Acts 2:30-31 But he was a prophet, and he knew God had promised with an oath that one of David’s own descendants would sit on his throne. David was looking into the future and speaking of the Messiah’s resurrection. He was saying that God would not leave him among the dead or allow his body to rot in the grave.
David was a prophet and a great man of God, yet issues that pertained him, came through other prophets. 2 Samuel 7:4-5 But it happened that night that the word of the LORD came to Nathan, saying, “Go and tell My servant David, ‘Thus says the LORD: “Would you build a house for Me to dwell in?
Few years back Prophet TB Joshua faced huge criticism after his building collapsed and lives were lost. People were saying if he is a prophet, why didn’t he see this before it happened. Elisha could discern that the Shunammite woman was troubled but God did not reveal what was troubling her. 2 Kings 4:27 But when she came to the man of God at the mountain, she fell to the ground before him and caught hold of his feet. Gehazi began to push her away, but the man of God said, “Leave her alone. She is deeply troubled, but the LORD has not told me what it is.”
Because of the lack of knowledge and understand of prophetic ministries, people speak of prophet as if they are perfect beings. The negativity that comes because of false prophets is not helping either. If everything in our life was perfect, there won’t be a need to worship God. Satan fell from grace because he thought of himself equal to God.
The coming of the prophets is written in the Bible yet people who go to church act surprised. We aught to have prepared church for this coming. Matthew 24:24 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
Why stand on the pulpit and speak bad about prophetic and deliverance ministries because there are false prophets. Is it because the pastors also don’t know how to tell between a true and a false prophet? Teach people Word don’t use it to divide the house of God. All these Gift should work together for the good of the church.
When church is divided, the devil prospers.
Be careful when dealing with servants of God. God said touch not my anointed. That means even what belongs to them.
Genesis 20:3 But that night God came to Abimelech in a dream and told him, “You are a dead man, for that woman you have taken is already married!”
God came in a dream to warn Abimelech not to sleep with Abraham’s wife. You might not have the grace to get a warning but run into curses because of ignorance trying to please man by attacking man and woman of God.
1 Chronicles 16:21-22 He permitted no man to do them wrong; Yes, He rebuked kings for their sakes, Saying, “Do not touch My anointed ones, And do My prophets no harm.”
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.
Elisha could discern that the Shunammite woman was troubled but God did not reveal what was troubling her.2 Kings 4:27 But when she came to the man of God at the mountain, she fell to the ground before him and caught hold of his feet. Gehazi began to push her away, but the man of God said, “Leave her alone. She is deeply troubled, but the LORD has not told me what it is.”
If everything in our life was perfect, there won’t be a need to worship God. Satan fell from grace because he thought of himself equal to God.
2 Kings 7:1-2 Then Elisha said, “Hear the word of the LORD. Thus says the LORD: ‘Tomorrow about this time a seah of fine flour shall be sold for a shekel, and two seahs of barley for a shekel, at the gate of Samaria.'” So an officer on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of God and said, “Look, if the LORD would make windows in heaven, could this thing be?” And he said, “In fact, you shall see it with your eyes, but you shall not eat of it.”
I have faith in Prophet TB Joshua, I’m still hopeful. There are things that seems impossible in our minds. God works in His own way.
2 Kings 4:16 Then he said, “About this time next year you shall embrace a son.” And she said, “No, my lord. Man of God, do not lie to your maidservant!”
If you don’t understand the way a man or woman of God operates, it’s safer to move away from him than comment on it. 1 Chronicles 16:22 Saying, “Do not touch My anointed ones, And do My prophets no harm.”
King Ahab did not like the prophecies of Micaiah and spoke bad about him. God allowed led him to go to war so he can be killed there. 2 Chronicles 18:19-21 And the LORD said, ‘Who will persuade Ahab king of Israel to go up, that he may fall at Ramoth Gilead?’ So one spoke in this manner, and another spoke in that manner. Then a spirit came forward and stood before the LORD, and said, ‘I will persuade him.’ The LORD said to him, ‘In what way?’ So he said, ‘I will go out and be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.’ And the LORD said, ‘You shall persuade him and also prevail; go out and do so.’
A lot of people are cursed because of what they said and the way they treat the anointed man and woman of God.