The prophetic is not limited to the church. Prophesying is not when personal details are mentioned ,but it is when the mind of God is communicated .
Joel 2:28. Below are some of the mistake a prophet can make.
Prophesying Beyond Your Proportion Of Faith
Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us ,whether prophecy ,let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith. Everybody has a proportion of faith likewise a prophet . The more word life you have , the more your faith gets built up
When your faith is not built up , when God give you a word you would begin negotiating the word of God. You have to grow on your proportion of faith. Don’t prophesy beyond your proportion of faith. When you use your gift it grows.Allow your gift to grow as you grow your faith.
Becoming A Gehazi Instead Of Elisha
You become more interested in material things and the blessings of life. Material things will decay. Don’t kill your gift by telling lies . Don’t manipulate the people because of material gains . When your gift die the people will leave you. When your focus in ministry is to get money ,you will end up not getting it. When you meet a man of God , don’t be interested in his money,fame and personal belongings. Elisha is interested in what is on the head. Be interested in what is on the head of the prophet and not what is in his hands. It is what is one the head ,which is the anointing ,that will give you what is in his hands
1 kings 19:20-21
Moving Out Of Prophetic Covering
Makes sure you are accountable to people .Who can rebuke you. Who can correct you. Every Joshua is accountable to Moses. Every Timothy is accountable to Paul and every Elisha is accountable to an Elijah. The gift is correct ,but when you are under a covering the gift will last long.
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Never make a mistake of comparing yourself with the fathers. Don’t allow crowd and gifting to fool you. Don’t become proud .You can move out from a church without breaking the church . You can move out of a church without taking members away and without running down the name of the man you served under.
Thinking That You Are The Only Prophet
Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:
2 kings 19:14 -18
When you come to the dimension where you think you are the only genuine prophet of God , you are about to die.
Not Mentoring Other Prophets
When you don’t impact the grace on other people , you will die alone. Elijah mentored Elisha. Moses mentored Joshua. Jesus mentored the disciples . Elisha destroyed the next generation. Any leader who dies and the next generation is not able to do what he does ,such a leader was not a good leader.
Shutting Down Your Gift Because You Made A Mistake
Who have not made mistakes before . When you are developing any gift there are mistakes you will make but don’t keep making the same mistake. Don’t shut down your gate .
1 Samuel 16:6
And it came to pass,when they were come ,that he looked on Eliab and said ,surely the Lord’s anointed is before him.
Placing The Gift Above The Fruits
Thinking that the gift of the spirit is the sign of maturing , it is the fruit. Let the gift and the fruits grow hand in hand .
Stepping Out Before Your Timing
You may have received the call but you may not have been sent. The fact that God called you does not mean that God sent you. There is prophetic calling,identification of the call,prophetic training and commissioning .Between the time of being called and the time of being sent is the time of training ,affliction and grooming.
Not Having Time For Family And Personal Development
Your first ministry is to develop yourself ,your gift and to impact your family . There are some prophets that when God does not speak they have nothing to say . When a gift is not packaged well, when other things are not added to it , people will run away from you.
1 Samuel 2:12 2 Now the sons of Eli were sons of Belial; they knew not theLord.
Not Developing Your Teaching And Preaching Gift
Every prophet must develop his preaching and teaching ability. Be careful about prophets who don’t teach and preach. When this happens the prophet cannot attract people whose mind is developed .The people don’t grow.
Not Walking With Wisdom
Not Giving God The First Place In Your Life
Becoming Familiar With The Voice Of God
Not Developing Relationship With Other Ministers
Allowing Accusations To Destroy Your Ministry
Lack Of Prophetic Packaging
Your character and your integrity is part of the packaging . Be so unique.
Fighting Those Who Have Gone Ahead Of You
Allowing Sex,Money And Pride To Destroy You
Not Handling The Pressure Of The People In A Matured Way
Impatience In Interpretation of Prophecy
1 Samuel 16: 2-7
Prophet Bernard El-Bernard