Prophecy in The World of the Spirit.
John 1:33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with (Greek case of location: into the domain, world, and sphere of) the Holy Ghost.
The baptism of the Holy Spirit is our ticket into the oceans and rivers of the Spirit. The baptism of the Spirit will not become a reality unless we dive deeper and deeper into these oceans .
2 Cor 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.(prophetical speech must be done in the domain or sphere of the Spirit.)
Acts 2:4 And they were all filled (by being baptized into the world of the Holy Ghost) with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak( not just the content of what is being said, but mainly the utterances or the expressions used) with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them(The instrumentality of the Spirit now working back through them as they were “located and filled inside the domain of the Spirit”, to give them prophetic utterance) utterance. (The language of prophets, ecstatic speech, miraculous verbal impulses, the oracles of seers)
The Holy Spirit not only gives to us, the content of our speech, but the expressions and utterances used to manifest it.
The deeper our lives are in the realm of the Spirit, the clearer will the content of what we must speak prophetically, and the stronger will be the verbal expressions and utterances through which it is manifested.
The prophetic flow of speech, or what the Old Testament calls the oracles of the Lord, is a flow of God’s speech, which bubbles up in our spirits.
As we are filled with the Spirit of God, the bubbling of God’s speech, which rides on the surface of the waters of the Spirit, as He progressively fills us up with them, arises higher and higher upon these rising waters until it reaches the level of our mouths and flows out.
John 12:49 For I have not spoken of myself ( LOCATION: (Jesus is located within, or submerged into the Father) I absolutely have not uttered anything from my independent and exclusive self); but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment (The instrumentality of the Father working back through Jesus), what I should say, and what I should speak. (So permeated Jesus the Father, as to give to Him both the utterances and expressions of speech, and the content of the speech carried by them)
John 8;28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he ( I am) , and that I do nothing of myself (and that from my independent and exclusive self I do nothing); but as my Father hath taught me( but as the Father has instrumentally penetrated, affected, and influenced me) I speak these things (these things I utter and express prophetically, by that divine influence which has permeated me.)
Mat 10;19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought ( don’t try to figure out or speculate) how or what ye shall speak (how the expressions and utterances of prophetic speech will come out, or what their content will be): for it shall be given you in that same hour( in the very moment that you need it) what ye shall speak.(what you shall speak prophetically)
For it is not ye that speak (For it is absolutely not you expressing and uttering forth out by your own strength), but the Spirit of your Father which speaks in (instrumentally BY) you.
1 Cor 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by(both the domain, location, and sphere, of the world of Christ and the instrumentality or influence of its working back through us) the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.
2 Cor 13:3 Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me,(Location; domain, sphere) which to you-ward is not weak, but is mighty in you (Instrumentality:
The greatest display of Christ’s power and prophetical speech as He is located within us, is in His ministry through us to others.)
1 Cor 12:8 For to one is given through the Spirit ( Agency) the (A) word of wisdom; and to another the ( A) word of knowledge, according( reference, respect to, or in relationship) to the same Spirit:
·A word of knowledge, or wisdom, is a mode of prophecy. The King James is incorrect in calling it “the” word of wisdom or knowledge. It should be “a” word of wisdom or knowledge.
In other words, the word (of wisdom and knowledge), which is given to us by the Spirit of God, is a type of word, which has a “wisdom or knowledge content”, exclusive of being made up of any other contents.
We have studied location and instrumentality. I would now like to discuss with you agency.
The agent of action, or agency, in grammar, is the vehicle through which the second item is able to instrumentality work back to affect the first item, which had been baptized into it.
In other words when we immerse ourselves into the world of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit works back through us. However the Spirit needs a vehicle or agent THROUGH which He can work back to affect us.
As we will study later on, the Spirit of God uses on many occasions, our mouths and hands as an agent to work back through.
1Cor 12:8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
1Cor 12:8 tells us in this case the Spirit of God is the agent or vehicle by which the word of prophecy works itself back through us as we are immersed in the Spirit of God.
It would go to say, that the more that we immersed into the world of the Spirit, the greater will be the ability for prophecy to flow through us, in that the Spirit Himself, is the vehicle for prophecy to flow through.
1Co 3:10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
The second term of significance is the preposition “according, or according to”.
Defined, this means: “With reference or respect to, limited to, in relationship to, or bounded by.”
In other words, only the portion of the prophetical word, which is done in, and by the Spirit of God, will be correct.
We can see from this example, the importance of living as much and as deeply as possible in the world of the Holy Spirit.
Without an agent the Holy Spirit has no channel through which He can affect us as we submerge ourselves into His world.
Luke 1:70 As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began:
Because the gift of prophecy is a verbal manifestation of faith and the mouth is THE AGENT through which the Holy Spirit affects the world back through us, we must open our mouths with just a word or two. We will find that our steps of faith will allow the Spirit to give to us more, as the process of prophecy goes forth.
Acts 5:12 And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon’s porch.
Acts 19:11 And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul: