And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets. I Cor. 14:32

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. James 1:17

The gifts of God come down from above in all purity and there is no variance in them. Everything that God creates is good, and yet man is an imperfect vessel who would contain those divine gifts from God. Those who operate in the gift of prophecy, and even more so, those who are called to the prophetic office, should know, of the importance of emptying themselves of all malice, unforgiveness, and slander, before they would attempt to hear from God. If we are to hear from God in all clarity, then any bitterness or ill feelings towards another must be presented to God.

"Therefore if you are presenting your offering at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, Matt. 5:23

I believe that this is true even or perhaps especially true, when we would seek messages that are on a national or global scale. Now we are in the midst of perhaps the most important and contested elections in our country, and many have come forward with various prophecies that confirm one candidate over the other one. One could wonder what is true among all the voices that have been speaking. With many of these messages that have come forth, one could very easily jump upon their favorite prophetic wagon and pick one word over another one.

Because of one’s opinions or prejudices, a person could easily pit one prophecy over another one. One message is then elevated above another one, giving preference to one because it was in agreement with their own opinions.

If a prophetic person is obsessed with the fear of man or anything unholy, then they cannot fulfill God’s plan for their lives. We must be careful then, not to prophesy according to what is popular, or what others have spoken, simply to be in agreement with them. If one does this, then they are in danger of polluting the very gifts of God forever in their lives.

And God’s gifts come down from above and are not altered or found with any shadow in them. But the shadows and variance, comes from the vessels that would contain those messages from God. When one is aware of their own thoughts and opinions, and then offers these up to God in prayer, then the Holy Spirit can begin to speak with more clarity and purity. Then the river that flows from God’s throne is not polluted, nor is it a mixture.


Stephen Hanson