Different Kinds of Prophetic Utterance

By John Eckhardt

There are different kinds of prophetic words for different situations. The prophetic word can deal with past, present, and future. The prophetic word is able to deal with all the issues that we face in life. God has many thoughts toward us, and if we were to speak them, they cannot be numbered (Psa. 40:5). God’s word is a lamp unto our feet, and a light unto our path (Psa. 119:105)

1. Now — addresses issues that are currently happening in a person’s life. This gives understanding on what a person is dealing with and helps eliminate confusion. I also call this a word in season (Isa. 50:4).

2. Confirmation — establishes and strengthens, builds faith and removes doubt, an example is “you are on the right track.”

3. Future — speaks to next phase or stage in you life. May map out directions or areas of preparation needed for future tasks. This can include instruction on what to do. God’s words lighten our paths, so we know where to go.

4. Past — these are words that deal with past issues, often bringing understanding and resolving things from the past. These words help launch us into our future. There are many people chained to the past, and they need to be released. Joseph understood his past was necessary for his purpose to his people.

5. New — a new word is something completely new. It may often surprise the recipient. It is usually something they were not thinking or planning. (1 Cor. 2:9-10)

6. Warning — these words warn of dangers that may be ahead, and what to avoid. (Acts 27:9-44)

7. Deliverance — these words deliver people from things such as hurt, rejection, fear, sickness and release healing and restoration to the recipient. (Psa. 107:20)

8. Revelation — these words give us insight and revelation into the plans and purpose of God for our lives. (Deut. 29:29)

9. Identification — these words identify and help people understand and know who they are and what God created them to be. (Jude 6:12)

10. Correction — these words correct us and cause us to make the necessary adjustments in our lives. (Prov. 3:11)

11. Commendation — God commends us when we are doing what is right. Each church in the Revelation was commended and then corrected.

12. Exposure — these words expose and identify the works of sin and darkness. (Heb. 4:13)

13. Conditional — these words are conditional on your obedience, an example “if you will pray and seek my face, then I will move you into a new level of breakthrough and blessing.”

14. Impartation — God uses these words, often accompanied with the laying on of hands, to impart gifts into our lives (1 Tim. 4:14)

These words can be spoken over individuals and congregations. We must be open and allow God to speak to us in these different ways. Each way will bring great blessing to the church.###

Source: http://www.johneckhardtministries.com/2012/02/different-kinds-of-prophetic-utterance/; accessed 2-18-2012
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Apostle and Overseer of Crusaders Church Chicago with close to 4,000 in attendance weekly in several locations, John Eckhardt is gifted with a strong apostolic call and has ministered throughout the United States and overseas in more than 70 nations. He is an apostolic reformer called to perfect the saints by imparting biblical truths, including deliverance and spiritual warfare, and activating the gifts of the Spirit in order to raise up strong ministries in the body of Christ. His website is: http://www.johneckhardtministries.com


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