Luke 4: 24 Then He said, Solemnly I say to you, no prophet is acceptable and welcome in his [own] town (country). 25 But in truth I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heavens were closed up for three years and six months, so that there came a great famine over all the land; 26And yet Elijah was not sent to a single one of them, but only to Zarephath in the country of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow. [I Kings 17:1, 8-16; 18:1.] 27 And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet, and yet not one of them was cleansed [by being healed]–but only Naaman the Syrian. [II Kings 5:1-14.]
Jesus in this account placed emphasis on making room for the prophet and the prophetic word and once allows to be guided by the authority and the anointing resting on such an office, then one comes into alignment with God – and once you are in alignment with God and His will, you will find healing, restoration, and deliverance.
In this passage, Jesus reminded the people how only two people make room for two prophets and so received a prophetic reward. Yet the rest of the people of Israel rejected the true prophet and his words, just like they rejected Jesus. To make room implies being accommodating, being accessible, and allowing for such a Word to mold and guide.
Prophetically, at the birth of Jesus, only one person was willing to make room for the prophet to be born. Only one person in Bethlehem made a choice to be accommodating. And still, so few today can discern the need to be accommodating and to make room in order to receive the prophetic reward …
And it is they who have grown up in spiritual maturity and it is they who can discern the false and the truth, must lead the weaker and the less mature to the true prophets and the true prophetic in order that they, along with the Bride in general, can be guided by the true and settled Word of God. Jesus, apart from being the Son of God, was above all a Prophet, like Moses and David – He was telling His followers in His own way that they need to make room for Him and His prophetic words and teachings.
How many people made room for Jesus to receive the prophetic reward from the Living Son of God? And so today many churches and many people simply are not making room for the prophet or the prophetic in their lives – for the prophet and the prophetic is there to guide the people in the will of the Lord and so it is the Lord’s way that the true prophet has the authority by His blessings to shift situations and spiritual conditions in order for those “conditions’ to come in alignment with Him. Intercessors, pastors, evangelists, and all servants of the Most High need to be guided by the prophetic in order to ensure unity and understanding. And so the Body needs to work together, everybody according to purposes and callings, to ensure His Kingdom is established in the hearts and minds of the people of the Lord across the world. But the problem is there are too many false prophets, false words, and false declarations that cause confusion and chaos. People are however making room for the wrong “prophets” and the “prophetic”, and so opening up spiritual doors that allow for greater disunity and disorientation.
The church in general needs to be guided by the prophetic, for this is God’s order – He speaks from heaven, and from heaven into is passed to the prophet who declares it on earth [a binding agreement] and this word is returned unto the Lord. And so the Water, Blood, and Spirit – meaning the Trinity – testify and agree to the word as spoken in the will of the Lord. Has the Lord not said that He does nothing without revealing it first to the prophets? Amos 3:(King James Version): 7Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets. Did the Lord not say that the entire Law and the prophets hang on to the two greatest commandments?
Once the Church makes room for the true prophet and the prophetic, she will come into alignment and then signs and wonders and miracles will flow. It is so important for people to be taught the difference between the prophet and the prophetic and between the gifts of the Spirit such as discernment, word of wisdom, word of knowledge and simply moving in the Spirit.
This will clear up confusion and chaos … for when it comes to the Lord His Word is sacred and everlasting and true and so it has to be spoken in Spirit and Truth.