Prophetic Ministry

A prophet speaks to the people from God. He represents God to the people. God is not angry at His people. When a prophet attempts to speak for God and portrays God as being angry, he or she is making Him out to be something that He is not. Look at Moses at the rock. God told him to speak to the rock for water to come out, but because he was angry at the people, Moses struck the rock and it kept him out of the promised land.

I believe in prophecy. I welcome prophecy. When a prophet speaks more from his own anger than from what God is speaking, it is similar to what Jesus said to James and John when they wanted to call down fire on the Samaritans. “You do not know what manner of spirit you are of.” I have been exposed to enough prophecy to know when someone is speaking from God and when they are speaking out of themselves; and angry prophets are speaking much more from their own emotion than from God.

Prophetic persons in the congregation must be submitted to the pastor of the church as well as to the Holy Spirit. Remember, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. None of these is evidenced in an angry prophet. James said that “the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God” (James 1:20).

Revelation 19:10 says that “the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” Prophecy should exalt Jesus; it should draw us to Jesus. Paul said, “He who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men” (I Corinthians 14:3). This leaves no room for criticism or condemnation. An angry prophet comes across as harsh and uncaring.

I just finished reading a book on prophecy that I would like to recommend. It is You May All Prophesy by Steve Thompson. He has worked with Rick Joyner and Bob Jones over the years. I think it will give you a balanced perspective on what prophecy is all about.

Categories Pastors Blog | Tags: | Posted on October 19, 2012

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