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Day 357: Exercising the Prophetic

CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015
Zechariah 4:1-5:11
Revelation 14:1-20
Psalm 142:1-7
Proverbs 30:21-23
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:

Then the angel who talked with me answered and said to me, “Do you not know what these are?” And I said, “No, my lord.” – Zech 4:5

We see an amazing pattern here that should take the pressure off us as we receive prophetic words. Sometimes you will get a full picture of what God is saying. At other times, you might only get part of the message. In either case, it’s ok!

In today’s passage, Zechariah didn’t know the interpretation of the vision God gave him. He didn’t panic because the meaning of everything he saw wasn’t crystal clear. He didn’t understand, so he asked!

The angel didn’t shame him, or rebuke him. There was partnership taking place here. God showed Zechariah several visions. With each one, he asked Zechariah to confirm what he saw out loud. As Zechariah spoke, God expanded the vision. As Zechariah asked, God explained everything he saw!

God wants to partner with you to make prophecy clear. Don’t be afraid to ask Him for interpretation. There was only one Perfect Prophet; the rest of us get to learn as we go.


Father, help me to get comfortable with the prophetic. I know that each and every believer is filled with God’s Holy Spirit. We are all designed to hear from You. Help me to listen to everything You have to say!

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