Jeremiah 1:5 NIVBefore I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.
- Signs of prophetic calling
- How do I know if I have a prophetic gift
- How to know if you are a prophet
- Challenges of being a prophet
- The process of a prophet
- Stages of a prophetic call
- How are prophets chosen? True prophets are chosen by God Himself, not by man (Numbers 12:6). This is by divine election.
- What qualifies a person to be a prophet? Since prophets are chosen by God Himself, we are disallowed to draft out a list of requirements for choosing a prophet. We have no right to instruct God (1 Corinthians 2:16). If there are qualifications for the choosing of a prophet, only God knows those qualifications.
- Can everyone become a prophet? Everyone cannot become a prophet. Not even the professing “prophetic schools” can produce a genuine prophet. Everyone cannot be a prophet, but every genuine Christian can be “prophetic.” There's a world of difference between the two, and I'll throw more light as we progress.
What Is The Prophetic Ministry
1. The Old Testament Prophets
- Some prophets could call down fire and have it manifest physically (2 Kings 1:10).
- Elijah could run faster than a horse (2 Kings 18:46).
- A prophet could marry an unrepentant prostitute (Hosea 1:2).
- A prophet was instructed to bake bread with human excrement (Ezekiel 4:9-17), and the list goes on.
2. The New Testament Prophets
Acts 11:27-30Now at this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. One of them named Agabus stood up and began to indicate by the Spirit that there would certainly be a great famine all over the world. And this took place in the reign of Claudius. And in the proportion that any of the disciples had means, each of them determined to send a contribution for the relief of the brethren living in Judea.
How To Become A Prophetess
Amos 7:14-15 ESVThen Amos answered and said to Amaziah, “I was no prophet, nor a prophet’s son, but I was a herdsman and a dresser of sycamore figs. But the LORD took me from following the flock, and the LORD said to me, ‘Go, prophesy to my people Israel.’
Ephesians 4:11 BSBAnd it was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers.
Ministry Of The New Testament Prophet
Jeremiah 35:11 NKJVI have also sent to you all My servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying, ‘Turn now everyone from his evil way, amend your doings, and do not go after other gods to serve them; then you will dwell in the land which I have given you and your fathers.’ But you have not inclined your ear, nor obeyed Me.
1. Dividing, Simplifying And Feeding God's Word To The Church
Acts 1:1 KJVThe former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach.
2. Reproving Sin And Demanding Holiness
3. Pointing People To Christ And Reconciling The World Back To God
4. Bringing Deliverance To The Oppressed
Luke 4:18 KJVThe Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.
5. Bringing About Spiritual Growth And Maturity In Christ
Ephesians 2:19-20 NIVConsequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.
Ephesians 4:13 KJVTill 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 Christ.
6. A Battle Axe In God's Hands
Signs God Is Calling You To Be A Prophet
Numbers 12:6 NKJVThen He said, “Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the LORD, make Myself known to him in a vision; I speak to him in a dream.
Final Words On Signs Of A Prophetic Calling
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