VISION OF THE PROPHET AKANBI ADEMOYE ADEKANBI
UNDERSTANDING THE PROPHETS OF THE BIBLE
The prophet is a man who feels fiercely. God has thrust a burden upon his soul, and he is bowed and stunned at man’s fierce greed.
The prophet’s theme is, first of all, the very life of a whole people, and his identification last more than a moment. He is one not only with what he says; he is involved with his people in what his words foreshadow.
The prophet is intent on intensifying responsibility, is impatient of excuse, contemptuous of pretense and self pity. His tone, rarely sweet or caressing, is frequently consoling and disburdening;
Who could bear living in a state of disgust day and night? The conscience builds its confines, is subject to fatigue, longs for comfort, lulling, soothing. Yet those who are hurt, and he who inhabits eternity, neither slumber and sleep. The prophet is sleepless and grave.
Perhaps the prophet knew more about the secret obscenity of sheer unfairness, about the unnoticed malignancy of established patterns of indifference, than men whose knowledge depend solely on intelligence and observation. The Lord it know to me and I knew; then thou didst show me their evil deeds. [Jer.11:18]
The words of the prophet are stern, sour, stinging. But behind his austerity is live and compassion for mankind. Indeed, every prediction of disaster is in itself and exhortation to repentance. The prophet is sent not only to upbraid, but also to “strengthen the weak hands and make firm the feeble knee.” Isa.35:3
It is embarrassing to be a prophet. None of the prophets seem enamored with being a prophet nor proud of his attainment. Over the life of a prophet words are invisibly inscribed: all flattery abandon, ye who enter here. To be a prophet is a both a distinction and an affliction. The mission he performs is distasteful to him and repugnant to others; no reward is promised him and no reward cold tempers its bitterness.
The prophet is a lonely man. He alienates the wicked as well as the pious, the cynics as well as the believers, the priests and the princes, the judges and the false prophets. But to be a prophet means to challenge and to defy and to cast out fear.
The prophet’s eye is directed to the contemporary scene; the society and its conduct are the main theme of his speeches. Yet his ear is inclined to God. He is a person struck by the glory and presence of God, over powered by the hand of God. Yet the greatness is his ability to hold God and man in a single thought.
The prophet claims to be far more than messenger. He is a person who stand in the presence of God as a great messenger,[Jer.15:19] who stand in the council of Lord,” [Jer.23:18] who is a participant, as it were, in the council of God, not a bearer of dispatches whose function is limited to being sent on errands. He is a counselor as well as a great messenger
The prophet is not a mouthpiece, but a person; not an instrument, but a partner, an associate of God he takes the part of the people. In the presence of the people he takes the part of God.
The prophets hear God’s voice and feel his hear. God’s prophet who are truly His servants, are not common, but they do exist today.
THE PROPHETIC SWORD
The prophetic sword of the LORD of HOST is render revenges unto the enemy of the believers and beloved of the LORD in this end time.
The word of the GOD Bible is a book of divine prophesy in this last day. the sword of the LORD went and conquer and conquer in this time, this sword is the strength of fighter of this day, the weapon is necessary in the last day, all ages will come back to use this weapon again to gain victory in this last day, sword of the victorious is the word that alter with strength of HOLY GHOST.
THE PROPHET SWORD AND SHIELD
A mature prophet is without question a target of serious satanic attack. A mature prophet will be targeted for demonic assault and will have to at least from time to time, enter into serious and prolonged spiritual warfare with the territorial spirit.
Though the attack is spiritual in its origin, it may be manifested by physical, emotional, relational, financial, hatred and setback among within the ages. This should not suprice us. Satan himself confronted Jesus and tried to temp Him to give up His life ministry on earth.
PROPHET STRONG PRAYER
The prophet is given too much prayer inspire than any other five hold ministry. The true prophet has a real burden, not only for God’s will, but for God’s people, both the saved and those not yet saved. This inevitably leads to a strong intercessor’s prayer burden for both people and issues. Remember that the mature prophet is tested and tried. The prophet is intense and this intensity flow over into his prayer life.
PROPHETS ARE VERY STRONG IN SINGING AND WORSHIPING THE LORD
Music is a universal language from the ages. True music and worship bring down the presence of the whole Heaven to the earth; many prophets in the bible composed songs and work in the realm of the Spirits when praising and worshiping the Lord God Almighty
Moses is number one prophets in the bible to compose a powerful and victorious messages songs for the children of Israel, poems, poetry, and psalms are composed by the seer. From the ancients, the Lord God of the prophets as had been so kind to His people in terms of giving them songs of comfort, deliverance and victory. Many songs in the bible are word to the generation from generations; all generation will continue to worship and get a new song from the creator of all existence.
Prophets sings prophetically and God give them songs in the dreams, God give them songs whenever they are in tune with the Holy Spirit, their songs will be different from singers, and their songs will be full of God’s grace and self denials.
Prophets are God’s microphone in term of singing to Him; faithfully to God them song with the power in them and ministering to man through these songs; many prophets in the bible are good worshiper of God Almighty in term of praise and worship.
