Bishop E. Bernard Jordan: The Gift of Prophecy
Many people probably don’t know that those who have received the gift of prophecy are not necessarily capable of predicting future events. Yes, many change and progress has happened in the worldwide prophetic movement. Over the past years, bridges have been created among the prophetic community. We need to rejoice and be thankful for diversity whether it is delivered in evangelism, worship, prayer, writing or media.
Do you think its time to raise the bar of prophetic ministry? What are the specific standards that we need to set for ourselves to be effective leaders, motivators and role models? We need to bear in mind that the spirit of prophecy is Jesus Christ’s testimony. Let us keep our integrity, be a people of authentic grace, following Jesus as our true and sole example of serving God.
First and foremost, we have to go back to basics and check ourselves, we need to follow Christ and be like Christ, so we need to set a high standards for ourselves basing on Christ. We should find our identity in Jesus Christ. We must regard the bible prophecy as our final authority. We need to cultivate character and walk in a culture of honor to carry the gift. We must remember that the fruit of the Spirit is valued as the gift of the Spirit. We should help build up the body of Christ, the local church and those who walk in community and accountability. God chooses prophets so we can deliver the good news and that His will be done. Paul wrote the three purposes of divine prophecy which tackles edification, exhortation and consolation. Edification is helping people strengthen their faith, to enable them to be more effective in the ministry. Exhortation is the motivation and admonishment for people to do good actions and encourage other people to do the same. Consolation refers to alleviating distress and giving solace and comfort.
A Simple Plan: Prayers
Encouragement is needed to influence other people to be good followers and good leaders. The gift of prophecy is used by the Holy Spirit to convince sinners that God has good intentions and that we are His children, redeemed from the bondage of sin. We all need in some point additional convicting and convincing so we can take the path to holiness. The spirituality and holiness of God penetrate the hearts of inquirers and unbelievers, also with prophets layer by layer. Thus, a true prophet promotes the purity of the Lord resulting in greater purity. Prophecy is God’s revelation and vocal gift to His chosen People, teaching others about His words and divine plan. We need to mature in handling God’s gift of prophecy, recognizing the aspects of prophetic revelation which are the spirit prophecy, the ministry prophecy, the gift prophecy, and the office of a prophet.
Finding Ways To Keep Up With Prayers
The gift of prophecy spiritual gift coming from God, given generously to His people in order to help them walk with sure steps of faith. Consistency is important in exercising the gift of prophecy in Christ’s ministry.