As the Christian Body, we are going to have to become more Biblically sound, and be more spiritually grounded.
We must learn to understand the Word and know the Word of God. Study to show ourselves approved unto God (2 Timothy 2:15). Too many people buy into so many bad prophecies because they do not know the everlasting word well enough to recognize when it is off base. Then after a while they become disillusioned about God and His kingdom. That is why I am writing about the way I learned about prophecy, the voice of God, and His will for the Body of Christ.
I'm hoping that many will learn and come to a better understanding of God's will, call, and gifts in their life.
The Office of a Prophet and the Gift of Prophecy
An important distinction to make that I think is being blurred is the gift of prophecy as opposed to the office of being a prophet. In fact that may be the worst mistake being made of a calling a man or women 'prophet' who is only moving in the gift of prophecy, but is not called to the office. I cannot think of anyone in the New Testament that exhibits the office of prophet, but to me that is not a problem. The fault lies with us in thinking that this is a New Testament dispensation that therefore requires another definition. If there is only one definition, however, and it is and has been in existence for all time, though we have not seen it in recent times, then it is no reason to look for a new kind.
The difference between the gift of prophecy and the office of prophet is a very important point. We would be wrong to say that anyone who prophesies is a prophet. The Spirit of God is dividing severally His gifts, which God can give in a moment as He wills. That should not, however, be a permanent and abiding distinction or designation. The Spirit of God can fall on any one of us and we can prophesy. We are operating by the Spirit in the gift of prophecy. The gift is something that the Spirit exercises at His will, and it can come from a man or a woman. It has nothing to do with their calling, their training, their preparation or their qualification. The true prophetic word breaks down and builds up. It plucks up the old and plants the new within our hearts and souls. It get us ready for the move of God and releases the power to accomplish it. Right now, we have seen too little of it.
Jer 1:10 See, I have this day set
thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root
out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw
down, to build, and to plant.
The office of prophet differs from the gift of prophecy in that it is permanent. It is not given with the man or woman by the Hand of God. It is a calling, and it may well be that men or woman, who have the office of prophet, can go an entire lifetime in their service and never once speak out of the gift of prophecy, and yet still be functioning in their office. The church today is suffering from the ignorance of blurring these two categories. We are calling men and women prophets who have not the office, but who are operating in the gift of prophecy, and in many instances not even the gift of prophecy, but the gift of knowledge of a rather deceitful clairvoyance. We really need to be clear, therefore, on what we are saying.
The office of prophet is the ultimate thing and carries an enormous responsibility. Such a one brings the oracles of God. He is standing for very God and speaking from God with the authority of God in a troubled and rebellious generation. His statements are the statements of God's heart to His people that have to do with His purposes in an understanding of the present time in view of the things that are future and eternal. It is the prophet who is alerted. He/she interprets the event and communicates that interpretation to a church that would otherwise have passed it over. That is his/her function and that is his call for which he is not necessarily going to be understood nor heard. The word is more often than not going to be rejected and his life is going to be threatened.
You find in the Old And New Testament God talks to His people but do the People have a ear to hear, that is the question for today? It 's a Question I had to asked myself over and over again until I found the answer.
I prayed for a word from the Lord Jesus starting has a small child because I lost my father at 11 1/2 years old and my mother few years later. I found myself at a very young age running the farm and going to school. You see I was raised on a farm and lost my whole world when my father passed away. I saw the ugliness of Jealousy and greed from my own family. However, that is total a difference story that I still see in a many of families today.
Rom 11:29 For the
gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
I prayed for a word from the Lord Jesus about the calling and gifts - I suppose to walk in, not knowing what direction I was suppose to do or go into. I was very confuse many times, always hoping for a Word from the Lord.
At first, I heard only a still small voice, or just a whisper saying I have called you to be a nurse in my kingdom. My question was - what does that mean? Which I will explain little later on. In the world I was CNA a little over twenty years of my life. Little did I know this was my training ground since a small child to an adult with sickness, disease, and death. I have taken care the adults, elderly. children and teens that were abuse in one way or another
Some people called me a prophet, but yet I don't feel like a prophet for God. Yes, I have been baptized with a special kind of fire from the Lord. A fire that burns deep within my body and makes turn like a red apple upon my skin . When the Lord Jesus manifest himself upon face to His children. This is to let people know that He is now presence with His power and anointing as well as speaking to me about what is their hearts or even minds at times.
However, many times I don't know where I
am going with the fire and Spirit of God, I am just
follow without question. I just know when I feel the
fire of God, I will hear the Voice of God and a
different Boldness with confidence comes. I am to keep
what is in my heart and to speak the Word of God without
1 Kings 19:12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. 1 Kings 19:13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?
What's a prophets
responsibly for God?
Many of times the Word of God becomes clear at night, sometimes only a part of a word or dream but every time I prayed, the voice becomes loud, and what I see in the hearts of people, face, eyes, or even written on their forehead becomes so real to me. It is like written words on a piece of paper, but no else can see them. I noticed that for some reason the people become scare of what I see within their hearts, maybe because of sin or high-mind ness - I really don't know at times.
