A least a portion of the Holy Spirit’s revelation in your life is so you would prophecy.
Acts 2: 15 These men are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning! 16 No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: 17 “‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. 18 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.
It was common that when a prophet received a revelation by the Spirit, they proclaimed the revelation.
Where we receive a revelation out of the Word, to us personally, in the midst of preaching – worship – by the spirit…what do we do?
We wonder if it could be true. …We wonder what it means…We wonder how it could come to pass…then we pray it back to God asking him to do what He just revealed He’d like to do.
This is religious activity, not true faith or true spiritual activity and it’s partially why so many prayers are not answered.
When we hear a word from God concerning a thing that needs to be altered, changed, moved, transformed and fulfilled this is a Word of Faith. A Word of faith is to be repeated.
We are to say what God has said about the thing.
This is how the prophet brought forth change in the earth and this is how we are to respond to God’s Word.
This is the essense of CONFESS. The prophet would confess what God was saying.
We are told likewise to CONFESS what God is saying.
Romans 10:” 6 But the righteousness that is by faith says: “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’ ” (that is, to bring Christ down)7 “or ‘Who will descend into the deep?’ ” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).8 But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming:9 That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.
Confess is understood best by looking at the Greek Dictionary. Confess is the combination of two other words. See the following from the Hebrew Greek Dictionary.
CONFESS ; CONFESSION: 3670. homologeo, hom-ol-og-eh’-o; from a comp. of the base of G3674 and G3056; to assent, i.e. covenant, acknowledge:–con- (pro-) fess, confession is made, give thanks, promise.
- Homologeo (homologia) Homou/Logos:
Homou: meaning the same
Logos: meaning something spoken (in this case by God).
Thus to speak or say the same as the Word. Translated: confess (ed, pro-) confession (pro-) confession is made, give thanks, promise.
In the context of this passage Paul is saying, God has declared Jesus the source of salvation and righteousness. The Jews have a different method, but God has chosen Jesus as His method. When you say “Jesus is Lord” you are submitting to God’s righteousness by faith and you are Saying what God says about Jesus.
You are Proclaiming Jesus to be your sufficiency.
So salvation really comes from a prophetic decree, release, command. You have a revelation of who Jesus is and you proclaim that revelation over your life.
Every revelation from God after salvation must be treated in the same exact way. If done so, it will bear fruit and you will flourish.