Thursday, March 12, 2009

Piling on Prophetic Prophets

I get a little frustrated with the Prophetic people among us sometimes. I don't deny the calling on their lives nor do I deny the gifting. I know that others among us wish we would go away. It doesn't work like that.

A prophet is a prophet even if he doesn't want to be. If he backslides, gets into drugs and whores, even if he is totally reprobate and ends up in Hell, he'll be a prophet in Hell. A drug using reprobate whore monger in hell that is also a prophet.

Otherwise you have to tear the page in Romans that says, The gifts of God are without repentance. In the Greek that means, that God doesn't repent or change his mind about giftedness.

Some of the prophetic people surrounding the Wilkerson prophetic word are piling on. Essentially it's, yeah, me too, I had that word.

Really, did you give it or did you hold it in. Jeremiah 20 is what most prophets suffer from and if you are a prophet you gave it publicly already to be tested by time and attention. I think some of the people prophetically are piling on with me too words.

I won't point to it. But, as a Prophet my job and if you are prophetic your job is to hear what the word of the Lord is, judge it, measure it against scripture and then make a decision on it.

I don't much care what pastors, teachers, evangelist think of the prophetic words brought forth. Not that they aren't important, they don't have standing to judge. The measure they use is wrong. A pastor will wonder how that prophetic word soothes people's souls, the teacher will try to compare it to this or that verse and draw wrong interpretations (John Piper just did that) and an evangelist will ask, how does this prophecy bring souls into the kingdom.

They all miss the point. The Apostle and the Prophet understand that building up and tearing down is the purpose of Prophecy. That's why the church must be built on the Apostolic and Prophetic or it will collapse.

Jeremiah 1:10 says it clearly and we as people of God need to understand that it is exactly right:
See, this day I have put you over the nations and over the kingdoms, for uprooting and smashing down, for destruction and overturning, for building up and planting.
Prophets prophesy, let your prophecy be judged and fear not. You are foundational, but don't feel like you have to pile on. Stand and speak the word of the Lord with Authority.

Or stay silent until it's so shut up in your bones you no longer can.

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