Prophetic ministry, God's eyes, ears, and mouthpiece. Many are interested in prophetic ministry, but there’s much confusion about it. Throughout your ministry, you will be faced with spiritual opposition requiring spiritual discernment which will come from the Holy Spirit and is backed by the Word of God.
False prophets will try and spiritually mug you in the Name of Jesus. After the ascension of Christ, he gave five gifts to equip saints for the work of ministry. We call these the five-fold ascension gifts. These gifts are apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers (Ephesians 4:10).
Prophetic ministry and social media. There are a lot of prophets (and others) telling you what the Holy Spirit is saying. With the advent of social media and Facebook networking, you have the opportunity to read hundreds of prophetic decrees. Some of these are offered by terrific Spirit-filled Christians and others by unaccountable flaky Jezebels.
Prophetic ministry confronts evil spirits.As prophets are sent into the world there remains a constant effort by the prince of darkness to introduce prophetic defilement into prophetic ministry.Every move of God, time of refreshing, and relevant truth for a particular generation has battled demonic resistance.
Familiar spirits attack prophetic ministry. Prophetic ministry training includes discerning demonic powers and evil spirits. In prophetic ministry, prophets carry a great blessing for the body of Christ. They also have a significant responsibility guarding their ministries against demonic encroachment while avoiding familiar spirits.
Prophetic ministry.Christians are called to teach each generation the difference between the Holy and the profane (Ezekiel 44:23). Today, all which God calls holy is under attack, and this is not the first time. In the Old Testament, God revealed to Jeremiah that His house was full of wicked prophets, priests, and corrupted ministers.
Spirit of divination in prophetic ministry is one of the top ten pitfalls. Not every prophet makes it. Sexual sin, divination, witchcraft, seduction of power, fame, and fortune, and every evil thing will test the prophet's life and ministry. All prophets must keep their motives right before God.
Danger! prophecy without permission. Prophets should avoid low-level prophetic words and seek the safer high levels of spiritual accuracy. Presumptuous prophets prophesy because they can, but should they? Does a prophet need permission to prophesy? If one prophesies by faith alone is he or she in danger of tapping into a spirit of divination? If a prophet that has not been granted permission to prophesy and yet does, is he guilty of sin?