The modern day prophet is “one who utters divinely inspired revelations; one regarded as the final authoritative revealer of God’s Will, one gifted with more than ordinary spiritual and moral insight, one who foretells past, present and future events”. The prophet is supposed to be the mouth piece of God (not a political party or a social commentator) who communicates His mind and will.
As a minister of the gospel, I have no doubt that Prophets exist.
“In the last days, I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams….” (Acts 2:17-18)
Dear reader, we all need extreme caution when demonstrating this gift or receiving it from others. 1 John 4:1 tells us to be careful about “Spirits”.
“There were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you” (2 Peter 2:1)
Apostle Peter is very definite. In the Old Testament, false Prophets were stoned to death. But the people rarely had the will to do that, so they multiplied, (Jeremiah 14:14) causing disaster to the spiritual life of God’s people, just as we are witnessing today.
I am an advocate of freedom of speech and freedom of worship, but we can’t live in a country where political gimmicks are now being overshadowed by religious gimmicks. The arrogance, flamboyance, political “colourisation” of the prophetic ministry, the needless and senseless competition for attention among the “So Called” prophets for popularity has made even the hard core Christian to question the genuineness of the prophetic ministry, and even the genuine prophet’s character and ministry is now being questioned. Generally, our socio-cultural world is that of spiritism, full of fear and panic. Prophets must not add to that fear, but bring hope and comfort.
I once attended a prophetic meeting…What the prophet told,……
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Stay blessed always and remember to love someone and mean it.
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Rev. Prophet Luke Luki Barson is the Senior Pastor at Liberty House Christian Centre at Tema Community 25.
He has studied at the University of Ghana, the Methodist University College and the Christian Service University College.
He is currently a PhD student at the University of South Africa.