When I was overcome with despair God used a prophetic word to pierce the darkness.  My wife and I had been going everywhere to seek healing for infertility.  We had been trying to conceive for ten years.  We tried everything from Western Medicine and Chinese herbs to healing evangelists, yet nothing seemed to work.  In the midst of this struggle a pastor in a small charismatic church associated with Global Awakening received a prophetic word for me and God told me through Pastor Joe Lloyd that “I will have a child” and that “the quiver is full” which may mean I could have more than one child.

If you are familiar with the Bible you will know that it refers to Psalm 127:3-5 which says, “Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward.  Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth.  How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; They will not be ashamed when they speak with their enemies in the gate.” (NASB)

I also received another prophecy in 2006 from a sister I met at the Voice of the Prophets meeting which is a yearly conference held by Global Awakening and she saw in a vision a quiver on my back and there were three arrows in it.  I also received many other prophetic words around that time about having a son which hasn’t happened yet, but my daughter was born on February 2017.

I had been attending an evangelical church for over fourteen years and through them I received a lot of training on the Bible and Christian life and I deeply appreciated it.  Though the church I attended didn’t teach on prophecy I was also amazed by the gift of prophecy and the power of prophetic words.  I took all five levels of the prophetic class through Global Awakening’s Christian Prophetic Certification Program and I received my certification in 2016.  One of the classes focuses on prophetic evangelism and I am eager to develop my prophetic gift to preach the gospel and encourage fellow believers to build up the body of Christ. I will also share what I have learned about prophetic gifts and hopefully this will help those who are interested in this gift.

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