Releasing the power of a prophetic tweet

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I once met a friend in a cafe. I prophesied to him that he would be promoted soon, but that he should use the promotion as an opportunity to acquire better work-and-life balance. He worked for a large City bank where many routinely put in 16-hour days to earn their promotion and bonuses. He was already doing well but had time for his kids only at weekends.

A few months later I met him again. He had just been interviewed for the position of a divisional head to cover a maternity leave. This role would expose him to the senior leadership of the bank, a great but slightly risky opportunity.

He had forgotten the interview until he had opened his diary at work, and realised that the interview was only half an hour away.

He had done no preparation at all.

But God is amazing! It was the bank’s policy to block access  to social media, but without thinking about it, that day he had tried to get access to his LinkedIn account just before opening his diary. He got through, and the first thing he saw was my Twitter feed. I had just posted a link to an article about ten characteristics of a good leader. He read the first five, and headed to the interview. The first question asked was what made a good leader. He got the job.

But the promotion was only part of the blessing. He now asked for more flexibility, so that he could take the kids to school. Most would have worked even harder to justify the promotion but he did the opposite. The prophecy followed by the word of wisdom tweeted at the right time not only propelled him to promotion but also released him to be a better dad and husband.

He has moved on from that job since, as many prophetic words only cover one season in your life.

There is fluidity between the gifts as there is only one Spirit, and if you learn to hear God you will be able to switch between the gifts easily.

This story has been taken from my book Five Movements: Winning the Battle for Your Prophetic Gift.  Because of events like this, I often pray before I tweet!

Published by Marko Joensuu

Marko Joensuu has worked for over sixteen years in the publishing and media ministries of Kensington Temple. He is an author, publisher and screenwriter.
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