Hearing God's Voice and acting
In the Bible and in the world today we can see God's supernatural power come to the natural through prophetic acts. What is a prophetic act? In the Bible, a prophet was someone who heard from God and spoke to the people what God has said. A prophetic act is hearing from God and acting on what God has said. Have you ever heard about Joshua winning the battle of Jericho or Namen washing himself in the Jordan River. They heard and in faith they acted. This is how the super comes to the natural, if we would all just do what we hear God speaking to us, we would see his power come. What do you think Jesus birth was about? The Holy Spirit spoke to Mary and she agreed with God and the birth of Christ came. Have you ever thought that God spoke to you and then when you heard it you thought that it doesn't make any sense, so you didn't do it. I can tell you what happened, nothing. The next time you think God is speaking to you just do it and watch what happens, he might say you need to pray for that person or you need to encourage that person or you need to call someone or you need to write a letter and encourage them, just do it and see what happens . God wants to use you to reach others so be faithful and let him. Now let me pray for you, Father I pray that we would not lean on our own understanding but in all our ways we would acknowledge you and give you your rightful place. Lord we thank you for your presence and for your desire to touch and reach people. Father now use us in Jesus name. Amen
How prophetic acts works - added 03/12/11
Why I started using anointing oil. The first time I ever used anointing oil was in the nation of Mongolia, a friend of mine and I traveled to Mongolia in 1990, at that time the country was still closed to ministry. God spoke to us about anointing the government square in the downtown of the capital. The Lord told us go and anoint all four corners of the government square and then go to the center of the square and make a declaration to invite the Lord into this nation and that one day we would preach the gospel from this spot. Within six months we were standing in that very spot declaring Jesus Christ is Lord and ministering to the people there. At the time we went, early 1990, there were only two known believers in the nation and within the next five trips we baptized the first 36 believers and then got to see Christ build his church in that nation. Now there are between 50,000 and 70,000 believers in the nation and the church is strong. All Glory to God.
Prophetic Acts on the Loose
No unemployed Believers
Get out and give
A few weeks ago I was whining wondering if I should go back to work because finances seemed to be getting tight. The Lord said to me, “I've given you a job. You need to go do it.” He led me to write a brochure called “God’s Real Bailout.” He said to me, “Start taking these tracts to businesses to tell them your story about how I bailed you out in time of trouble. I've made you for this time in history.”
A number of years ago, when I had slow times of work at my business, I would walk to a nearby liquor store thinking, “Hey, I'm going to seek first the kingdom and see who needs prayer.” Whenever I would go to bring the kingdom of Godto the people standing outside the store, within a short time my lead manager would come out and say, “Dick we have business. You need to order some supplies.” This happened numerous times. The enemy may have been holding up the work or God may have been blessing me for advancing His kingdom. Maybe both. Either way, we got work whenever I chose to seek first the kingdom of God.
Recently I met with a couple of pastors in town (Pastor Steve and Pastor Mark) and told them this story. I asked them to encourage people unemployed in their congregations to come out with us to pray for businesses. They blessed the idea, got the word out, and their people have started to come. We’ve been going out with about 10 people once or twice a week.
We’ve visited four cities so far and have prayed for hundreds of people. We listen to the Lord and do prophetic acts as the Holy Spirit leads us (see my booklet How to Bring the Super to the Natural for more on prophetic acts). The Lord showed us to pray over an area, anoint it with oil, and then visit businesses. To cover more ground, we’ve started to anoint the tires of our cars!
As we seek God first, connecting with His heart for the world, and then build relationships in these businesses, we’re seeing the kingdom of God advance. Businesses have been very receptive. The first time we visit a business is like plowing up the dirt. When we return to a business a second time, we’re welcomed and they’re encouraged to see us. The soil is ready and the seed goes in much easier. We’re connecting with the people and have heard many testimonies of what happens after we pray for them.
Now other churches in the area are joining. One church with 30 percent of their members employed have now asked us to go out with them in their city. People are seeing the value of redeeming the time instead of sitting depressed on the couch because they can’t find work. They’re working for God praying for and blessing people. As we’ve gone out, those unemployed have suddenly received calls to go to work (just like my business suddenly increased when I went to pray for the people who gathered in front of the liquor store). Recently while in the middle of a prayer for a business, one of the guys received a call on his cell phone. He took the call and came back to report, “I just got a job and I have to leave right now!”
God took me off my couch of complaining and others are getting off their couches to get out and encourage others. When people get out and give to the Lord, Matthew 6:33 is in effect and yields great results, for the individual and for the city! The city is reached when we get out and reach people where they work.
See www.theprayercompany.com for the brochure “God’s Real Bailout,” Armed and Dangerous 7+7 Anointing Oil at wholesale pricing and Dick’s Marketplace Breakthrough booklets.