LARRY: This is Larry Sparks. Welcome back to “Something More”. Now we’re talking about how you live in two realms at one time, how you live in Heaven and on earth. Now let me tell you this, that so many of us have received these promises or prophesy’s from the Lord and you might be asking, “Okay Larry, I’ve got this great prophesy, I’ve got this great promise, but it has not come to pass.” And you know what? I believe there is a process of stewarding a word of the Lord. That’s the thing, you partner with it. So Adam, what I want us to talk about right now is how do you steward a prophetic promise from the word of the Lord. And you know you have this great four stages, this four-step process to doing this which I think is very practical. And I believe this is a key element of what it means to live in two realms at one time, living on earth and in heaven. So, could you share that?
ADAM: Okay quickly, the Lord has called us all to be prophetic. He’s you know, He speaks to us all and as we grow in our prophetic calling, He does bring correction to us. So, He speaks to us first, kind of like when Jesus said in Matthew, take the plank out of your own eye before you take the speck out of somebody else’s eye. So God speaks to us and He disciplines us and there’s nothing wrong with the word discipline because it’s in Hebrews 12, a father disciplines his son like our Heavenly Father disciplines us. So first He brings…He speaks to us first to bring correction. And then the second stage, He gives us the ability to be able to minister in the body of Christ when it comes to your church forum, in your church environment.
ADAM: So you have influence over your church, but first you need to actually build a relationship with your pastor. And it’s very important to build a relationship with your pastor as a prophet because there’s many prophets that can be a little bit you know, gung-ho and they can go from church to church and hijack the microphone and they don’t have any accountability. But it’s very important to build a relationship with your pastor and earn respect and unfortunately, in this world, you do have to earn respect. My father got a medal from the Queen of England and he said to me once when I was a young child, he said, “You have to earn respect in this world”. So when it comes to being a prophet, you do need to build a relationship with your pastor. Someone said to me once, “Well, my pastor doesn’t receive the things of the Spirit and he doesn’t understand the things of the Spirit.” Well, you need to pray and ask the Lord where you need to be because you need to go and fellowship somewhere where you are likeminded.
ADAM: And it says that in even Acts 2, when God poured out His Spirit, they came together and they were like-minded and there was a sound like a mighty rushing wind. So it’s important to have a relationship with your father, excuse me, to have a relationship with your pastor, I should say and build credibility. And then, and then after you earn respect and you actually have that governmental role in the church as a prophet, then you actually, you can actually have that influence in the marketplace. So you can, for example, dream interpretations or the prophetic is very good for you know, being an evangelist.
LARRY: Yeah, sure it is.
ADAM: So uh, that way, I’ve had a lot of influence in the marketplace like that. I was China once and I was in the Bank of China, in the boardroom, and I actually was interpreting dreams in the actual board room of the Bank of China and I was ministering to some people there, some businessmen. And when I was interpreting a dream to one of the businessmen in China, in the Bank of China, he started to tear up and he was very emotional and he said that “When I was a boy, when I was a young man, they told me there was no God,” and so I had the opportunity to pray for him and lead him to Christ. So we can have influence in the marketplace.
ADAM: And then we can come to a place where, after we have done that, we come into a place where we have influence with the government, in the government arena. So, I’ve done that in Papua, New Guinea, where I released a word in Papua, New Guinea for the whole nation on the public radio. I released a prophetic word to the whole nation of seven million people.
LARRY: Wow! Wow.
ADAM: And also went into the parliament and released a word to some of the government officials. So, that’s how we go into these four stages. I believe that God speaks to us first, He brings correction, and then we have influence in our church arena, and then in the marketplace, and then we actually play a part in a government role.
LARRY: Well, what I want to do, because as you were talking about this, I’m sure some of our folks at home are thinking to…they’re thinking, “Well, that’s great for Adam. Those are great testimonies and those are great stories because he’s a prophet,” but I actually believe that what God was doing is He was using Adam’s process there. Because even though you may not consider yourself a prophet in terms of the office of a prophet, you are most likely a prophetic person. Do you know why? Because all believers are called to be prophetic people because you have the Holy Spirit living inside of you. So I sense, based on what Adam was saying, as we go into the next segment, I actually believe, more than a teaching and more than us just conversing about this, God wants to activate you. Because I believe there are places in the marketplace, there are places in the nations, there are places that God wants to send you. And He wants to take you on, a process. He wants to take you on a journey so that you will be a good steward of the power of the age to come that we read about in the book of Hebrews, [music] so that you can release that in the here and now. So stay tuned. In this next segment, we are going to actually activate that in Jesus’ name.