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Why invite Prophets to your church and Ministries and not want to hear the Heart of God! True Prophets don't speak what the people want to hear , they speak what they hear God saying! It baffles me how Pastor call for The Ministry of a Prophet and expect them not to reveal the Heart of God! Study the Old Testament Prophets and you can identify that when they came on the seen, not only did they confront Sin, but they directed the people to live right for God, It didn't matter what their Status was! They confirmed Kings and Priest and anointed leaders by the leading of God's instructions , They gave Pivotal Instructions to leaders..I believe some truly don't understand the difference between a PROPHET verses the Gift of Prophecy. As a Senior Leader of the Church you should pray and fast before releasing someone in your Ministry to Minister that way you will have clarity Who's Coming and What kind of Weight they carry in the spirit. I remember ministering for my brother Apostle Johnathan Patterson in Baltimore a couple of years ago and He had never met me before when I came to His Church to Minister, He got up to introduce me and said Here Comes a Righteous Judge, She's going to open us up, but then seal it in Love.. He knew because He went before the Lord and the time He spent with God revealed it in his intimate time with God! Never Compromise Who you God called you to be for, Popularity if you do God will never get His Glory out of your life! Seek the Lord in all things!
Matthew 10:22-24(NKJV) 22 And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved. 23 When they persecute you in this city, flee to another. For assuredly, I say to you, you will not have gone through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes.
24 “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.
The Prophet: The Forefinger The forefinger is often called the pointer finger—the prophet functions in revelation and points the way for believers. The office of the prophet is different than the gift of prophecy—it carries a governmental authority and role with higher responsibility. The gift of prophecy is for edification, exhortation and comfort, whereas the prophet flows in areas of guidance, instruction, rebuke, judgment and revelation—whatever Christ chooses to speak for the purification and perfection of His church.
Prophets are also given the special ability to recognize God’s gifts and callings on individuals and can activate people into their ministries. Not everyone who prophesies is a prophet (just as not everyone who moves in miracles is an apostle).
In Conclusion… - A person does not call or appoint himself as a Prophet It is a gift & call of Christ Himself and, in time, is confirmed by other believers.
I pray in the Might name of Jesus for a generation of Prophets to Arise with Truth, Obedience, and Love that won't deny God's instructions and voice and timing to speak those things that will bring true revival in the hearts of man, churches and communities in the name of Jesus!! The Truth always brings Freedom!
Apostle Valerie Jackson