Scriptures is prophetic communication. It has layers. All Scripture has primary interpretation, prophetic revelation, and practical application.
I have noticed a trend in those given to the prophetic side of things: they seldom countenance the primary interpretation at all and often miss the practical application.
Since prophetic people scrapbook prophetic experiences, they are often living as if the prophetic revelation is some kind of “other than” reality. The entire purpose of the prophetic to bring the “other than” into this nature world!
Each of us should have a Bible foundation of primary interpretation. While you might be able to find a prophetic sense to the parables, and you should, you should operate in the primary interpretation first.
The Good Samaritan has prophetic revelation. If you ignore the primary interpretation of loving your neighbor as yourself with the illustrated practical application of the story, you can quarantine yourself from the responsibility to help other human beings. You ignore a starving man in your street while thundering up the mountain to hear angels sing.
Some of the prophetic people capable of prophetic high points also have terrible financial struggles because they can hear the meaning of 12:12 and 70 x 7 but can’t balance their checkbooks. Some prophetic people are all into emoting in intimacy but have not been intimate with their spouse for six months. They wish to have an affair with God at the expense of their marriages. Too holy in the close of intercession to recognize the beauty of God’s created ones in marriage…they corrupt the natural to embrace the purity of the spiritual like gnostics.
If the prophetic movement had a conference in which the prophetic revelation was actually implemented, we would have immediate earthquake-like transformation! I mean the level of revelation and the wealth of vision available, of implemented, would devastate hell’s best strategic positioning.
What we have now is a self-consciousness about the prophetic that seldom gets past the scrapbook stage. Immediately the word arrives, the battle to implement steals away the relation. We seem to think the word obligates God to make something happen when it obligates us to alter our entire lives to God’s priorities.
If you can talk for hours about Song of Songs intimacy but your own marriage is dead and dry of passion, you suffer a treacherous disconnect with the Scriptures. If you can worship for hours in whatever motif and go home to dishonor your spouse, you have a prophetic revelation void of the primary interpretation and practical application.
Jesus is always establishing something the Earth by what He is revealing from Heaven. He is not filling anyone’s spirit with “other than” solely for the purpose of having someone more in tune with Heaven than Earth. To assume that God is revealing Heaven so you can become Enoch is the greatest self-consciousness betrayal of intended God-consciousness of revelation. If your prophetic revelation moves your away from practical application, you are in error of soul.
If being true to the prophetic means you justify a messy house, dirty dishes, poor parenting, messed upon finances, and destruction relationship dynamics, you are deceived by your revelatory function. You are assuming the more spiritual you become, the less application that revelation has to your natural world relationships and responsibilities.
Your prophetic escapism is emptying you of the very Truth that revelation is designed to impart.
I keep reading this one liners about Jezebel being a dead woman. I realize that people are assuming the Thyatira discussion is about a real live woman having sex with several of God’s servants and collecting a household of their children. Such a conclusion sorta boggles the mind in its obvious impracticality but it a nice one-liner for some.
My point here is that Jesus is saying, “If I reveal the spiritual condition operating in your Ecclesia is Jezebel, and you do nothing about it, we have a problem.”
Jesus shows us how to deal with this spiritual condition with the character and characteristics of the historic queen who lived in Elijah and Elisha’s day.
He takes action. He reveals her lovers by throwing them on a bed with her. This is prophetic revelation of who is in cahoots with the pseudo prophet. Jesus says, “I will kill her children.”
Unless you re willing to say that Jesus Christ is going to come to that city and kill the literal children a woman of history gave brith to by mating with leaders in the kingdom, therefore making this the same required response we would have to a Jezebel woman doing this today, you need to talk about the prophetic implications.
On the other hand, without the primary interpretation and practical applications, we would tolerate what God reveals as if the revelation takes care of the problem.
Revelation releases responsibility. The authorization to fulfill the responsibility is designed and defined in kingdom by the leadership dynamics of kingdom culture. Who and how the revelation is applied and implemented is as important as receiving the revelation.