“It shall come to pass in the last days, says God. That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and daughters shall prophesy… and on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; and they shall prophesy.” - Acts 2:16-18
As we look back over forty years of ministry. We can see many times when a prophetic word and impartation has dramatically changed us, protected us, and directed us.
- The spirit of prophecy reveals the mind and counsel of Christ in specific situations. Rev 2:7 “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” There are numerous accounts in both the Old Testament and New, when people needed and received a very specific word from God.
- Prophetic people position themselves to hear the voice of the Lord. They know where they have been and understand it. They know where they are, and they know where they are going. 1Tim 1:18 “This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare.”
- Prophetic confession releases prophetic power. We received a prophetic word in 1979: “If you change your confession, I will fill this place.” Our problem was identified, and our potential was revealed. We changed our negative, discouraging confession and our prayers. Job 22:2 “You will also declare a thing (Revelatory Word), and it will be established for you.” This was really the origin of Hazel’s bestselling book, ‘Praying Gods Word’. Within three months we baptized 23 brand new converts. From that time on we quickly filled every building we moved into, and finally we bought forty-three acres of land upon which this world-wide movement would be birthed.
"Prophecy Reveals Your Potential"
4. Prophecy reveals your potential and releases the creativity and power to succeed in what God has called you to do. When we had only five Victory Churches, a prophetic person declared, “God will give you 25 Churches.” The next time this person came to minister we had 25 churches! He spoke again and said, “God will give you 100 churches”. We had grown to around 80 churches when another prophetic person prophesied and said, “God will give you 1800 churches.” I put this on the shelf until one day I was asked if I thought that what we had done in Canada would work in other nations. I said, “I believe the Victory purpose, vision and principles will work in any nation of the world. The methodology may change, but the purpose, vision and principles are timeless and will work in any place and at any time. Suddenly, I could see how the prophecy of 1800 churches could be fulfilled! All we would need is 18 nations with 100 churches in each nation and we would have 1800 churches around the world. This became an ‘Above and Beyond’ reality just a few years ago. Our potential was revealed, creativity and power were released, and the mission was fulfilled!
“For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” - Rev 19:10
Dr. George Hill
Apostolic Founder and President of Victory Churches International