But one who prophesies strengthens others, encourages them, and comforts them.
– I Corinthians 14:3, NLT
Fresh off my trip back home to Minnesota, I went to a church meeting for young adults at my charismatic, evangelical home church. I had just discovered the Other Man as well as strong indicators the months long relationship had gone sexual with my (now ex) wife and him. To say I was struggling at this point is an understatement.
At this church gathering, someone I knew casually pulled me aside to share some prophetic words with me–i.e. words that God had laid on his heart to share. Without knowing my marital situation at all, he shared two major words with me:
1. “It’s not your fault.”
2. “You’ve been more faithful than you know.”
These timely words strengthened me at a critical time. They bolstered me up for the confrontation I had with my (now ex) wife where she denied–i.e. lied–about the Other Man. They helped me when I really needed a word from my living, loving God.
Does God speak today?
Experiences like that experience I had in the August of 2012 convince me of this truth beyond a doubt. God is active and alive. He knows how to get His words to His sheep–especially those really hurting sheep. I testify to this truth.
Can you testify to such a timely, prophetic word yourself?