Prophetic Acts: The Release of God’s Action in the Earth

I love resting in the still quiet pasture of Heaven’s perfect will, and being a true sheep, for resting is truly our call. But my rest was interrupted by a news report from an executive who was employed by a major U.S. corporation, which had been part of a process deceiving billions of people into hurtful thinking. This news was very troubling deep in my spirit. But suddenly the Lord spoke to me and said, “I will give you a simple prophetic act that will turn this whole complex deceptive operation into smoke that will be carried away quickly in the winds of time.”
In past years, I have become very familiar with God’s use of simple prophetic acts that cause incredible battles to be won. In the Old Testament, the prophet Elijah said, “‘Take bow and arrows.’ And he took unto him bow and arrows. And he said to the king of Israel, ‘Put thine hand upon the bow.’ And he put his hand upon it: and Elisha put his hands upon the king’s hands. And he said, ‘Open the window eastward.’ And he opened it. Then Elisha said, ‘Shoot.’ And he shot. And he said, ‘The arrow of the Lord’s deliverance, and the arrow of deliverance from Syria: for thou shalt smite the Syrians in Aphek, till thou have consumed them.’”
But I must tell you, there are dynamics in a prophetic act that are not mentioned in the initial request. We realize in its completion that it is extremely important to the outcome.
Now let’s go back to Elisha and look at the rest of the story: “And Elisha said, ‘Take the arrows.’ And he took them. And he said unto the king of Israel, ‘Smite upon the ground.’ And he smote thrice, and stayed. And the man of God was wroth with him, and said, ‘Thou shouldest have smitten five or six times; then hadst thou smitten Syria till thou hadst consumed it: whereas now thou shalt smite Syria but thrice.’”
So we see by this Biblical example, the prophetic act had a hidden requirement that tested whether the king was committed enough to do the act in a way that showed God he wanted Syria removed for good. We are sheep, which means we do not fight the battle. God‘s angels fight the battle, but we still have to be committed to our belief that God‘s army will finish the job completely.
To truly understand this spiritual dynamic, you must see that God wants His church to rest.  Yet we still must be involved and committed spiritually to the heavenly activities that are about to happen and service our generation.
I want to take a moment and explain that a prophetic act is not a large dramatic incident. It is a simple action that is just as normal as walking down the street. What makes it different is that you are doing it in obedience to the spoken revealed word of God for a special time and special place. For example, it was normal for an ancient king in Elisha’s time to have a bow and arrows in his palace. But at the moment the prophet said, “Smite the ground with the arrows,” the whole situation changed because the prophet of God Elijah had spoken the revealed word of God.
Another purpose of this prophetic act: Heaven needed to see if the receiver of the miracle had the faith to believe Heaven’s army would accomplish the miracle. When the king of Israel tapped the ground three times with the arrow, his uninspired commitment to the prophetic act showed that he didn’t have the faith required to believe Heaven’s army would complete the task.
Heaven can and will measure your faith to see if you’ll believe God through the entire process of Heaven performing miracles on your behalf. There are hundreds of prophetic acts listed in the Bible in its wonderful stories. Moses parted the Red Sea by simply placing his rod in the water at the right time. The greatest prophetic act was Jesus’ death on the cross at Calvary, which saved the souls of all mankind!
Now that you see the big picture of how important prophetic acts can actually be, you understand about the prophetic act that was revealed to me ~ why my family and I were so concerned that it was done exactly according to God‘s purpose for America. Then it took an unexpected turn.  My family felt a check in the Spirit that something was wrong and we didn’t know what it was.
Then I remembered the Scripture where Jesus said, “Are not there twelve hours in the day? Wait for the daylight so that you don’t stumble in the dark.” I prayed this prayer on Periscope, and in the middle of my prayer the Lord showed me a vision of a lighted pathway, and He said, “I will show you clearly the way to go through this darkness.”
As I get ready to go to sleep this night, I am waiting for the Lord to light the pathway. This is the secret of everything with God. You must learn His ways and follow His pathway completely. Next week I’ll tell you the rest of the story…
Sent in love,
Pastor Richard Gazowsky


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Richard Gazowsky pastors a church in San Francisco called A Place to Meet Jesus. He has authored books,"Teach Me to Pray, I'm Falling Asleep" and "The Prophetic Whisper" as well as movie scripts. He currently feels the call of God to pray on the Periscope App everyday. Join him in prayer!

2 thoughts on “Prophetic Acts: The Release of God’s Action in the Earth

  1. Thank U Pastor Richard 4 this blog of yours! I stumbled upon it and read your latest post and it was a big confirmation 2 me since I made a decision a few hours prior and said 2 God that I would simply continue 2 do what He had shown me 2 do – and when I made that decision something broke in the spirit realm…and the point is that U describe it so very well in your post;-) What U wrote was really something that made its way in2 my Heart! He, he;-) God Bless U and all yours and I will now try and follow U on Periscope once again…since I love Prophet Timothy and all that God shows him, I learned through Periscope that Ur his Pastor…so I tried 2 follow U on Periscope but after a while I didn’t seem 2 find the time 2 follow anyone on that platform…Hmm..I work 2 much I think but my Vacation is coming up – just 10 more days 2 go;-)

    And now a question: When God tells me 2 do something, why is it that it seems as if the opposite comes my way?! I’ve often wondered abt this and maybe the answer is just what U describe in your post – God wants 2 see if I REALLY believe what He spoke 2 me..??
    Bless/Markko from Sweden

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