Apostle Paul mentioned in one of his letters that there are “signs of an Apostle”, and this as well implies that there are signs of a Prophet too. In Numbers 12:6, God said if He raises up a prophet, He would made known Himself to him in a vision and in dreams—Which implies that Visions and Dreams are one of the first signs of the prophet. Also, Moses was a prophet but he was such a prophet with a special relationship with God such that it was said that he spoke with God mouth to mouth and heard God very clear and straightforward, therefore, another sign of a Prophet is Face to face conversations with God. I decided to write on this topic so that we will be sensitive enough to know those prophets and prophetesses God is raising up in the midst of His Church in these last days, and so that we will be able to encourage, disciple, train and receive their ministries.
Other signs of a Prophet include:
1) THE WORD OF THE LORD. If you are a good Bible student, you would have read places in the Scriptures that says “And the Word of the Lord came unto…”, Now, the “word of the Lord” is like a divine package of words, prophecies, instructions and revelations that God sends to a prophet, and when this Word comes, it will stand beside the prophet and speak out all that has been packaged in it from heaven Or this Word will possess the prophet and speak out through the mouth of the prophet such that the prophet himself could write them down or the people around him could do the writing. The word of the Lord manifests as though God is right beside you or inside you speaking so audibly and very clearly.
2) THE VOICE OF THE LORD. The Voice of the Lord is a bit different from the Word of the Lord in the sense that the Voice usually manifests to give a short, specific and straightforward instructions or revelations. The Voice of the Lord is not as detailed as the Word of the Lord, for instance, you could have the voice of the Lord speak to you for few minutes (or seconds) but the Word of the Lord could speak to you for more than two hours. The Voice usually come when you needed a divine leading, direction and sharp correction. In heaven, there are Voices and these voices are living beings, So, God can just send one of them to speak to you, this Voice will pick up a message from the mind of God and come to deliver it unto you.
3) BURDENS. A burden is an operation of God upon the heart and spirit of the prophet that makes the prophet begin to feel the same way God feels concerning a situation Or the way God would want him to feel concerning the situation. A burden from the Lord is powerful enough to take away sleep, hunger, peace and happiness from the prophet until the burden completes its course. Now, a burden could come upon you in form of a divine message and you won’t have rest until you deliver that message to the people concerned. Also, a burden could come in form of MOURNINGS, WEEPING AND WAILINGS such that you find yourself crying so bitterly and extremely sorrowful for the situation of mankind until you begin to intercede passionately for the salvation, revival and transformation of their souls—And this kind of burden can continue upon your heart for days or months until you can sense victory in your spirit. To be continued.
SIGNS, AS YOU KNOW, ARE JUST FRAGMENTS OF THE REAL THING, I STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT THERE ARE MUCH MORE EXTRAORDINARY THINGS THAT GOD CAN DO WITH THE LIFE OF A MAN THAT IS COMPLETELY CONSECRATED UNTO HIM AND HIS KINGDOM!!
MY PRAYER FOR YOU IS THAT GOD WOULD PUT A BURDEN ON YOUR HEART THAT WOULD SHAKE AWAY EVERY WRONG THING IN YOUR LIFE AND TRANSFORM YOU INTO THE PERSON HE WANTS YOU TO BE!!!…the world is still yet to see the rising of some strange prophets!!!! Amen.
©️ A. A. Emmanuel