Prophecy and prophetic ministry are important because they are associated with the plans and purposes of God. They reveal the heart of the Father for the Church today and prepare us for the Church of tomorrow. The apostle Paul knew difficult circumstances facing the young Timothy and wrote, encouraging him to use the prophecies given to him to wage a good warfare (1 Timothy 1:18).

Prophecy is powerful because it helps us wage an excellent warfare against the devil,whose plan is to stop us from fulfilling God’s purpose for our lives and ultimately establishing His Kingdom on earth. Every prophetic word inherently carries power for its fulfilment when it is received and acted upon with faith. About one-third of the Bible is made up of prophecy that God spoke through people before the events happened. It took men and women of faith who waged good warfare to bring them to fulfilment. Many have carried prophecies in their hearts that sadly have never come to pass because they did not know how to wage good warfare. Some have been deceived into believing that because the prophecies were from God, they would not have to do anything except wait for them to come to pass—but the Bible teaches the opposite, that we must wage a good warfare concerning prophecies spoken over our lives.


Waging good warfare involves reading the prophecies over and over, meditating on them, confessing them, and visualising yourself walking in them. As this happens, you are literally forming strategies in the spirit realm for the prophecies to come to pass. The power of prophecy does not lie so much in what has been spoken as in the spiritual strategizing undertaken by the recipient to bring it to pass. Prophecy gives us direction concerning where we are headed, but not necessarily how we are to get there.We discover this as we spend time with God.

[The Lord said] Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know (Jeremiah 33:3).

In a place of fellowship,worship and prayer, you are bringing back to God what He has spoken over your life. As He gets what He wants from you, that is, fellowship, you get what you need, the fulfilment of the prophetic ministry. Prophecy is also powerful because it reveals God’s plan for the future given to us in the present. Prophecy gives us direction for the future so that we can be good stewards of our present. Prophecy is reality that exists in a different time frame, God’s timetable of events waiting to be manifested by someone who believes and acts on them.

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About Tom Inglis

Tom is recognised by many as an apostle of worship who carries a prophetic word that is fresh and relevant for the church today. He has travelled into many nations teaching the message of ‘worship as a lifestyle’ and is considered by many as a pioneer in this area. [Read More...]