UNAFRAID AND UNASHAMED
Rev. 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
Prophesy is a very powerful spiritual gift. John said that the actual testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of prophesy. It is actually the living word being spoken into a person or group of persons’ lives by the power of the Spirit. Paul said it encourages, exhorts, and comforts. This supernatural gift has the ability to impart courage and spiritual strength into our lives. This gift seemed to be very common in the early church, it has been neglected and misunderstood over the years but makes an appearance every time the Spirit is poured out again. The Lord gave me a word for the church a number of years ago that was recently brought to my attention. Here is that word of prophesy, let it produce strength in you today.
“Be strong and of a good courage. Be not afraid of what men shall say. Be not afraid of what men shall do. I am the Lord Who strengthens you. I am the Lord Who sustains you. I am the Lord Who empowers you. I am the Lord Who protects you. I am the Lord Who provides for you. I am the Lord Who guides you. I am the Lord Who empowers you. Be not afraid of what men shall say. Be not afraid of what men shall do.
Be not afraid of the circumstances that surround you in your day to day life, but look unto Me, the Author and Finisher of your faith, and press into My presence, looking unto those who have gone before you as an example of faith. Looking unto those who have gone before you and gone in behind the veil and grabbed hold of My promise and lived in My Glory. Grab hold of the things I’ve placed before you. Grab hold of that substance that I’ve placed before your hand. Grab hold of Me, the Anchor that anchors your soul, that strengthens you.
Unafraid and unashamed. Unafraid and unashamed. Unafraid and unashamed. Unafraid and unashamed. Filled with courage. Filled with boldness. Filled with strength. Filled with mercy. Filled with patience . Filled with love. Filled with peace. Filled with the joy of the Lord.”
Unafraid and unashamed, that sounds like the testimony of Jesus to me. In our secular and godless society we need spiritual power to live a Christian life. Pressure is constantly put on Christians to tone it down, especially in the realm of spiritual gifts. I want to express a different way to live, tone it up. Stir up the gift of God that you received in your life, pursue spiritual gifts. Paul said especially to pursue the gift of prophesy. As you press in to the Lord, He will begin to express Himself in you. Don’t be surprised when you begin to prophesy, after all, the testimony of Jesus in you is the Spirit of prophesy.