I believe that there is an alignment currently occurring. It’s been taking place for some time, and it’s taking place on a number of levels.
Alignment is taking place across the body of Christ. It is also taking place very specifically within the realm of the prophetic.
I believe the Lord is calling us into alignment with Kingdom ways of wisdom in the prophetic. There seems to be a proliferation of training in the prophetic occurring right now. This is exciting. People are hungry for the genuine article, yet cautious at the same time. I can see, an alignment, a plumb line being released by God the Father calling those that prophesy, that lead, that teach, those that release prophetic words freely onto various platforms of social media, to step into Kingdom values and protocols in how we conduct ourselves with the prophetic. These values and protocols do not all have to be the same, but they must always resonate with the ultimate Kingdom values of faith, hope and love.
I believe that as we align ourselves with Kingdom Ways of Wisdom, as a Body, we will see the restoration of the dignity afforded the prophet, but also the gift of prophesy. A greater hunger will arise across the church, as people capture the vision of what hearing God well for themselves can do, not just for their own lives, but for the lives of those around them. Doors of hearts will open both in the Believing world and the Pre-Believing world.
I see a hunger for the prophetic, but it seems to me to be only yet at a surface level. I sense a great urgency for those seasoned in the prophetic to continue to train, mature, to refine, sharpen themselves and for those new to the prophetic to learn wisdom ways in safe community that includes newbies and mature together.
I believe that as we step into this place, we will see an alignment of worldly situations with Kingdom desires, blueprints and prototypes.
As ambassadors of Christ it is so important to conduct ourselves well, to walk in love, to remain accountable, remaining within healthy prophetic community.
Similarly, we stay humble knowing that we all stumble at times, make mistakes, and ‘fail’. But in community, it is hoped, that we have a safe place to not just fail, but to fail forwards as we grow into the fullness of who we are all called to be.
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12)
But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil. (Hebrews 5:14)
But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouraging and comfort. (1 Cor 14:3)
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. (1 Cor 13:1-3)
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. (1 Peter 4:10)
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. (1 Cor 13:3)
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17)
© Beth Kennedy 2022