Reflections and Poetry

When a Prophetic Word is Given: a reflection

Today I visited a church I’ve been to only once before. I know the leader a little and it is a delight to worship in the setting. The atmosphere if the Holy Spirit comes and there is such joy in the worship and much soundness in the Word preached.

Quite unexpectedly, I was called up and given a word publicly.

First, I was given the microphone whist worship was going on: “How Great though Art” the song being sung. As I used to lead worship, this was an unexpected delight and I celebrated with the congregation the wonder of Jesus, leading them for a few choruses of the song.

Then the pastor gave me a Word.

I’ll share it, only because it is SO important for us to hang onto the Words the LORD offers us prophetically, and to pray them through.

I was told this morning that I’d often felt “mad” or others had thought me a bit “mad”. This is not literal, but it is true that I am peculiar to some (we are a chosen and peculiar generation, a royal priesthood), as I don’t fit into a mold, even in the Church. I have been an irritation because I’ve given words that were unwelcome, though in time they proved to be correct. I once I was told by a visiting prophet for the Church that I was the grit that makes the Church into a pearl. It was not flattering, but I accepted that whole-heartedly because it was true. The visitor told the leaders to “listen to her” because I spoke from the LORD. Well, they didn’t listen, but at least I “had my day in court” so-to-speak. But I digress…..

It has also been said of me that my singing has healing in it. Today, this was said again only with specifics: I must use my voice, let the LORD use it, and it will bring healing, but in particular for those with mental illness or mental issues. “What the doctors cannot do, you will do.”


I take no ego boosting in this or any boasting, but stand on the Prophetic Word so that others can be set free.

I will take this Word and pray it through. I will sing to the LORD at home in greater frequency and intensity, so that the voice and the anointing might be ready when I’m called. And I will pray and surrender this to Him, so that He will bring His plans and purposes to pass.

That is how I will follow-through from that Word given to me. And the rest is up to Him to fulfil it.

Hallelujah. When we go to bless others, we will be blessed.

Shalom and God bless.

By Dr Sarah Tun

Dr Sarah Tun began her professional career as a teacher. Years later she became a performing artist and administrator to property development. She felt the Call to write full time in 2004. Dr Sarah has traveled extensively, and lived in New York City (for a year), London England (for a long time) and Hong Kong (briefly) before returning to her home in Ontario, Canada, then to Spain and finally now, has re-settled in her adoptive home of England. She graduated with degrees in Drama, Education and diplomas in Acting and Theology. Most recently she was awarded Honorary Doctor of Ministry and became ordained. Her favourite experience to date has been following her Creator and Lord. She doesn't think Life can get any better! Dr Sarah Tun is author, singer, preacher, writing coach and all-round enthusiast, celebrating and seeking to inspire all of us to quench our thirst for deeper intimacy with God through the Holy Spirit.

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