Bringing Your Spirit into Submission Under the Unction of the Holy Spirit

The anointing of God’s Spirit can leave one too excited to not express everything that comes to mind. This however is not necessarily what the prophetic flow is suppose to be used for. Under the prophetic unction, the prophet must learn to express himself in line with the idea that he is in full control of the expression. It is in reality not always the case, but control should not be easily flaunted as the prophet is the agent of God. As an agency of God he or she is to express the mind, character and ways of God in the prophetic flow.

The prophet must take responsibility for everything that he is used for. To accomplish this accountability the scripture mandates, not only for the prophets, but for all those who operate in gifts of the Holy Spirit to be in control of their actions. This is especially necessary when ones actions override the good that must be accomplished by the operation of the Holy Spirit.

and the spirits of prophets are subject to prophets.

(1Co 14:32)

This verse gives some clarity as to why we can be held accountable for our actions. It also implies the danger of using the unction of the Holy Spirit in such a way that it can be unhelpful and confusing to others. The spirit of the prophet is not only subject to control but the judgement that accompanies prophetic word when delivered in a proper manner.

The prophet must learn to control his gift along with the expression of the message he is to bring.

A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.

(Pro 25:28)

There is something dangerous that occurs when one abdicates the responsibility of their own actions. To control your own spirit doesn’t mean that we do not submit to the movement of the Holy Spirit. It is the command of the Holy Spirit to subjugate our own spirits to stay within the bounds of His working. One can easily stray when one abuses the unction.

A prophet must judge his words before they are uttered. This is something that is mastered to the degree that a prophet can speak as though he has not thought about what He is saying. However a seasoned prophet can judge the source and intent of a word before it leaves his mouth. The source is like a fountain and the moment the water tastes differently, he learns to stop speaking. The prophet stops when the unction of the Holy Spirit lifts and doesn’t speak from his own mind what he presumes must be said.

A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.

(Pro 29:11)