Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:20

Despise not prophesyings.


Despise not prophesying! Despise not the prophesying of curses! Despise not the prophesying of blessings! Be particularly careful when an authority figure is prophesying blessings or curses. Prophesying means to speak forth by divine inspiration, to foretell future events and to declare a thing that can only come to pass by divine authority. Prophesying is to speak words under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. In the Bible, prophesying does not only stand for predictions but also for words spoken under the inspiration and direction of the Holy Spirit.

 Many people despise prophecies, predictions and declarations of faith that come from the mouth of authority figures. That is a spiritual mistake. The Bible teaches us not to despise or look down on such declarations. God inspires His servants to speak forth words that you must only say “Amen” to. When Elisha prophesied about a twenty-four-hour miracle, the servant of the king despised him and paid for it with his life. 2 Kings 7:1-2

Prophesying also means to speak words that edify, exhort and comfort. There may not be any prediction of events when you prophesy to edify, exhort, and comfort.

 It is important to know all the different types of speaking which are actually prophesying. To “despise not prophesyings” is to not despise any of the different types of prophesying that the Bible speaks of. The prophecy you doubt is the prophecy that will not happen for you. The prophecy you believe in is the one that will work in your favour. 1 Corinthians 14:3

 1. “Despise not prophesying” means you must respect the prophecies of the scripture. 2 Peter 1:20-21

 2. “Despise not prophesying” means you must scream “Amen” to the prophecies spoken over your life. Genesis 12:3

3. “Despise not prophesying” means you must block negative words and encourage positive words spoken in your direction. Genesis 3:19

4. “Despise not prophesying” means you must respect the prophecies and proverbs that come from fathers. Proverbs 30:1-2

 5. “Despise not prophesying” means you must respect the prophecies of your mother. Proverbs 31:1


I have learned not to despise prophesying. I pray for a proactive spirit to begin and henceforth put these words to practice, amen.

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Pastor Bob (Idamiebi Benson Bob-Manuel) is a husband and father of three. Born and raised in Nigeria he moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 2019 to pursue a calling from the Lord to build an in-person and online ministry. After serving in various ministerial capacities for 18 years, Bob was ordained as a Pastor in January 2018. Since coming to Canada he has served at The Bridge Church, a ministry under the covering of the Foursquare Church of Canada and currently serves as an associate pastor with Wellsprings Victory Church in Regina, Saskatchewan. Bob has a passion for sharing the word of God through preaching, teaching, and worship. He believes in the power and righteousness of servant leadership and has devoted his life to walking the path that God has placed before him. Bob is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Christian Leadership through distance learning with Trinity Western University British Columbia, Canada.

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