Prophetic ministry, God's eyes, ears, and mouthpiece. Many are interested in prophetic ministry, but there’s much confusion about it. Throughout your ministry, you will be faced with spiritual opposition requiring spiritual discernment which will come from the Holy Spirit and is backed by the Word of God.
Danger! prophecy without permission. Prophets should avoid low-level prophetic words and seek the safer high levels of spiritual accuracy. Presumptuous prophets prophesy because they can, but should they? Does a prophet need permission to prophesy? If one prophesies by faith alone is he or she in danger of tapping into a spirit of divination? If a prophet that has not been granted permission to prophesy and yet does, is he guilty of sin?
What is a prophet and prophetic ministry? Prophets pull down, throw down, destroy, build, and plant. As a seer, they are spokesmen, messengers, watchmen, and ambassadors standing in the gap and making up the hedge.
Prophetic ministry prophets and priest must always guard against prophetic witchcraft. Jeremiah tells us about the rebellion hidden in the lives of profane prophets and priests. “And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria; they prophesied in Baal, and caused my people Israel to err” (Jeremiah 23:13).
Familiar spirits attack prophetic ministry. Prophetic ministry training includes discerning demonic powers and evil spirits. In prophetic ministry, prophets carry a great blessing for the body of Christ. They also have a significant responsibility guarding their ministries against demonic encroachment while avoiding familiar spirits.
There is a rise of rebellious and false prophets. In fact, false prophets will try and spiritually mug you in the name of Jesus. More on this in a minute. After the ascension of Christ, he gave five gifts to equip saints for the work of ministry. We call these the five-fold ascension gifts. These gifts are apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers (Ephesians 4:10).
Prophetic ministry confronts evil spirits.As prophets are sent into the world there remains a constant effort by the prince of darkness to introduce prophetic defilement into prophetic ministry.Every move of God, time of refreshing, and relevant truth for a particular generation has battled demonic resistance.
Jezebel spirit can get you in serious trouble. Jezebel was the daughter of Ethbal, king of the Sidonians. Her father was the high priest of the goddess Ashtoreth a female deity. She was given to wed Ahab king of Israel to form a covenant between the two nations. Jezebel was a wicked queen. She set out to murder the prophets of Jehovah by the thousands. The few that remained hid themselves in caves. Others compromised their prophetic ministries and gave themselves to her.