The Call of the Prophet - What it Means to be a Prophet of God
Since the time of John the Baptist, the prophetic movement was thrust into a new era.
Pay attention - things are about to get interesting.
The call to be a prophet of God involves a big price to pay. Many think that the road to being a prophet is very simple - you get dreams, visions, and maybe spout off a prophetic word here and there, but let me tell you something, as someone who has gone through he training and is a prophet in office, you will never find a call so heart-wrenching yet so satisfying.
There is far more to your call as a prophet than just giving out a prophetic word and getting revelation. No, it goes much deeper than that. In the book Practical Prophetic Ministry by Christian author, Colette Toach, the who's, what's, when's, where's and why's to being and becoming a prophet are explained in simple steps 1,2,3.
You see, as a prophet you are called to rise up to be God's anointed, and to help His children learn to hear the voice of the Lord for themselves so that they actually do not need to come to you all the time. Then, you can do what God is truly calling you to do - help build His city on a hill.
Does your heart yearn to set God's people free from the lies of enemy? To heal the hearts of those that have been broken and hurt? Do you not feel the fire that burns deep inside you to tear apart the kingdom of darkness? Can you not feel that urge to establish a work for the Lord that will remain for generations as a beacon of hope?
That is your call as a prophet. You are called to rise up the body of Christ, to create a city that cannot be defeated, and to tear down the structures of hell... Now, I will not lie to you and tell you it is all sunshine and roses. It is hard work.
The price you will have to pay is going to be tough, but I can assure you that the rewards are more than worth it. You were picked for a very specific reason. You were picked to change this world and you were called because there is a fire inside of you that cannot to be doused - a fire God has put inside of you.
Many are Called - Few are Chosen
The scripture says that there are many who are called, but there are few that are chosen. The reason for this is because not everyone can take the pressures of the training or the immensity of the call God has given you.
Now, this does not mean God will not use you. He will still use you in whatever capacity you are willing to serve Him in, but this also means you will not go much higher.
Forgive me if I sound harsh or crass, but you are a prophet and I know we prophets don't like to mess around. You would rather hear the straightforward version than if I made it all pretty, wouldn't you?
The cool thing is, that is a good thing! If you are called as prophet then that means you will be entering a battlefield, and when you do, you will want clear cut and dry instructions telling you were to go and what to do - not colorful words that you do not understand.
If you can take the heat of what God is calling you to do, then God will take you higher then ever before. If not, then God will find another place for you a bit further back from the battle.
The Call to Maturity
If you have read this far already, that means I have piqued your interest and you want to know more. Good, here is something even more mind blowing... God is calling you to maturity!
God called you out of your mother's womb, and He chose you to become a mighty warrior. Even now, He is calling you to rise up and become that warrior He knows you to be. The only questions is this: Why have you not matured yet?
Now don't take me the wrong way, maybe you have been feeling that urge for something "more" and you have tried and tried to go higher and grab hold of that "more," but you just cannot seem to find it!
I have the answer for you, but you might not like it... there is something holding you back.
If you want to go higher, you need to find out what that "something" is. The best thing is that the Lord has already been telling you through your circumstances, prayer times, the word, and everywhere you go, God has been hinting and telling you what it is.
So, are you ready to mature? Time to discover just what it is that God is calling you become, and what you need to do to accomplish it.
Where to Go from Here - You Don't Have to Figure it Out Alone
Like I mentioned earlier, in the Practical Prophetic Ministry book by Colette, you will learn all about how to be a prophet, but there is much more. In this book Colette will give you the tools to become the prophet God is calling you to be.
That being said, you do not have to figure this out all out alone. As a trainer in Apostolic Movement International's Prophetic School, it is my deepest desire that you become who God is calling you to be as painlessly as possible. I mentioned before that I have gone through this training, and let me assure you, I would not be where I am today without the trainer God gave me through the Prophetic School.
Now, I want to do the same for you. I want to help you get equipped and trained for battle. I want to help you come to understand more than just your call as a prophet, but I want you to understand who you are in Christ.
If you want that kind of help, then I would like to invite you to check out our Prophetic School (see link below) where you will get the quality training you desire.
When you enroll as a student, you do not just sign up for normal classes, you are given a personal trainer that will help you through the process and will stick with you to the end.
You can find out more about the training here:
If you are not quite ready for that training or even if you want to see what being a prophet is truly about, I recommend that you check out the book Practical Prophetic Ministry on our bookshop or Amazon here:
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