“…The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” Revelation 19:10
This “testimony” which the Lord desires to express is “imparted” within us through our times of communion with Him, as we “wait upon Him.” As he quickens us, His “testimony” (that which He desires to say through us) becomes the ‘spirit of prophecy’ within us.
The “spirit of prophecy” goes beyond the prophetic gifts in function and purpose. The “gift of prophecy” is an enabling that functions through our being yielded. The “spirit of prophecy” flows out through our relationship to the Lord, which enables Him to speak through us.
This abiding prophetic anointing is the result of time spent in the presence of the Lord. As we spend time with Him, we become increasingly more like Him and begin to understand His thoughts and desires – our lives becoming the expression of His life. We will then have the right word, at the right time, to be given in the right place, to the right person.