Further update on 11/17/2015: Time has passed and another spiritual season has since come.
Why do prophetic acts today? Instead of doing faith in action in a group, a person may minister alone and be given the urgency of a case at hand from time to time. There is often no time to prepare beforehand. The past was a training season. Each spiritual man must move forward and carry out the task he or she may be assigned as time moves on. In this new season in time, there is a vast demand of spiritual act of faith by believers who have been trained and equipped. The physical world has reached a point when the spiritual man can see clear manifestations of the spiritual as seen specifically by the Prophet Daniel and Apostle John (in Revelation). They both watched and prayed, which are the twin prophetic acts of faith we need to do today. Watch and pray.
update on 5/7/14: Looking back, we have indeed done some prophetic acts, and practical applications of faith-filled words in our Bible reading class-room. Some of us have actually taken them into our own daily living with our own family. What happened when we did prophetic acts? A lot of things happened. Many unseen but the physical manifestations that followed confirmed to us that we had not merely acted out things. They were real spiritually when we walked by faith and not by sight, putting our trust on the unseen God, who chose to reveal Himself to us through His Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
_____________________the following is the original post (2/27/2011)
Prerequisite: Be faithful and obedient to the Lord. Faith and the Word of God. Hear the Holy Spirit. Be led by the Holy Spirit.
In the Bible there are examples of prophetic acts which may look unusual and even unreasonable to many. But when they are duly and faithfully carried out the results are powerful. Here are some of the examples:
Warfare Purposes: Judges 6:3-5, 7:19-22 Defeat countless enemies armies with Prophetic acts: Use of ram horns, clay jars, blazing torches & shouting (Gideon); Joshua 6 The Destruction of Jericho 1-5 Use of marching (7 rounds), ram horns, shouting (Joshua); 1 Samuel 7:3-11 Defeat enemies armies by pouring water: Put away foreign gods, gathered, drew water, poured before the Lord, offered burnt offering (Samuel)
In all three cases, the powerful enemies were defeated supernaturally by prophetic acts. Prophetic acts are supernatural and the prophet watchman intercessor sees what others do not see with physical eyes, hears what others do not hear with physical ears.
Multiplication of food (resources) 1 Kings 17:15-16 Elijah (unending oil and flour until famine ended) 2 Kings 4:1-7 Elisha (unending oil until vessels ran out)
Healing and deliverance 2 Kings 5:14 General Naaman obeyed the prophet Elisha and went and dipped seven times in the River Jordan, and was healed of his leprosy.
More Old Testament Example: As warning signs
Isaiah 20:3 Then the LORD said, “Just as My servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot three years for a sign and a wonder against Egypt and Ethiopia,
Jeremiah 13:5-7 5 So I went and hid it by the Euphrates, as the LORD commanded me. 6 Now it came to pass after many days that the LORD said to me, “Arise, go to the Euphrates, and take from there the sash which I commanded you to hide there.” 7 Then I went to the Euphrates and dug, and I took the sash from the place where I had hidden it; and there was the sash, ruined. It was profitable for nothing. “
Ezekiel 5:1-5 1 “And you, son of man, take a sharp sword, take it as a barber’s razor, and pass it over your head and your beard; then take scales to weigh and divide the hair. 2 You shall burn with fire one-third in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are finished; then you shall take one-third and strike around it with the sword, and one-third you shall scatter in the wind: I will draw out a sword after them. 3 You shall also take a small number of them and bind them in the edge of your garment. 4 Then take some of them again and throw them into the midst of the fire, and burn them in the fire.
New Testament Example: Multiplication of food (resources): Mark 6:41 And when He (Yeshua) had taken the five loaves and the two fish, He looked up to heaven, blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to His disciples to set before them; and the two fish He divided among them all.
As a warning sign: Acts 21:10-11 And as we stayed many days, a certain prophet named Agabus came down from Judea. When he had come to us, he took Paul’s belt, bound his own hands and feet, and said, “Thus says the Holy Spirit, ‘So shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind the man who owns this belt, and deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.’”
_______________Someone may ask why we need to do prophetic acts in this modern days when we have the written word of God, and we can pray direct to God in the name of Jesus. Indeed, if one can believe in and obey without doubt what Jesus has said and done by faith, acting accordingly and faithfully, appropriating supernatural resources and power in the spiritual realm, then there is no need for prophetic act.
However, for all those who are still not living by faith and supernaturally, as led by the Holy Spirit, seeing and believing in the unseen, you still need physical prophetic acts, which are in fact putting the spiritual into physical practice.
Don’t you realize that your worshiping, praising, praying and taking Holy Communion, are all prophetic acts of faith?