Friends of ours from Cairns, Australia were called out by Shaun Boltz at the last Manifest Presence Conference in Auckland, New Zealand. Not only were they called out by name, their ministry and some of the challenges they were facing were laid out prophetically in front of hundreds. The prophetic word went on for a while.
We had the pleasure of meeting them for lunch a few days later and when I asked how they felt about what had happened at conference, Ps. Danielle replied, “I can’t remember what else was spoken, I don’t care what was said, I was and still am overwhelmed that He (God) knows our names.”
If rocks and stones are on the verge of singing God’s praises in His presence (Luke 19:40), how can we contain ourselves when we hear His audible voice speak our name by His Spirit. They were so impacted they cried all night into the next day. They cried every time they thought about it and even as they were talking to us, I could see them welling up with emotion.
The prophetic is not always about direction, confirmation or encouragement. Often, it’s about being validated in your relationship and therefore confirmed in yourself. When you hear the lover whisper your name it causes every part of you to respond as the beloved.
He speaks your identity and you respond accordingly. It is this sense of love, of knowing, of belonging that fills you with every good thing, tool, skill, relationship, idea, strategy, confidence and resource needed for every good work before you. (2 Corinthians 9:8)
True love doesn’t listen for instruction or direction. It listens for voice of the lover. Therefore we become undone when He simply calls us by whispers our name.
The prophetic is the expression of God’s heart towards you, to you. Let His love heal you and set you free to demonstrate His love to others. His love in you will cause you to become a prophetic expression of God’s heart to the world.
When you hear the lover, you will become the beloved. He calls you by name. He calls you His.
Be healed, be free and be LOVED in Jesus’ name!