Prophecy

Learning About the Gift of Prophecy

Learning About the Gift of Prophecy

For so long, I was confused and even somewhat critical about the gift of prophecy. I would search the scriptures and try to figure out the "proper way" we as The Church under the New Covenant should outwork this gift. Sometimes even making bold judgments (due to my immaturity and limited understanding) about how it should NOT be used and fearful that it could be used in harmful and manipulative ways.

Over the years as I’ve ministered, coached and counseled people, many people have reached out and confessed their confusion and curiosity for this gift as well. Maybe you’re in this category. If so, I welcome you to read on!

A Prophetic Message for Someone Feeling Anxious, Stressed & Restless

A Prophetic Message for Someone Feeling Anxious, Stressed & Restless

Have you been feeling anxious, stress and restless? It seems to be a common theme. But don’t worry, Dear One…God is stirring up a new thing in you. In this prophetic message, Heather Ferroni shares an empowering word for you to reclaim your authority in Jesus and trample the sneaky tactics of the enemy trying to get you down!

3 Major Ways God Is Moving in the Marketplace, Music Industry & The Hearts of Men - Prophetic Vision

3 Major Ways God Is Moving in the Marketplace, Music Industry & The Hearts of Men - Prophetic Vision

While in deep worship the other day, I received vivid prophetic vision regarding 3 main ways Holy Spirit is on the move! Let's celebrate! 

Holy Spirit is grieving in some ways because He's been rejected, neglected, forgotten or set as second fiddle. He's wanting to reclaim His leadership in The Church. He does so by transforming people's hearts, giving them new vision, guidance, insight to the things of Heaven. But His work is not limited to church buildings. He showed me in this vision He's invading hearts and we will see that manifest in 3 major ways: 

Imminent & Eminent

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{Inspired by the Holy Spirit on 3/16/16}

The Holy Spirit sure wanted my attention last night. He woke me up many times with His Divine call. Isn’t it funny how God works? It makes me laugh at how He operates outside our time. I heard it said that God likes to speak when we’re at rest because He can finally grab ahold of our minds without distraction. I find the Lord speaks to me frequently when I’m at a place of rest and sometimes His downloads don’t seem to make a lot of sense as they’re fragmented. But it’s in those times when He delivers a Word (rhema) or vision because He wants for us to dive in and explore further because there’s a journey He desires to take us on.
How dare we not delve in further to uncover and discover what He wants to show us?

Here is my attempt to do just that:

I currently find myself in the middle of a battle. Due to a crazy and unexpected turn of events, I find myself under opposition and it feels as though my heart is being assaulted. It's an intense season of spiritual warfare and I'm being tested with how I respond to it. In the middle of the night, I was awoken with an incessant word on repeat in my heart. Over and over and over. Like a broken record. It was a word I'm not incredibly familiar with. 

Does this ever happen to you?! You get a word...literally A word and it just repeats in your spirit over and over until you Google it or ask God to show you what the heck He's trying to communicate?!

This particular morning, the word was IMMINENT

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im·mi·nent
adjective

  1. about to happen: "they were in imminent danger of being swept away"

  2. archaic

 

Synonyms: impending, close (at hand), near, (fast) approaching, coming, forthcoming, on the way, in the offing, in the pipeline, on the horizon, in the air, just around the corner, coming down the pike, expected, anticipated, brewing, looming, threatening, menacing; informal in the cards.

 

 

Then I was led to EMINENT

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em·i·nent
adjective: eminent

(of a person) famous and respected within a particular sphere or profession: "one of the world's most eminent statisticians"

Synonyms: illustrious, distinguished, renowned, esteemed, preeminent, notable, noteworthy, great, prestigious, important, influential, affluential, outstanding, noted, of note; famous, celebrated, prominent, well known, lionized, acclaimed, exalted, revered, august, venerable. 

 

Okay so what's the message?!

