The Unravelling Of Time-Bound Vaticinator: Sermon By Minister Lelli Mandela
Vaticinator: one who vaticinates; a prophet.
We cannot access new levels of the prophetic before we have exhausted personal levels of prophetic.
Saul got up from the ground, but though his eyes were open, he could see nothing; so they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus. And he was unable to see for three days, and he neither ate nor drank. Now in Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias; and the Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias.” And he answered, “Here I am, Lord.” And the Lord said to him, “Get up and go to the street called Straight, and ask at the house of Judas for a man from Tarsus named Saul; for he is praying [there], and in a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come in and place his hands on him, so that he may regain his sight.”
But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many people about this man, especially how much suffering and evil he has brought on Your saints (God’s people) at Jerusalem; and here [in Damascus] he has authority from the high priests to put in chains all who call on Your name [confessing You as Savior].” But the Lord said to him, “Go, for this man is a [deliberately] chosen instrument of Mine, to bear My name before the Gentiles and kings and the sons of Israel; for I will make clear to him how much he must suffer and endure for My name’s sake.Acts 9:8-16 (AMP)
For it pleased the Father for all the fullness [of deity—the sum total of His essence, all His perfection, powers, and attributes] to dwell [permanently] in Him (the Son), and through [the intervention of] the Son to reconcile all things to Himself, making peace [with believers] through the blood of His cross; through Him, [I say,] whether things on earth or things in heaven.Colossians 1:19-20 (AMP)
Remember [carefully] the former things [which I did] from ages past; For I am God, and there is no one else; I am God, and there is no one like Me, Declaring the end and the result from the beginning, and from ancient times the things which have not [yet] been done, saying, ‘My purpose will be established, and I will do all that pleases Me and fulfills My purpose.Isaiah 46:9-10 (AMP)
What is prophecy? It is the art of predicting things to come in the future. Prophecy is time-bound.
Prophecy is telling the end, it is not telling the future. To understand One Desire you need to understand the prophetic and how it works for you. Prophecy is not an end result, it is a light to the end result.
When God speaks one needs to ask why? God says this is the end. The end is already there. God cannot start something without finishing. God has already finished what He started. To us prophecy is, “I understand what the end is like.” Prophecy is a revelation of the journey.
Prophecy has a clear agenda. Prophecy wasn’t the first thing Adam encountered. He received instructions according to Genesis 2:15.
“So the Lord God took the man [He had made] and settled him in the Garden of Eden to cultivate and keep it.”Genesis 2:15 (AMP)
Prophecy is a way of revealing God’s purpose in one’s life. God says, “You cannot see what is inside you. Let Me help you see what is inside you.”
God did not tell Adam to dress and keep the Garden. He came with an in-built inborn ability to dress the Garden. It was after the fall that prophecy was activated. Before the fall we did not need prophecy because we were walking in concert with God. Prophecy does not exist in a void. It exists within the contours of time and space.
In the end, prophecy will pass away. Why? Because we will no longer need coded language because we will once again be in concert with God.
Time is the interruption of eternity.
Why does prophecy exists?
Prophecy doesn’t exist in a void. It has a purpose. It is the way with which God reveals His vision in man. Prophecy exists in a cocoon called vision. Christ is the vision of the Bible. One thing is spoken from Genesis to Revelation – the person of Christ.
When God speaks to man, He doesn’t pick random words. He speaks in a context called vision, which is God’s interpretation of who you are; your identity is in God. It is on the basis of this that we need to interpret and judge prophecy – against the image of Christ formed in you as well as the configuration and expression of Christ. We need to test prophetic words by how they align to God’s vision and purpose with one’s life. People believe false prophets as they do not have an understanding of their identity.
Our ability to derive the subject of prophecy is dependent on our understanding of the vision from God. We may be unable to tap into prophetic words because we don’t understand the vision. Every word spoken should align to the vision
If you want to understand the prophetic words spoken over One Desire, the first thing to ask is, “What is God’s vision of me?” and not what your vision of yourself is.
