Oh, what a wonderful principle “Prophetic Utterance” is! God wants all of His people to know about prophecy because he wants us prophesying. There have been many mistakes made and a lot of error has happened because of misunderstanding concerning this principle. Because of this many have shied away from and even resisted prophecy. Therefore, this manual was written to give a proper and sound understanding of prophetic utterance.
Prophecy is intended to speak a word from God to men. What a privilege to speak for and with God! (II Samuel 23:2, II Peter 1:21). Moses many years ago said, “Enviest thou for my sake? would God that all the LORD’s people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his spirit upon them!” (Numbers 11:29). Paul later writes “Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.” (I Corinthians 14:1). God wants this ministry active in all of our lives.
So, get ready, for as you study this manual, the Word of the Lord is going to begin to arise in your heart, and when He wants to speak through you, you will have prophesy! (Amos 3:8 – “The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?”)
Let us prepare our hearts to be ready to hear and do. Listen to what David said: “My heart overflows with a goodly theme. I address my verses to the king; my tongue is the pen of a ready scribe.” (Psalms 45:1-3 Revised Version). This should be our prayer and our desire: to prophesy the Word of the Lord.