Is there someone in your life/church who seems to “see” more clearly than others in the spirit? Would you say this person is simply operating in the gift of discerning spirits (1 Cor 12:10), a full-fledged fivefold prophet, or simply a prophetically-oriented person?
Some people are called to eldership in the church, others to fivefold ministry, others to some other kind of ministry that relies on giftings that flow from the Holy Spirit. Everyone is called to and gifted for some kind of work for the Kingdom of God. What is your calling/gifting and how are you living it out?
Read 1 Kings 22:1-29. Micaiah was imprisoned after he delivered the words of Yahweh to Ahab. He probably knew at the outset that this was likely to happen. Did he have to prophesy?
The author uses the phrase, “…the spirit of prophesy kindled in his spirit…” to describe Micaiah’s experience of prophesying before King Ahab. How does the concept contained in that phrase relate to the Baptism of the Holy Spirit experience?
Chapter One lays a foundation for understanding how the prophetic nature works. The author develops a paradigm (a model) that we can use to understand how, for all Christians -- especially the prophetically oriented -- spiritual things and life in the spirit reign supreme. He shows us how we are seated in the heavenlies with Christ and that it is from this place, seated by Jesus' side, that Christian life originates.
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God relates to each of us in unique ways that reflect who we are as individuals and how His choices for our lives have shaped us. How is His relationship with the prophet special? Can you answer the same question for the man called to be a pastor?
What does it mean when the Bible says we are “seated in the heavenlies” with Christ (Eph 2:6)? How does that affect the way we live our lives here on this planet? (Note: The answer to this question is not behaviorally based.)
In what ways do we human beings reflect our Creator?
What was Paul talking about when he wrote in Acts 17:28, “In Him we live and breathe and have our being…”?