Friday, November 13, 2015

Apostolic and Prophetic Ministry

Here's the problem with what's been going on concerning teaching about the prophetic ministry. The message makes the minister prophetic, the minister does not make the message prophetic.
Do you want to see prophetic ministers selling their anointing to prophesy revival over your city? 'For a thousand dollars, I'll prophesy revival for you', that kind of thing.
"God will back you (me) up."
The issue is getting the cart before the horse. Is there some validity to these statements? Yes, some. But if you really want a prophetic ministry, you have to have a message from the Lord.
Let me give you a perfect example. If you live in America, and you do not understand that the major distinguishing mark of this generation, of this time, is feminism, then you are not a prophetic minister. Because you are unable to discern the signs of your time. It's that simple.
If you want an example of an apostolic and prophetic word, "Single men are short changed by the church. There needs to be more single men in church leadership."
It's like having a car but you have to drive on the roads. If you don't drive on the roads, you're going to wreck fast.
Here's the rub with the prophetic ministry. The church is already doing everything that it wants to do. The church is already not doing all the things that it doesn't want to do. The backbone of the prophetic ministry is telling the church to do the things that it doesn't want to do. It's telling the church not to do the things that it wants to do.

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