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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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How to Prosper Financially in God’s System (part 1)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on April 11, 2012 by troyanthonysmith

Today we deal with the mother of all controversial topics. Money. Money is a taboo subject in the church, even though Jesus spoke more about money and possessions than any other subject. This is a three part teaching. This first part is on God’s way vs. the world’s system. The second part is on how to give correctly, and why we should give. The third part is on how to receive from God.

Up until this point most of our ministry’s teachings have had to do mostly with evangelism, signs, and wonders, or divine healing. Yet the issue that I see in most places I go does not have to do with any of these. It has to do with money. People not having it, or having to make bad decisions because of the lack of it. Jesus introduced a new system of government, the kingdom of God in which there is no lack of any kind. So divine healing, family restoration, mental stability, are all a part of the kingdom of God, but do not forget about money.

Almost every Christian who goes to church gives during offering time. Most even know Luke 6:38, (give and it shall be given unto you.), which is what most Pastors quote during offering time. Jesus himself even quoted that anything you have given up for the kingdom you will receive hundredfold in this lifetime and the next (Mark 10:30). Yet very few Christians are actually living in ‘more than enough’. It is hard to be a blessing to someone else, if you barely have enough yourself.

So now I must warn you, this teaching is considered very controversial by many people, and some will get offended. Yet for most people reading it, it will be the most powerful and liberating teaching they have ever read. Is there untapped wealth of revelation hidden inside your offering envelope? Is there more to giving than you have witnessed? Financial teaching is one area that the devil fights tooth and nail, and rightfully so. If God’s people were truly free and would not need debt to finance their vision, the devil would be finished. So what usually happens when a preacher talks about money, the devil will retort and say, ‘All that preacher wants is your money’, and then they shut down and stop listening.

But in my case, I have absolutely nothing to gain by enlightening you, I am not receiving an offering from you and you are probably reading this for free off the Internet. So you can throw that argument out of the window.

In Matthew 6:24, Jesus states that no man can serve two masters. He makes a clear distinction between the world system of mammon, and the kingdom of God. So for any of this to make any sense to you, you must first settle in your heart that you are totally ditching the world system, and running after the kingdom of God.

So let’s first discuss the world system of mammon. In mammon, the central idea is that there are limited resources. In fact, it is a caste based system, starting with the ruling class (also known as the 1%), who know things about money such as interest, investments, and the fractional banking system; and do everything in their power to keep everyone else in darkness as to how it operates. That is why topics such as money and investing are never taught in school (even college.) Then there are the middle class and the poor. The middle class and the poor focus on things such as: a good education is the key to success, find a good company to work for, and then retire and live off the income saved. This is what they have been told, and they teach their children. I have nothing against education, I have a college degree myself. Yet I understand this is not the key to success. Information without revelation will just leave a person steeped in debt and having to work jobs that they hate just to stay afloat. The middle class and the poor are morbidly tied into debt in this system of mammon, with no ways to get out.  They are defined by mortgage notes, student loans, car notes and credit cards… it never ends.

God has a better way.

It seems like man is working tirelessly from his early twenties until his seventies just to make a living. Even if you take a vacation, you have to work 3x as hard when you come back just to catch back up. Of all the money you would have earned during these 50+ years of working, less than 2% of the population actually has anything to show for it, in terms of property owned, equity, or things of value outside of debt. This is also known as the rat race. Again, God has a better way.

This is what the whole Occupy movement was about. People began to realize the system was broken, that it was not fair, yet were powerless as to how to overcome it. They were helplessly trapped in a system that they hated, yet had to endure it just to ‘make a living’. But is there a spiritual side to all of this?

In the garden of Eden, when Adam sinned and fell short of God’s glory, he immediately became subject to Satan and the curse. The curse filled the earth. Man became subject to death, sickness, poverty, depression, and more as a result of sin. Yet what most people do not identify with the curse is actually the first thing that God spoke directly to Adam after he sinned. In Genesis 3:17, God says to Adam: ‘Cursed is the ground for your sake; in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life. Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, and you shall eat the herb of the field. In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground.’

Working, sweating and toiling all the days of a man’s life are all a result of this curse in Genesis. Living hand to mouth, check to check, and this is exactly how millions of people, even Christian people are living today thousands of years later. This why the lottery is so big. It’s not the dream of  buying a mansion or fancy cars. It’s the dream of  waking up and not having to go work in the morning and escape the world system, the rat race.

The good news is that God so loved you that He gave a solution, and sent His only begotten Son. Jesus (according 1 John 3:8) came to destroy the works of the devil, and the first thing he says in Luke 4:18, when He stands up to read from the prophet Isaiah is that, ‘he is anointed to preach the gospel to the poor’.

Jesus introduced the kingdom of God, a system that is superior to the world’s mammon. In His system, it does not matter what school you went to, who your parents are, or even your skin color. In fact, in the kingdom of God, your net worth is based upon who Christ is and what heaven has (which is limitless by the way). If you have faith, you can succeed in the kingdom of God. The kingdom of God is the answer to lack of finances, lack of health, or lack of anything.

So Jesus came and through his death you have been imparted with everything that heaven has to offer. You are now no longer subject to the earth curse, but have access to the riches and treasures of heaven. No more debt, no more lack, no more– But wait, that was 2000 years ago, why are people, even Christian people still struggling financially, living check to check??

Stay tuned for part 2 when we answer these questions…

Troy Anthony Smith is a successful entrepreneur, 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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