When you feel like you’re in imminent danger of being swept away by the enemy or his demonic spirits, hold strong to the truth that the world’s eminent Savior is already at work along with the Angel Armies to guard and protect you. The Eminent One will squash the plots, plans, attacks and schemes of the imminent danger and will save you. 

0o0o0o0o Did you catch that!? 


Because: 

  • No weapon formed against you shall prosper (Isaiah 54:17)

  • You've gotten a reputation as a bad-news people, you people of Judah and Israel, but I'm coming to save you. From now on, you're the good-news people. Don't be afraid. Keep a firm grip on what I'm doing." Keep Your Lives Simple and Honest (Zechariah 8:13 MSG)

  • The LORD is my light and my salvation--so why should I be afraid? The LORD is my fortress, protecting me from danger , so why should I tremble? (Psalm 27:1 NLT)

  • "The LORD will make you the head and not the tail, and you only will be above, and you will not be underneath, if you listen to the commandments of the LORD your God, which I charge you today, to observe them carefully, (Deuteronomy 28:13 NASB)

  • Don't be afraid. I am with you. Don't tremble with fear. I am your God. I will make you strong, as I protect you with my arm and give you victories. (Isaiah 41:10 CEV)

 

Friend, a word of advice: Search your scriptures and write them out, keep them close and pray them over yourself when in battle. Remember, the Word of God is your Weapon! 

 


I am believing someone needed to see this right now. It's been contained in my unpublished archives and I feel led to share it NOW! 

 

Let me pray with you:

 

Lord, we thank you for your promised provision and protection for your people. I am believing God for those that are reading that may feel the threat of imminent danger to instead be reminded today of the Eminent One, Jesus, who has saved us from sin and death. Holy Spirit, Our Advocate and Comforter, please draw near to the hearts that are longing for the evidence of your indwellingment. Give them strength and courage, confidence and security that the Angel Armies are on assignment to protect them everywhere they go. Thank you for providing a peace that surpasses all understanding and a holy boldness to arise and declare the Word of Truth to the spirits that conspire against my friends. We lift up our eyes to the hills, Father for we know that's where our help comes from. Nothing is too big for You to handle and because we're covered by the loving blood of Jesus we can proclaim victory because we are part of Your winning team. Thank you, God for turning things around and providing testimonies for my friends to shout about Your goodness and faithfulness. We know that You are with us, for us, not against us. You have gone before us, stand behind us and are all around us. Help us hear the whisper of Your love louder than the shouts and screams of the demonic spirits that try to intimidate my friends. Silence now in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace is interceding for us. Thank you, God! We rejoice in Your glory!


I'm always just a message away, Dear Friend!

 

 

 

Heartcry & Prophecy

Honest texts with a friend the other night:

It's been brought to my attention quite a bit lately that I portray myself as a high achiever, strong, confident, bulletproof. Truth is, I'm human and I hurt like everyone else.

 

Yes, it's definitely a season of ACCELERATION as I anticipated. And it's requiring a lot of sacrifice in some ways. It's hard. And it's lonely most days. I don't understand it. I battle tremendous fear sometimes. I even violate my own personal boundaries and carefully constructed plans. I confess, I even struggle taking care of myself- often forgetting to eat or falling asleep on my keyboard in the wee hours of the morning working on projects. I feel disconnected from the world as I stare at 2 (sometimes 3) computer screens for 14+ hours per day. And I wonder why. I mean I see the vision clearly. But still deep desires of my heart are unmet. 

For example:

Yesterday while driving to a meeting, I wept in my car uncontrollably because I looked in the rear view mirror and saw vacant seats. It was a shock to my spirit almost expecting to see little people back there. The agonizing reality that I'm not yet a mother. Whilst I know God knows the desires of my heart and that in His perfect timing He'll bless me beyond belief, it's still hard. I work my butt off and have nearly nothing to show for it. And in times of exhaustion, I have no chest to lay my head upon, no human heartbeat to soothe me to sleep; protected, loved.


