Prophesy In The Right Way – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional October 8th



(Use The Gift of Prophecy Correctly)

TO THE BIBLE: 1 Corinthians 14:3 NIV
“But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouraging and comfort.”

In 1 Peter 4:10, the Bible shows that each one of us has been blessed with one spiritual gift or the other to use in the service of others. He also counsels us to not abuse or misuse these gifts.

For example, the gift of prophecy, just like any other gift of the Spirit, has to be used correctly to edify the Church. It’s unwise to interrupt others just because you have a word of prophecy.

The Bible says “…Everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way” (1 Corinthians 14:40 NIV). Wait for the appropriate time and opportunity.

Don’t disrupt the worship because you want to “prophesy.” 1 Corinthians 14:30-31 says, “if anything is revealed to another who sits by, let the first keep silent. For you can all prophesy one by one, that all may learn and all may be encouraged.” How instructive!

Every one of us could have the gift of prophecy, and if we had enough time during a church service, the whole congregation could prophesy one by one. This is specific about the gift of prophecy.

Then, He tells us what this gift of prophecy is used for: edification, exhortation and comfort. It’s never used for condemnation!

When spiritual gifts are used correctly, God is glorified and the Church grows. Apply the gift of prophecy correctly and you’ll see quantum leaps and unending growth in your life, ministry and church. Hallelujah!

Go Deeper
1 Corinthians 14:1-3; 1 Corinthians 14:39-40 AMPC

Dear Father, I use the gift of prophecy rightly and in accordance with your divine instructions, in an orderly manner. My words edify, exhort, and comfort others, and the Body of Christ is strengthened, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
Colossians 1:24-2:1-5, Isaiah 46-47
Hebrews 2:10-18, Lamentations 4-5

Meditate on 1 Corinthians 14:40 today and put the gift of prophecy to work in an orderly manner.

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