The prophet in his day is fully accepted of God and totally rejected by men.
Years 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!
Last night on ElijahFireRadio we set aside time to honor those who lost there lives on Sept 11, 2001. Eleven years ago the tragedy that shook our nation brought us together with a new national unity.
In my preparation before the Lord He brought to my attention a demonic spirit that has been loosed in the world. This demon is called the anti-American spirit. This demon is a violent and deceptive spirit. It not only has its seat in the masses in foreign nations but has even crept it’s self into the political, educational, religious and economic spheres here at home.
We are in an accelerated season and God is shaking many of the structures of society within the nations. Government, financial, educational, economic and spiritual structures are being adjusted by the hand of God. Within the uncertainty of this season God is releasing His direction. He is speaking through the prophets. He is revealing His plans to those with prophetic mantles from the Lord and they are establishing the Kingdom of God. Prophetic authority is coming in increasing measure to match the difficult times we live in. How do we effectively carry the Scepter of God in the prophetic realm during this season?
There is something intriguing about genuine prophecy because of its supernatural insight. I define genuine prophecy as "prophecy activated by the Holy Spirit", thus the supernatural element. There is also counterfeit prophecy that some people activate through dark spirits of divination. Today both sources have representatives speaking into the public forum. This article will address the content of genuine Holy Spirit activated prophecy and how many people make a critical mistake in its application.
The word of the Lord comes in many forms. But the standard for measuring it is always the same. The bible is the plum line for all prophetic expression. One thing we must always remember is as God is a triune being. The bible this:
1Jn 5:5 Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
1Jn 5:6 This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth.
The word ‘prophetic’ has an individual and a corporate sense to it. Individually, the prophet is the man or woman of God who gives fresh truth from God to the believing community.Corporately, the prophetic church likewise reveals God’s truth and intentions to the world. Crudely diagrammed, we might see:
Prophet — prophetic → Church — prophetic → World