What is the role a Prophet? by S.K Fianko-Larbi
SURPRISINGLY, TWO GUYS ON MY E-DISCIPLESHIP NETWORK SEPARATELY ASKED ME THIS SAME QUESTION TODAY.
THEIR QUESTION WAS “WHAT IS THE ROLE OF A PROPHET?”
God shows prophets things but not only prophets but anyone who is ready to pray a lot (Jer 33:3).
But the prophet is to tell the people things that are happening using the gift of word of knowledge, give them direction on what to do using the gift of word of wisdom and also tell them what is about to happen using the gift of prophecy.
However the MOTIVE of the prophet should be to POINT THE PEOPLE TO CHRIST (Rev 19:10).
If the prophet points the people to himself and also handle prophecy in ways that puts fear into them and also create confusion in families and also make business out of it and also live a life contrary to Christ, he or she is a FALSE PROPHET (Matt 7:15-21)
S. K. Fianko-Larbi