My amazingly encouraging friend replied with words I KNOW will bless you as they blessed me. A prophetic word of encouragement:

 

Gosh, I’m sorry Heather. I wish I could take it from you or have an answer for you as to why you’re still waiting for all that or better yet grant you your desires. But please don’t lose heart. Hang in there. I believe you’re in a “THROUGH” season.

I’ve been studying a lot about dark nights of the soul. I believe it’s where David wrote Psalm 23 from, based on the change to the second person in the middle of it when he said “yea, though I walk THROUGH the valley of the shadow of death”...

I believe there is darkness and then a whole different level of utter darkness. The valley of the shadow of death are times of utter darkness. Or dark nights of the soul. Or crisis’ of faith. Winter. Desert. Wilderness. Many terms.

Based on my own experience and some revelation I’ve picked up a few things:

1. The place you are in is a place of honor. Though it doesn’t feel like it. The Good Shepherd is bringing you through to a ridiculous spiritual breakthrough. And I believe His two sheepdogs of goodness and mercy are the only things hunting you down every day.

2. These seasons provoke deep questions. Like the ones you’re asking. What do I have to show for it? Is it worth it? God, have you called me to it and abandoned me? How can I accept the unraveling, tearing apart or decaying of my life, dreams, etc with joy? How long? Will this require me to always be lonely? If I know there will be suffering, how possibly can I prepare to suffer without losing heart? Our souls question, based on experience, the very character of God.

These questions, doubt, depression, distance from God and others will be opportunities for ministry, not obstacles.
Lean into the questions and keep praying about them...asking God to reveal Who He is in this season.

 

3. Your belief that you can control the outcome by accepting responsibility and taking action to create a different circumstance will be greatly challenged in this season. You’ll push and pull but only find closed doors. You’ll realize you are not in control of everything. This is a tough pill to swallow because you’re used to driving things in the direction you want. You’ll learn the only move is to surrender, let go and wait.

This sucks because you feel powerless, unproductive, like you’re not advancing. It attacks your sense of feeling capable.

Keep surrendering and letting go.
He is worthy of waiting on.

 

4. Its a season of isolation, alienation, and abandonment. The people you usually reach for are gone, unavailable, not there, or worse abandon you. Your normal support system is completely wiped out, completely. So you have no consolation other than the Lord. You realize nobody can go through this for you or even with you. You journey alone with your Shepherd.

This might be the worst part because it attacks your self worth. Am I not good enough? Nobody cares? Nobody loves me or cares for my soul?

He will strip you of all other voices so He can whisper everything you are to Him.
His whisper will be the loudest voice in your life.

 

5. You’re attacked where it hurts the most. First in your hopes and dreams by holding you down for long periods of time...often marked by years. Sometimes even breaking your desire to live...you just want to die and be with the Lord.

It also attacks what means most to you...success, family, marriage, ministry, money, health, ability, reputation. Often more than one but many of those. Your main lesson will be in that area that means most, leading to confusion and despair.

This breaks us down completely, so that the old is gone.

But it is a through season. Not a stopping point.

 

Though your life may feel like it’s at a dead stop. Keep close to your Shepherd. Keep reciting Psalm 23. It’s strangely prescriptive for comfort.

 

And I’ve found there’s a strange power of song that helps. Almost like we sing our way through it...both communally and privately. Psalm 42 and 77 both talk about His song in the night.

Heather, in His faithfulness He is afflicting you right now. But it’s only for a season. Not only is it producing for you an eternal weight of glory that will make all this seem light and momentary...but I also believe His next to be revealed plans for your life here are beyond what you’ve ever dreamed.

And I know you are a dreamer. 😉

-From an incredible human, a mighty man of valor, strength and wisdom of whom I deeply respect.

 

Does this speak to your heart as it does mine? Share your thoughts in the comments below and know that I am honored to stand and pray with you!

Alignment & Acceleration

Upon reflection of 2017, a major theme has been highlighted to me: "ALIGNMENT"

 

Maybe this means the Lord has aligned you with "your tribe", a significant other or brought you into a church you now consider "home." Perhaps you've made some personal adjustments in your life which have brought you into better alignment with God's purpose and plan for your life.

