To be a prophet does not mean you don’t make mistake. As human beings God uses them for His people not for themselves. They speak God’s mind. Balaam was a prophet but could not see the Angel standing before him. Numbers 22:23 Now the donkey saw the Angel of the LORD standing in the way with His drawn sword in His hand, and the donkey turned aside out of the way and went into the field. So Balaam struck the donkey to turn her back onto the road.
When somebody can tell you something only you know, then you know that they are being used by God. When you read negative things in the media, to you s/he remains a prophet. We all fall short off his glory. Romans 3:23 For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.
Sometimes people comment as if they have placed prophets at par with God.
Once you think the success you have is your own doing, you’ll will fall very hard. The praises are enough to destroy you.
Daniel 4:22 That tree, Your Majesty, is you. For you have grown strong and great; your greatness reaches up to heaven, and your rule to the ends of the earth.
Genesis 31:24 But God had come to Laban the Syrian in a dream by night, and said to him, “Be careful that you speak to Jacob neither good nor bad.”
Romans 8:30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. Moses performed many signs and wonders yet before God started using him, he murdered a person. Paul persecuted God’s own people and God turned him into a might vessel. Peter is referred to as the rock, he was able to cut somebody’s ear right in front of Jesus.
Never right of people because of their immediate weakness because to God, they maybe generals.
1 Peter 1:2 God the Father knew you and chose you long ago, and his Spirit has made you holy. As a result, you have obeyed him and have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ. May God give you more and more grace and peace.
Acts 19:1-2 While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul traveled through the interior regions until he reached Ephesus, on the coast, where he found several believers. “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” he asked them. “No,” they replied, “we haven’t even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”
When you have fellowship with Him, He is always with you. If consume alcohol, smoke, engage in wrong discussions, you are chocking Him. Paul was Surpprised when he met believers and questioned if the received the Holy Spirit because what he saw is not what he expected from Christians.
2 Corinthians 13:14 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
In your fellowship don’t ignore Him as He tries to have a conversation with you, correcting and guiding you.
The trinity exist in 3 forms which wills, performs and actualize. When Stephen was stoned, he was full of the Holy Spirit and saw Jesus and God in heaven. We pray to the Father through Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit helps us in what to say.
Acts 7:55-56 But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed steadily into heaven and saw the glory of God, and he saw Jesus standing in the place of honor at God’s right hand. And he told them, “Look, I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing in the place of honor at God’s right hand!”
We pray to the Father through Jesus Christ and Holy Spirit helps us in what to say. Romans 8:26 And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.
Once you have an encounter with the Holy Spirit, He will personally teach you things. You no longer leave by people’s principles and expectations. 1 Corinthians 2:13 When we tell you these things, we do not use words that come from human wisdom. Instead, we speak words given to us by the Spirit, using the Spirit’s words to explain spiritual truths.