Indifference to accountability and responsibility

25 03 2008

Someone wrote in the comment with regards to Kim Clement’s false prophecy

I highly doubt any of you are prophets, because, obviously, very few of you know the workings of the prophets. God has designed the giftings of the prophets to only be truly understood by the prophets. If you have never truly prophesied then you have no right to say anything, good or bad, because you have no experience in the area.

Is the person who wrote this a prophet? I do not know. But God designed the giftings of the prophets for HIMSELF, and it is understood through HIS WORD, therefore the test of a prophet is ON HIS WORD. For that very deluded person who wrote the comment, i shall quote this from GOD’S WORDS

Jeremiah 23:21-23 I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied. But if they had stood in My counsel, and had caused My people to hear My words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings. Am I a God at hand, saith the Lord, and not a God afar off?

The chief duty of a prophet is to speak what God says (His Counsel), and the end result of that message is they will turn from their evil ways and of their doings (Repentance and Salvation). Yet many, indeed, many prophets will come in His name, are not of His own.

2nd Peter 2:1-9 But there were False Prophets also among the people, even as there shall be False Teachers among you, who privily (in secret) shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the Way of Truth shall be evil spoken of .. (remember) The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the Day of Judgment to be punished:

Therefore, to that person who wrote the comment, do not rest your faith in these prophets blindly, but let your faith be rested on the Word of God, that YOU can test the prophet, not in judgment but in love, gentle rebuke, and as a worker who is approved and diligent in studying of His Word, not just by hearing but putting into practice.

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Prophetic words or prophecy?

6 01 2008

There was generally a confusion in this two aspects of the ministry – a pastor giving a prophetic word about a person, and the prophet’s prophecy.

When God reveal something to a pastor of a person concerning a situation or a direction, sometimes it is known as the prophetic words given which allows the listener to discern on the direction God has for him or her, in this, he can choose to submit to God to work out His will, or sometimes, through sheer disobedience, turn away and work out his own way, which results in the prophetic word being forfeited.

On the other hand, when a prophet prophesied, the message always carry a specific word from God on nation, and this He will always bring it to fulfillment. The specific message of God that brings forth judgment, about wrath of God, revelation of a future and a distant future, and this, will always originated from God. The prophet is merely a mouthpiece, a messenger, and a representative of His Will. This the scripture speaks of that the test of the prophet, is that all words of prophecies will come to pass, or he will be a false prophet.

Make no mistake about it, God’s absolute principle in the prophetic office, that the place of a prophet is special, and unique in Him, and equally, the message these prophets have for the nations, is as important and unique. A prophet will not amassed for himself riches and wealth of this world, nor uses such prophetic gifts for his own benefits. How different is the modern prophet to the biblical prophets!