Prophetic counseling - definition - clearing the eye of the believer

*Isaiah 61:1-3 - The Spirit of the Lord is upon me: because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good news unto the meek: He hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God: to comfort all that mourn: to appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified.

  1. Preach good news unto the meek:

    1. Bind up the brokenhearted - Inner Healing - IN HIS IMAGE.

    2. Proclaim liberty to the captives - PROPHETIC COUNSELING.

    3. Open the prison to them that are bound - The Cross - Sanctification and Transformation - THE WAY OF THE CROSS; PROPHETIC COUNSELING.

  2. Comfort all that mourn, appoint unto them, give them, remove the effects of mourning:

    1. Beauty for ashes - the tree of life for the tree of death for John.

    2. Oil of joy for mourning - merry heart for broken peace in Paul.

    3. Garment of praise for spirit of heaviness - worshp and praise for the heavy laden Peter.

  3. Prepare ye the way of the Lord:

    1. Every valley (broken spirit) shall be exalted (healed).

    2. Every mountain and hill (strength of flesh) shall be made low (the cross deathblow).

    3. The crooked (deceitful heart) shall be made straight (Christ's heart, image).

    4. And the rough places (fail of grace) made plain (righteous and holy).

  4. Salvation of the soul - transformation - Lord, I believe, help my unbelief:

    1. Faith comes by hearing the word of God - flesh refuses to hear the word of God.

    2. Unbelief must be removed - Ezekiel 36:26b - I will take away the stony heart of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

  5. Goal of prophetic counseling is to transform the soul of the believer - three things are applied and/or dealt with:

    1. God's word.

    2. Man's flesh.

    3. Satan's interference.

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