There is no room for doubt because we’re praying with God, not towards Him. Nowhere in the Bible does it tell us that we have to work on the old us. It says “Lay aside the old you. Be renewed in the Spirit of your mind and put on the new man” [Ephesians 4:20-24]. We’re learning to walk in the new man, not the old. We’re walking in newness of life.
(from Making A Prophetic Impact)
The reason that rejoicing and thanksgiving should be the major thing that you do in life is that it gives you a place to live from. It gives you a launching pad. It puts the odds in your favor in everything that is going on in your life. It gives you a mindset that overcomes. It turns you from an overcomer into more than a conqueror.
(from The Indwelling Presence)
We should never deal with a negative thought in the way it attacks us. The enemy would seek to use that thought to occupy our attention and bring us low. In Christ we get to take that thought captive and replace it with a better one. This is what we call renewing of the mind. Battling against a negative thought does not renew our mind. It can only be redeemed by receiving the mind of Christ and thinking the way that He would, now that He is in our life circumstances.
(from Radical Perceptions)
I see edification, exhortation and comfort as a foundation upon which all prophecy is built for all levels at all times. I passionately believe that we need to rescue prophecy from the purely spontaneous. Sometimes I think that a lot of prophecy is almost like an empty thought passing through an empty head!
We need to upgrade the prophetic to a place where every word spoken in the prophetic is significant and has weight, and that will be the same at the level of gifting, at a level of prophetic ministry, and at the level of prophetic office. Properly understood, the process of prophetic edification, exhortation and comfort will release us to a process that consciously and deliberately produces a significant impartation that empowers God’s people to be specifically touched by God at critical moments.
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