As we continue on with the real life account of the birth of Jesus we read from Luke 1:31-33, the prophecy that the angel Gabriel came to deliver to Mary. “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end.”
What an amazing prophecy that Mary received. It forever altered the future. She was to become the earthen vessel that God would choose to supernaturally conceive, but physically carry and birth Jesus Christ into this earth.
The Christmas story is filled with supernatural events, angelic appearances, prophecy, supernatural conception, and we will read later on in the story about dreams and visions, a guiding star, and more angelic visitations. It is a fascinating portion of Scripture.
I want to focus today’s blog on prophetic messages. Mary received this prophecy about 2000 years ago. But did you know that God still speaks to His people with prophetic messages today? And He may be waiting to speak to you in this manner.
A prophetic message may come through an angel sent from Heaven as in the encounter between Gabriel and Mary. A heavenly message may come through someone who holds the office of a prophet, (see 1Corinthians 12:28). It may come in a dream or in a vision, and it can even come through an everyday believer in Jesus Christ as we see in Acts 2:17-18. It says, “And it shall come to pass in the last days, God declares, that I will pour out of My Spirit upon all mankind, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy [telling forth the divine counsels] and your young men shall see visions (divinely granted appearances), and your old men shall dream [divinely suggested] dreams. Yes, and on My menservants also and on My maidservants in those days I will pour out of My Spirit, and they shall prophesy [telling forth the divine counsels and predicting future events pertaining especially to God’s kingdom].” AMP
God wants to speak to you. He wants you to understand His will for your life. Allow Him to speak to you prophetically as He desires.
© 2012 Author Becky Dvorak–Healing and Miracles International, All rights reserved.