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The Secret Key to Prophesying Accurately

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on May 8, 2012 by troyanthonysmith

Last weekend I had the pleasure of being invited to a prophetic conference in North Georgia, and I suddenly realized that I get asked many of the same questions wherever I go concerning prophecy. So I figured I would share the secret key to being able to prophesy effectively and accurately. First of all, every Christian should prophesy. That’s right, I said EVERY Christian. You have the ability, as the Holy Spirit is with you, and Paul says it over and over again in 1 Corinthians 14.

Now when I speak about prophesying, I’m not referring to you going up to someone, and telling them that within 5 days destruction in the form of a tornado is coming to their home. Nor am I talking about endtime prophecy, where we all try to guess who the antichrist is and when the rapture will take place. My desire is to ‘demystify’ prophesying and show you in a clear and concise way how it can be used to win people to Christ. To put it simply, to prophesy means to encourage, uplift, or exhort. Everything else in not prophesying, no matter how amazing it sounds or how accurate it is, if it does not encourage, uplift, or exhort. Now while you are prophesying, other gifts can be activated such as a word of knowledge (in which you suddenly know a key detail about a person’s past or present), a word of wisdom (a detail about a person’s future) or several of the other gifts of the Spirit. But I want to focus on the fact that it must encourage, uplift, or exhort. I never focus on the ‘gifts’ when I minister to people, as in is it this gift or that gift; I’ll let them debate that in seminary school or theology papers. I just flow in the Spirit. Unfortunately many people never step out because they feel they don’t have this gift or that gift, when in actuality, if you have the Holy Spirit you have everything you need.

Focusing on the gifts is like focusing on the leather seats, or power steering, or a certain type of engine of car. No, if you purchase the car, all of those features come with the car. If you are filled with the Holy Spirit, everything He has, you now have. Jesus did not possess any ability while on earth that you don’t have access to, thru the power of the Holy Spirit. People try to pick and choose gifts like it is some sort of spiritual buffet line or salad bar. Now some might feel more comfortable in the area of healing or in the area of prophecy because they have spent more time in that area, but if you step out by faith in areas you have not traditionally spent time in, you will become more balanced and be able to trust God in those new areas.

Now back to the secret key to being able to prophesy effectively and accurately. It is very possible that you can deliver a prophetic word to someone and it is as if Jesus himself was right there giving it to them, and transform their life forever. Someone can go from being suicidal, to feeling totally victorious all with a prophetic utterance from the Lord. So how is this possible? How do you hear key intimate details about someone, that only them and God know? The answer is so simple you probably stumble over it. It all works by love.

As you are filled with the love of God, it will cause you to share this love with others. Love them to such an extent that all you want to do is encourage, uplift, and exhort them. So how did Jesus move? How was he motivated? Over and over, throughout the gospels , as he was ministering to people, it would say he was moved with ‘compassion’. That is the secret key. Compassion is ‘love in action’.

Most people are afraid to prophecy to people because they think they will get it wrong. They are afraid they will ‘mis-hear’ something and then the person will look at them like they are stupid. This mentality is 100% wrong because instead of thinking about the other person, you are concerned only about yourself, rooted in selfishness (the direct opposite of love). However if you focus on them, loving them, and blessing them, and being an encouragement to them, you will NEVER be wrong.

And as you love as Christ loves them, the Holy Spirit will begin to give you words of knowledge and other gifts so that you can more effectively minister to them. Always know that it is never about you, it is always about them. An easy way to spot the enemy is if you hear, ‘what if…’.(what if I heard incorrectly, what if they don’t receive what I’m saying, what if I lay hands and it doesn’t work, etc) This is always his attempt to get you to focus on yourself instead of the one needing ministering.

So when I was at the prophetic conference, in one session I was prophesying to people for about 2 hours straight, and while I was prophesying, the love of God completely overwhelmed me. It was as if God allowed me to share His heart, to see the people as He saw them. I didn’t care if I was accurate about the words of knowledge, if they received what I said or if they would do something about the prophetic words they were receiving; all I cared about was loving them, encouraging them, and uplifting them. This is how Jesus sees people.

Moving by compassion and focusing on love is the secret key to prophecy. God loves people SO much, and as you tap into that love, you will find yourself flowing in the Spirit as you never have before, hearing things you never heard before, and operating on a level that totally baffles the world. That is why Paul is able to say, Love never fails.

Here are some easy points to remember:
1. Be moved with compassion
2. It’s NOT about you
3. Encourage, uplift, exhort
4. Practice Practice Practice (the more you practice, the more confident you will become and you will be able to clearly hear what the Holy Spirit is saying)
5. Protect your hearing (if you are listening to ungoldly radio and TV all day you will not have the confidence that what you are hearing is of God, it is contaminating your spirit) Stay in the Word!
6. Don’t be afraid to take risks! (As you grow, don’t be afraid stretch out and give names or places the Holy Spirit will give you as you are ministering)

God wants to reach out to people far more than we allow Him to. There are probably only a handful of people out there that truly ‘go into all the world’, so when someone steps out, heaven is going to back you 100%. Stop having fear of yourself and allow the Holy Spirit to totally use you, He has been waiting on you, and the people have been waiting for you.

Will you go?

