornado was gone, we went back upstairs and continued cleaning.
Again the sirens began to sound and again I said to the people, “We must go to the basement.” Some were hesitant, so I pulled on one of them by the arm and felt a great urgency, as I said, “Let’s go!” I felt that everyone needed to take cover. I am not sure if everyone went down or not. When I got to the basement, I saw the basement doors were open. So I went to close them. When I got to the doors, I saw that they had released the children from school to watch the tornado. The children, along with other people, were all over the hillsides watching the tornado with no fear, expecting it to be weak as the first one had been. I then turned and faced the direction they were looking and I saw an enormous black…very black…tornado. I could not believe the people were just standing there.
I began to shut the basement doors. There were two doors and as I was pulling the doors together, two little blond-haired children quickly came in. After I closed the doors, I latched a hook and eye latch and bolted the doors with a dead bolt. I turned around and saw that I was in a storage area. I went in further, there was another set of doors and I latched and bolted them as I had the other doors. The people there in the basement were at peace because they were in a place of safety. Then the dream was over.
When I awoke, the first thing that came into my mind was this whole situation with Y2K. I felt that the Y2K problem is the first weak tornado, and the second big black tornado is something far greater than Y2K. (It would seem the dream is saying that the great fear concerning Y2K is unfounded, that it might well come with little impact to most of us personally. However, we should be watchful and listen for instructions from the Lord since there is something behind it that will be terrible.)
What Is Prophecy?
By Betty Miller
As some may not be familiar with prophecy in the church, we want to share this short explanation of Biblical prophecy before we share an actual prophecy from God.
First, what is godly prophecy? It can be summed up as words that are spoken on behalf of God. A prophet or prophetess is one who is a spokesman for God. It is a divine utterance that comes from the Holy Spirit. (Note: Just as there are prophetic words from God, there are also false prophecies that the Lord warned us about in the Bible. In Matthew 7:15-16 Jesus said, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits–.” We must prove the source of prophecy before accepting it as coming from the Lord). God is raising up many prophetic voices in the earth today. His gifts of prophecy are basically of two types. One is the “simple gift of prophecy” which every believer can express under the unction or direction of the Holy Spirit after they have been filled with the Holy Ghost.
The other is the “office gift” of the spirit which is given to a prophet or prophetess who is called to the “five-fold” ministry office as outlined in 1 Corinthians 12:28 which says “And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.” Also Ephesians 4:11-12 which says” And he gave some, apostles; and some prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers. For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.”
The basic difference between these two types is, the simple gift of prophecy is given to all spirit filled believers as spoken of in 1 Corinthians 14:31, “For ye may all prophesy one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.” It is for the purpose of edification, exhortation and comfort as spoken of in 1 Corinthians 14:3, “But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.”
The “office gift” of a prophet or prophetess is given to speak to the body of Christ at large. The ministers who are called to the office of a prophet or prophetess will deliver messages also which include edification, exhortation and comfort but their messages can also be directive in nature and futuristic in content as well (Ephesians 4:11-15).
Presently God is leading His people with prophetic preaching and teaching. A prophetic movement is taking place in the world.
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