For those with the gift of prophecy…

It is appealing to have knowledge from outside our own grasp.  This was the original temptation of the fall of man.  We were meant daily to connect with Adonai for our needs.  He met with Adam and Eve in the cool of the day.  If we want to become what Christ has intended we must have a regular time of connection with Him.  We need a perspective bigger than ours.  We must be very careful of the source, and test the spirits.  

I John 4: 1-4 Loved ones, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see if they are from God. For many false prophets have gone out into the world. [a] You know the Ruach Elohim by this—every spirit that acknowledges that Messiah Yeshua has come in human flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Yeshua is not from God. This is the spirit of the anti-messiah, which you have heard is coming and now is already in the world.

Each person in the body of Christ has been given gifts of the Spirit for them to fulfill the call of God on their lives.  We can all expect hardship, Jesus made it clear the world will hate us and that we must persevere.  This is especially true if you are a prophet by gifting  (words of knowledge that come randomly) or by anointing (you carry the office of a prophet to lead others into increased awareness of God).  Prophets are ministers of the Most High God whose lives cannot be compared to others.  The Father asks some really difficult things of prophets in scripture (marry a prostitute, lie on your left side for 390 days etc) Be okay with being strange.  Be okay with being very uncomfortable. It is for a higher purpose than just your life.

Prophecy is given according to our faith. Romans 12:6 We have gifts that differ according to the grace that was given to us—if prophecy, in proportion to our faith;  Prophets need to expect to live an uncomfortable lifestyle where great demands are put on their faith.  Faith comes by hearing the Word of God.  That is both the written and the Rhema word.  When the troubles come, we need to run to the Word who became flesh.  Ground yourself in the Word. Wash your mind in the word. Meditate on it. Live it.

Prophets are often misunderstood.  They see the move of God before it happens.  People who are asleep will often lash out at those who are called to open the eyes of the blind.  Denial will call you the problem.  Remember that your gift is truly that..a gift.  It didn’t originate with you. Every good gift comes from the Father.  You cannot take pride in the gift.  You don’t have to defend yourself when under attack.  God takes care of His prophets.  Remain humble, walk with God and overcome evil with good. Bless those who curse you.  This is the will of God for you.