Speaking as the Oracles of God (Part 1)

“If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God ….” (KJV)
“If anyone speaks, let it be as it were the very words of God ….” (HNV)
1 Peter 4:11

It has been a few years now since the Lord first brought this short statement to my attention.  It was one of those phrases, buried among many others, that I had always read through without really giving much thought to.  But when God begins to speak to us personally, things that once seemed to hold little meaning become huge.

I suddenly understood that as a prophetic person, it is imperative that my words line up with His, not just when I am speaking prophetically, or teaching, or conversing specifically about something in His Word, but all the time.  Every word must be watched over.

Our words matter, even the thoughtless ones.  And, when we begin to understand who we are in Christ, thereby stepping into greater levels of authority, they matter even more.  As our ability to walk in His authority increases, our words carry a weight in the spirit realm that is beyond what we may be conscious of.  People around us also sense the mantle we carry, and our words often affect them greatly as well.  They may unwisely act upon, or cling with hope to, something we say, as if God Himself were speaking, and if we are not careful, we can cause much disillusionment — and that is just with the positive words.  Careless negative words can be even more devastating.

It is my goal (and it will no doubt be a lifetime project to get there) to “speak as the oracles of God,” to make certain that my words are in alignment with Scripture, that they are not spoken thoughtlessly or frivolously, that I do not “run off at the mouth” randomly, and especially that I do not hastily give judgment, counsel, or opinion on situations without first receiving the mind of the Lord about it.  Attaining to that goal is formidable, but it is what I am pressing toward.

In the next few posts, we will examine a few Scriptures about the power of our words and some examples of how they affect others. I would also like to talk about receiving positive words from others and how to resist negative words about ourselves.

Next: Part 2 — Prophetic Word or Analytical Assessment? 

Speaking as the Oracles of God & Resisting Negative Words audio teaching (CD or mp3 download)

5 responses to “Speaking as the Oracles of God (Part 1)

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  4. I had a dream that I was standing in the outer sanctuary of my Church, watching the service from there due to the virus thing. The pastors dear sweet wife was out there with us. She was walking through the crowds of us wearing a kind of a robe that extended up above her head that seemed to be a cloak & a hedge of protection (she’s been dealing with overcoming cancer) and ministering to the people who had needs and some just needing to see her sweet face. When she got to me, as always she just smiled and walked on in front of me from my right to my left. Then I noticed 3 young people standing there, looking at me as if they were focusing on me and were to welcome me into their conversation. The guy (about 27 or so) just said a word, but I didn’t hear it or register it, but felt the feeling of a Prophetic Questioning that warmly drew me in deeper to hear. So I told him that I didn’t quite hear what the word that he had said due to the voices all around us and activity, but that it had drawn me in and I felt the Prophetic Drawing that led me to hearken to hear more deeply into what he was planning to say. Then he and both of the young ladies beside him (with faces of angels) smiled with such humility, yet strength & kindness, and the young man said, I am hearing a Word concerning or for you. The Word is Oracle. It seemed to be teaming with Life, Peace & Warm Light. It felt so right & filled me with that same Peace, Warmth, Light & also Joy. Then as I began to share with them, but mainly him, what the Word showed me from Visions I’ve seen, Spiritual Dreams I’ve had and Words that Lord has given me to share from a Deep Wisdom that I knew was so much deeper than anything I could have said or could have spoken, I woke up still talking to him and didn’t want to stop telling him even after I woke up, and then finished it. I was hearing Words about, Ministries, Gifts, Assignments & Mantels falling & resting upon the Saints of God. So that is why I did this search on the Word, Oracle & Oracles that led me in here. I Love that it speaks so much about the Responsibility to Hear Clearly & the Importance of each & every Word that we speak to the hearers of whatever it seems that God is calling us, or wanting us to Now Speak to the People as I often hear God saying when I am recording my Spiritual Dreams & Visions. So Thank You for your faithfulness to share all that you have shared, for me to now receive an even Deeper Understanding & Revelation of what God is saying. Wisdom, Knowledge & Deeper Understandings of Gifts to be Imparted, Mantels, Miracles, Signs & Wonders in the End of Days we are Living & Walking in.


    • Hi Terry,

      Thank you so much for reading at my blog. I am so glad you enjoyed the article! And thank you for sharing your dream too! It’s a wonderful dream.

      Many blessings,
      Lee Ann


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