Using the Prophetic Anointing: Go to Where God Can Use You.Now, how do we come to the place where God is going to use us? There are a lot of windmills out there. Is God going to blow on yours? When is He going to blow on yours? And why should He blow on yours? Well, we have this great big windmill set up here in the desert. There isn’t anybody living within 100 miles. Nobody ever goes that way because it is a horrible place. And most of the time when you go there that horrible smelly water comes out and you have to wait days for it to come out because it is never used. Do you reckon anybody is ever going to come and visit? Is anybody going to try and come and get water from there? Not unless there are none in another 1000 miles. Not unless they are really hard up.
Expect God to use you.Listen, if you want God to use you, you are going to have to start desiring and expecting Him to use you. You cannot go and arrange the circumstances. You do not run around with your windmill trying to find a wind. Can you imagine that?
"Well, I have my windmill in the back of the truck."
"Where are you going?"
"Well, we are going out looking for a wind."
There are a lot of people doing that. They are travelling thousands of miles to go and find the wind. When you do that you have to connect your windmill to somebody else’s pipe and pump some of their water out. You do not have your own.
God will arrange the circumstances for ministry. You do not have to worry about that. You know I have found that as I have desired to be used by the Lord I have cried out to Him and said, "Lord, I have to be like Rachel was when she came to Jacob and said, ‘Give me children or I die.’ Lord give me people to minister to. Father use me. Lord use me to speak to the broken hearted, to the down trodden, to the discouraged. Lord use me to speak forth healing to those that are sick and suffering. Use me to speak forth deliverance to the captives. Oh Lord, please use me! Lord, there are people out there that hurting. Oh Lord, I want to minister to them!" It must burn in you.
Desire to be UsedYou say, "But what is the use? There’s nobody for me to minister to. I am not in ministry. They never give me a chance to preach in church."
You do not have to go to church to find people in need. They are all around you. I have found so often as I have cried out to the Lord; whether it be for the lost; whether it be for Christians with problems; whether it be for those that are sick; as my heart burns and I cry out, suddenly I find one day when I least expect it I bump into somebody with a need. Suddenly I find myself speaking to somebody and the subject switches to salvation, and I end up sharing the gospel with them. Suddenly I meet somebody, who needs a word of encouragement. God rises up in me and the wind begins to blow and the water begins to gush forth, and God gives me an opportunity.
Make Yourself AvailableYou do not have to go and look for opportunities for ministry. The Lord will arrange them. All you need to do is make yourself available. All you need to do is desire, desire, desire! Grow hungry. Somebody has said, "Hunger for the Lord and for His power and for His glory and for His anointing to be upon you."
The Prophetic Anointing is For OthersThen make yourself available to pour that forth, because He is not going to give you the anointing so you can fill up your own little tank; to go and have a look at it every day and say, "Wow, our tank is looking good. Man our tank is really full. Hey, we have even more water in it. Our tank is full! In fact, yesterday our tank became so full it started to overflow. We had water all over the ground, there is so much water there. We’re loaded."
There are people all around you who are dying of thirst. The anointing is for us to give out. And unless you have that burning desire in your heart you are not putting your windmill in place where people can come to draw water.
Love is the KeyThe Scripture says that "love is the key to all ministry." Why are you wanting the Lord to use you? So that you can be announced to the community? So that everybody can be talking about you? So they can be writing in their emails to one another about this wonderful prophet who has such revelation from the Lord? So they can be inviting you to come and preach in their churches? Is that your motivation? Then you are missing it.
"For God so loved the world," the Scripture says, "that He gave His only begotten Son
Why? So that He could show them what a big deal He was? No. Because He loved them. Love is always the motivation. The Scripture says, "Follow after love and desire spiritual gifts." If that motivation is not there, forget it. You are in it for the wrong reason.