“Where there is no prophetic revelation, the people cast off restraint…” (Proverbs 29:18).
As I reflect back on the spring Propel Apostolic Conference and look forward to the upcoming fall Propel Prophetic Conference, I can’t help but be amazed at God’s beautiful, sovereign, and strategic wisdom.
God spoke to us through Apostle Mosy Magduba in April to “return to our first love.” We said “yes” to the Lord, and are currently and actively responding to that word right now.
Now the Lord is giving us a “shot in the arm” by writing
into our schedule a prophetic conference. The prophetic is meant to edify,
encourage, build up, and comfort (1 Corinthians 14:3). As a church we have been
fasting and praying for breakthrough. We are crying out to the Lord to stir our
affections in a deep way. I believe the Lord is jealous that our “first love”
response not be a short-term, temporary rush, but rather a long-term
So, He’s is calling in the prophets. God is smart and He knows that we need prophetic vision and revelation to keep us going. When the returning Jewish exiles were called by the Lord to rebuild the temple, they initially responded with an exuberant “yes.” Over time, however, the building process began to slow down and the passion of the initial response began to fade. So God raised up the prophets Haggai and Zechariah to speak to the people to keep going, keep responding, keep saying “yes.”
The prophet, in part, calls us stay engaged, contend for more, never give up, remember the word, and keep responding to the word.
In fact, our passage above (Prov. 29:18) communicates this
truth beautifully. The Hebrew word for “cast off restraint” or “unrestrained”
can be translated, “to let go; bring about a lack; to be drawn away; to
relent.” To put this verse in the positive: “Where there IS prophetic
revelation the people will not let go, draw back, or relent.”
This is perfect timing! God saw fit to pre-schedule this fall prophetic conference to strengthen us as we say yes to the word he spoke to us in the spring. These two conferences are a divine set up!
My prayer for the upcoming conference is that the Holy Spirit will infuse in us an unrelenting and unwavering passion for His face, His words, and His works. I long for the prophetic gift to be freshly stirred in our hearts.
O, that His word would “run swiftly and be glorified” in our midst this weekend. Let it be, Lord.