FORE TELLING VERSUS FORTH TELLING
Memory Verse: Acts 21:10-11 “And as we tarried there many days, there came down from Judaea a certain prophet, named Agabus. And when he was come unto us, he took Paul’s girdle, and bound his own hands and feet, and said, Thus saith the Holy Ghost, So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man that owneth this girdle, and shall deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles”
We have earlier said that there is a difference between fore-telling and forth telling. What is Forth telling? This has to do with the use of the gift of prophecy for your personal edification where you speak the word of God by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit about you and all that concerns you. We can also describe this as the spoken word of God. Let’s say things are not going well in your business or academics, you can arm yourself with scriptures from the word of God and prophesy the word over your academics, business or over anything that requires a change. There is great power made available when we do this, we unleash the inherent ability in the word as we prophesy over our circumstances and situations. A classic example of this in scripture can be seen in Ezekiel 37 verse 4 says “ Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the Lord” we see here that Ezekiel prophesied to a seemingly impossible situation and it became possible. So you also can direct the word against contradictory circumstances, situations and get a change every time.
Fore-telling is different from this. Fore-telling usually deals with the gift of the Spirit called Word of Wisdom. We will look at this gift indepthly under revelation gifts. Fore-telling seeks to predict the future. It predicts or reveals personalities, occurrences, circumstances that will happen. While forth telling seeks to change the present, fore-telling reveals the future. Forth telling exhorts, edifies, comforts and brings about a change while fore telling just reveals.
Both are acts of prophecy. One has revelation in it, the other doesn’t. So when we speak of prophecy or prophesying, do not immediately think that we are predicting the future. We are primarily referring to speaking faith filled words inspired by the word of God or an inspired utterance to the congregation that edifies, exhort and comforts.
CONFESSION: I speak faith filled words always, my words are inundated with the power of the Holy Spirit and my words produce results. The word of God dominates my circumstances and situations. I declare that I win only and always. Amen
Further Bible Reading: Psalm 100, Ezekiel 37
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