The chief role of a New Testament prophet is not to prophesy. Primarily it is to teach people how to hear the voice of God for themselves. It is to teach people how to find and live in the will of God for themselves. It is to teach people how to move in the prophetic, but even those things are not the prime gifting of a prophet. The real ministry of a prophet, I believe, is to make God radiant, is to tell people how wonderful, how amazing, how astonishing He is and to introduce superlatives back into our prayer language, back into our witness of who God is. Continue reading
God is in the business of developing prophetic companies around the world. I believe He is more interested in creating these collaborative communities than He is in breeding a new generation of prophetic superstars. His heart is to bring the whole body of Christ under a prophetic umbrella. To live in Christ is to live in the prophetic nature of God. The revelatory gifting is part of God’s DNA, implanted in us at creation.
We are made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26, 27). Jesus came to restore that broken image through His death and resurrection. Image counts for something in the Kingdom. All good prophets are concerned with restoring the Christ-like image to the church. All prophecy is connected to rebuilding God’s image in the Body of Christ. This is why we build into the Spirit and not against the flesh. What we build up (edify of Christ) in the image of God will automatically remove the flesh from the life of the believer. Continue reading
It is so important in everything that we are doing that we represent the heart of God. That means who God really is, not who you imagine Him to be.
We are not here to make God in our own image. We are here at the request of the Holy Spirit in order for Him to come and make us Christ-like. It is so important that when we prophesy, when we think about prophesying, when we pray about prophesying, that we pray in the context, “Lord, I want to do the Christ-like thing. I want to demonstrate what the love of God is really all about.” Continue reading
Faith is God’s gift to us so that we can see in the present and future.
In the present, He gives faith in the form of promises so that we can become like Him in His nature. When God gives you a promise, He gives you Himself. He gives you a promise so that you can see what He sees, so you can confess it to Him and rejoice, so that you can walk towards its reality, and you can cooperate with God in the circumstances that you are in. Continue reading