1 Cor 14:25 And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth.
Just like Pharaoh, or Amanitas and Sapphira lost their lives, others fell under the curses of God because of disobedience. instead of listening to the Voice of God within their hearts, they follow their ways. There is so many chapters in the Bible that shows what happens to the people of disobedience. Please check out Pastor's Michael teaching on DVD - Has the World Left You.
Prov 29:1 He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
If you check in the Bible and read about the specific ministries God gives to the church with the Body of Christ. These are called the fivefold ministries.
Eph 4:11 And
he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some,
evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the
ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of
the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man,
unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of
If you want to read about them in the old testament, great prophets and prophetess like Miriam, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, and Joel who listen to the voice of the Lord. Read Pastor Michael's book about What the Scriptures say About Women. New testament, speaks of the prophets and prophetess in the church, but many don't understand you need hear the Voice of God. This is where I realized a prophet can't be taught anything by man or women, only by the voice of the Lord will understand the workings of the Lord.
Acts 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: 18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: Check out Joel 2:28 also!
Please understand that I had no desire to become a prophetess. Infact, to this very day I get scare because I don't want to be something I am not nor do I want to say something wrong. There are so many out there giving a false word or hope - who are not really hearing from God. The word prophet itself makes people think that someone is self-appointed and attempting to gain stature, money, or fame in the church. In some cases, that you are a Doctor-fix-it, only the Lord Jesus can fix problems within your life.
Again, many false prophets of God don't want to help and love people. The false prophets of God have their hearts set on fame and glory, not what God wants for His people. All I know for sure is the calling of God gave to me, was to be an nurse for Him. What that really means I really don't know, but scripturally.
Rom 12:8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called
the children of God. 10 Blessed are they
which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs
is the kingdom of heaven. 11 Blessed are ye, when
men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say
all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your
reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets
which were before you.
5:19-24 Quench not the Spirit. 20 Despise
not prophesyings. 21 Prove all things; hold
fast that which is good. 22 Abstain
from all appearance of evil. 23 And
the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray
God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved
blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh
and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the
same; that through death he might destroy him that had
the power of death, that is, the devil;
15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all
their lifetime subject to bondage.
However, until India 2002, it wasn't reality to me! Than God became a very loud voice to me and tugged on my heart even more then before. January 31, 2008 - I'm being told to stop running from gift and calling, that is time to exercise my gift. I must tell you a little secret - this is not the first time I have heard this voice of God within my heart tugging at me. I have always pull away in fear on different occasions. The rejection, angry, jealousy has made me turn away from the voice of God. So many times people with an deaf ear from the truth as made me stop moving in the gift if God.
Look what happened to Joseph while he was in prison? God gave him the gift of interpreting dreams and visions before Joseph approached the Pharaoh. Joseph exercised his prophets unction on the Pharaoh's chief butler and baker. Joseph interpreted each man's dreams and God's Word through Joseph came to pass within 3 Years. Two Years later Pharaoh had a dream and sent for Joseph (Genesis 4:15). You can not become a Voice for God unless your tried and tested by God. The authority and power you received comes from God Almighty. You as a repentived Born Again Christian is given the authority (Genesis 1:26) but the power comes from God.
Ps 62:10 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them. 11 God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God. 12 Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work.
Zech 4: 6
Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the
word of the Lord unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might,
nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.
Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the
Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak
not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he
doeth the works.
Joseph never said it was his power but God's Power and God would provide the answer for any question. But none of this would of come to pass if he would not remain in prayer and obedience. to this day, I don't know how Joseph had to rely on inner strength from God that he may be aware of the rough conditions of living in a prison day by day. Never the less Joseph succeeded to pass the test with God no matter how hard it was for him in that prison. Not only did Joseph become the voice of the Lord but also he was released form prison and made second in charge over all of Egypt, answering only to the King.
Gen 41:41 And
Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all
the land of Egypt.
Now! In the beginning God's Voice was heard in the
garden of Eden. Gen 1:3 And God
said, Let there be light: and there was light.
God spoke it unto existence. God created the earth,
vegetation, animal life, the mist, Adam and Eve.
Whatever God said came to passed and God created
man with His breath.
God's basic principles of prophecy is that God's voice creates a new direction, reveals any sin, roots out problems to destroy the devil's plan. He will supply us with direction, knowledge, wisdom, guidance, and a calling that we do not possess. Hopefully, the character of god can become form with us which is know as the fruit of the spirit. The more we hear from God, the more familiar His Voice will become to you. You see the voice of God can become a warm and loving but if you fall into sin according to Genesis 3:10, you will become afraid of God.
Gen 3:8 And they
heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in
the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid
themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the
trees of the garden. 9 And the Lord God
called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou10
And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was
afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
God was talking directly to Adam And Eve.
Maybe if they would of admitted what they did wrong
instead of justifying themselves. Maybe God wouldn't of
drove them out of the garden of Eden, but we will never
Just remember the prophetic ministry is a ministry of hope and change. It presents a divine revelation of God's hope for us in the times ahead. God simply tells you what He wants for your future and departs by using a prophet or prophetess. God has the power to do whatever He chooses, but he has given much of the responsibility to us. When God chooses to speak to His people, many times He reveals His plans first to a Prophet or Prophetess.
Every thing becomes a choice, You
must decide whether you want a word from God or go on
doing what your doing. You can tell I have no
great speaking or writing abilities but I speak the
words the way it is.