PROPHET IS IDENTIFIES WITH THE PEOPLE OF GOD
The mature prophet identifies with the people of God. This identification with the people to whom he is to minister is absolutely necessary for the prophet if he is to have a proper relationship with God’s people. It is only by so indentify that he can feel their hurts, know their pain, and seek their repentance before God.
We have a classic example of the prophet’s identification with his people in the prayer of the prophet
And whiles I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the LORD my God for the holy mountain of my God; DAN.9:20
Woe unto us that we have sinned! LAM.5:16
Prophet beseeching the Lord to show them their sin!
PROPHET HATE SIN!
The true mature prophet hate sin and the act if it, God hate sin above anything in Heaven and on earth, prophet hate evil, sin and disobedient of God’s people, at time, a mature prophet will convey God’s anger and hatered toward sin.
However, even with this intense reaction toward sin, the mature prophet will have God’s heart that yearns for the sinner to repent and become right with God. The prophet of Bible so obviously longed for God’s people to repent. So also will today’s matured prophets. Even while speaking out against sin, they yearn for repentance and restoration
PROPHET UNDERSTAND HIS TOTAL COMMITMENT TO GOD AND HIS WORK
The mature prophet comes to realize that he is inherently fully committed to God and His work. It is as if has no choice. Yet the mature prophet knows that he must still move in the entire church body.
PROPHET MOVE IN THE GREAT AUTHORITY AND POWER TO KNOW GOD”S MYSTERIES
The prophet, when moving in the prophetic office, moves in great authority and power of Holy Ghost. This author and power are not to be confused with speaking in a loud voice or trying to impose his will over others. Those who have a discerning spirit will know when the Lord is delivering His word. The authority will be there. This is so whether the words are spoken forcefully or giving in a whisper.
PROPHET WILLING TO SUMMIT TO SPIRITUAL AUTHORITY
A mature prophet will be willing to submit to existing spiritual authority. A mature prophet and a mature pastor are maturing submissive. A mature prophet will also be willing to submit to others if they have a word of correction for him or have valid reason to exercise authority over his prophetic ministry.
A PROPHET MOST KNOW THAT EVERY THOUGHT IS NOT FROM GOD
A mature prophet will not believe that every thought that comes into his or her head is “from the Lord.” He will also come to recognize the difference between the maturity of his own discernment and a true prophetic word to be delivered. A mature prophet will have great discernment and understanding concerning the things of God. But this understanding and these thought s. Discernment is not the same as word from God to be delivered in the prophetic sense. A mature prophet understands this difference.
PROPHET EXERCISE SPIRITUAL GIFTS
The mature, called prophet will exercise many of the gifts enumerated in 1 Corinthians chapter 12. Thought the prophet may operate all of these gifts at same time in his ministry, the gifts most often manifested are the prophetic word, word of knowledge, word of wisdom, and the discerning spirits. The prophet often is the first to spot a demonic presence in a person or circumstance. Further, signs and wonders such as healing, the infilling of the Holy Spirit, and the breaking down of demonic strongholds are often seen in the prophetic ministry.
For the mature prophet, all operations of the above gift will always point to Jesus Christ, remember, the prophet’s work is to speak the word of God. The prophet’s business is the business of the kingdom of God and the fulfillment of God’s purpose on earth. A truly mature prophet action and words will not attract attention to him, but will always glorify Jesus Christ.
THE PROPHETIC MINISTRY IN THE 21ST CENTURY
The prophetic ministry in the 21st century is more unique, matured and feet than the 20th century in the prophetic field. Though, I acknowledge the roles of the fathers in the prophetic ministry of 20th century. I mean those who ship on the sea wings of the 20tyh century ministry in the prophetic field are core for the 21st century.
Shaping the prophetic ministry in the 21st century, will be a global move, a calling and the uniqueness of the prophetic ministry in the ventilations move. The plan and the will of the Father is to alert the world of the woe to come and He sent His human agent, the prophet with matured training into the world, the uniqueness of the 21st century will be the braking and the molding into the Fathers shape.
1 ¶ The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
2 Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words.
3 Then I went down to the potter’s house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels.
4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.
5 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
6 O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.
7 At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy it;
8 If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.
9 And at what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it;
10 If it do evil in my sight, that it obey not my voice, then I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them. Jer. 18:1-10
The symbolism of the prophetic characteristic of this similitude in the nation that is called Israel is in the patter house, the potter house is the house of creation of the vessels and dignity industry.
In this 21st century God will deal with His prophets in the way He work with the fathers in the 20th century, He is raising the men and women, He is building men and women, He is training men and women, for the coming move and for the coming ventilations revival. Brokenness is the major part of the tools to build, trained and to rise matured prophets in this last day. In the 21st century our father’s ministry was so unique and painted the colors of prophetic ministry with souls winning, was so test-cost and the color shows the God’s images in that century.
