A fast for the Church in North America

Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the Lord your God, and cry unto the Lord, Alas for the day! for the day of the Lord is at hand, and as a destruction from the Almighty shall it come. (Joel 1:14-15)

I was talking to a prophet I know about how something seems unsettled in the spirit when I heard ‘Sanctify a fast.’

Now, I will lay on none of you any burden, but rather call those who are able and willing to commit to fasting until 3PM tomorrow and to pray as you are led for God’s people here in North America.

We have out-sinned Sodom, and the church does not grieve. The church has outdone Rehoboam in its self-will driven worship… Lord have mercy.

Prophecy vs The Word of the Lord

Is there a difference between prophecy and the word of the Lord? There are many opinions on this, but here is the truth of the matter.

The word of the Lord IS prophecy, but not all prophecy is the word of the Lord. We know this because a prophet’s word isn’t always inspired by the Lord. Some examples of other sources of prophetic inspiration:

1. Other ‘gods’ (the devil and his agents) Jeremiah 2:8, 23:13
2. The heart – Ezekiel 13:2,17.
3. The imagination – Jeremiah 23:16
4. A lying spirit sent by God as judgment 1 Kings 22:22

Thus the prophet SHOULD deliver the word of the Lord, but depending on the prophet’s character, and the circumstances, he just might not. This should be a sobering thought, and one which causes us to seek to steward the gift and office well.