The Prophet’s Pledge by Dave Williams

The Prophet’s Pledge
Dave Williams

Dave Williams served as pastor of Mount Hope Church in Lansing, Michigan, for more than thirty years. In that time, Dave trained thousands of ministers through the Mount Hope Bible Training Institute, Dave Williams’ Church Planter’s School, and Dave Williams’ School for Pacesetting Church Leaders. Dave is a teacher, speaker, author, and trainer. He coaches church leaders, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and followers of Christ on how to live a pacesetting life. His three-pronged approach—spiritual, attitudinal, and practical—has transformed ordinary people into extraordinarily successful leaders in every field of endeavor. Click here to learn more about Dr. Dave Williams.

  1. Prophets PledgeI will speak prophetically ONLY as God speaks.
  2. I will not risk being disqualified by speaking from my own desires.
  3. I will not risk being disqualified by speaking from my own imagination.
  4. I will not risk being disqualified by speaking from pressure.
  5. I will never strain to “work up” a prophetic word.
  6. I will always work from God’s Covenant, God’s Presence, and God’s Kingdom.
  7. I will speak with faith and confidence ONLY that which harmonizes with God’s will and purposes, calling those things that be not as though they were.
  8. I will walk softly, in authentic humility and integrity, while exercising faith and confidence in the Holy Spirit.
  9. I will renounce pride (and all of its forms) as the mother of all sin.
  10. I will endure insults and persecution graciously, knowing the Spirit of Glory rests upon me.
  11. I will always give Jesus Christ preeminence in my life, my home, my work, and the ministry God has graciously given me.
  12. I will remain servant-hearted, teachable, and will daily draw close to Jesus.
  13. I will develop in holiness, purity, character, and will make love a primary goal.
  14. I will always include hope and God’s solutions in my prophetic words, never allowing judgment, condemnation, or hopelessness to dominate.
  15. I will worship God in Spirit and in Truth and lead others with a true heart.

Numbers 22:18
18 But Balaam responded to Balak’s messengers, “Even if Balak were to give me his palace filled with silver and gold, I would be powerless to do anything against the will of the Lord my God.

Numbers 22:38
38 Balaam replied, “Look, now I have come, but I have no power to say whatever I want. I will speak only the message that God puts in my mouth.”

Numbers 23:12
12…“I will speak only the message that the Lord puts in my mouth.”

Numbers 24:13
13 ‘Even if Balak were to give me his palace filled with silver and gold, I would be powerless to do anything against the will of the Lord.’ I told you that I could say only what the Lord says!

Romans 4:17
17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.

Romans 12:6
6 In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you.

Psalm 69:7
7 For I endure insults for your sake; humiliation is written all over my face.

Luke 10:21
21 At that same time Jesus was filled with the joy of the Holy Spirit, and he said, “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike. Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way.

I Corinthians 14:1
1 Let love be your highest goal! But you should also desire the special abilities the Spirit gives—especially the ability to prophesy.

I Corinthians 14:32-33, 39-40
32 Remember that people who prophesy are in control of their spirit and can take turns.
33 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace, as in all the meetings of God’s holy people.
39 So, my dear brothers and sisters, be eager to prophesy, and don’t forbid speaking in tongues.
40 But be sure that everything is done properly and in order.

Proverbs 15:33
33 Fear of the Lord teaches wisdom; humility precedes honor.

John 4:24
24 For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.

Colossians 1:18
And he [Jesus] is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

Jeremiah 1:7-10
7 The Lord replied, “Don’t say, ‘I’m too young,’ for you must go wherever I send you and say whatever I tell you.
8 And don’t be afraid of the people, for I will be with you and will protect you. I, the Lord, have spoken!”
9 Then the Lord reached out and touched my mouth and said, “Look, I have put my words in your mouth!
10 Today, I appoint you to stand up against nations and kingdoms. Some you must uproot and tear down, destroy and overthrow. Others you must build up and plant.”

1 Peter 4:14
If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.

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