Maybe you've experienced some amazing "God appointments" or kairos moments where God revealed Himself in obvious ways. 


Goals

It's common and healthy to spend some time reflecting on our accomplishments the past year and evaluate what goals we wish to achieve in the coming year. I'm a big goal setter and as a coach, it's been my practice to have an ongoing plan of action to actually reverse engineer the steps it takes to achieve those goals. I utilize a formula I learned through my company, Keller Williams called a 4-1-1. It's a system that allows you to set annual goals and them break them down to action steps for monthly markers and weekly strategies. 

We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps. -Proverbs 16:9 (NIV)


Vision

I can't help but believe that although the Lord likes that we set goals and plans, He's more interested in us capturing His vision.

Then the Lord answered me and said, “Write the vision And engrave it plainly on [clay] tablets So that the one who reads it will run. -Habakkuk 2:2 (AMP)

Since it's 2018 and we no longer have clay tablets to etch, we have the equivalent: Paper! So keep your pen and notebook at your fingertips to record what you sense the Lord is showing you.

Reminder: God is looking more for your AVAILABILITY than your ABILITY. He doesn't call the "qualified," He qualifies the called!

he said, "Listen to my words: "When there is a prophet among you, I, the LORD, reveal myself to them in visions, I speak to them in dreams.
-Numbers 12:6 (NIV)


Dreams

How COOL! God loves to reveal Himself and what He's up to in dreams! I've done some biblical research on dreams and found that each time they are referenced in the bible, they were a prophetic indication of future events. Sometimes they were symbolic, often times an encouragement and sometimes a warning. 

In the blog, "Are Dreams from God" I share a bit more on this. Check it out!


Prophetic Gifting

  • Have you been dreaming a lot more lately and you wake up with

  • Has God been downloading BIG vision in you?

These are indications that you have a prophetic gifting on your life! How exciting! I speak to people often who confess they have some confusion about the spiritual gifts. I get it. I admit I really struggled with understanding and embracing the gift of prophecy myself. After all, it's hard to embrace something you don't understand, right? In all honesty, I was actually kind of critical. Until I turned my criticism to curiosity and diligently went on a quest to learn about the prophetic, now I understand that this was a gift I'd always had I just didn't know it, understand it or know how to use it. 

If you are seeking to learn more about the gift of prophecy, one of the BEST resources I can recommend is Havilah Cunnington's eCourse, "Prophetic Personalities"  or take the FREE quiz, "Discover Your Prophetic Personality Type"

You can also check out:

Christmas Season for the Empaths, Intercessors and Prophetically Gifted

 

2018 = The year of ACCELERATION!

Friend, buckle up because I believe with my entire being that 2018 is the year of ACCELERATION. The dreams and visions God has put on your heart....even ones from long ago will begin to manifest! Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus, your ears attune to His Word, your hands open to receive, your feet ready to MOVE and your heart postured in a permanent position of "Yes and Amen!"

Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established.
-Proverbs 16:3 (ESV)


Watch the Facebook Live video about Visions | Dreams | Embracing Prophetic Gifts

 
 

By the way, have we connected on my new Facebook page yet? If not, here's your invitation. That's where you can keep up to speed on all that's happening in my world and get encouraged through live vidoes like these as we walk this journey of life out together!

 
 

What are some dreams and visions you've been given for the coming year? Please share in the comments below!

Are Dreams from God?

Are Dreams from God?

Have you ever wondered if your dreams are from God? 

As I draw in closer to God and study His Word and understand His majesty and sovereignty, I am a firm believer that dreams and visions are in fact a powerful communication method between God and us. Sometimes dreams are literal, sometimes they are symbolic and we know this when we study the scriptures.

Every time dreams are mentioned in scripture, they’re always a message from God. Not one time are we given an example of a dream that is NOT from God. So then, why do we question our dreams or feel like they’re completely unrelated to God communicating with us?