Each and every word that God has spoken to One Desire all lead to the One Desire vision: “To Build a Nation of True Worshippers United in Love”.
God speaks through unexpected ways and times. When Saul was on the road to Damascus he was blind but he could see someone coming to heal him. We may be unable to see God’s vision as we are looking in another direction. Just because you are good at something doesn’t mean God has called you to do that. We need to commit our ways to the Lord.
Commit your way to the Lord; Trust in Him also and He will do it. He will make your righteousness [your pursuit of right standing with God] like the light, and your judgment like [the shining of] the noonday [sun].Psalm 37:5-6 (AMP)
Commit your works to the Lord [submit and trust them to Him], and your plans will succeed [if you respond to His will and guidance].Proverbs 16:3 (AMP)
God sometimes needs to blind us to our current circumstances, so that we able to see His vision for our lives. God may isolate us for His vision concerning us to come to pass. For instance, in Joseph’s case.
Until the time that his word [of prophecy regarding his brothers] came true, the word of the Lord tested and refined him.Psalm 105:19 (AMP)
God’s prophetic words reveal what is inside us so that when they first come, they come to erase the false identity of ourselves. When prophetic words are first spoken, God first addresses our identity. God may also use other people to address our identity. Prophetic accompaniments come to confirm prophetic words in our lives.
Some of us have our eyes open but we are still not seeing. We may be walking with God but we may not be seeing. Some of us are missing out on the vision of INFEMI and One Desire even though we are participating in the process of their unravelling. We need to look inwardly to see what God is doing. You may be around but you are not getting what God is saying or are present but not understanding your place in the vision.
Acts 2 has the key. The infilling of Holy Spirit opens our eyes to see ourselves as He sees us. When we receive the infilling of the Holy Spirit and we speak in tongues, it awakens our spirit man. The idea of communication is not to pass a message, but to make the minds of the people communicating one.
The infilling of the Holy Spirit is not for us to speak in tongues but so that we may see ourselves as the Lord sees us. It is for us to be in step with the Lord.
If we [claim to] live by the [Holy] Spirit, we must also walk by the Spirit [with personal integrity, godly character, and moral courage—our conduct empowered by the Holy Spirit].Galatians 5:25 (AMP)
You must understand the vision of God in your life to derive the nature of a prophetic word you have received.
God sends the Helper so that our spirit man may be awakened for our minds to be in concert to His vision. Speaking in tongues was the first step. The disciples received the Holy Spirit then they walked in power. All that Christ said in 3 years, Peter summarized in one chapter.
Some of us haven’t been able to take advantage of the infilling of the Holy Spirit beyond speaking in tongues but we need to take it further for Him to reveal the vision in our lives.
There are two sets of people: a vision-bearer and vision-followers.
God’s purpose is promulgated through the family. The authority of the male man is not because that he is the first, but because he is the one who has been given the vision. So when the woman submits to the man, she submits to the vision.
The Church needs to understand God’s vision. The authority of a man is so because he carries the vision. Woman submits to man because he carries the vision.
Wives, be subject to your husbands [subordinate and adapt yourselves to them], as is right and fitting and your proper duty in the Lord.Colossians 3:18 (AMPC)
If you are a supporter of a vision, your prophetic purpose is to support the bearer of the vision. It is time to start speaking back the vision to the vision bearer. What is important for the Church, as the Bride of Christ, is to submit to Christ as the vision-bearer.
You are called to support the man who carries the vision.
You need to speak the prophetic words spoken back to the vision-bearer as the vision-bearer may lose strength.
Sometimes when we see the vision-bearer failing, the first instinct is to walk away but we are to remind the vision-bearer of the vision. We need to reach a point of tapping into another person’s vision.
There are things in your life that won’t come to pass until some prophetic words in INFEMI come to pass. There is a cost for plugging into a vision. If you are to commit to a vision, you need to know that there is something in your life that is dependent on it.