But in this 21st century the heart and mind will work together to unfold the hiding mystery of the gospels. News and message of the last day truth of 21st century will be mature to tell the different between the 20th and 21st century in the prophetic agenda of God to the matured church. The prophetic in the 21st century will be much quicker to operate in the realms of distinction and in the dynamic realms of beauty holiness of God. The 21st century prophets will work in the superior supernatural of the truth as the Bible says:-
17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:
18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:
19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come:
21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Acts 2:17-22
21st century is a time the matured prophets will not be see as pastor, they will not be see as evangelist, they will not be see as teacher but as a prophet with maturity, maturity will not equal with gift, maturity can never be seeing in the ministry as calling or age. Maturity will be seeing in the unction’s of the mystery and the fruits of the Spirit they bear in their post called offices.
In the 21st century the calling will be standout to proclaim the sins, the second coming and the anti-Christ system agenda against the church of the 21st century. The prophetic in the 21st century will work and show the true colour of the truth to the church and top the fivefold ministry.
In the fivefold ministry of the 21st century, the prophetic ministry will be the major way, in the 21st century the prophetic ministry will magnify Holy Ghost in all the fivefold calling and fruit of the ministry. The 21st century ministers will be prophetically working in the field with prophets in this last day. The understanding wisdom of Holy Spirit will enrich the levels of submissive and humility. The pastor in the church will be prophetically pastured the church of the Lamb, the evangelist will be prophetically preach and reach the people with the message of liberty and signs and wonders, the teachers will prophetically teaches, all will happen in this 21st century.
The prophetic ministry in this 21st century is not directed to the office of the prophets only. It is the uniqueness tools of the ministry and for the church of the 21st century. Understanding the prophetic in the 21st century and the tactics’ of the evil spirit, there will be a move of God truly and enemy will emerges of their counterfeit way and call it the move of God. The wisdom of the earth can never be compare with the wisdom unsearchable of our God, the ministry of the 21st century is a ministry of the prophetic.
When a pastor is sounded prophetically working all around his ministry, people will called him prophet, situation around him will says that to him “you are a prophet” his thought will emerge this, yet, God as never called him to be, something is wrong! This will now gives enemy chance to uses him wrongly, because they knew he as miss-called his ministry, he was called to pastor a church or a nations, “he is now automatic himself through the phenomenon I mentioned above, he was in a wrong field working heartedly. The enemy has enter, the enemy as gain many places in his live and living, the enemy as prevail in that ground and level, the mind is rule by evil spirits, when a man of God is lonely working without a matured father in the ministry this is the result. And as abandon his real called and ministry (I need to explain this, some people as a shift in their life in ministry, many be can be shifted from pastor to prophet or apostles, this is a shift, this can be confirm by two or three ministers of God and God will witness the person). Then he will now be misbehave in the calling and no one will not be able to corrected him or tells him his mistake, all kind of superstition will follows and gradually dying spiritually, it dead in the spirit, it soul will be reduces in the presence of God and its will be increase in the realms of evil spirits forces, until it found under pressure of the forces influence and now totally fall to the pits of the enemy. “People will be now complained about the prophetic ministry and calling, and says all kinds of things about the ministry”. “This will never be our again and portion of us in the name of Jesus Christ.”
It is Jehovah God that instituted the prophetic ministry on earth; it is a first unique ministry that proclaimed the first coming of messiah our Lord Jesus Christ.
14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
15 ¶ To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him. (Jude)
So, the understanding of the 21st century ministry of the prophets is found in the understandings of the office, the understanding is the wisdom of the move. Working in another man’s field will makes confusion a channel of broadways for the victim. (Ignorant of the 21st century means that they knew nothing about the prophetic ministry)
The prophetic ministry is the pole pillar of glory in the 21st century church. The 21st century church will comes out in the beauty colour of rainbow and shine abroad and beyond the century if Jesus Christ tarries. The glorious beauty of the prophetic ministry will make the whole world perceive the confirmation word of the truth about the church standard. The 21st century had never experience the real standard of the glory to come, it will be seeing supernaturally with the knowledge that had bearing increase to this century, the uniqueness will reveals the counterfeit spirits behind and inside the church. Fearfully men will know and seeing way of the true colors of the church. Men will see the true colour of God in the 21st century and the true colour of God is the word of God and the word of God is God.
21st century is in the mind of the Father, to clean the mistakes of the 20th century ministry in the prophetic church. The uniqueness of it, it will be the greatest harvest in the understanding of the prophesies as the church will celebrate the prophetic agenda of the Fathers will on earth in this 21st century.
The book of the prophetic ministry in this 21st century will be a book of historical notes. Lighting the illumination of the prophetic move, this as been in the mind of the Father to help this generation in knowledge of truth. Knowledge is really increasing in this age, yet , understanding of this truth was not reveal to them, this age is the powerful age, yet the understanding of this truth was not reveal to them, understanding is the wisdom of the prophetic ministry in this 21st century. God is raising men and women with this uniqueness understanding, to build men, not ordinarily men but the soldiers who can see battle as a destiny in this 21st century. Understanding this destiny, understanding this uniqueness, understanding the prophetic ministry in the 21st century, the world as never sees any thing, the world has never experience the fully will of the Father in their life and in their church. The 21st century church will be seeing with glorious matured picture of the prophetic move. The fruits of the prophetic will be enjoying by all who labour to understand the wisdom of the prophetic move in any generations. The price for this is nothing but the truth of the word of God. Glory!