Learning the Language of Heaven
Coming from a staunch Baptist background, prophets and prophecy were not familiar parts of my spiritual equation. Although from an early age I’d had prophetic dreams and visions, I did not have anyone to share them with. So, I found myself walking in uncharted territory with a lot of questions I was afraid to ask. There were no Schools of the Prophets where I lived.
In my adult years when my husband and I moved south, specifically Georgia and Florida; we were introduced to prophets and prophecy from an entirely different aspect. I must admit, I’ve always been quite hesitant and apprehensive when it comes to someone giving a word of prophecy over my life. Am oftentimes found to be quite cautious concerning their motives. Especially when biblical contexts speak of false prophets in the land. (1 John 4:1 ESV) I believe it was Jeremiah who was the first to call out a false prophet. (Jeremiah 28:15-17 NKJV)
With this being said, there is a need to know the truth concerning these matters, and I have been studying—digging to find these said truths. I believe some of them can be found in Prophetic Secrets. Which answers a lot of questions anyone may have concerning prophets and prophecy. Bestselling Author Jennifer Eivaz definitely hit this one out of the park! In all honesty, I’d never heard of this author, but the title of this book snatched my curiosity and I wanted to know more about it. One of the best choices I’ve ever made.
This is a cross informational book anyone can read and understand with clarity. If you are a seasoned prophet this will sharpen your gift. And if you think God is calling you to be one, this book will give you the tools to better understand the call, its activation and what true prophets are called to do. It educates you on everything from the Origins of Prophetic Ministry to Simple Tips for Interpreting Dreams. With an added bonus; How to Stir Up the Gift of Prophecy. She thoroughly defines a prophetic word and how, through the Holy Spirit, he communicates to and through us. All points are backed by scripture.
…a prophetic word does not just happen…
Eivas further writes, “Does it still surprise you then, that a prophetic word does not just happen? That it needs our partnership conjoined with prophetic wisdom to come to pass?” (pg. 44) Most people are unaware of that fact—I know I was. She fully explains the importance of these two entities working together and how, even when trouble comes, you can still have the victory.
Recognizing the voice of the Holy Spirit is crucial and oftentimes He speaks to us through the written word. The writer emphasizes that “a heart that can perceive the voice of God accurately is a purified and tender heart.” In this same chapter there is a Prophetic Activation Exercise to help place you on the right path as you begin to build up your most holy faith. Eivas differentiates between being filled with the Holy Spirit and walking in the fulness of the Spirit. (pg. 69)
As you turn each page of this book, it’s like walking into different dimensions of the prophetic with recurrent revelations on many other subjects that are all interrelated. You will need your bible, a highlighter and a notepad. I didn’t have a highlighter so my book has stars on a lot of pages!
She drives home the importance of prayer and compares it to being oxygen to our spirits. Eivas pens, “In the place of prayer is where heaven and earth meet and we experience deep communion with the Holy Spirit.” (pg. 87)
Prophetic words often have a shelf live…
To me, Chapter Six is the most revealing of all, it contains everything from how a true prophet is called to the different types of prophets and what their tasks are. This being illustrated through some of her personal experiences. Two points that stood out to me in this particular chapter were “God, who sits outside of time, actively works his purposes throughout history. At the appointed season , He will interrupt chronological time and cause the prophetic vision to become a reality.” (pg. 107) And, “Prophetic words often have a shelf live and need to be released once the season of their application has passed.” (pg. 108)
I would recommend this book to anyone who is desperately seeking the truth concerning prophets and prophecy, These 151 pages are a real eye opener. Prophetic Secrets will answer a lot of questions you may have. I know it answered mine. This book should be a required reading, especially for those who are called to the office of a prophet, or who have the gift of prophecy. It will keep them on the path of truth. This is one tool your spiritual arsenal cannot afford to be without.
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