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  1. 1 Cor 12: 10, 1 Cor 14:1 The bible tells us that we are to desire the gift of prophecy, God speaks to the unsaved, and christians through the gift of prophecy.
    1. 1 Samuel 10:6 Prophecy is when God speaks through someone about the future, decisions, warnings against wrong, and confirmation of whats right.
      1. 1 Cor 14:3-6 God uses the gift of prophecy to strengthen, encourage, and comfort us, as well as to confirm the direction of our lives.
      2. Numbers 22:28-31 Many times God will speak a prophetic word to us when we least expect it, and in a way we didn’t see it coming.
    2. 2 Peter 1:12 God many times will speak prophetic words that no one else in the world could have known, this builds our faith in God.
  2. Mt 10:19, Rom 12:6 God desires that we operate in the gift of prophecy stepping out in faith to speak to others when God gives us a prophetic word.
    1. John 4:15-19 many times God can use us to speak a prophetic word to some one that may result in them getting saved.
      1. Heb 3:13 God may also use us to prophesy to Christians, helping them turn away from danger, or confirm some major direction in someones life.
      2. 1 Cor 14:31 The gift of prophecy as well as all the gifts of the holy spirit are given to lead others to Christ, as well as strengthen those who are Christians.
    2. 1 Cor 14:39 To become fully equipped and effective leaders we need to operate in the gifts of the Holy spirit continuously.


  1. Who could share a time when God used the gift of prophecy in your life to confirm your direction or help you make a major decision?
  2. Does anyone have an example of a time when God used a prophecy to direct you away from serious danger, bad relationships, or other sinful situation?
  3. Has God ever used you to prophesy to someone else? were you nervous? please share the testimony of what happened.
  4. How can the gift of prophecy build our faith and trust in God? Why is it so important that we as leaders step out and operate in the gift of prophecy?

End: Pray for and lay hands on any who wants to receive the gift of prophecy, for those who need to hear from God in areas of your life, and then take requests.