The Prophet Pt. 1

Often I receive inquiries about the prophet/seer and I hope you see why we need this ministry gift operating freely in the Church today. If it were only so…


The prophet in his day is fully accepted of God and totally rejected by men.

prophet 3Years back, Dr. Gregory Mantle was right when he said, “No man can be fully accepted until he is totally rejected.” The prophet of the Lord is aware of both these experiences. They are his “brand name.”

The group, challenged by the prophet because they are smug and comfortably insulated from a perishing world in their warm but untested theology; is not likely to vote him ”Man of the year” when he refers to them as habituates of the synagogue of Satan!

The prophet comes to set up that which is upset. His work is to call into line those who are out of line! He is unpopular because he opposes the popular in morality and spirituality. In a day of faceless politicians and voiceless preachers, there is not a more urgent national need than that we cry to God for a prophet! The Function of the prophet, as Austin-Sparks once said, “has almost always been that of recovery.”

The prophet is God’s detective seeking for a lost treasure. The degree of his effectiveness is determined by his measure of unpopularity. Compromise is not known to him.

He has no price tags.

He is totally ”otherworldly.”

He is unquestionably controversial and unpardonably hostile.

He marches to another drummer!

He breathes the rarefied air of inspiration.

He is a “seer” who comes to lead the blind.

prophet 2He lives in the heights of God and comes into the valley with a “thus saith the Lord.”

He shares some of the foreknowledge of God and so is aware of impending judgment.

He lives in “splendid isolation.”

He is forthright and outright, but he claims no birthright.

His message is “repent, be reconciled to God or else…!”

His prophecies are parried.

His truth brings torment, but his voice is never void.

He is the villain of today and the hero of tomorrow.

He is excommunicated while alive and exalted when dead!

He is dishonored with epithets when breathing and honored with epitaphs when dead.

He is a schoolmaster to bring us to Christ, but few “make the grade” in his class.

He is friendless while living and famous when dead.

He is against the establishment in ministry; then he is established as a saint by posterity.

He eats daily the bread of affliction while he ministers, but he feeds the Bread of life to those who listen.

He walks before men for days but has walked before God for years.

He is a scourge to the nation before he is scourged by the nation.

He announces, pronounces, and denounces!

prophet 1He has a heart like a volcano and his words are as fire.

He talks to men about God.

He carries the lamp of truth amongst heretics while he is lampooned by men.

He faces God before he faces men, but he is self-effacing.

He hides with God in the secret place, but he has nothing to hide in the marketplace.

He is naturally sensitive but supernaturally spiritual.

He has passion, purpose and pugnacity.

He is ordained of God but disdained by men.


  • 5 thoughts on “The Prophet Pt. 1

      1. Dear Benui,

        The enemy has been attacking those on the front line now for several years in a more intense way than normal. It not a surprise to see many in the spotlight fall in the walk. With great revelation comes the responsibility to remain rooted grounded in a pure relationship with Chirst. A relationship which is perpetuated by a sincere desire to do everything pleasing to God. As in any ministry there is the desire to grow and do more for God, however if a person isn’t careful the ministry will take over fueled by its on expectations as well as the expectations of others basically becoming out of control to the ones heading up the ministry. Jim Baker (formerly of Trinity who went to prison for fraud) said early on things started to be done that wasn’t right with his spirit but so many people were expecting more and he didn’t want to disappoint them. We can’t serve mammon or be a people pleaser and please God at the same time. Pray for recovery for these men but know this that God has secretly prepared those in the hidden place that will come forth at His perfect time that will lead with power, sincerity and the love of God that ushers in a billion to the Kingdom. Continue to persue Him for Him alone and allow Him to prepare you in the secret place and you will see that sometime in the near future the power, anointing of God (love baptism) will fill you to over flowing and then the miriacles will be performed like nothing seen on the earth before!

      1. Pray for Israel! Go there and visit if you can. I hope to someday myself. I can only wonder what I might see or hear in the Spirit while there; after all it belongs to God!

    1. Deep and very clear cut. Let the True Prophets arise on this last days to confront the false system. He Is in control and still Reign. Many thanks bro Bill. Looking forward to part 2

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