Summary: This is a sermon highlighting the duties and characterof those called to the office of prophet.
The Job of the Prophet.
By Rev. Daniel Panitz
The Prophetic office has everything to do with that individual’s intimacy with God.
Only a person intimate with God knows God’s secret place. It’s a place where God reveals Himself and speaks to us.
It is a place where one can see, and hear. It is a place where God reveals Himself to those who are intimate with him. It is where God imparts a message and assigns a job to deliver His message to others.
Jesus told us that those considered to be the least of us in this world, have the capacity to be the best of us, by virtue of the in dwelling of His Holy Spirit. Therefore any of us have the capacity to be a prophetic people if we are intimate with God. If we live in a place that is close to God’s heart.
Anyone who believes in God has the capacity to be prophetic. Anyone intimate with God can be Prophetic and can be used by God
Acts 2; 17-18 states : “And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams. And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; And they shall prophesy.”
Jesus closely associated Himself with the prophets. Jesus is the fullness of the prophet, and the spirit of prophesy.
Moses prophesized that Jesus would come and he would be raised amongst us as a prophet.
Saying “The Lord your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear…I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their brethren, and will put My words in His mouth, and He shall speak to them all that I command Him. And it shall be that whoever will not hear My words, which He speaks in My name, I will require it of him. But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die.”
Prophets are not perfect people. They are people in a spiritual progress but in the earthly world they may not be perfect. Yet they are but maturing in the Lord. They have been touched by the Holy Spirit to do a job. To bring a message of God to us …that is their Job.
Their job is not to put their earthly biases in what they speak, but rather find a way of communicating so that God’s message is clearly understood by others.
WHAT MUST A PROPHIT DO?
1. Avoid a man pleasing spirit
2. Refuse to compromise, but speak from the Heart of God.
3. Embrace a Spirit of Honor and avoid earthly gossip and backstabbing.
4. Commit to a close relationship with God an intimate relationship
5. Disengage from territorial and religious completion
6. Be humble and admit errors.
7. Always stay intimate with God.
Intimacy is at the very core of being someone who hears and sees from God. It is only normal for prophets to operate in dreams, visions, and revelations.
Prophets are not perfect people and their road is hard.