Beyond a shadow of a doubt YOU have been given a spiritual gift by God Himself. The word of God tells us that God “distributes [spiritual gifts] to each one individually as He wills” (1 Corinthians 12:1-11). God knows you, He created you and He will determine, in His great wisdom and sovereignty, which spiritual gift HE has for YOU!
The exciting news is that supernatural gifts are given to every generation and God is actively demonstrating His power through the lives of those who are hungry for His presence.
When God moves through the spiritual gift of prophecy it brings an incredible testimony! Our dear friend Shawn Bolz tells the story of the Lord using him to prophesy to a man he sat next to on a plane:
I struck up a conversation with the man next to me on a flight to Australia. We talked about life and family. He was working for oil companies and this was his last month traveling the globe for them.
At one point he got up and went to the bathroom and that’s when I heard the voice of the Holy Spirit: He hasn’t told you the whole truth. He is not working for oil companies but is the air marshal. I want to encourage him about his retirement, which is coming fast. I also heard a word of knowledge and got his wife’s name; the place he always wanted to visit in Europe in his retirement; and knowledge about his daughter, who was pregnant with complications.
I was so overwhelmed that when he got back, I didn’t know what to say. He initiated though, not knowing what he was inviting, and started right in about God. “You were talking about your relationship with God and how you felt called to what you were doing. How did you know you were called?”
I began to explain how real Jesus is and how he has so much love for us and is present in our lives. Then I asked him if I could share with him some things I felt God was showing me in order to encourage him. He was very excited and said yes.
He told me you are the air marshal and that your wife’s name is Patricia. He also told me that he wants what you want more than you ever wanted it—like going to the Italian vineyards in southern Italy when you retire. He also told me about your daughter, Anna, and how she is pregnant but experiencing difficulties, and how you prayed and asked him to help her. You told him you would do anything if he would just help her. He wants to help her more than you do, and she and her baby are going to be okay.”
He had tears in his eyes the whole time, and when I talked about his daughter, tears streamed down his face. He was gripping both seat handles intensely.”
“I can’t believe God showed you I was an air marshal! That was amazing that God showed you all of that! I want to hear from God like that! I feel like everything is right again in my world.”
What a statement! I knew he had never felt more loved and connected to God than at that moment, and I knew both of us would never be the same.”
Shawn would tell you, the goal of prophecy is to connect people to the empowering nature of God so they can become more like Him and display His marvelous nature to all the earth! This is indeed the very purpose of all spiritual gifts! To serve others as faithful stewards of God’s grace!
If you have a desire to learn more about the beautiful gift of prophecy join Shawn Bolz and many other experts on prophecy at our Prophetic Conference in October. We would love to help you discover the gifts God has for you!
Excerpt From: Bolz, Shawn. “Translating God.” ICreate Productions, 2016-05-12. iBooks.