Does God communicate with His people? Well of course He does! I used to think that the prophetic was only limited to a special time, only through a special person and only designed to tell me about something that would happen in the future (that’s only if I was lucky enough to be picked in a crowd). It sounds silly but I’m being honest. The truth is God speaks to us every day. It turns out that the prophetic encompasses simply hearing from God through Holy Spirit while prophecy means foretelling (telling of future events). We have access to all of this! You don’t have to hear from God through another person you can hear for yourself!
How else are we supposed to build a relationship with Him if He doesn’t communicate with us?
“And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.”
John 10:4 KJV
He wants us to follow His voice. God has no desire to keep us in the dark about our lives and His plans for us. Hearing from Him is a gift that we need to use. It’s meant to edify, exhort, and comfort us.
What I’ve also come to discover is that He communicates with us in a variety of ways. We each have our own prophetic personality. In a sense there is a way or combination of ways God “speaks” to you.
Here’s a brief summary of the different prophetic personalities:
Knowers: These individuals are sometimes called intuitive. They have a strong sense or spiritual gut feeling of what is supposed to happen or the right direction to go in. They can’t explain how they know it… They just know it.
Feelers: These individuals feel things in the spirit or supernatural. They can often walk into a room and just feel if something is not right. Or, they get a sense about a person or situation. Again, they can’t explain it but they just feel something.
Seers: Holy Spirit primarily communicates with a seer through pictures, dreams, and visions. Sometimes the images or dreams are warnings or tell of something that will come to pass in the future.
Hearers: A hearer will hear God’s voice in words. This person will often have journals of words they know God has spoken. They know what will be and hear God’s voice inside of them.
We are not limited to having just one way to hear from God. In different seasons of our life He may speak to us in a different way. And for some of us that don’t always like to listen (I’m totally guilty of this)…He tries to tell us in multiple ways. In this season of my life all the 4 ways seem to be at a high level.
Hearing from Him is a gift. Aren’t you glad He didn’t leave us without a way to hear from Him?!
As a mom, I see the different ways God communicates with my children. Some have dreams (seers) of events (that have actually come to pass). Others are feelers and knowers. I’m waiting to see what my youngest son’s prophetic personality will be. Talk to your children about the 4 prophetic personalities, it will help their relationship with God become more real.
I can’t even begin to express how joyous and powerful it is to finally have language for what I’ve experienced my entire life. My prayer now is that I continue to become better and better at recognizing when He is speaking. I know that it will be important for the ministry that lies ahead for me. I encourage you to pray and ask God to point out the ways that He’s been communicating with you.
Comment below and let me know which prophetic personality you believe most resembles you.
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TonyaRenee is a Mother of 6, Educator, Artist, Writer, and Enterpreneur. The mission of TonyaReneeSpeaks is to Exhort..Edify..and Comfort.