• The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. (Luke 4:18-19).
  • Tuesday, 26 February 2013


    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 Used

    You 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 Available

    You 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 Others

    Then 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 Key

    The 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.

    Be Sensitive to Others’ Needs

    To put yourself in a position where God can use you, you need to be sensitive to the needs of others. I see so often, where you begin to chat with people, you meet people and you share with them in conversation, and people just want to talk about themselves. Somebody said, quite aptly, "Speak to somebody about himself and he will listen for hours."Well, if you are a prophet and you want to be used by God, you are going to have to learn to speak to somebody about himself. You are going to have to shut your mouth about what a wonderful prophet you are. You are going to have to shut your mouth about how much Scripture you know; about all your qualifications and your experiences; and you are going to have to just be sensitive to the needs of other people. You are going to have to dare to ask somebody, "So how are you feeling today?" at the risk that they are going to give you an organ recital.Do you know what an organ recital is?" Well you know (sob, sniff) I’m so sick. Please pray for me."

    You Need to Care

    We hate hypochondriacs. Sometimes a hypochondriac is just a person who suffers a lot because they do not know how to trust God, because nobody has pointed them in the right direction. Are you sensitive to the needs of other people? Do you care enough to involve yourself in somebody else’s problems? How can you be used to speak a prophetic word to that person if you do not care about their situation? How can you speak a word of upliftment and encouragement if you do not care if they are in trouble? How can you speak a word of prosperity and provision if you do not care that they are starving?You had better start becoming sensitive to the needs of other people. That is how you put your windmill up. You are going to have to put it up there where people can see it; where people are going to come running to you and saying, "I need … I need … I need." It is horrible isn’t it, when people always need. Nobody ever wants to give back to you again.

    Be Other Oriented

    Listen, you are getting from your underground stream. Forget about getting from other people. Forget about going to have ministry from other people. You are getting it from your underground stream. You are getting it from the Spirit of God, and He is giving it to you so that you can pour it out to others. So take your eyes off yourself now, and become sensitive to the needs of other people, and stop talking about yourself. Talk to somebody else about himself. Then you will be in a position where your windmill is of some use.

    Speak the Word

    Then if you want the Lord to use you, you had better learn to speak the Word. The Scripture says that "the Spirit confirms the Word with signs following." When Jesus sent His disciples out He told them to go into all the world and preach the good news, not the bad news. Not the bad news which says, "You’re going to hell you miserable rotten sinner!"Preach the good news that says, "You do not have to go to hell anymore. You don’t have to be sick anymore. You don’t have to battle in poverty anymore. You do not have to be broken down and loaded down with mental illness (whatever that is) anymore. You don’t have to be plagued by the guilt of the past anymore."

    Preach Under the Prophetic Anointing

    That is good news. That is the Word. Haven’t you noticed that after the Word has been preached in church, that is when they begin to pray for people, and the Spirit of God begins to move? Why? Because the Word has penetrated. As the Word has gone forth, and as the preacher has spoken forth the Word, he has poured out the anointing through the words that have been spoken. The anointing has gone out and has begun to touch the people, and their hearts are ready and prepared, and the power of God is there. And when people come to the front they come, and God meets them because the preacher has been pouring out water all the time that he has been preaching. Man, the place is a lake at the front. Come and jump in! Do you want the river to flow in your church? Preach the Word under the anointing.

    Respond to the Spirit

    You are going to have to learn to respond to the Spirit. When the wind begins to blow upon you; when you set up your windmill, you are going to have to learn to respond to that move of the Spirit of God. Because when God moves upon you, He moves upon you suddenly and unexpectedly at times. The wind begins to blow. The windmill begins to turn. The water begins to gush.Suddenly panic hits you. It comes unexpectedly. You were sitting there minding your own business and God gives you a prophetic word, and your heart begins to go ‘doof, doof, doof’. Suddenly a picture comes to your mind that you did not expect, a prophetic word for somebody that you didn’t expect. And God is saying, "There it is. Give it out. Minister it forth." Oh dear! You are going to have to learn to respond to that revelation.I remember when God first began to use me, it was easy when I was praying by myself. It was easy to get revelations that I knew concerned me and concerned others in prayer. But now suddenly you are in a meeting, you are sitting praying and sharing together or you are praying with somebody and suddenly God gives you a revelation for that person.


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