THE MINISTRY OF PROPHET
Prophets are the mouthpiece of God and real ones are far and near. They communicate the will of God in the earth realm to compel Countries, Nations, Kings, Queens and Governments to submit to the imperial and authoritative Kingdom of God.
A prophet can not just be one who operates in prophecy and miracles, as Jonah and John the Baptist are two prophets who have no documented miracles and wrought at their hands.
The power and essence of the prophet must be relevant in their mouth.
True Prophets are endowed with the anointing to speak directly from the mind of God to His people as it is released to them by God.
God does not hide His secret from His true prophets.
"Surely the Lord God will do nothing, without first revealing His secret unto His servants the prophets".
Some people, including some ministers of the gospel, do not believe the need for the ministry of the prophets in our modern-day churches. They believe the ministry of prophets is restricted to the early churches. But the truth of the matter is, all Christians are entitled to be built on this apostolic and prophetic foundation according to EPHESIANS 2:20.
"Now, therefore, ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone;"
"And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers".
1 CORINTHIANS 12:28,
"And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracle, then gifts of healing, helps, governments, diversities of tongues".
Nations needs prophets
Churches needs prophets
Individual needs prophets
True prophets are an agent of change. Whenever God wants to bring a change to any situation He always raises prophets and sends them forth to carry out the assignment.
It is true that even now there are false prophets in the World, leading many astray [Matthew 24:11,24]. But there are still true prophets of God.
When a prophet opens his or her mouth there should be profundity there, not just some regular answer.
A prophet seeks a divine relationship with God and is often in fasting so as to facilitate their environment.
A word of caution to all my Christian brothers and sisters. Beware of false prophets who have nothing good to offer to you than to take advantage of your situation and reap you off your money.
Many Christians have fallen victim of false prophets. Some have stopped attending church services. But this ministry aim at encouraging such people around the world to look for a bible-based church where they will feel comfortable to worship God and start attending church services again.
Prophets are not God and prophecies are not for sale.
A true prophet of God does not manufacture his own visions and his own prophecies. But he speaks the word from God to the people only when God gives him word or words for the people.
A prophet must be called by God. The initiative of making a prophet always rest with Him [God].
The prophetic Ministry is not a ministry that anyone can take up. Only the false prophet dares to take up this ministry for himself.
The true prophetic ministry always begins with a call from God.
Deep dealing at the hand of God will often be needed to prepare the prophet for receiving the word of God.
Sometimes he may actually have to experience beforehand, something of what his people will experience.
Jeremiah spent many years in captivity before his people went into captivity. He was often rejected and ostracised; he was even accused of being a traitor.
Ezekiel had to lie on his side for 390 days to symbolise the judgement that would come upon his nation. This suffering made the prophets extremely aware of their human frailty (Jeremiah 20:7-10). It also equipped the prophet to give what was often a very harsh message in a spirit of compassion. A true message is nullified if it is spoken in the wrong spirit. Suffering softens the prophet's spirit, so that he can give the hardest word, in a spirit of love. Suffering contributed to Jeremiah's compassion.
When the priest Pashhur son of Immer, the chief officer in the temple of the Lord, heard Jeremiah prophesying these things, he had Jeremiah the prophet beaten and put in the stocks at the Upper gate of Benjamin at the Lord 's temple (Jeremiah 20:1,2).