Have you ever received a word from the Lord, through a man of God, in your heart or vision, or by any other means and it appears like you are experiencing something directly opposite to what you received? Something I would call a prophetic contradiction?
For example, a word about peace comes to you and not long after, the storms of life begin to rage so vigorously? Or a word about a financial breakthrough and then you experience drought and famine in your finances? But then you are so convinced the Lord indeed spoke to you? However, you are confused. You need not be my dear.
You see, this is a principle I term THE SCORCHING OF THE SUN.In Mark’s gospel Chapter 4, Jesus gave the parable of the sower. And describing the second category of ground, The stony ground, he spoke about the sun coming to scorch the seed which is the word of God.”
6 But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.”
And in verse 17, he goes ahead to explain what the scorching is. He describes it as affliction and persecution-and please note that the scorching of the sun is a natural phenomenon. That is, something that comes with life, (a trial of faith) and not necessarily from the devil, though it might be from him sometimes. And the objective of that is to TRY that word sown. Therefore the problem is not the test, but the depth of the ground. Because the sun will always scorch. So beloveth, know this that whenever you receive a word, you will have an accompanying scorching along the lines of what you have received. Guaranteed. Your responsibility is that you ensure you have got capacity, space and depth to RECEIVE AND RETAIN that word in your spirit.
Oh, I have seen this happen in my own life time and time again. In fact, sometimes, after praying for people, things seem to turn worse, and one wonders why that happens. But then begin to turn around for good.
Remember Jesus’ encounter with the demon possessed boy whom his disciples could not handle.
“When Jesus saw that the crowd of onlookers was growing, he rebuked the evil spirit. Listen, you spirit that makes this boy unable to hear and speak, he said. I command you to come out of this child and never enter him again! Then the spirit screamed and threw the boy into another violent convulsion and left him. The boy appeared to be dead. A murmur ran through the crowd as people said, Hes dead. But Jesus took him by the hand and helped him to his feet, and he stood up.
Mark 9:25-27 NLT
Notice verse 26 after Jesus prayed, giving specific instructions, that there was a violent reaction to that word. But after it came a great calm. So are you facing something totally opposite to God’s prophetic word over your life? And you are so sure that you heard from God? I bring you this word of encouragement, HOLD ON ! Something good is about to happen. Your word is about to manifest. “IT’S A NORMAL DRAMA THAT COMES AFTER A RHEMA.” Hallelujah !
So what do you do when you experience a contradiction? Hold on to the word.By “hold” I mean, remember the word, speak and declare it. Keep saying it, keep saying it, and keep saying it until it is more real to you than what you are faced with. Then switch to thanksgiving, praise and worship until the clouds begin to clear.
It is well.
God bless you.”18 This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;”1 Timothy 1:18