(Jennifer Eivaz) It felt like it came out of nowhere. I suddenly heard His voice resonate inside my spirit with perfect clarity. He said, “In June, your church will experience a financial breakthrough.” I was filled with expectancy at the news. We were about three years past the 2007-2008 recession, but were still recovering as a church and getting our financial confidence back. June came, but instead of a financial breakthrough it seemed like we went in reverse! It ended up being a difficult summer financially.

That breakthrough did finally arrive, but not until the fall of that year. What happened? Did I miss the voice of God? The Bible describes some purposes for prophetic words. Prophetic words comfort and build us up in a revelatory way (1 Cor. 14:3). Prophetic words can unveil our hidden desires as well as reveal our future (Acts 11:28; 1 Cor. 14:24-25). A prophetic word is also a sure weapon when experiencing spiritual warfare. The apostle Paul instructed his spiritual son Timothy to wage war and “fight well” using his personal prophecies (1 Tim. 1:18). READ MORE