Daily Devotion, 03/07/2019, “Pass the Word”
Acts 2:14-18 NLT
Then Peter stepped forward with the eleven other apostles and shouted to the crowd, “Listen carefully, all of you, fellow Jews and residents of Jerusalem! Make no mistake about this. These people are not drunk, as some of you are assuming. Nine o’clock in the morning is much too early for that. No, what you see was predicted long ago by the prophet Joel: ‘In the last days,’ God says,
‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams. In those days I will pour out my Spirit even on my servants—men and women alike—and they will prophesy.”
Oftentimes God gives a prophetic word through another to encourage someone toward next steps in their spiritual journey. In 1991, God used the story of Joshua, especially Joshua 1:9 to call me out of military service and into full-time vocational ministry. Last week, God prompted me to revisit that original calling because there is more there that He has for me these days. Just as Joshua led the armies and people of Israel into the Promised Land, He’s wanting me to lead those in my circle of influence to take new ground and see His promises fulfilled. I haven’t told anyone about this because I’m still meditating on it all. On Sunday, a trusted intercessor in our church handed me a handwritten prophetic word that spoke mostly of me leading armies of people across a bridge, “two by two into the light of salvation and freedom.” In this prophetic word, God assured me that my loved ones would cross the bridge also and that I could rest in God’s grace and provision as I lead for Him. What a perfectly timed blessing that word was and is! It took up less than fifteen lines of notebook paper but was as powerful and encouraging as it was concise and specific.
Be discerning in your times of conversation with God. He may have something He wants to tell you that’s not actually for you but for another. Yes, He could show it all to them directly but sometimes He chooses to speak through us instead. You are loved!