One of the most misunderstood areas of the Christian faith is the area of prophecy. Stories are abound where people go to seminars and conferences and they are placed in categories based on cash. There is a queue for the $500 guys who get a 5 minute prophesy and then there is another queue for those with $1 000 who in turn get a more detailed prophetic ‘word”. OMG!!!
Generally there are so many controversies to the point where people have diluted the power and relevance of the prophetic ministry. Then we have those spouse prophecies, good lord!! Some have been told you shall marry so and so, and up to now, nothing has happened and worse still the people have moved on. The other spouse to be that is.
We then have those glorious that come year beginning and by year end, nothing has manifested. People’s problems are still the same and in many cases have compounded!!! There is a difference between the prophetic anointing and the prophetic office.
Every child of God who is baptised in the Holy Ghost has the ability to tap into the prophetic anointing and neither do you have to say “thus saith the Lord”. The ordained prophet takes up the office of the prophet and becomes the prophet of the church etc. Having said that, people who are in business are moving with the prophetic anointing and can be able to discern and avoid certain deals. At times, people are able to move quickly and act under a prophetic unction and see massive exploits.
The main purpose of the prophetic anointing is to reveal the will, mind, counsel of God in a situation, group of people, region etc. Yes God can reveal His great plans to someone, whilst they are in a crisis, the main reason He does that is to encourage the person to know there is hope and God will use those tough moments to strengthen the person from the inside.
We are living in a world that has much more complex problems and if the body of Christ is going to be effective in the 21st century we must have the power of true prophecy in our churches. These are not prophecies about just cars and houses. However, the prophet being able to pick out what’s the cause of the problem and how did it get there over and above everything, what is God saying about the situation and of course the solution. God is a Father and He is concerned about the well being of His children, He loves us so much. Many people are quick to quote John 3: 16, but they don’t really have the revelation and the practicality of that love. Sometimes the body of Christ needs to go back to the basics, the Blood of the Lamb, the Cross and its relevance to the 21st century believer. We now need to tap into the prophetic anointing in our prayer lives as well.
With 3 years as Head of Intercession of Faith and Victory Church, Melbourne Australia, I have seen a lot and I have shared what I call, MUST KNOWS in my latest book, Spiritual Warfare Volume 1 (The 3 Levels of Prayer). This covers many things like realms, strongholds, all the three levels of prayer etc. The main three levels or dimensions of prayer are Priestly, Kingly and Prophetic. Many people stay on the priest and have no idea on how to enrich their prayer life with the other two, Kingly and Prophetic. When you learn these last two, prepare a greater and intimate walk with God than before, expect breakthrough in ways that will surprise you. Also expect to receive divine intelligence that will help you and those you love break out of sticky situations faster than they could. We are kings and priests as found in the book of Revelations Chapter 1 and Chapter 5. The book of Peter tells us we are a royal priesthood. When we pray from a place of identity, it’s a game changer!!!
Take up this opportunity and be able enrich your life today. My heart bleeds with some of the things people are going through. God never intended people to go through what they are going through many we go through things because at times we just don’t know what the word says about the variables at play. I certainly wished somebody had taught me many years ago, the things I have put in the book, I had to learn some of the things first hand through experiences etc. I have also included testimonies as well. Be blessed, always remember God loves you and you have an UNCOMMON DESTINY.
feel free to check out my video on the 1st type of Authority, there are 3 types, all covered in the book.