Troy Anthony Smith is a Pastor, author, and the founder of Demonstrate It, an organization that believes in healings, signs, and wonders. Mr. Smith currently resides in Hollywood,CA, where he can be found at the grocery stores, malls, and street corners, laying hands on the sick, casting out demons, and declaring the good news of the kingdom of God.

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Activating The Laws of Healing

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on August 18, 2011 by troyanthonysmith

Lets imagine for a moment that you and I went back in time to the year 1400. As we were walking down the road, we suddenly see a plane fly over our heads. After being in amazement for a few moments, we say, ‘wow, that was a miracle’. We would say this because something that large is not supposed to be able to fly off the ground, therefore we would say it’s a miracle and defies all laws of gravity.

In today’s world however, planes are a normal occurrence and we would not call that a miracle. Over the last hundred years, we have discovered the law of lift, which supersedes the law of gravity, and applying this law results in planes, jets, helicopters, and gliders. Ok, Troy, where are you going with this?

When our ministry team is out on the streets or in Wal-Mart or wherever, and we lay hands on someone and they are healed, the crowd looks in amazement and says, ‘wow’ that is a miracle. For them, it defies all understanding and is outside of the norm. But for Christian believers this should not be seen as a ‘miracle’, but a normal occurrence for us. Nor is it a one time thing, but a principle and law that has been discovered and is being applied daily. So what law are we using? And can it be applied in any given situation, at any time?

Through the curse of Adam, the whole world became subject to sin, sickness, disease, and lack. Yet through Jesus Christ, we have been made free. So what law are we using? According to Romans 8:2, the law of Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. Sickness has no legal right to be in my body and when I lay hands on the sick, I minister the life of Christ Jesus and any sickness must go from anyone at anytime.

Now some theologian somewhere will probably try and debate this and say why it will not work and how healing is not for today, much like how the naysayers tried to convince the Wright brothers in 1900 that flying is not possible. John G. Lake, a great man of God who lived about a 100 years ago, demonstrated this scripture as he was ministering in Africa during a time of a great disease outbreak. He wanted to prove to the scientists divine healing, so he applied the frothy diseased particles from a man who recently died and applied it to his arm. Under the microscope they could see the diseased particles literally dying upon contact with his arm. When they asked him how he was able to do this, he explained the law of life in Christ Jesus, and that sickness had no legal right to be on his body.

So what is actually happening here, and how can we apply this law in our lives? In my previous post I explained the supremacy of the kingdom of God. What is actually happening is the kingdom of God is invading Earth and wiping out the effects of the curse. Through Jesus, we have been given authority to bring the kingdom of God to any situation where the curse is involved. In Jesus’ prayer, he said, ‘Thy kingdom come, they will be done, on earth as it is in heaven’. So just as things are in heaven, we have a right to call forth on the earth. If you see a man on crutches, ask yourself if he was in heaven right now, would he be on crutches? No, then call forth the kingdom of heaven right now over his situation on earth, and command him to be healed in Jesus name.

So how do we call the kingdom of God (or heaven) down on the earth exactly? Just how do we activate these laws that you are talking about Troy? Great question, I’m glad you asked.

When Jesus died on the cross and his blood was spilled, the debt was paid for every sickness that has ever existed and will ever happen in the future. Its already been finished, God is not ‘going to heal (in the future) anyone, he already took care of it on the cross 2000 years ago. Its so sad when I see people at the altar begging God to heal their Aunt Betty of her disease, saying prayers like, ‘Oh won’t you please heal her Lord…if you could find it in your heart to heal her…Puleease Lord, heal her.’ I say that this is so sad because he already did everything he is going to do regarding healing, and begging to get God to move is not how it works. Its not that God cannot heal her, and its not that God is unwilling to heal her, but we have to do our due diligence to find out how to receive the healing that cost Jesus his life 2000 years ago.

So here is how you do it. Its really simple. First of all you must believe. Believe that the work of Jesus is finished, and that everything pertaining to healing is in your hands now. He has given you the power to release it upon the earth. The next step is to activate, or to release the healing by faith. This is done by speaking to whatever is the problem and commanding it be well in Jesus name. Our faith is released when we speak words of authority based upon scripture. For example, if someone has lung cancer, speak directly to the lungs and command the cancer to go. This is what Jesus did, he spoke directly to the fig tree in Mark 11, and then told the disciples to speak directly to a mountain and it would obey them. So speak directly (and don’t doubt in your heart) to what the problem is, and then do something you could not do before (if there was stiffness or pain in an area of the body), as this will spark your faith.

So here are some points to remember. It is by grace (a free gift, and gift we didn’t deserve) that all mankind is saved, healed, and made whole. Yet we only have access to this grace by faith. It is like a house that is prewired for electricity and lighting. The TV and lights and do not turn on by themselves, you must still flip the switch. Faith is like flipping the switch. We are not working or striving for healing or any of the promises of God, the work has already been done through Christ (just like someone had to go wire the house, set up the lights, and plug in the TV). Just flip the switch!

Believe in the finished work of Christ, activate the healing power of God through faith (speaking it), and watch the power of God transform all of society!

Are you willing to flip the switch?

Troy Anthony Smith is a successful entrepreneur and the founder of Demonstrate It, an organization that believes in healings, signs, and wonders. Mr. Smith currently resides in Hollywood,CA, where he can be found at the grocery stores, malls, and street corners, laying hands on the sick, casting out demons, and declaring the good news of the kingdom of God.

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