Prophetic ministry

The prophetic ministry

The prophetic ministry:

Is this spiritual anointing still needed today ?

11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; (Ephesians 4:11-13) New King James Version (NKJV)”.

Apostles and prophets are connected to heaven. The prophet receives and declares what is in God’s heart to individuals, nations and the church on earth at the moment.

The gift of prophecy and the Ministry of a prophet.

   All believers are encouraged to ask for the gift of prophecy (1Cor14:1-3). It is written: “…In the last days, God will pour out His Spirit on all flesh…” (Click  to read Acts2:17) and (Joel2:28). The gift of prophecy and other spiritual gifts are managed in the local church service, according to the instructions to the Corinthians in (Click to read 1Cor14:29-33).

   But the Office of a Prophet is a calling from God, a gift of God to the entire Church, and nations. (Click  to readJeremiah1:5). In general, apostles and prophets are called to minister together (Acts13:1-2).

Apostles and prophets are designed to work together

The church is built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. (Click  to readEphesians2:19-20).

There are reasons for a prophet and apostle working together.
• They are both equipped to receive from the heart of God.
• The prophet can remind God’s vision and direction to the Apostle.
• The prophet can challenge the apostle; in case he takes a wrong direction.

Apostles tend to be surrounded by people who look up to them, love and respect them and most of the time are not strong enough to challenge them if they are mistaken. A prophet is equipped to challenge the apostle, churches, individuals and nations. Prophet Nathan did just that to King David in (2Samuel 12:7-12).

We need real prophets today for the church on earth.

The prophetic Ministry today

There seems to be a widespread awareness of the prophetic ministry in the church today.

It is time for the church to focus on the quality not the quantity of the prophets. The Church  needs prophets like Daniel and his mates, commited to God Almighty. They refused to compromise; and eventually got king Nebuchadnezzar, a tough anti-god king, praise the God of Israel. (Daniel 3:20-30).

Prophets are not accepted in many churches, they are known for their straight talk and character, and pursuit of holiness.

Pastors need prophets to assit them building up holliness in their local church.

Apostles need prophets to build up the Church, on a solid foundation, and according to the heavenly blueprint.

 

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